Christelle Coslin

Christelle Coslin


Email christelle.coslin@​

Phone +33 1 53 67 47 47

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

An "up-and-coming partner" in Hogan Lovells' Litigation practice (Legal 500 EMEA 2020), Christelle Coslin advises global companies on a wide range of commercial, cross-border and mass tort litigation. For over 14 years, she has been helping businesses from various industry sectors with their commercial and product liability disputes (be it about an aircraft, a washing machine, a medical device or content hosted on a website). Christelle focuses her practice on building litigation strategies and providing concrete solutions to global groups when they are involved in complex matters or disputes involving multiple stakeholders.

She has extensive experience in assisting clients address complex and multi-layered regulatory and compliance issues and environments, both in the context of actual litigation or dispute mitigation. Based on the mass tort litigation she has worked on previously, she is perfectly matched to help her clients navigate the changing legal landscape in France, in particular in the context of the rise of class actions and the increased civil and criminal liability risks for companies.

Christelle has long-standing experience in assisting major companies with any international law issues they may face, whether they relate to the determination of the court having jurisdiction, the choice of applicable law, the enforcement of foreign judgments in France and the coordination of French proceedings with litigation pending in other countries, in particular in the U.S. This includes helping with FNC motions or evidence gathering through the mechanisms of the Evidence Hague Convention and the application of the French Blocking statute, as well as the implementation of U.S. e-discovery requests in France.

She is moreover particularly knowledgeable and resourceful when it comes to helping companies implement the French duty of vigilance and international standards regarding the prevention of adverse human rights impacts resulting from business activities. As part of the Business and Human Rights team, she won the Award for International Legal Services at the LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018.


Education and admissions


DEA, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2005

Masters, Université Paris XI, Sceaux, 2004

Sciences Po, 2003

Representative experience

Advising a leading European household appliances manufacturer in connection with product liability claims.

Assisting a German company in proceedings initiated on the grounds of an alleged loss suffered in relation to the production of defective glue.

Assisting a leading American aircraft manufacturer in connection with proceedings arising from an aircraft accident.

Advising several clients in relation to the termination of agency contracts.

Assisting a leading manufacturer of construction machinery in connection with alleged non-compliances of its machines with safety regulations.

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