Lawyer, Partner


Bernard Mettetal, a former partner at CLYDE & Co, is a name partner at HONIG METTETAL NDIAYE and was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1972.


  • University of Paris II (MA in law, 1970; D.E.S., private law, 1971 D.E.S., criminal law, 1972).
  • Lecturer on commercial law, University of Paris X (1975-1990).

He is a Member of the International Bar Association (I.B.A.) and of the French Center for insurance and reinsurance (CEFAREA).

His work primarily involves insurance insolvency, reinsurance and major product liability claims.

He was directly involved in the wording of several ART product in the French market.


  • Insurance and Reinsurance
    • Acting for the London market on cases involving French pools.
    • Acting for the French reinsurance market in relation to arbitration on major international claims involving the US market.
    • Acting for French insurers in regard of major pollution claims in the US.
    • Acting for insurers in banking policy.
    • Acting for insurers on international insurance fraud.
    • Acting for reinsurers in film policy claim.
  • Product liability
    • Acting for the French market in Latin America in regard of a major business interruption claim.
    • Acting for one of the biggest French companies and its insurers against the manufacturers of an electronic product.
    • Acting for French insurers and manufacturers in major food claims. 
    • Acting for a major US company and its insurers in relation to product liability involving manufacturing process in significant claims.
  • Captive and ART
    • Advising major French companies on the setting up and operating of their captive and risk transfer program.
    • Advising on the setting up of various ART programs.



Corporate Recovery/Insolvency

International Trade