Christophe is a partner in the shipping group of our Paris office. He handles all aspects of French maritime law and has particularly wide experience of disputes relating to ship arrest, maritime carriage and C/P disputes. His experience extends to road carriage including CMR and aviation transport, freight forwarding, pleasure yacht disputes, and general admiralty matters.
Christophe became a partner of Thomas Cooper when he joined the firm in 2007. He has been qualified as an Avocat in the Paris Bar since 1995. He has had experience of working both in a leading P&I Club office in Paris as well as with club correspondents and an international shipping firm. Christophe speaks both French (mother tongue) and English and lectures regularly at various French universities. Christophe read law at the University of Brest.
Christophe Hunkeler heads the practice, which mainly handles litigation and has won major decisions regarding cargo seizures.Legal 500 EMEA