Jean-Serge Rohart was admitted to the Bar in 1972 and co-founded the firm Villeneau Rohart Simon in 1978.
Who’s Who Legal has described him as a “key figure” in the world of maritime law with a “stellar reputation” as a litigator, but he is equally renowned for his skills as a negotiator.
His extensive experience in marine casualties (collisions, groundings, allisions, oil spills) made him a first choice for landmark cases such as Amoco Cadiz, Estonia, Erika and Prestige, but his daily work also revolves around classic disputes over the carriage of goods by sea and overland and marine insurance claims.
He can also act as mediator in maritime matters.
He has published numerous articles in maritime law journals both in France and abroad.
He was President of the French Maritime Law Association (AFDM) from 1997 to 2002 and of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) from 2004 to 2008.
In 2006 he was elected to the French Naval Institute (“Académie de Marine”) where he sits as a member of the “Law and Economics” section.