Beatrice Favarel

Beatrice Favarel

Beatrice Favarel

Me Béatrice Favarel, founding partner, since 1997


In March 2016, she participated in a conference in London organized by the « Super Yacht Investor Show » called « There is only one sure thing in the Mediterranean : yachts and taxes), which was about tax issues in yachting and the questions linked to staff hiring on foreign flag Mega-Yachts.

In July 2015, Béatrice was awarded Knighthood in the French National Maritime Order (Ordre du Mérite Maritime), for the 25 years of her professional life dedicated to seafarers. Maritime and arbitration law being intertwined, she has also been awarded the Certificate of Competence in Arbitration Law delivered by the French Bar Association (Conseil National des Barreaux).


In 2011, Béatrice won a supply bid launched by the ITER organization for the transport of the various components of the TOKAMAK nuclear reactor. At the end of 2012, following the bankruptcy of the Greek ship owner, Classic International Cruises, two of its ocean liners called « Princess Danae » and « Athena » did a « fatal » stop-over in Marseilles where they were immediately forced to disembark all passengers and couldn’t depart because of various ship-arrests.

In a few months Beatrice managed to have lifted over 20 ship-arrests obtained by creditors which had forced the two ships to a prolonged standstill on Marseilles Harbour’s « quay of oblivion». While the refrigerated holds of the ships were filled with perishable goods, and the crew found itself literally abandoned, Béatrice got the ships to be freed after fierce negotiations. Thanks to her, and after a refit both ships lead a new life, under a new identity (Lise Boa and Azores), since they were bought by a Portugues ship owner : Portuscale Cruise.

In 2014, she counseled the company IMS 700 for the settlement of the biggest yachts repair shipyard in the Mediterranean located on the former military base of Toulon-Saint-Mandrier. In 2015, Béatrice won against the French armament CMA-CGM and obtained compensation for the beneficiaries of a seaman who had died during the berthing manœuvre on a « giant of the seas », the Rigoletto container ship.


Born with her feet in water, she leads battle against any kind of injustice that goes against her maritime consciousness, which is aimed at unsettling all prejudices in a world where women are often under-represented.

Beatrice gives a lot of importance to transmission and to the training of young lawyers that she regularly welcomes in her firm.

Béatrice works in French and in English.

Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Health Care, Insurance and Reinsurance, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Maritime and Shipping, Mediation

Chambers and Partners, Professional Guide of the best Lawyers and Law Firms, Best Shipping Lawyer, Paris, Rank 5 2018
Société de Législation Comparée (Chair of the Maritime Law Section), 2016
National Federation of the Maritime Merit 2015
Legal 500, The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015
IFM (Institut Français de la Mer/Institute of the Sea) – Paris 2012
French Maritime Cluster: Organization created in 2006 by local economic actors and the French Marine, that bring all sectors of Shipping Industry – Paris, 2011
ASIC – Association for Consular Support – Marseille 2006
UIA (International Association of Lawyers)
Chair Transport Commission 1999/2004
Member, Transport Commission 1990
WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) London 1998
IMTM (Mediterranean Institute for Transportation) 1998
AFDM (French Association of Maritime Law) 1998

Certificate of Competence in Arbitration Law (Conseil National des Barreaux, CNB) 2015
Bar Admission 1989
LL.M in Land and Maritime Transportation Law Aix –Marseille III 1988
LL.M in International Business Law Paris V 1987
LL.B and LL.M in International and European Law Paris II (Assas) 1986

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18 quai de Rive Neuve

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