Being proud to be part of the team and the buzz of the worldwide team spirit are just a few of the things that Christophe Wucher-North of DAC Beachcroft France enjoys about being part of a global alliance.
Continuing our People Behind the Suits Interview series, Christophe tells us about his career trajectory to date, being a partner of DAC Beachcroft in Paris from its inception, what drew him to the profession in the first place and amongst other things, what he’d be if he weren’t a lawyer and it’s a pretty big change ! But tellement français – oui oui bonjour as Sylvie from ‘Emily in Paris’ would say…
Tell us about your journey to becoming a partner at DAC Beachcroft France
It was a very exciting step to move from my former French firm to open the Paris DACB office in 2019 with my business partner . It all came about at the right time and quite organically as we realized that our work and our clients were totally aligned. In fact, our first contacts with DACB have been organized thanks to existing relationships with a mutual client!
What made you decide to become a lawyer?
It was a toss up between becoming a lawyer or a judge although it is a totally different academic route! Actually, in France you have to decide very early on as the training courses are very different. But it became quite clear to me that being a lawyer would be personally and intellectually more challenging.
What do you think is a major issue facing your area in insurance law?
Keeping abreast of the innovative approaches in the insurance market in order to understand the clients’ needs and to help them to solve specific problems from outside their own organization.
What’s the best piece of advice (work or personal) that you have been given?
To keep going and never give up!
What do you enjoy most about being part of a global alliance ?
Our global team spirit …
What do you get up to outside of the office?
I like to learn new things, enjoy my hobbies and spending time with my family.
Complete this sentence – If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be…
A famous writer ! Well, I always dreamt about it …
And why not we say !