Xavier Salvatore

Baker & McKenzie A.A.R.P.I.


Xavier Salvatore is a partner in the Paris office focusing on complex business disputes. Xavier participated in the Firm’s Associate Training Program (ATP), where he handled business disputes for the Chicago office’s Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Xavier is experienced in litigation on a national and international level, focusing on civil and commercial litigation. He provides strategic advice, in pre-litigation or litigation phases, and represents clients before French courts.

Xavier mainly focuses on real estate litigation (contractual disputes, civil liability, specific performance of sale, etc.) and in commercial leases.

Furthermore, Xavier regularly practices in construction law (litigation relating to builder's liability, implementation of the completion guarantee, 10-year guarantee, damage insurance, etc.).

Xavier also has acquired experience in criminal law. He is frequently in support of other practice groups when criminal law questions arise in their cases.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing clients in product liabilities cases (follow up of expertise proceedings, recalls and proceedings on the merits) in various sectors (construction and automotive).

  • Representing a major IT company in a real estate litigation related to the replacement of the building’s technical management system of the headquarter.

  • Representing of foreign company in multiple real estate disputes relating to commercial leases (the payment of rent, the performance of repair work as well as in eviction proceedings).

  • Acting for clients asking for the specific performance of the sale of a Villa in the South of France.

  • Acting for a dairy company in a dispute before the Criminal Court related to a water pollution incident.

  • Assisted a client operating in the Healthcare sector with respect to a harassment and reputational case.

Professional Honors

  • Listed, Ones to watch in Litigation, Best Lawyers 2022-2024


  • Paris~France (2011)


  • University of Paris XII (Master’s degree in Business law)
  • University of Paris XII (Post graduate degree in International business litigation)


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Previous Offices

  • Chicago

Co-author, The Young Footballer’s Guide, Studyrama, 2022

Co-author, Could the CAS provisionally suspend the figure skater Kamila Valieva?, Lexology, February 2022

Co-author, Could the CAS cancel the disqualification of Mourad Aliev?, Lexology, August 2021

Co-author, Sponsoring agreements, Cadre & Dirigeant Magazine, February 2021

Co-author. The scope of compensation of sports agents in the event of wrongful termination of the mandate by a professional football player, Les Cahiers de droit du sport n° 54, April 2020

Co-author, The impact of COVID-19 on sports contracts, Baker McKenzie, April 2020

Author, The impact of the order of 25 March 2020 issued by the French Government on criminal procedure?, Baker McKenzie, March 2020