Firms To Watch: Administrative and public law

Addleshaw Goddard launched its public law practice in October 2023 after hiring the well recognised Jacques Dabreteau, who joined from Ashurst LLP.
HOCHE AVOCATS launched its public law practice in April 2023 after hiring Benoît Thirion, who previously worked at a consulting firm and has a strong focus advising companies on green energy projects and strategy.
Jeantet hired Hélène Gelas  in November from LPA-CGR avocats to further strengthen its public law expertise which also includes recently promoted partner Adrien Fourmon. The team has a strong focus on and experience in the energy and renewables sector.
Founded in 2018 by Justine OrierORIER AVOCATS offers public procurement contract, regulatory and environment law expertise to public law entities as well as some private sector operators, notably in the energy sector.  
Launched in early 2022, the public law team at Pwc Société d'Avocats is led by Antoine Coursaut-Durand, who has strong regulatory, energy and environment law expertise.

Administrative and public law in France


Public law boutique firm CABANES Avocats is a leading reference for large and complex public procurement contracts, a field in which it stands out for its ability to combine top advisory and contentious skills. The practice is entrusted by a leading client base made up of private operators and public entities including major cities and regions to advise on the awarding of and related litigation linked to some of France’s largest public contracts across various industry sectors including rail and major public utilities. The team also works on major road, bridges and industrial plant construction projects. Christophe Cabanes ranks among France’s leading names in the field, while Vincent Michelin is another top name. Benoît PoldermanCharlotte Pezin and Jérémie Couette are other names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christophe Cabanes; Vincent Michelin; Benoit Polderman; Charlotte Pezin; Jérémie Couette

Les références

‘The team is made up of very good lawyers. Smooth communication, responsiveness and effective collaboration. A firm that listens to its clients.’

‘Very competent firm in public and administrative law. Great availability, very high quality of listening and advice and remarkable pugnacity. ’

‘The team is exceptional. The customer has unfailing support at all times. The availability of the team, its listening skills, its involvement are total. The quality of the relationship with clients is exceptional. The firm never gives up, especially in the most difficult times. It is a team that you can count on at all times.’

‘Christophe Cabanes and Charlotte Pezin: their availability is total, including weekends or holidays, they never leave the customer without a response. Their humility and their ability to listen are extremely valuable qualities and they make very complex questions accessible to everyone. Christophe and Charlotte are references in their field. It’s a pleasure to work with them, it’s a comfort and it’s totally reassuring to have them on your side. ’

‘Vincent Michelin stands out for his acumen, his sense of service and his creativity in finding solutions.’

‘Jérémie Couette: very responsive, always attentive and proactive. ’

‘Charlotte Pezin has real abilities to adapt to the particularities of public organisations. She is available and responsive.’

‘Perfect knowledge of public law, remarkable support.’

Principaux clients

Bouygues Construction

Bouygues Travaux Publics

Derichebourg Environnement


Alstom Aptis




Vinci Construction


Clear Channel




Europe Service Propreté



Ville de Paris

Présidence de la République

Métropole de Bordeaux

Métropole de Nice

Métropole de Lille

Métropole d’Aix Marseille

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

Etablissement public du Mont Saint-Michel

Région Occitanie

Région Ile-de-France

Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Université Sorbonne

Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

Etablissement Public Paris Terre d’Envol

Ile de France Mobilités

Ville de Nice

Ville de Bordeaux

Chateau de Versailles

Tour Eiffel

Dijon Métropole

Région Bourgogne

Hopitaux de Marseille

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing a consortium including Bouygues Travaux publics and Vinci Construction in litigation regarding the construction of the “Route du Littoral”, one of the most important infrastructure projects in Europe (value: 1.66 billion euros).
  • Successfully represented the Prime Minister’s Office in a dispute relating to consultancy and survey contracts.
  • Successfully represented Clear Channel in the challenge by JC DECAUX of the awarding of the concession contract of street furniture before the Paris administrative tribunal.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance is a first port-of-call for largescale and challenging work and notably a top reference for high-profile public procurement, concession and PPP projects. The firm is involved in many of the country’s largest initiatives, notably in the rail, airport and motorway sectors including many Parisian landmark urban rail projects. The energy sector is key strategic area for the team which is advising on many of France’s landmark offshore wind projects. The team’s regulatory expertise is also highly regarded and sought after in relation to several new ambitious initiatives led in the nuclear, hydrogen and e-batteries areas. Leading sponsors, lenders and governmental ministries are clients. The team is co-headed by David Préat and Gauthier Martin. Counsel Jean-Baptiste Merigot de Treigny is another key name.

Responsables de la pratique:

David Préat; Gauthier Martin

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Baptiste Merigot de Treigny

Les références

‘The team is one of the best on the market for large public projects: very experienced lawyers, pragmatic, and attentive to the needs of their clients. Great responsiveness and quality of discussions and advice.’

‘David Préat: brilliant, creative, a reference in large PPP and concessions markets in France. Counsel Jean-Baptiste Mérigot de Treigny: experienced lawyer, pragmatic and very pleasant’.

‘Extremely capable’.

Principaux clients

French Ministry in charge of transport (DGTIM – DGAC)

French Ministry in charge of energy (DGEC)

SNCF Gares & Connexion

Société du Grand Paris



EDF Renouvelables

Mapple Power


Encavis AG


Groupe Nicollin

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Société du Grand Paris regarding public procurement contracts for the design and the construction of the western and the eastern sections of the Line 15, part of the new Paris metro network project “Grand Paris Express.
  • Advising SNCF Gares & Connexions on the performance of work concession for the refurbishment of the Gare du Nord railway station in Paris, which is the first railway station in Europe.

Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier

Headed by one of France’ s most prestigious public law experts in Henri Savoie, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier's practice is entrusted by many of the country’s leading companies and operators to handle their upmost strategic or one-of-a-kind files. The team regularly advises clients on high-stakes regulatory and public procurement matters pertaining to major infrastructure assets, notably in the urban transport and energy sectors. It also frequently advises on foreign investment authorisation and regulatory issues linked to high-profile M&A transactions, while the team’s top litigation credentials also earns it mandates on top regulatory and contract execution and performance disputes (including in the telecoms and rail transport sectors). Counsel Jean-Baptiste Aubert  and senior associate Guillaume Griffart are other names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

Henri Savoie

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Baptiste Aubert; Guillaume Griffart

Les références

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of French public law. Their recommendations are very precise and clear. They never lose sight of a bigger picture, even when dealing with multifaceted and intricate cases. Work is always appropriately allocated between senior and junior team members, ensuring great value for clients.’

‘Henri Savoie is very experienced. In court hearings, he is concise, clear, with great flow and impact. In addition to his utmost professionalism, he is a delight to work with.’

‘Jean-Baptiste Aubert quickly captures the essence of any issues and takes into account all aspects of a problem in his advice.’

Principaux clients



Bouygues Telecom

SNCF Réseau


Caisse des dépôts et consignations

La Poste


Edizione (Benetton Family)


Île-de-France Mobilités

Agence des participations de l’Etat

Mercedes-Benz Group AG


Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Groupe Lucien Barrière



Ligue de football professionnel

Naval Group


Technip Energies


CCI Nice Côte d’Azur

Thermo Fisher

Akiolis Group


Groupe Duval

Beyond Meat


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting EDF in claims challenging the regulation requiring this company to supply an additional 20 TWh of electricity at a price set by regulation to eligible suppliers for the period from April to December 2022 within the framework of regulated access to historic nuclear electricity (ARENH).
  • Assisting to Bouygues Telecom in multiple legal actions related to the cybersecurity of 5G networks.
  • Advising SNCF Réseau on ongoing litigations concerning the performance of the SEA high-speed railway line concession agreement.


Dentons stands out for its public procurement expertise, alternatively advising leading sponsors, private operators or the French state on the awarding of the country's largest concessions or public infrastructure projects. The practice is advising on large stadium and motorway concessions and urban rail projects, as well as on new innovative projects such as truck tolls and the opening of regional train rail markets to competition. Its public contract execution and performance skillset is also well regarded and evident in its recent engagement in a high-profile train station development project dispute. The practice  also deals with regulatory and brownfield work in the energy sector, advising on hydrogen, energy trading certificate and renewable energy projects. Practice head  Marc Fornacciari is a respected name in the field. Dorothée Griveaux is another highly regarded practitioner and senior associate Inès Tantardini also contributes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Marc Fornacciari

Autres avocats clés:

Dorothée Griveaux; Inès Tantardini

Les références

‘A senior team which is very strong in the field of public law and PPP project financing. The team is very available.’

‘Marc Fornacciari is very attentive to the client and quickly recognizes the points of attention in the files.’

‘Competent and very available team. Responsiveness and pragmatic advice’

Principaux clients

ENI France

French Ministry of Economy


Hello Paris (JV RATP Dev and Keolis)

Flying Whales

Direction Départementale des Territoires (DDT) du Rhône

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)

Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM)

Ministère de la Transition écologique

Collectivité Européenne d’Alsace

Paris Saclay University

Société Générale

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting the French Ministry of Economy in the context of the “Stade de France” concession renewal (ending July 2025).
  • Representing Auchan Group against SNCF Gares et Connexions before the administrative tribunal of Paris with regard to the litigation relating to the “Gare du Nord” concession.
  • Advising Île-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) on the award of two concession contracts for the operation of three new automatic metro lines of the “Grand Paris Express” (GPE).

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. features a large and deep bench which allows the firm to handle a comprehensive range of issues. The firm is particularly recognised for its high-level public procurement concession and projects know-how, acting mainly for sponsors but also occasionally handling work for the French state, public entities or lenders. Recent work includes advising on the tender process linked to major rail, sports and transport infrastructure. Increasingly, the team has seen an uptick in instructions to advise on strategic regulatory issues including before administrative courts. Thomas CourtelBénédicte Mazel and Frédéric Mion are the key contacts for the above. The firm also houses prominent urban planning law expertise and is sought after to conduct large real estate projects, with Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier leading in this area. Counsel Tiphanie Mareuse and associates Alexandre Rennesson and Thomas Brusq provide key support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Courtel; Alexandre Gauthier; Bénédicte Mazel; Frédéric Mion; Emmanuel Vital-Durand

Autres avocats clés:

Tiphanie Mareuse; Alexandre Rennesson; Thomas Brusq

Les références

‘Responsiveness, attentive to the customer, good understanding of issues, excellent level. On urban planning law issues concerning real estate development, the team is among the best on the market.’

‘Bénédicte Mazel and Tiphanie Mareuse: professional, clear, excellent ability to follow a file over the long term. ’

‘Emmanuel Vital Durant has always given us a clear vision of the risk and the possibilities of recourse.’

‘An excellent team, excellent responsiveness and an excellent balance between the applicable framework and more political solutions.’

‘Thomas Courtel: excellence in the overall understanding of issues and the conduct of negotiations Alexandre Rennesson: excellent mastery of the details of a file, good expertise and proposals, with responsiveness.’

‘Thomas Courtel assisted by Alexandre Rennesson understand the specific challenges of a project, integrate them and have a tremendous capacity to find innovative and adapted solutions that work, outside the paths already marked out by their colleagues. They are perfectly integrated members within larger teams which lead large-scale projects, contributing very positively to the common goal.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the French market, very good expertise and great capacity for innovation in terms of legal-financial structuring. One of the best teams on the market’.

‘Thomas Courtel: excellent knowledge of the market and players in project finance, concession or PPP arrangements; great expertise and great capacity for innovation in terms of legal-financial structuring. Transparent, reliable and friendly.’

Principaux clients

Grand Est Region

Société Nautique de Mérignac

International Chamber of Commerce

Société du Canal de Provence

Viasat Inc and Skylocig France


OL Group


Consortium AGRE/Novaxia/Cogedim/Icawood

Vinci and Bouygues

French Ministry of Transports


Kaufman & Braun


Bouygues Immobilier




Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Elsan in challenging the validity of the framework for funding public health facilities in France.
  • Advising the Consortium Vinci and Bouygues on all aspects of the tendering procedure for the acquisition or the renewal of the concession of the Stade de France.
  • Advising the lenders of Grand Est Mobilité with the drafting of a concession agreement and the corresponding financing documentation.

Jones Day

Jones Day's very established practice thrives in the public procurement field where the firm regularly advises on large mandates, often linked to urban transport, rail, energy and TMT infrastructure. In addition, the team is able to draw on its high-end regulatory know-how to assist leading corporations in challenging the current regulatory framework governing various industry sectors including the healthcare, energy and banking ones, while its expertise in the energy sector is particularly established and extends beyond regulatory issues. The highly experienced Philippe Delelis and the excellent Nicolas Brice jointly head the practice, with counsel Pierre Barthélemy also a key names. Of note, the team further strengthened its capabilities through the hiring of Xavier Domino as of counsel, a former magistrate of the Conseil d’Etat (France’s highest administrative court) in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Philippe Delelis; Nicolas Brice

Autres avocats clés:

Pierre Barthélemy; Maxence Gagnardeau

Les références

‘Philippe Delelis is an exceptional lawyer in all respects: he finds original and solid solutions; is capable of deploying them in all jurisdictions and demonstrates a smiling and calm determination; his availability is flawless.’

‘ Nicolas Brice and Maxence Gagnardeau: top experts in their field, trustworthy, always available and great knowledge of the specifics our sector and our company activities.’

‘Philippe Delelis is a great expert in public procurement. He is particularly attentive and available for his clients. Proactive and rigorous.’

Principaux clients


Credit Mutuel


Caisse Des Depots ET Consignations














Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is retained to handle high-end work pertaining to the country’s largest and most essential public infrastructure and operating companies. The team regularly advises on financial aid, governance issues and corporate structuring concerning state-owned companies and joint ventures operating in the public sector. Its combined top regulatory and public procurement expertise which earns it prestigious mandates on various energy and new industrial project initiatives (nuclear, hydrogen, semi-conductor) as well as major port, airport and railway public procurement issues. Its involvement in the telecoms sector is also a strength. The practice is co-headed by Frédéric Salat-Baroux and Marc Lordonnois.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frédéric Salat-Baroux;Marc Lordonnois

Les références

‘Professionalism, responsiveness and creative in terms of the strategy to follow.’

‘Good skill and technical expertise. Excellent knowledge of its clients’ environment and constraints. ’

‘The team is very available and has extensive knowledge of the issues related to the development of major infrastructure projects, particularly in the field of renewable energies.’

Principaux clients


SNCF Réseau






CVC Partners


Groupe Casino


Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur (ACA)

Global Infrastructure Partners

iCON Infrastructure

Compagnie des Alpes




Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

SNCF Group


Aéroports de Paris


Compagnie Nationale du Rhône

Gestionnaire d’Infrastructure CDG Express

CDC Habitat

Action Logement Group



Agence des Participations de l’Etat (French State)

FGTI (Fonds de garantie des victimes des actes de terrorisme)

HLD Europe

Advent International Corporation

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Ardian and its subsidiary Géosel on an infrastructure project located in Fos-sur-Mer (close to Marseille), consisting of the installation of photovoltaic panels in order to produce hydrogen through electrolysis.
  • Advising EDF on the New French Nuclear Programme.
  • Advising SNCF Réseau on the railway law aspects of a proposed legislation on new French regional rail services.

White & Case LLP

Led by the excellent Jean-Luc Champy, White & Case LLP‘s practice is retained by leading engineering and sponsor companies to assist with high-profile projects. The team, which also advises some public sector entities, is notably involved in many of France’s largest energy and transport projects or concessions, in relation to hydrogen, offshore wind farms, pipeline and grid networks as well motorways and airports. The team also handles related litigation and its range of works encompasses various industry areas including telecoms. It also provides strategic advice on regulatory issues in the energy sector. Counsel Quirec de Kersauson is also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Luc Champy

Autres avocats clés:

Quirec de Kersauson

Les références

‘The team led by Jean-Luc Champy is extremely competent, available and responsive.’

Principaux clients


Vinci Construction



Société du Grand Paris

Verso Energy




Vinci Concessions

RTL Group

Iberdrola Renovables

Altitude Infrastructure


Aéroports de Lyon

Aéroports de Lille

Aéroports du Grand Ouest


Bluefloat Energy


Société Générale


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised RTL Group on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Groupe TF1, Groupe M6 and Groupe Bouygues to merge the activities of Groupe TF1 and Groupe M6 and create a major French media group.
  • Advising Iberdrola Renovables Energia on its  submission bid for the 1GW offshore wind mega-project in the Normandy region in France (AO4).
  • Advised Altitude Group on its acquisition of infrastructure fund Quaero Capital’s stake in the two major fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) concessions of the Grand Est region.

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Headed by Thierry LaloumWillkie Farr & Gallagher LLP’s public procurement know-how ensures it is a popular choice for work in this area and it regularly advises on the country’s largest infrastructure projects, notably in the transport sector, and on related high-stakes performance and execution issues (including construction costs and delays and Covid-19 disruptions relating to airport and motorway projects. Leading private operators and engineering companies also turn to the firm to conduct the launch of new prominent initiatives, notably in the rail and energy sectors, and to handle regulatory and financial aid issues. Also recommended are European counsel Charles-Antoine Erignac, senior associate Anne-Laure Barel and associate Virgile Chanel.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Laloum

Autres avocats clés:

Charles-Antoine Erignac; Anne-Laure Barel; Virgile Chanel

Les références

‘Excellent work in public law. A real level of expertise. Clear position taken. Responsive and pragmatic. ’

‘High level of team expertise. Ability to carry out analysis, advice and production work in very short times with precise and immediately usable results and deliverables. Ability to confirm and commit to innovative conclusions. Excellent relationship with internal teams and high availability. ’

‘The team stands out for its ability to provide legal advice and support to clients with a keen sense of strategy and its in-depth knowledge of the public infrastructure sector. ’

Principaux clients

Aéroport de la Côte d’Azur

Altitude Haute-Garonne


Autoroutes du Sud de la France

Bouygues Construction

Bouygues Travaux Publics



Fondation Alpha Omega

Kevin Speed




Vinci Airports

Vinci Autoroutes

Vinci Concessions


Principaux dossiers

  • Representing SEPD (the concessionaire of the ports of Calais and Boulogne-sur-mer), SPD and their shareholders on the €863 million works on the Port of Calais.
  • Representing SRL2 on the challenging transfer of ownership of a motorway.
  • Advised Dalkia on the creation of a simplified joint stock company, with local authorities as minority shareholders.

A&O Shearman

Headed by the highly experienced Romaric Lazerges, A&O Shearman has a strong involvement in the energy transition sector, advising on several major new initiatives concerning the development of hydrogen, car battery factories and CO2 capture and storage projects. The public law team is also acting in high-stakes renewables tariffs disputes before the highest administrative courts, and its ability to combine strength with the firm's project finance practice ensures that it is a strong choice for France’s largest renewable wind projects. The team also handles major transport projects and regulatory matters impacting industrial sectors including media and healthcare. The team also regularly supports the M&A team and is involved in France’s first climate change proceedings. Leading corporations, sponsors and lenders are clients. Other key names in the team include recently promoted partner Arthur Sauzay , who has a strong focus on environment issues, and counsel Luc Lamblin.

Responsables de la pratique:

Romaric Lazerges

Autres avocats clés:

Luc Lamblin; Arthur Sauzay

Les références

‘Good availability and the quality of work.’

‘Romaric Lazerges is very present in files and provides personalized advice.’

‘very good interpersonal skills and very clear and innovative response in a rapidly evolving sector’

Principaux clients

Agence Française de Développement

Agence des Participations de l’Etat (APE)



Engie and EDPR / Ocean Winds

Equitix and SLAM

InfraRed Capital Partners

Metropole Television (M6)

TTR Energy



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising TTR and 19 other companies in the renewable sector in proceedings against an order of the French Government which modifies the regime of contract revenues.
  • Advising Les Eoliennes en Mer (Engie, EDPR, CDC) on its first Offshore wind project to reach financial close.
  • Advising Hy24 on the development of green hydrogen at the EU level.

August Debouzy

August Debouzy houses one of France’s top regulatory practices and the firm's capabilities have been further enhanced by the opening of an office in Brussels in Spring 2023. The team, which has a deep and direct practical knowledge of the public sector, is entrusted by many leading French and international companies and investment funds to assist with their most sensitive and challenging projects. It is notably advising on major regulatory, permit and environmental issues linked to major new strategic initiatives (LNG storage, CO2 capture, e-battery factory projects) and is regularly mandated by companies wishing to challenge the current French and EU regulatory framework. It is routinely involved in work relating to the defence, transport and media sectors. Finally, the team also advises on foreign investment authorisations linked to M&A deals, and is also proficient in the public procurement field. The team is jointly headed by the highly regarded Vincent Brenot, Emmanuelle Mignon and Nicolas Baverez, with counsels Hélène Billery and Ghislain Minaire providing additional support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Vincent Brenot; Emmanuelle Mignon; Nicolas Baverez

Autres avocats clés:

Hélène Billery; Ghislain Minaire

Les références

‘The team is very professional, technically very advanced and provides very structured, clear and well-written oral and written responses. It is very available, responsive, very attentive to the context, constraints and expectations of the client, very operational and able to provide useful, pragmatic and effective advice and innovative solutions.’

‘Emmanuelle Mignon shows exceptional technical skills, capacity for analysis and synthesis, clarity and conciseness. She has a talent for proposing operational solutions and imagining innovative solutions, and a perfect knowledge and ability to discuss with representatives of the state and ministries. Vincent Brenot has strong availability, listening skills, excellent understanding of the client’s situations, expectations and constraints. He has a great ability to offer effective and operational solutions, excellent interpersonal skills, pugnacity and know-how in administrative disputes and public procurement’.

‘Very experienced team which offers a quality of service matching the largest firms.’

‘Vincent Brenot is very good and also has great human qualities. He is very accessible and can handle complex, high-stakes cases.’

‘Real expertise in complex subjects, fluid collaboration, total adaptation to the client’s tools.’

‘Vincent Brenot is an excellent professional.’

Principaux clients

Dunkerque LNG


Envision AESC

TotalEnergies LNG Services France

McCourt group


Principality of Monaco



Altarea Cogedim

SMB (Société Minière de Boké) – Winning


Philip Morris




SNCF / SNCF Réseau /SNCF Mobilités

Dassault Aviation


Unibail Rodamco Westfield

France Galop

Santé publique France

Didi Mobility UK


Bolloré Logistics



IK Partners

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented TotalEnergies LNG Services France in several administrative law disputes brought against the Le Havre Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) project requested by the French to compensate the reduction of Russian gas due to the war in Ukraine.
  • Advised Envision, one of the world leaders of battery manufacturers, on the administrative, regulatory and environmental law aspects of its Gigafactory project to supply batteries to Renault in Douai.
  • Advised Sorare in the context of its potential submission to the French regulation of gambling.

Bredin Prat

Bredin Prat is retained by some of the market’s largest French and international corporations to assist with highly strategic matters including assisting companies undertaking innovative projects and seeking to challenge the country's current legal framework (notably in the field of energy and transport). The public law team also provides key support to the M&A practice, advising on strategic foreign investment autorisations, or strategic corporate restructuring concerning public sector entities or publicly listed companies with French state ownership. The team also advises on environment and public procurement work. Yann Aguila is a top name in the field. He is supported by senior associates Guillaume Léonard and Gabrielle Reddé who joined in June 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Yann Aguila

Autres avocats clés:

Guillaume Léonard; Gabrielle Reddé

Les références

‘Gabrielle Reddé stands out for her responsiveness, curiosity and ability to explore innovative financing schemes.’

‘In-depth expertise in public law. High quality.’

‘Gabrielle Reddé is very bright and competent. She is able to find the right solutions and argue the right interpretations. She is very attentive to the customer and always willing to listen.’

‘Gabrielle Reddé has extensive knowledge of the law applicable to the opening of the rail market in France and Europe.’

‘One of the best teams on the market.’

‘Excellent knowledge of public law. Very good listening to customers and other parties.’

‘Gabrielle Reddé, through her broad knowledge of infrastructure and energy subjects.’

‘Exceptional responsiveness and very high level of responses provided. Guillaume Léonard: expert in administrative law, very available and highly adaptable to unusual contexts.’

Principaux clients

Aéroports de Paris (ADP)

COJO Paris 2024 (Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games of Paris 2024)


General Electric


Groupement de compagnies aériennes (Vueling, Ryanair, EasyJet, British Airways, Iberia)



Solar Impulse Foundation




Pernod Ricard

Association interprofessionnelle des fruits et légumes frais (Interfel)

Groupe de presse Les Echos/Le Parisien




La Maison Ginestet


BlueCo (investor consortium including Clearlake Capital)


Pacific Mobile Telecom






ACN (Alliance Carton Nature)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a group of airline companies over the filing of legal proceedings before the French Administrative Supreme Court, in order to challenge the failure of the French State to provide an adequate legal framework concerning air traffic controllers’ right to strike.
  • Advised RTE, the French transmission system operator, on possible legal ways to accelerate permit processes linked to renewable energies projects.
  • Advised JCDecaux on filing a claim before the French Administrative Court against the national competition authority (Autorité de la concurrence) in order to protect business secrets.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Headed by the highly experienced Pascal Cuche, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP's practice assists a prominent client base, made up of leading corporations and financial investors, in dealing with strategic matters such as strategic M&A, nationalisation and privatisation deals involving the French state, projects requiring financial aid (such as the construction of a new microchip manufacturing facility), and new disruptive initiatives in regulated sectors. The team also regularly handles litigation before the highest administrative courts. Finally, the practice has a strong presence in the energy sector where it advises on several of France’s largest offshore and nuclear ongoing projects, as well as on brownfield transactions. Counsel Tanguy Bardet is the other key name in the practice.

Responsables de la pratique:

Pascal Cuche

Autres avocats clés:

Tanguy Bardet

Les références

‘Deep knowledge and network’

‘Pascal Cuche’s team is excellent. They are effective and cost-efficient. They respond quickly and provide complete, business-oriented responses. ’

‘Fine knowledge of the French market.’

Principaux clients

Française des Jeux

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

RWE Aktiengesellschaft

Caisse centrale de reassurance (CCR)


DB Cargo Rail France

AB Volvo

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Antin Infrastructure Partners





Principaux dossiers

  • Representing La Française Des Jeux (FDJ) in proceedings before the Conseil d’Etat relating to the company’s privatisation.
  • Advising the French State (Agence des Participations de l’Etat) on the public law issues linked to the nationalisation of Electricité de France (EDF).
  • Advising RWE on all its pending offshore tenders in France (AO5, AO6, AO7).

Fréget Glaser & Associés

Fréget Glaser & Associés stands out for its high-end public business law and regulatory expertise, which is sought after by many leading corporations, across various sectors including energy, TMT and transport, to assist with their most sensitive files. The practice is notably adept at challenging administrative decisions and new legislation before France’s highest courts. It also provides strategic regulatory advisory guidance, and also advises on other public law matters, including public contracts. The highly regarded Emmanuel Glaser jointly heads the practice with Sandrine Perrotet.

Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Glaser; Sandrine Perrotet

Les références

‘The team has indisputable technical competence, both in litigation and on an advisory basis. ’

‘Very good knowledge of public law, with an impressive track record that is very useful in negotiations. ’

‘Very relevant advice.’

Principaux clients































Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the Réunion region, the main shareholder in the airline Air Austral and holder of 99% of its capital, on the restructuring of the Réunion airline Air Austral.
  • Advising Groupe Canal Plus on very sensitive matters in connection with the French Audiovisual and Digital Communications Regulatory Authority.
  • Representing Coénove before the Conseil d’Etat to challenge the French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity’s order relating to the classification of district heating networks.

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI

McDermott Will & Emery AARPI's team is retained to handle high-stakes matters, especially in regulated sectors such as energy, telecoms and healthcare where the team handles challenging issues before regulatory bodies and administrative courts - the team has recently dealt with several of the market’s most high-profile issues concerning the telecoms infrastructure field. Clients also turn to the firm for large public procurement contract work, including in the urban heating and cooling fields. The team also stands out its ability to advise on M&A support and governance matters. Clients include major players in the telecoms and energy industries.  Sabine Naugès and Laurent Ayache are the practice heads. Counsel Charlotte Michellet also contributes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sabine Naugès; Laurent Ayache

Autres avocats clés:

Charlotte Michellet

Les références

‘Very good responsiveness and relevance of advice taking into account the business dimension which allows it to win numerous contracts and disputes. ’

‘Very robust commercial, legal and regulatory knowledge; a critical understanding of the administrative process. High quality work that leaves no stone unturned. ’

‘Great availability and skills.’

‘The team is expert, friendly, responsive, attentive and very adaptable with a great ability to understand industrial issues, and to offer operational and concrete solutions.’

‘Competence and great availability.’

‘High availability and strong responsiveness throughout. Great ability to conclude balanced transactions in complex situations. High reliability in delivering contributions on time. ’

‘Sabine Naugès: remarkable sense of organisation, efficiency and rigor, quality advice, expertise and experience, great interpersonal skills and and high reliability.’

‘Laurent Ayache’s team is responsive and available.’

Principaux clients

Orange Group


Groupe Action Logement

Corsica Ferries

Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Var

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Orange in the context of a dispute with Arcep (France’s electronic communications regulatory authority) concerning its alleged failure to comply with commitments taken regarding the coverage of the territory with optical fiber.
  • Advising Engie on regulatory and public procurement issues.
  • Advising Orange on French and EU public law matters including regulatory issues, government relations, competition, and litigation.


Orrick's public law team is fully integrated into the firm’s project and infrastructure department and is strongly involved in the energy fields, where it is notably advising the French state on large offshore wind projects and companies on the negotiation of corporate PPA contracts. The team is also advising sponsors on large Parisian urban rail transport projects, and various sponsors bidding on the awarding of new motorways and large concessions across various other areas. It also provides regulatory support to the M&A team, handles sensitive regulatory and project-related litigation and works on projects in Africa. The team is headed by Geoffroy Berthon and includes senior counsel Noël Chahid-Nouraï and of counsel Constance Boillot.

Responsables de la pratique:

Geoffroy Berthon

Autres avocats clés:

Noël Chahid-Nouraï; Constance Boillot

Les références

‘It’s an excellent team. The team has a pragmatic approach and is one of the few on the market capable of handling public law files in Africa.’

‘Geoffroy Berthon is a talented lawyer. He has a fine and sharp mind and is an excellent technician with a business eye. For me, he is one of the best of his generation.’

‘Dynamic, highly available team, with very good experience in infrastructure projects, an ability to deliver quality work within short deadlines, and to adapt to everyone’s interests. A team particularly suited to complex infrastructure projects, with remarkable value for money. ’

‘Geoffroy Berthon: excellent listening skills, technical in his advice and knowing very well how to qualify his opinions by taking into account all the issues present. Constance Boillot: very great capacity for work and rigorous.’

‘Very good advice, available and professional .’

 ‘Very good at understanding customer needs’.

Principaux clients

3i Infrastructure plc


Aéroport de Nice-Côte d’Azur


Allianz Global Investors

Antin Infrastructure


Auchan group


Azienda Trasporti Milanesi

Bolloré Transport & Logistics


Bouygues Construction

Caisse d’Epargne Ile-de-France

Caisse Des Dépôts et Consignations


DIF Capital Partners




French Government – Ministère de la Transition énergétique


IGY (Island Global Yachting)





Société Générale


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the French government (Ministry for Energy Transition) on the multiannual energy plan related to offshore wind development.
  • Advising a bidding consortium on its participation in the tender process launched by Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) for the public service contracts for the operation of lines 15, 16 and 17 of the “Grand Paris Express” metro system.
  • Advised the winning consortium comprising Fayat, IGY Marinas and Cannes Marina Invest on the implementation and financial closing of the 30-year concession contract for the renovation and operation of the Vieux Port de Cannes.

PARME Avocats

PARME Avocats acts for a client base made up of large metropolis and various other public law sector entities, as well as many top operating companies. The team has high-level public procurement expertise and regularly advises on some of the country’s largest public contracts relating to transport, utilities and building infrastructures. It is also consulted to advise on strategic legal reforms and provides support on M&A deals concerning major public infrastructure. Finally, the team increasingly advises on new matters pertaining to the energy sector, including the development of hydrogen and renewable energy plants and PPA schemes. Xavier Matharan is a top name in France; he jointly heads the practice with Karine Hennette-Jaouen. Also strongly involved is Mathieu Noel and counsel Garance Yvonnet  provides additional support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Xavier Matharan; Karine Hennette-Jaouen

Autres avocats clés:

Mathieu Noel; Garance Yvonnet

Les références

‘Exceptional leadership and an extremely detailed understanding of public law and its actors which remains unique in France.’

‘Xavier Matharan knows how to combine legal vision and rare political, industrial and commercial sense.’

‘Maître Hennette-Jaouen has in-depth knowledge of her files and the desire to find a solution to all problems, and  she succeeds.’

‘Karine Hennette-Jaouen: great rigor and knowledge of her files.’

Principaux clients

Region AURA


Region Hauts de France

City of Paris


City of Marseille

Principality of Monaco

Dijon Metropolis


The ministry of the Ecological Transition

The ministry of Economy, Finance and Recovery

The ministry of Justice

YNOV Group






Corsica Linea

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Greater Nancy Metropolis Meurthe et Moselle



FIB Immobilier

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising RATP Cap on the privatisation of the regional public train network (Ile de France).
  • Advising Veolia on the acquisition of the company Suez, advice on public law on urban planning, environmental law, regulatory law issues.
  • Advising on PPAs (power purchase agreements) for the French government as part of the France 2030 stimulus plan.

Adaltys Avocats

Adaltys Avocats fields a team of practitioners throughout France with individuals in the firm’s Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and Marseille offices. The team’s expertise spans public procurement, urban planning and development and regulatory know-how, especially in the energy sector. The team has a strong involvement in Lyon and in the South of France where it advises on high-profile projects, including strategic hydroelectric concessions, urban transport and urban renewal. The team also provides strategic advisory guidance to companies including in challenging law before courts. Gilles Le Chatelier in Lyon heads the practice, which also includes Jean-Marc PetitClément Nourrisson and Philippe Nugue in Lyon, Benjamin Boiton in Marseille and Xavier Heymans in Bordeaux.

Responsables de la pratique:

Gilles Le Chatelier

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Marc Petit; Benjamin Boiton; Philippe Nugue; Clément Nourrisson; Xavier Heymans

Les références

‘Very versatile team, great attention to the client’s expectations and objectives, availability.’

‘Clément Nourrisson: great capacity for reflection and innovation. Jean-Marc Petit on urban planning authorization files and environmental regulations: always very wise advice. Gilles Le Chatelier: immense knowledge of public jurisdictions and corresponding procedures, always provides the correct response. Laurent Sery : reliable and solid advice.’

‘Perfect knowledge of the sector, allowing an immediate understanding of the issues. Proximity with the customer is also appreciable. ’

‘Young and committed team, headed by Benjamin Boiton who is attentive and responsive.’

‘Highly recommended law firm. Rigor. Innovative practical solutions. Very strong desire to solve problems and strong investment in customer defense.’

‘Benjamin Boiton: availability, rigor, efficiency and above all desire to find rapid and relevant solutions. ’

‘Xavier Heymans: responsive, available, attentive, knowledgeable.’

‘Exceptional writing ability, a very high level of knowledge of administrative law and in particular of public procurement. Very attentive to its clients’.

Principaux clients





Caisse des dépôts

Port Saint-Louis-du-Rhône

Société d’Equipement du Bassin de Lorraine (SEBL)

French Blood Establishment


Metropolitan area of Perpignan

Ile-de-France region


SPL Lyon Part-Dieu

SPL Terrinov

SPL Confluence


Ile de france mobility

Sncf group




Compagnie nationale du rhône (CNR)

UTC group (otis / chubb)







Laurent Perrier Group

Sequano aménagement

Joa group


Danaher Group

Becton Dickinson

Lyon Car Park

ARAC Occitanie

Grand Lyon habitat

Greater Lyon

Greater Marseille

Lille European Metropolis

Nice metropolitan area

Greater Rouen

Metropolitan area of Bordeaux

Metropolis of saint-etienne

Metropolitan area of Toulon

Nantes Metropolitan Area

Annecy Metropolis

AURA Region Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Ministry of Ecological Transition

Ministry for Territorial Cohesion

Department of Haute-Garonne

Department of the Dordogne

Ademe (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)

APIJ (Justice property agency)

OPPIC (Cultural Heritage and Property Projects Operator)

Grand port maritime de rouen

Grand port maritime de marseille

Grand port maritime de nantes st nazaire

Grand port du havre

SYTRAL (Greater Lyon Transport Authority)



Region south provence alpes côte d’azur

Bourgogne franche-comté region

Centre Val de Loire Region

Occitania Region

Val d’isère ski resort

Méribel ski resort

Courchevel ski resort

Serre-chevalier ski resort

Collectivité de corse

Plaine du Var Public Development Establishment

Radio france





D2P Aménagement

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Enedis in court in connection with SIPPEREC’s challenge to the amendment of the financial clauses of its electricity distribution concessions.
  • Assisted CNR in renewing public contracts authorizing two hydrocarbon depots in the Port of Lyon.
  • Advised SiPearl on its project to develop High Performance Computing (HPC) on matters relating to European State Aid regulations.

CMS Francis Lefebvre

CMS Francis Lefebvre covers a large range of public issues for a top client base made up of leading French and international sponsors and companies. Through Claire Vannini the firm provides strategic advice on regulatory, state aid and financial issues spanning various sectors (including energy, telecoms and media) including challenging regulations before the highest French and EU institutions. François Tenailleau is recognised for his high-level public procurement and contract expertise, including in the litigation arena. The team also deals with urban-planning and environment law issues. Counsels Kawthar Ben Khelil  and Thomas Carenzi are two other key names to note.

Responsables de la pratique:

François Tenailleau; Claire Vannini

Autres avocats clés:

Kawthar Ben Khelil; Thomas Carenzi

Les références

‘Very experienced team, in particular on public procurement and concession law. Excellent mastery of the most complex legal subjects, combined with a very pragmatic and business oriented approach.’

‘Kawthar Ben Khelil demonstrates great responsiveness and availability, providing essential legal insight.’

‘Pragmatic team able to work with other legal professionals in a constructive and productive manner. High quality services. ’

Principaux clients

La Banque Postale


Caisse des dépôts et consignations


Corsica Linea

Bruker France

Société d’exploitation des ports du détroit

British Embassy in Paris

Lexmark International



Eiffage Construction

Eiffage Aménagement


Crédit Agricole group

Léon Grosse

Veolia Energie France

McCourt Global

Total Raffinage France

BPCE Lease

Paris Saint Germain Football (PSG)


Moma Group

Waga Energy

Monnaie de Paris

Union nationale des centres sportifs de plein air (UCPA)

Agence pour la formation professionnelle des adultes (AFPA)


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Meridiam on state aid issues in connection with the funding of a complex real estate project in the city of Marseille intended to host a private university named “La Plateforme”.
  • Assisted Caisse des dépôts et consignations, one of the shareholders of Air Austral (airline), in the context of the notification to the EU Commission of a restructuring aid of approximately €140 million to Air Austral.
  • Advised Veolia Energie France on an innovative public contract for the operation and the development of a low carbon urban heating and cooling network on the Paris-Saclay University site.

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is a strong choice for complex energy regulatory matters. In addition, the firm also advises on public law and regulatory issues in other fields, including in the transport area. Since research concluded, former practice head Christine Le Bihan-Graf and Laure Rosenblieh have left the firm.

Les références

‘Strong responsiveness ’.

‘Strong knowledge of the energy sector. Availability and commitment. Very extensive experience.’

‘Competence, efficiency and availability.’

Principaux clients






CREDIT AGRICOLE Transition Energétique (CATE)

Crédit Agricole Assurances











Principaux dossiers

  • Advising SNCF on its project to deploy photovoltaic systems on SNCF land.
  • Advising several solar power producer associations (SER, ENERPLAN and Solidarité Renouvelable) in an appeal before the Conseil d’Etat against French measures to reduce feed-in tariffs for certain solar power installations.
  • Advice to TotalEnergies on the conclusion of an occupancy agreement for the port of Le Havre.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has strong public procurement and PPP expertise which governmental and public local entities as well as major sponsors turn to for key infrastructure, construction and transport projects. The team is notably advising on several high-profile urban and regional rail transport projects and has been retained to assist with negotiations concerning a strategic contract in the defence sector. Energy is another area of competence and the firm advises on regulatory issues in relation to the hydrogen and oil and gas sectors. Additionally, the public law team also assists the firm’s project finance practice regarding African infrastructure projects. Jérôme Pentecoste and Ruxandra Lazar jointly head the practice, which also includes of counsel Jean-Luc Heckenroth.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ruxandra Lazar; Jérôme Pentecoste

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Luc Heckenroth

Les références

‘Very available and sharp team.’

‘Jerome Pentecoste has always been proactive in negotiations with borrowers.’

‘Very responsive and efficient project financing team, with perfect knowledge of the sector.’

Principaux clients

ACOSS (Agence Centrale des Cotisations d’Assurances Sociales)

Association française des producteurs de géothermie

Bouygues Construction


French State (Ministry of Transports)

Maurel & Prom

Université de Paris (Diderot – Paris VII)



Vinci Construction

Vinci Grands Projets



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a consortium led by Vinci on the negotiation of a public procurement contract relating to the railway line 15 / Grand Paris Express.
  • Assisting AVZ Minerals (a mineral exploration company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange) in relation to the development of the Manono lithium rich LCT project, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Goutal Alibert & Associés

Goutal Alibert & Associés exclusively advises public sector entities, including the French state, cities and regions, as well as various other public law entities and cultural foundations and institutions. The firm has strong expertise advising on large public infrastructure and construction projects, spanning the transport, healthcare, culture and sport sectors. It also assists clients with public procurement contracts, handles litigation and has complementary criminal public law expertise. Headed by Yvon Goutal, the firm has several offices across France including in Paris where it has its main base and is set to open new offices in Lyon and Rennes in 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Yvon Goutal

Principaux clients

Fondation CARTIER pour l’art


Principauté de Monaco

Métropole du Grand Paris

Département des Hauts de Seine

Ministère Écologie Energie


Musée du Quai Branly

Centre Pompidou

Métropole de Toulouse

Métropole de Nantes

Région Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur

Ville de Tours

Département du Gard et Habitat Gard

Ile de France Mobilité

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the French state on the opening of the French railway market to compettion.
  • Advising on the Parisian Paris Olympics 24 projects.
  • Advising Monaco on its large projects.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP's public law team has a strong know-how advising leading French and international energy producers, operators, sponsors and distributors on French regulatory issues as well as on domestic and overseas projects. The team is adept at challenging new regulations before French administrative courts and has expertise advising on large renewables and power projects. Its regulatory expertise also extends to other fields including tobacco and telecoms. Practice head Mathias Dantin and of counsel Thomas Herman are the key names. Christophe Lefort left the firm in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mathias Dantin

Autres avocats clés:

Thomas Herman

Les références

‘The team is always proactive and demonstrates very good knowledge. ’

‘The team is very pragmatic and with a very good vision of market trends and regulatory developments. ’

‘Mathias Dantin is brilliant, very fast and efficient. We can count on him to have a strategic vision of subjects. ’

Principaux clients

BP France


GIC Private Limited


Réseau Transport d’Electricité (RTE)


West African Power Pool (WAPP)


Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

AQUIND interconnector

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising BP before the Conseil d’Etat and then the European Court of Justice in relation to the French regulation on biofuels.
  • Advising GIC group on multiple notifications before the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE) in relation to its investment in Terega, and the remit of CRE’s oversight activities of a transport system operator (TSO) under a Full Ownership unbundling model.
  • Advising the West African Power Pool (and the States of Mali and Burkina Faso) on the analysis of the local regulations and the implementation of a tailored bid process (including the relevant contractual documentation) for the development of “plug and play” solar parks (total capacity 150 MW) with storage capacity, in each of Mali and Burkina Faso.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Lacourte Raquin Tatar's public law team draws on the firm's strength in real estate to handle urban planning and construction issues linked to large real estate development. The team assists many leading developers undertaking ambitious urban property development or building refurbishment of commercial, offices and residential ensemble, mainly in Paris. Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier are the key names. Additionally, Benoît Neveu provides public procurement and public domain expertise, and Xavier de Lesquen also contributes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Benoit Neveu; Vincent Guinot; Xavier de Lesquen

Autres avocats clés:

Anne-Laure Gauthier

Les références

‘The team is available and responsive. Good knowledge of the sector of real estate and urban planning.’

‘Anne Laure Gauthier: availability, responsiveness, and added value in decision-making.’

‘Vincent Guinot is a responsive and involved partner allowing complex subjects to be resolved within tight deadlines.’

‘Pragmatic, strategic responses adapted to customer needs.’

‘Vincent Guinot: very comfortable with the issues of town planning law and environmental law, very convincing and a fine negotiator. ’

‘Perfect knowledge of town planning and real estate. Responsiveness and availability .’

‘Benoit Neveu’s relevance, accessibility and knowledge make him a valuable asset.’

‘Anne-Laure Gauthier is very sharp, precise, clear, efficient.’

Principaux clients


Altarea Cogedim



Carrefour Property

Telamon (previously Groupe Panhard)


Allianz Real Estate

LaSalle Investment Management

Vinci Immobilier

BNP Real Estate

Kaufman and Broad

Generali Real Estate

Icade Promotion

JP Morgan


Edmond de Rothschild REIM





Bouygues Immobilier


Syndicat des eaux d’Ile-de-France

Bordeaux Métropole

Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur

Toulouse Métropole


Haropa Port

Société du Canal Seine Nord Europe

Institut de France


Altitude Infrastructures

Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint Nazaire

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Emerige, Nexity and NJJ on the redevelopment of the “Aérogare” building, and part of the area located under the Invalides slab (“Aérog’art”, IMGP2 project).
  • Advising a consortium on the redevelopment of the former head quarter of APHP in central Paris.
  • Assisting Icade Promotion with the refurbishment and conversion of a building (13.000 m²) currently used as offices, a cinema and a retail outlet, located at the corner of avenue des champs Elysées and rue de Marignan in the 8th arrondissement.

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats

Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats houses a comprehensive set of expertise that spans regulatory, public procurement, construction and projects know-how, as well as related litigation. Through  Jean Latournerie the team demonstrates major strength in the rail sector where it assists key operators with strategic rail reforms and public procurement work. TMT is another top field of expertise, especially through Térence Cabot, who advises telecoms and internet operators as well as some public entities on strategic projects and regulatory issues. Marion Delaigue regularly advises on major developments projects in the public and private sectors, spanning the healthcare, industrial and commercial sectors.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean Latournerie; Térence Cabot; Marion Delaigue

Principaux clients

Agence France Presse

Aire Nouvelle

Amazon Web Services



Bordeaux Euratlantique

Caisse Des Dépôts et Consignations

Canal France International

Dassault Systèmes

Eiffage Aménagement


Eure Normandie Numérique

Fair Promotion

Free / Free Mobile

Ministère de la Transition Ecologique, Ministère de la Défense, Ministère de l’Economie

Grand Paris Aménagement


Haute Garonne Numérique


Icade/Urbain des Bois

La Fibre 64


Daimler / Mercedes Benz

Paris Experience Group

Pôle Leonard de Vinci


Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes

Région Grand Est

Région Normandie

SEM Paris Seine

SNCF Voyageurs

SNCF Réseau

SNCF Gares & Connexions

Société du Grand Paris



Université de Lille

Val de Loire Numérique

Voies Navigables de France


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Free and Free Mobile before the Conseil d’Etat in various procedures relating to the requirement of public telecoms operators to retain communications data for a maximum period of 12 months.
  • Assisting German industrial group Vorwerk with its project to build a new factory in France.
  • Assisting SNCF Voyageurs on analysing its existing governance and to propose alternative scenarios.


Linklaters hired Fanny Mahler, who was previously with Magenta, in September 2023 to head its practice after former practice head Pierre Guillot left the profession. Mahler joins a stable and cohesive public law team that includes counsel Pierre Sikorav. The public law team is an essential component of the firm’s thriving project practice and the team works hand-in-hand with its project finance colleagues on large transport and energy projects in France and Africa. The public law team also has strong regulatory advice that notably provides key guidance to leading companies on Russian sanctions and foreign investment authorisations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Fanny Mahler

Autres avocats clés:

Pierre Sikorav

Les références

‘Unique combination of technical skills and excellence in relationship building. Their strengths lie in their proactivity and deep knowledge of our business and transaction history, allowing them to anticipate our needs and offer tailor-made solutions.’

‘The team is resolutely innovative, particularly in their promotion of diversity and their method of collaboration, extremely flexible and accommodating to our constraints.

‘Pierre Sikorav particularly stands out, as his excellent technical knowledge, paired with a strong understanding of our business and needs, ensure that he is always well-prepared and informed, allowing him to provide top-notch legal advice. They have strong interpersonal relationships.’

Principaux clients



Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

French Ministry for the Environment


Helexia SA



NGE Concessions

Rio Tinto Iron Ore Atlantic Limited


SMBC Bank International plc

Société Générale

Solvay Energy Services

The European Investment Bank

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised on the competitive bidding process, the signing of the concession contract, and the limited-recourse financing advising the lenders of the A69 motorway.
  • Advised the lenders (Société Générale Cameroun, Société Commerciale de Banque Cameroun et Société Générale) on the local currency financing of a PPP involving the construction, maintenance and operation of 14 new toll booths in Cameroon.
  • Advised Bpifrance in the structuring and contracting of the Renewable Energy Guarantee Fund (GER), announced by the French government in November 2022.

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats stands out for its high-level administrative and urban-planning law permit expertise. The firm is entrusted by leading developers, companies and public sector entities to assist with permits and authorisation required for large-scale and prestigious real estate projects and developments in the office, commercial, campus and hospitality sectors; Hélène Cloëz is the key name in this space. Additionally, the firm also has prominent regulatory and permit expertise in the field of energy where the team notably advises on strategic permit autorisations linked to high-profile projects (biomass and offshore wind plants). Its field of expertise also extends to public procurement. Fabrice Cassin  and counsel Cyprien Bès de Berc are key names in that regard. Of note, Marion Roquette-Pfister joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2024.

Responsables de la pratique:

Fabrice Cassin; Hélène Cloëz; François Versini-Campinchi

Autres avocats clés:

Marion Roquette-Pfister; Cyprien Bès de Berc

Les références

Efficient and responsible. Excellent quality of work’.

Principaux clients




Société du Grand Paris

Société Paul Ricard



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Société Paul Ricard on obtaining the building permit for its “Renaissance de Bendor” project, which consists of rehabilitation, demolition and construction operations of twenty buildings for an area of around 13,000 m².
  • Advising a Spanish multinational company, in the context of the call for tenders for the supply of hydrogen and kerosene to the second largest airport in Europe.
  • Advising GazelEnergie on the recommissioning of the Saint-Avold coal-fired power plant in Moselle.


OYAT is retained by leading companies and public entities, including cities, regions and universities. The firm houses strong public procurement expertise, advising on significant matters in the rail, construction and IT sectors, while its team also regularly handles strategic contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction work. The group is also consulted on regulatory issues, notably in the TMT sector. Practice head Laurent de la Brosse has extensive experience and Romain Canot also contributes.

Responsables de la pratique:

Laurent de la Brosse

Autres avocats clés:

Romain Canot

Les références

‘Availability, responsiveness, tight team. OYAT always provides measured, precise and well-argued opinions and analyses.’

‘Laurent de la Brosse stands out for his perspective and objectivity on each file. He has very specific expertise in public business law. He never has any preconceptions or certainties on the subjects submitted to him. Laurent de la Brosse demonstrates great perspective and great objectivity of analysis.’

‘Very present and responsive team. Clear and operational answers.’

‘Laurent de la Brosse knows our requirements particularly well’

‘The team is attentive and available. Offers suitable solutions.’

‘Multidisciplinary team, available and flexible.’

‘Responsive and competent team.’

Principaux clients

Bordeaux Métropole

Haropa – Port de Paris

Office des Transports de Corse

Région Hauts de France

Région Nouvelle Aquitaine

Région Bourgogne Franche Comté



Campus Agro

Département des Hauts de Seine


Région Grand Est

Région Bretagne

Voies Navigables de France

Epaurif (Etat)

Université Paris Saclay

SPL Grand Est Mobilités

Région Normandie

Région PACA

Département des Pyrénées Orientales

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the French State in the context of the implementation of the concession contract for the transformation of the former Val de Grace Hospital (Paris 6) into a digital health campus (400 million EUR of investment).
  • Advising Demathieu et Bard on the procedure for awarding the partnership contract for the construction of the Centre Pompidou Francilien – “Fabrique de l’art – pôle de conservation et de creation.”
  • Advising Canal France International on all issues related to the law of public procurement in consulting and litigation (drafting of legal opinions, review of consultation files).

Schmitt Avocats

Public law boutique Schmitt Avocats is entrusted by many leading companies and private operators, including engineering, transport, energy, healthcare and real estate companies. The firm has recognised public procurement advisory and litigation expertise and regularly advises on the awarding of major concession contracts, with recent work in the airport and shipping areas. Additionally, the firm also has urban planning, public domain and construction know-how, advising companies and developers on permit and construction issues linked with major infrastructure and private property projects. Olivier SchmittEmmanuel BachelierAntoine Tabouis and Elias Berkani are highly regarded.

Responsables de la pratique:

Olivier Schmitt; Emmanuel Bachelier

Autres avocats clés:

Antoine Tabouis; Elias Berkani

Les références

‘One of the best law firms in town planning and public business law in Paris. Responsive, professional team with good market knowledge.’

‘Available, attentive, proactive, effective collaboration.’

‘The team is very competent and reliable. Its members are always available, efficient and relevant.’

Principaux clients











































STEF Group







Principaux dossiers

  • Rrepresenting LA MÉRIDIONALE in claims lodged by its competitor Corsica Ferries before the Administrative Court of first instance of Bastia regarding the awarding of the 2023-2029 public service concession for the maritime lines Marseille-Ajaccio and Marseille-Porto Vecchio.
  • Advising ALTITUDE INFRASTRUCTURE on the performance of its administrative contracts with public authorities.
  • Representing Bleecker in its litigation before administrative courts and civil courts regarding its building permit granted for the restructuring of a building boulevard de Grenelle in Paris.

Seban & Associés

Seban & Associés is in a unique position in the market as its sizeable team acts exclusively for public sector entities. The firm, which has a large regional network, advises many of France’s largest cities, departments, regions and other local entities as well as several state ministries. Its range of expertise spans many areas including administrative law, public procurement, urban planning and construction law. The team regularly advises clients on the setting up of new public-law bodies and has a strong involvement in various industry sectors including energy where it works on new hydrogen and e-vehicle stations projects as well as on the awarding of large public procurement contracts. Finally, the firm is also involved in several large-scale construction and development projects in Marseille, in the school and port sectors notably. Key members of the team include Marie-Hélène Pachen-LefèvreThomas RouveyranGuillaume Gauch  Didier SebanAlexandre Vandepoorter and Anne-Christine FARÇAT. Marjorie Abbal, Marlène Joubier, Eglantine Enjalbert  et Alexandra Aderno  were promoted to partner in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Didier Seban; Marie-Hélène Pachen-Lefèvre; Thomas Rouveyran; Guillaume Gauch; Alexandre Vandepoorter; Lorène Carrère; Céline Lherminier; Anne-Christine Farçat; Philippe Guellier; Audrey Lefèvre; Marion Terraux; Marjorie Abbal; Alexandra Aderno; Eglantine Enjalbert

Les références

‘Thomas Rouveyran demonstrates competence and experience.’

Principaux clients

Ville de Grenoble

La foncière du littoral dunkerquois

La collectivité territoriale de la Martinique


Établissement public territorial Vallée Sud Grand Paris


Région Centre-Val de Loire

Etablissement public territorial de Bassin Seine Grands Lacs

Département des Yvelines

Commune de Bailleul-sur-Thérain

Ville de Paris

SDE 35



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising SIPPEREC on a dispute with the state and Enedis regarding financial clauses.
  • Advising Collectivité territoriale de la Martinique on a major project.
  • Defending Grenoble in a conflict regarding its temporary 2023 budget.

UGGC Avocats

UGGC Avocats' team is entrusted by a prominent client base, notably leading transport, energy, engineering and IT companies. The team, which also handles some work for public sector entities, is consulted on a wide range of subjects including the awarding of public procurement contracts and related performance and execution issues. It also regularly provides strategic guidance on new regulations, such as in the rail and gaming sectors, while construction, permits and urban planning law are also among its range of intervention. Practice head Thierry Dal Farra is a strong name on the market. Philippe HansenFranck LepronBenjamin de Sevin and Edouard Caupert are also excellent advisers.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Dal Farra

Autres avocats clés:

Philippe Hansen; Franck Lepron; Benjamin de Sevin; Edouard Caupert

Les références

‘Responsiveness, good quality of work and value for money.’

‘Team is available, attentive to the customer, capable of reacting within tight deadlines, on complex issues. Great responsiveness.’

‘Serious team, fluid and dynamic collaboration. Great availability to listen and very pragmatic.’

‘Franck Lepron: very competent, available, knows how to adapt to all circumstances.’

‘A gem, a team available, active, and at the forefront of the latest decisions and texts.’

‘A rigorous and dynamic team that attaches great importance to customer concerns. The team demonstrates great availability and has always respected deadlines, even very short ones. ’

‘Rigor of analyses, pragmatism, in-depth knowledge of the functioning of public administration, ability to intervene on a wide field of legal issues, exceptional responsiveness.’

‘Thierry Dal Farra: great capacity for synthesis, very in-depth analyses, responsiveness, ability to propose strategies, and exceptional and broad skills.’

Principaux clients

European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA)

SCC Group

Kindred Group/Unibet


Académie des Beaux-Arts

CCIR Corse

ATC (Agence de Tourisme de la Corse)

Société des Grands Travaux de l’Océan Indien

Castel et Fromaget

VDL Bus & Coach

Paris 2024

Banque de France

Agence du Numérique en Santé (ANS)

Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux (GPMB)

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the European Gambling and Betting Association (EGBA) in the European Commission’s state aid proceedings against Française des Jeux (FDJ).
  • Assisted Kindred Group, an online gaming company, in connection with the legal proceedings before the French Conseil d’Etat challenging the new regulatory framework established upon the privatisation of La Française des Jeux.
  • Aassisting the Musée Marmottan Monet in drafting the contract for the renovation of the museum.

AdDen avocats

AdDen avocats stands out for its large resources, combined with a strong geographical coverage with offices in Paris, Bordeaux, Marseille, Nice, Lyon, and Nantes. Dedicated to public law, the boutique firm serves prominent developers, operators, companies and public sector entities. Its urban planning, permit and construction know-how stands out as among the best in the country and earns it mandates on prominent public infrastructure and private sector projects, notably in the rail sector. Additionally, its broad range of expertise also includes excellent public procurement expertise. Key members among the large team include the highly regarded  Elsa Sacksick, a key name for urban planning issues, Nicolas NahmiasLeïla GosseyeAlexia Robbes and Laurent Givord.

Responsables de la pratique:

Elsa Sacksick; Nicolas Nahmias; Laurent Férignac; Leïla Gosseye; Alexia Robbes; Simon Daboussy; Jean-Joseph Giudicelli; Laurent Givord; Audrey Lebeau; Anne Davy

Les références

‘The relationship is direct, simple and effective’.

‘Team specialized in town planning law, development and public law, capable of positioning itself on very broad issues of urban and real estate projects. The team also has a strong business sense and creativity and agility of thinking. The team is finally very easily reachable and responsive.’

‘Leila Gosseye: very flexible, perfect understanding of all the issues of a project, very pleasant, positive and attentive. Elsa Sacksick: responsive with a good understanding of files, analyses are always very complete.’

Principaux clients




Commune de Courmelles



Icawood / Icamap


La Poste Immobilier

SNCF Réseau

Tishman Speyer

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW)

Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting CDC, manager of the “Compte Personnel de Formation” (CPF) on the “moncompteformation” platform, before courts.
  • Assisting Commune de Courmelles regarding the refusal of a building permit relating to the construction of a business park by Rockwool Company.
  • Representing GEPSA, a subsidiary of ENGIE, in proceedings initiated by one of its competitors against the award procedure launched by the State with a view to concluding a public contract for the day-to-day operation of prisons.


Aramis provides a good coverage of public law issues with major strength in the public procurement field. Headed by Etienne Amblard, the team assists a prominent client base, made up of leading energy and transport companies, as well as engineering firms and some public sector entities. The practice regularly advises on large procurement contracts spanning various industry sectors including transport (rail, airport) and urban heating, while also handling related major litigation. It also assists clients with urban-planning issues such as expropriation matters linked to prominent transport projects. The team also assists in the context of M&A and renewable energy projects.

Responsables de la pratique:

Etienne Amblard

Les références

‘The public and administrative law team led by Etienne Amblard produces quality, responsive work and very good analysis.’

‘Etienne Amblard demonstrates very comprehensive skills in public law and in particular in concession law, and also great interpersonal skills, simplicity and human qualities.’

‘Responsive, enthusiastic team that demonstrates a pragmatic approach and provides solid analysis of public law issues. ’

‘Etienne Amblard: responsive, pragmatic and knowledgeable in public law issues.’

‘The team is extremely competent and responsive. It is able to always meet commitments in terms of deadlines. Exchanges with the team’s lawyers are always excellent.’

‘This is a team you can trust and on whom you can always count.’

Principaux clients

Voies Navigables de France (VNF)

EDF Energie renouvelables




Vinci Construction Grands Projets



Kimberley Clark


EXPE Group


Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin


Ville de Paris

SNCF Gares & Connexions

SNCF Voyageurs

Egis Airport

Hello Paris (Keolis and RATP Dev)

Mobilier national

Société du Grand Paris

Thaï Union


Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Syndicat Mixte Autolib’


Télio Group

Office des postes et télécommunications de Polynésie française

Tahiti Nui Telecom


Principaux dossiers

  • Represented the city of Paris in three proceedings before the Paris Administrative Court concerning a concession contract for providing collective urban heating within the Paris area.
  • Assisted The Hello Paris consortium (the operator of the CDG Express) with the transfer of its rolling stock supply contract to a new rolling stocks supplier.
  • Representing Vinci Construction Grands Projets in judicial damage claims led against the Government of French Polynesia in relation to the implementation of a public procurement contract consisting of the supply of a SWAC (Sea Water Air Conditioning) in Tahiti during the COVID 19 period.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie is able to cover a wide spectrum of issues, spanning regulatory, public procurement, and urban and environment law issues. The firm has a strong advisory practice but also managed public procurement performance issues and appears before administrative courts. It acts for a prominent client base, comprising many leading corporations as well as some public local entities including cities and regions. The team also provides strategic regulatory and compliance advice on issues such as export control and international sanctions. It has a particularly strong know-how in the TMT and energy sectors, notably advising on matters including sovereign cloud and electricity grid issues. The practice is jointly headed by Emmanuel Guillaume and Arnaud Cabanes , with counsel Michaël Perche providing strong support. Francis Donnat left the firm in 2023.

Responsables de la pratique:

Arnaud Cabanes; Emmanuel Guillaume

Autres avocats clés:

Michaël Perche

Les références

‘Great professionalism, responsiveness, very good contact and handling of files with great seriousness and excellent ability to understand the issues. In advice as in litigation, the writings are clear, precise and highly relevant. Exchanges are easy and fluid.’

‘Emmanuel Guillaume and Michaël Perche are valuable advisers who always demonstrate the same involvement and real commitment. Very professional and very available.’

‘A multidisciplinary team in both public and private law, with skills and solid references in many areas of law, including criminal law, which makes this firm a an ideal adviser in the world of public procurement law in particular when issues are often embracing all these disciplines.’

Principaux clients


ADP (Aéroports de Paris)

Agence Nationale de Santé Publique (SPF)



Canal +


Citelum (subsidiary of EDF)


Conseil Départemental de l’Aube / Syndicat

Mixte de l’Aérodrome de Troyes Barberey


Conseil Départemental d’Eure-et-Loir

Cote d’Azur Airport (ACA)


Département de l’Aube

Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

Ile-de-France Mobilités

Khephren Ingénierie


La Banque Postale


Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD)

Métropole Européenne de Lille


Racing Club de Lens

Région Ile-de-France – IDFM (Ile-de-France-Mobilités)








Principaux dossiers

  • Representing ADP before the Administrative Court of Appeal of Paris in litigation against several companies of Prologis Group regarding ADP refusal to waive its unilateral termination right of Prologis France occupancy permit before its change of control.
  • Representing Solocal before the Administrative Court of Appeals of Versailles in a litigation against the French State following the cancellation by administrative court of State approval given to a redundancy plan prepared by Solocal
  • Assisting Capgemini in multiple regulatory export-control matters.

BCTG Avocats

BCTG Avocats has a strong team expert in obtaining and defending administrative and environmental permits and decisions linked to many of France's landmark offshore wind projects. Its range of expertise also extends to other fields including public procurement matters. The team is headed by Paul Elfassi and includes counsel Nelsie Bergès.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Elfassi

Autres avocats clés:

Nelsie Bergès

Les références

‘The team is rigorous and precise on environmental subjects concerning renewable energy projects; capable of intervening during all phases of projects; available and organized’.

‘Paul Elfassi has high expertise on biodiversity subjects, in particular on protected species exemptions for which he is able to provide technical advice.’

‘Great responsiveness, relevance and pragmatic solutions’.

‘Nelsie Bergès and Paul Elfassi are very available, attentive and offer solutions to achieve objectives.’

‘Dynamic and responsive team. Innovative.’

‘Responsiveness, rigor and quality of advice.’

‘Nelsie Bergès and Paul Elfassi: their recommendations are always of quality; they are aware of operational issues and have the ability to link theoretical and operational aspects in order to provide a global and clear response.’

Principaux clients

Edf renouvelables group

Total energies

Port atlantique la rochelle


Total eren



Vsb energies nouvelles


Vinci Environnement

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Newmont (a gold mining company) on all administrative procedures for obtaining mining titles and renewal of mining titles.

Centaure Avocats

Centaure Avocats assists a prominent public and private sector client base, spanning various industries including energy and transport. The firm has an experienced team which offers large resources. It has excellent advisory and contentious expertise in the field of public procurement. Jehan Bejot and Nicolas Ferré are key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Yves Claisse; Jehan Jejot; Jean-Alexandre Cano; Nicolas Ferré; Nathalie Lagree; Olivier Magnaval

Les références

‘Great use of technologies. ’

‘Nicolas Ferré is very available. He has significant experience of the legislative environment of French Polynesia.’

‘An incredibly experienced team, excellent in both advice and litigation. They know how to adapt to the challenges of each project, beyond a perfect knowledge of the applicable legal framework. ’

Principaux clients











De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés

De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has a solid practice that serves a number of French governmental ministries, regions and public financial bodies, as well as private operators. The firm has proven public procurement expertise that includes contracts negotiation and related performance issues and handles key work in that area in the construction, telecoms and transport infrastructure sector. The team is highly involved alongside French overseas territories entities (Guadeloupe, Mayotte, Guyane), which it assists with various public infrastructure projects, and also handles a mix of financial and public contract work in relation to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The team also provides regulatory guidance, notably in relation to the granting of public subsidies. Agnès Macaire and Frédéric Destal  are the practice co-heads.

Responsables de la pratique:

Frédéric Destal; Agnès Macaire

Principaux clients


Atout France

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Banque des territoires


Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane

Collectivité territoriale de le Guadeloupe

Collectivité Territoriale de Martinique

Collectivité de Mayotte

Comité d’agglomération du Sud de la Réunion

Compagnie Nationale du Rhône (CNR)

Fédération Française du Transport de Personnes sur Route (FFTPR)

Gouvernement de la Nouvelle Calédonie

Gouvernement de Wallis et Futuna

Laboratoire Novonordisk

Ministère de l’économie, de la finance et de la relance

Ministère de la Justice

Ministère des Armées


Province Sud Nouvelle-Calédonie


SCI Mousset



Société publique local d’aménagement numérique de la Guyane






Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the French Ministry of Armed Force in the context of the performance of the concession contract Ambition Logement.
  • Advising Caisse des dépôts et consignations in the context of the creation of SOLARHONA INVEST in order to invest in solar projects located in the Rhône area.
  • Advising French Guyana Authority (Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane) in the context of the construction and operation of a buried optical fiber network over the entire coastal border of the French Amazon.

DS Avocats

DS Avocats houses strong urban planning and development expertise which developers and public entities alike turn to for major industrial projects. The firm also advises on energy infrastructure projects in France and in Africa, and on a range of various public law issues. Jean-Marc Poisson and Laura Ceccarelli-Le Guen jointly head the practice, which also includes Nathalie Sultan and Julien Anfruns.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Marc Poisson; Laura Ceccarelli-Le Guen

Autres avocats clés:

Nathalie Sultan; Julien Anfruns

Principaux clients

Aéroport Lille SAS


Altitude Infrastructure

Azienda Transporti Milanesi (ATM)

Banque Des Territoires (Groupe CDC)


Communaute D’agglomeration Du Libournais

Communaute Intercommunale Du Nord De La Reunion

Credit Agricole Immobilier


Eiffage Immobilier


Etablissement Public D’amenagement De Marne La Vallee

Etablissement Public D‘Amenagement Paris Saclay

Etablissement Public D’amenagement Orly-Rungis-Seine-Amont

Etablissement Public Foncier D’ile-De-France

Etablissement Public Foncier Provence-Alpes-Cote-D’azur


Grand Paris Amenagement

Groupe Alsei

Groupe Idec

Groupe Interconstruction

Groupe La Poste

Groupe Sncf

Hauts-De-Seine Department

Ikea France

Ile-De-France Mobilites


Mondial Protection

Orange France

Saone Et Loire Department

Seine-Saint-Denis Department

Sem Plaine Commune Developpement

Sequano Amenagement

Societe Du Grand Paris (Sgp)

Spl Pariseine

Syndicat Mixte Pour L’amenagement De La Plaine De Pierrelaye-



Television De France (Tdf)


Val De Seine Amenagement


Vinci Immobilier

Virtuo Industrial Property

Yvelines Department

Japan Tobacco International France (Jti)


Othoniel Studio

Grand Paris Amenagement – Fonds De Dotation

Université de Paris Cite

Ville D’Aix-Les-Bains


FIDAL has large resources in the public law arena with strong expertise in its Paris and Lyon offices. The firm assists a mix of public and private sector entities in dealing with a large array of issues, including large urban and industrial development and public real estate projects, urban planning and public procurement. The practice also supports several major French ski resorts. It is jointly headed by Jean-Sébastien Oriou and Alain Lauriac, with Laetitia Santoni  also noted.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jean-Sébastien Oriou; Alain Lauriac

Autres avocats clés:

Laetitia Santoni

Principaux clients

CDC Habitat




SEM Euratechnologies

Val de seine development


SETAM Val Thorens resort

Municipality of Saint-Lary-Soulan


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised  NEXITY, EIFFAGE and CDC HABITAT consortium on its discussions concerning the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the building of the Athletes’ Village.
  • Advised EURATCHNOLOGIES on its capital increase operation and entry of new investors.
  • Advising on the “Ile Seguin – Rives de Seine” development operation (74 hectares) on the site of Renault’s former factories in Boulogne-Billancourt.


FTPA's Raphaël Crespelle has solid expertise advising a major rail operator on the structuring of its operations and on large transport public procurement contracts. His expertise also spans other areas including art and culture and other public law issues such as construction. The firm also has solid urban planning and public know-how through Bernard Cazin and Julien Marceaux , who assist public entities and private developers on public and private land development and construction projects. The group also handles litigation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Raphaël Crespelle; Bernard Cazin; Julien Marceau

Les références

‘Raphaël Crespelle provides valuable, very clear and creative advice.’

‘Very responsive and available team’

‘Precision, solutions oriented.’

 ‘Available and responsive team which has an excellent ability to understand the client’s operational issues and implications.’

‘High expertise in public business law. Get to the bottom of the files.’

‘Raphaël Crespelle: very advanced expertise.’

‘Very good quality of service provided. The team stands out for its ability to seek innovative legal solutions. Good coordination.’

Principaux clients

Guadeloupe entretien maintenance

Secanim sudEst

Commune de Plessis-Robinson

COREM Promotion

Commune de Blanc-Mesnil

Système U France

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Secanim Sud-Est in litigation with one of its competitors, SOPA, in the context of a challenge to the award of a contract.
  • Representing Guadeloupe Entretien Maintenance (GEM) in a litigation with the CHU de la Martinique (CHUM).

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has strong recognised expertise in the public procurement field where it regularly advises public-sector entities, lenders and sponsors on large transport projects. The team also assists with public domain and regulatory issues. Recently, the firm has also worked on several energy-related projects, including battery manufacturing projects. In addition to its domestic strength, the team also has good knowledge of the African market. Bruno Cantier and counsel Perrine Limousin are the key names.

Responsables de la pratique:

Bruno Cantier

Autres avocats clés:

Perrine Limousin

Principaux clients

Themis Energy

Art Basel


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a governmental authority on public law issues.
  • Advising a major international operator in the art sector to create and organise for the first “Paris+ par Art Basel”, a leading international contemporary art fair on the public domain of the Grand Palais Ephémère in Paris.

Joffe & Associés

Headed by the highly capable Mathieu Gaudemet, Joffe & Associés‘ practice is entrusted by leading French public and private operators and entities to assist with major public procurement work, notably in the transport sector. The team also has good litigation skills and has recently been retained to advise on a canal link project.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mathieu Gaudemet

Les références

‘Very good firm. A close-knit team with a wide range of skills and experience. Adapted and competitive for small or medium-sized transactions. Competitive fees.’

‘Mathieu Gaudemet demonstrates innovation and adaptation and knows how to make the link with the business needs of his clients and the interface with the other disciplines necessary to carry out a file. ’

‘Strong multidisciplinary team allowing optimal support in public business law.’

‘Mathieu Gaudemet: advanced skills, excellent responsiveness, pragmatism.’

Principaux clients














Principaux dossiers

  • Advising a subsidiary of ADP (Aéroports de Paris) in the conclusion of a concession contract with SGP (Société du Grand Paris) for the development, the financing and the implementation of a wifi network in the future Grand Paris Express metro network.
  • Defending the interests of Gespace (a Dalkia subsidiary) in proceedings concerning anti-competitive practices uncovered in connection with contracts to refurbish 88 high schools in the Paris region.
  • Advising Club Med group in connection with European grant financing for the renewal and renovation of its vacation villages in the French Caribbean.


Racine combines solid public procurement and urban planning and environment law expertise, providing strategic advice on the awarding and renewing of concessions and related litigation pertaining to various infrastructure projects including housing and port management. Energy is another strength and the practice assists operators with regulatory issues, permits and renewables projects. Sylvain Bergès has strong know-how in the aforementioned areas. Additionally, Thierry Gallois combines extensive experience advising developers and companies on property development, public domain issues and environment and waste issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thierry Gallois; Sylvain Bergès; Damien Richard

Les références

‘Team is available, responsive and innovative. ’

‘The team is always available, responds within the deadlines and tries to put itself in its clients’ shoes at all times. Their pragmatic vision is much appreciated.’

‘Sylvain Bergès is pragmatic, available, competent and friendly. He knows how to organise the work of the various teams and during contract negotiations, he always gets the best out of the situation.’

‘Dynamism, availability, flexibility and agility.’

‘Thierry Gallois: availability, very good knowledge of public law, and responsiveness.’

‘Very available and dynamic team, with good knowledge of its customers’ issues.’

‘Sylvain Bergès is very attentive and knows how to adapt to his clients.’

Principaux clients

Suez RR IWS Minerals


VH 15 Notaires

Semop Port-La-Nouvelle


Crédit Agricole Immobilier

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the SEMOP Port La-Nouvelle in a lawsuit filed by non-profit organisations and several individuals, seeking to cancel the concession contract held for the development, operation, and management of the La-Nouvelle commercial port.
  • Advising VH15 Notaires on public domain issues.
  • Advising Énéal on the takeover and acquisition of retirement homes previously managed by public entities.

Sensei Avocats

Public law boutique Sensei Avocats fields a sizeable team from offices in Paris, Rennes and Aix-en-Provence. The firm mainly advises public sector entities (regions, departments, cities, French ministries and other public law entities) on public procurement matters and urban development, real estate and construction projects. The team assists with the granting of major cities’ utilities contracts and on the urban law aspects linked to urban transport infrastructure and urban renovation projects. The practice is jointly headed by Christophe Lonqueue, Eric Sagalovitsch, Blaise Eglie-Richters, Jean-Christophe Lubac and Barbara Rivoire.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christophe Lonqueue; Eric Sagalovitsch; Blaise Eglie-Richters; Jean-Christophe Lubac; Barbara Rivoire

Les références

‘Excellent interpersonal skills; very involved team, responsive, reassuring, expert and attentive to the needs of its customers. ’

‘The team is efficient, competent and innovative. It knows how to act with great flexibility, diplomacy and agility. The culture of trust, autonomy and responsibility highlights the excellence and vision of its members. Good availability, responsiveness and multidisciplinary competence. Tailored advice.’

‘Jean-Christophe Lubac has extensive skills and significant experience, particularly in public law and administration, real estate and construction law, and business law. He has an innate sense of what is fair for all parties and knows how to provide beneficial and balanced advice for a win-win relationship.. ’

Principaux clients



Etat de Monaco

Collectivité Européenne d’Alsace

Grenoble Alpes Métropole


Ville de Neuilly-sur-Seine

Ville d’Issy-les-Moulineaux

Métropole de Chartres

Grand Besançon

Ville de Charenton-le-Pont

Ville d’Epinay-sur-Seine

Métropole d’Orléans

Métropole de Toulouse


EPF Grand est

EPF Nord Acquitaine

Communauté d’Agglomération Saint Germain Boucles de Seine

DREAL Bretagne

GIE EPL Vendée

EPA Bordeaux Euratlantique

Ministère de la culture

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing has solid public procurement contract expertise, serving both lenders and sponsors. The team regularly advises on the granting of major concession contracts, including currently in the aviation, sport, culture, port and energy sectors. The practice also has extensive experience advising on brownfield and M&A deals. Practice head Sophie Pignon is the key name.

Responsables de la pratique:

Sophie Pignon

Principaux clients





Port de Cannes


Port de la Goulette

Min de NICE



Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP has a prominent practice in the field of renewables energy and particular strength in the regulatory area, notably advising sponsors and developers involved in large offshore wind projects, while also providing key guidance on innovative initiatives concerning the development of hydrogen factories, e-battery storage and corporate PPAs. The team’s involvement also extends to other fields, such as public housing. The practice is headed by Laurent Battoue and also includes Arnaud Troizier. Counsel Antoine Bois-Minot provides additional support.

Responsables de la pratique:

Laurent Battoue

Autres avocats clés:

Arnaud Troizier; Antoine Bois-Minot

Les références

‘An available and responsive team that masters subjects related to public law.’

‘Expertise, experience, responsiveness.’

‘Very good knowledge of the renewable energy market. Experience in renewable energy deals/transactions. Reactive and proactive team, providing solutions’.

Principaux clients

Republic of Guinea

Amarenco Group



French Ministry of Defence

Ocean Winds

Predica Energies Durables

Tikehau Capital

ZE Energy

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the Republic of Guinea on the $15bn Simandou project.
  • Advised the French Ministry of Defence for the whole bidding process relating to a concession (BOT) for the renovation, construction, maintenance and operation of approx. 12,000 houses.


Responsables de la pratique:

Louis des Cars; Cécile Ferouelle

Autres avocats clés:

Christophe Lapp; François Muller

Les références

‘Great rigor, responsiveness, great knowledge of the players, customer focus.’

‘Christophe Lapp: great analytical finesse.’

Principaux clients











Responsables de la pratique:

Gérard Falala

Autres avocats clés:

Alice Gorse

Principaux clients

Ville de Paris (City of Paris)

Caisse nationale d’assurance maladie – CNAM

Institut national de la propriété industrielle – INPI

Agence nationale de santé publique – ANSP

Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée – MUCEM


Société civile des producteurs associés


Institut national du sport, de l’expertise et de la performance – INSEP

Circus Casino

Groupe hospitalier universitaire « Paris -Psychiatrie et Neurosciences »

Fédération Nationale de Protection Civile


Responsables de la pratique:

Martin Tissier

Les références

‘Skilled, attentive.’

Principaux clients

Bordeaux Métropole

Société du Grand Paris

Rennes Métropole

Toulouse Métropole

Département de la Savoie

Collectivité de Corse

Sivom Villefranche-sur-Mer

SIEDA Occitanie

Metz Metropole

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (Guyane)

Communauté d’Agglomération Paris-Saclay

Département de Mayotte

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Société du Grand Paris with the deployment of a fibre optic network infrastructure that will be incorporated into the new Paris metro infrastructure.
  • Advising the Savoie Department on an audit mission.
  • Assisting Caisse des dépôts et Consignations with setting up a joint venture in French Guyana with Collectivité territoriale de Guyane (French Overseas local authority) and TDF (French broadcast/mobile player) in French Guyana.

Bird & Bird

Responsables de la pratique:

Boris Martor; Jean-Claude Vecchiatto

Autres avocats clés:

Jean-Michel Communier

Les références

‘Great availability, listening skills and a desire to find solutions. ’

‘Boris Martor: available, attentive and always takes the time to analyze things well.’

‘Responsiveness, creativity and availability.’

‘Good listening skills; deep understanding of underlying issues; good awareness of the client’s financial and commercial issues; reactivity and anticipation; good mastery of administrative procedure; fluidity within the team.’

‘Boris Martor: excellent understanding of legal and commercial issues.’

Principaux clients

Expertise France and State of Ethiopia PPP Unit

Eiffage Energies Systèmes

Government of Cameroon


Sealants Europe SAS

BayWa r.e. France

GetLink Eurotunnel




Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Conseil des Musées Nationaux and Reunion des Musées Nationaux Grand Palais on the management contract for Musée Jaquemart André.
  • Advising Clear Channel on all aspects connected to the transfer of Clear Channel France to fund Equinox.
  • Assisting Dijon Congrexpo on its bid and on termination of management agreements for Exhibition and trade fair park in Dijon.

Cornet Vincent Ségurel

Responsables de la pratique:

Pierre Jakob; Frédéric Marchand; Christian Naux; Christophe Pichon; Pierre-Alexis Ramaut

Les références

‘Team with diverse skills, experienced professionals.’

‘Christophe Pichon: professional, empathetic.’

‘Responsiveness, availability, flexibility, listening and proximity.’

Principaux clients

Département des Yvelines

Caisse des dépôts et consignations

Rennes Métropole

CCI Nice Côte d’Azur

CCI Nantes St-Nazaire

Brest Métropole

Département des Hauts de Seine

Région des Pays de la Loire


Agence régionale des Pays de la Loire

Département de la Vienne

Département de la Charente

Loire-Atlantique Développement

RATP Connect

Groupe SNCF

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Argenteuil hospital centre on its reconstruction.
  • Advising Loire Atlantique Développement on urban law issues.
  • Advising RATP Connect in connection with the response to a competitive bidding procedure launched by the Société du Grand Paris, for the preparation of the legal bid and the negotiation of the contract.

DWF (France) AARPI

Responsables de la pratique:

Bruno Richard

Principaux clients



Enter Air

Earth Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Yves-René Guillou; Florence David; Thomas Laffargue; Benoit Perrineau; Sophie Imbault;  Jean-Michel Blanquer


Les références

‘A high-quality, responsive team that knows how to demonstrate creativity while remaining extremely rigorous in its analyzes and proposals.’

‘Florence David stands out for her excellent knowledge, being attentive to customer expectations and constraints, and her ability to think outside the box. ’

‘Great availability; listens to offer the best solution in the customer’s interest.’

‘Earth Avocats has a responsive and competent team, driven by the desire to understand the expectations of its client.’

‘User-friendly, easy access, great skills in public business law, ability to quickly understand complex legal subjects, ability to listen.’

‘Benoît Perrineau has always been very available. ’

‘Florence David has great knowledge and skills in public business law, a very operational approach and is prompt and very diligent. ’

‘Very responsive, great interpersonal skills and listening skills.’

Principaux clients

Etat (ministère de l’intérieur)

Métropole du Grand Paris

Fédération des OPH

Union des transports publics et ferroviaires (UTP)

Veolia environnement

Opérateur du Patrimoine et des Projets Immobiliers de la Culture (OPPIC)


CASH de Nanterre

Bouygues Bâtiment

Linkcity (Bouygues Construction)

Groupe Hospitalier Nord Essonne (GHNE)

Agence nationale d’appui à la performance (ANAP)

Vinci Construction

CCI de Corse

SA Aéroport Bordeaux Mérignac

SNCF Voyageurs

Saint-Quentin en Yvelines Agglomération

Habitat Réuni

Syndicat Mixte Pyrénia

Etablissement public du Mont-Saint-Michel

EPF Nouvelle Aquitaine

Les Résidences Yvelines Essonne

Société aéroportuaire de gestion et d’exploitation de Beauvais (SAGEB)

Compagnie Nationale du Rhône

Conseil National de l’Ordre des Pharmaciens

Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence

OFS des Yvelines

Région Bretagne


Brest Métropole Aménagement

Fédération des EPL

Groupe Hospitalier Sud Ile-de-France

CCI Hauts-de-France – Ports de Lille

SEM Cité de la Mer

Paris Habitat

Communauté d’Agglomération des 2 baies Montreuillois

Conseil départemental de la Nièvre

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the French state’s project management (Ministry of the Interior) in the context of the awarding and monitoring of global contracts related to the construction of police headquarters in Nice and Marseille.
  • Advising Linkcity (subsidiary of Bouygues Construction) on the conversion of a brownfield site intended to accommodate an urban development project.
  • Advising UTP (Union des Transports Publics) on the implementation of the anti-fraud system in transportation.

Fiducial Legal by Lamy

Responsables de la pratique:

Clarisse David; Michaël Karpenschif; Walter Salamand; Ludovic Midol-Monnet


Les références

‘Available and responsive.’

‘Speed, competence and a solutions provider.’

Principaux clients

Aéroport de Lyon



Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB)



Collectivité Territoriale de Corse

Communauté d’agglomération du Territoire de la Côte Ouest

Commune du Plessis-Robinson

Commune de Port-de-Bouc

Commune de Saint-Malo

Commune de Villeurbanne

Compagnie Européenne des Bains, Valvital

Demathieu et Bard

Département de la Côte d’Or

Département de la Haute-Savoie

Département du Morbihan

Département nouveau Rhone

Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile DGAC

Egis Conseil


EPA Plaine du Var

EP Paris Terre d’Envol



Gaz et Electricité de Grenoble (GEG)

GL Events

Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

Grand Port Maritime de la Réunion

Grenoble Habitat

Ile de France Mobilité


John Cockerill

John Cockerill Hydrogen

La Plagne 2000

Le LOU Rugby

Lyon Métropole Habitat

Lyon Parc Auto (LPA)

Métropole de Lyon

Métropole Européenne de Lille

Office Public d’Aménagement et de construction (OPAC) du Rhone

Office Public de l’Habitat (OPH) de la Loire


Prefecture de Mayotte

Régie Ligne d’Azur

Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Région Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Région Bretagne

Région des Pays de la Loire

Région Ile-de-France

Région Normandie

Région Nouvelle Aquitaine

Région Réunion


Syndicat des équipements de la route


Village Club du Soleil

Ville de Paris

Vinci & Vinci Immobilier

Voies Navigables de France (VNF)

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Voies Navigables de France in the various steps of a litigation concerning claims by a construction company in the restoration of bank defences on the river network through the installation of sheet piles.
  • Advised CONTENUR Group on the renegotiation of public contracts and compensation on the basis of unpredictability in the context of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine.
  • Advised on an urban renewal project.


Responsables de la pratique:

Emmanuel Paillard

Principaux clients

Société du Grand Paris (SGP)

Englobe France


Fleurus Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Fleur Jourdan

Autres avocats clés:

Anne-Andréa Vilerio

Les références

‘Simple and easy to access and very competent. The team always looks for simple solutions.’

‘Fleur Jourdan: very good knowledge of the legal field.’

‘Very remarkable team, very responsive, innovative, clever. ’

Principaux clients


European Commission

Cour des comptes

Vinci autoroutes

Departmental Council of the Hauts de Seine (92)

Proparco – Agence France Développement (AFD)


Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines


Eric Kayser

Atelier Médicis







Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the SNCF on the set up of security procedures.
  • Successfully defended the European Commission in a case before the Commercial Court of Paris for several millions of euros.
  • Advising the Departmental Council of the Hauts de Seine on a major museum project.


Responsables de la pratique:

Jérôme Michel; Michel Sapin

Les références

‘Good service, efficient team.’

‘Michel Sapin: strong listening skills, good understanding of issues, good quality of research.’

Principaux clients


Groupe Renault


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Enedis on a number of general public law issues including litigation related to the installation of Linky smart meters and public procurement issues.
  • Advised Renault on restructuring activities operated onsite within the framework of a sell-and-leaseback project for one of its sites dedicated to manufacturing and storing spare parts.
  • Advised Paris&Co, a Paris region public developer, on assessing all public law issues and possible criminal offences pertaining to its urban experimental and public project development activities.

HK Legal

Responsables de la pratique:

François K’jan

Les références

‘Good listening skills, availability, practical solutions, preserves the interests of clients.’

‘Excellent lawyers.’

‘Availability, innovative strategies, proactive.’

Principaux clients

Agence Nationale Sécurité Sanitaire Alimentaire Nationale (ANSES)

Santé Publique France

Aéroport de La Réunion Roland Garros

Métropole Aix Marseille Provence (MAMP)

Communauté de communes Saône Beaujolais

Klein Wenner

Responsables de la pratique:

Eve Derouesné; Marc de Monsembernard; Christoph Schödel

Les références

‘Eve Derouesné ensures quality work through rigorous analyzes and concrete recommendations, which can be easily adopted.’

‘The team demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the subject and knows how to propose solutions that are both pragmatic and legally sound. The firm demonstrates significant availability and ensures effective and caring monitoring.’

‘Eve Derouesné: precise knowledge of the regulations, rigor of reasoning, takes into account the client’s operational requirements, clarity of analysis, availability.’

Principaux clients

Mithieux TP

Société d’exploitation de la tour Eiffel

Société du Grand Paris

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing the French agency in charge of regulating telecoms, postal services and print media distribution (ARCEP) in an appeal brought by an operator against a dispute resolution decision the agency rendered concerning the tariff conditions for access by third party operators to essential 5G infrastructure owned by a competing operator.
  • Assisted an operator in the defence sector in determining whether it should obtain an authorisation to manufacture, trade or broker firearms in France.
  • Defending an operator before the administrative courts against pre-contractual summary proceedings and appeals on the merits brought by candidates and tenderers who have been eliminated from award procedures.

Noëlle Lenoir Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Noëlle Lenoir

Les références

‘The team is efficient.’

‘A team that listens and knows how to adapt to its client’s operating mode. Always provides good advice.’

‘Noëlle Lenoir masters her subject with a strategic vision.’

Principaux clients


Fondation Partage et Vie






Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Unim on public law issues.
  • Drafting an expert report on the French legal aspects of evidence taking abroad and pre-trial discovery proceedings
  • Advising on French and European regulation and case law on climate issues.

Osborne Clarke

Responsables de la pratique:

Alexandre Le Mière

Autres avocats clés:

Emmanuelle Yvon

Les références

Excellent and available team.’

Principaux clients



Principaux dossiers

  • Advising on the awarding of a public service delegation for the operation and management of an aquatic center.

Pamina Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Remi Sermier; David Epaud

Les références

‘The team is available and very competent. The quality of their analyses, their pragmatism and their extensive experience on projects in Africa distinguish them from other teams.’

‘Remi Sermier and David Epaud are excellent lawyers; knowledgeable and with very appreciable experience in energy and infrastructure projects in Africa.’

‘Their approach and analysis are very accurate. They are able to select what is essential.’

‘The team offers cutting-edge expertise in public business law. The responsiveness and technical expertise of its lawyers make it an important partner for high-stakes administrative law cases.’

‘David Epaud is a trusted partner on cases with high added value in public real estate law, public procurement law and public economic law. Quality of listening, personalized approach, availability and technical expertise are, among others, the main qualities of David Epaud.’

‘The firm stands out for its excellence in public law, due to the technical skills of its partners, but also their good knowledge of the public environment and its stakeholders.’

‘The team is very available, very responsive and very competent.’

‘David Epaud is a particularly brilliant lawyer in his field, he is available for his clients, involved in his cases and very responsive.’

Principaux clients

DP World

IN Groupe (Imprimerie Nationale)

Air France

France Galop

International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA)

Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring


Thomson Reuters

Syndicat des compagnies aériennes autonomes (SCARA)

ASL Airlines

Claus Habfast, former chairman of Alpexpo SPL

Polygon Global Partners LLP

OPAC Saône-et-Loire

Secure Identity Alliance


Ilex Ascenseurs

BAT Environnement

Association Sportive du Golf de Saint-Germain

Commission du réseau de la diffusion de la presse (CRDP)

Cinémas Arpajon – GECI (Groupe des Exploitants et des Cinémas Indépendants)

JEK Ingénierie & Environnement

Acwa Power


FIF-PL (Fonds interprofessionnel de formation des professions libérales)

Principaux dossiers

  • Advising Acwa Power, a utility, regarding the structuring of a water desalinisation plant in Senegal.
  • Advising DP World, a port operator, on implementing its deep-sea port project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
  • Advising SCARA, an association of airlines, on adapting to the regulatory environment to combat global warming.



Responsables de la pratique:

Stanislas de Margerie; Clémence Cordier; Pierre Reine; Céline Gagey

Les références

 ‘The team has a very good understanding of the operational and legal issues’.

‘Céline Gagey: always available, responsive and pragmatic. Excellent lawyer. ’

‘The team is very professional, attentive, pragmatic and reassuring.’

Principaux clients




Economat des Armées

Rexel France

IER (Groupe Bolloré)

Amiens Énergies

Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Occitanie)

École nationale vétérinaire d’Alfort

Lexis Nexis

Conseil départemental de Mayotte

Groupement de coopération sanitaire Achats du Centre

Sillon Lorrain

Ville de Châlons-en-Champagne


Principaux dossiers

  • Advising the city of Châlons-en-Champagne on the implementation, in its territory and surroundings, of one of the first “Smart City” schemes in France.
  • Advising French-Dutch micromobility company DOTT (e-scooters and e-bikes) on its operations in French cities.
  • Advising Rexel France as a co-contractor in procurement procedures for the efficient energy renovation of collective housing units (Energiesprong standards).

Reinhart Marville Torre

Responsables de la pratique:

Lionel Levain

Les références

‘Lionel Levain: perfect knowledge of public procurement and legal remedies, sound advice, available and responsive.’

‘Good knowledge of the market.’

‘Lionel Levain: very good public law knowledge.’

Principaux clients

Shell France – Ubitricity


Corsica Ferries

Française de l’Energie (FDE) / Gazonor

Metrobus – MediaGare

Moventis – Inurba Mobility


SEM Île-de-France Loisirs

Smovengo (Vélib’ service)


Fédération française de Golf

Sekri Valentin Zerrouk

Responsables de la pratique:

Yamina Zerrouk

Les références

‘Ability to bring together community stakeholders to find a solution. ’

‘Good expertise.’

‘Deep and exhaustive knowledge. Trustworthy and a team player. ’

‘Yamina Zerrouk is top notch; always available and always on top of things. Extremely thorough and detailed.’

Principaux clients

Sciences po

Corsica commercial center

Ssd la coupole


Les Planards Chamonix






123 IM







Responsables de la pratique:

Vincent Drain; Olivier Savignat

Les références

‘In addition to being very available, Vincent Drain is able to clarify complex administrative procedures and highlight issues. His summary notes are excellent for informing operational decisions.’

‘It is a team that listens to its clients.’

‘Victor Drain makes himself available and is very responsive. He assists clients with great efficiency and clarity. Great responsiveness and availability.’

Veil Jourde

Responsables de la pratique:

Maxime Seno

Autres avocats clés:

Livia Elshoud

Les références

‘Availability and ability to respond quickly to requests.’

‘Excellent knowledge. Sound and relevant advice.’

‘Very responsive; analyses are always very thorough and precise.’

‘Maxime Seno and Livia Elshoud are very proactive and very professional. Proactive, the team is up to date with the latest case law developments. ’

Principaux clients

Galileo Global Education


Région Centre Val de Loire


France Education International


Travel Planet

Agence Nationale des Chèques Vacances



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Galileo on public law issues linked to the buying of shares of Qualium in Emlyon.
  • Advised Région Centre Val de Loire in the set-up of the first TSDI contract (Perpetual Subordinated Loans and Notes) dealt by a governmental body in France.
  • Advising SEMMARIS (state-owned company in charge of the Marché de Rungis) on the development of a new food hall in the north of Région Ile-de-France.

VLD Avocats

Responsables de la pratique:

Virginie Lachaut-Dana

Les références

‘Competent and dynamic. Strong expertise in town planning, in particular the fine management of issues of rights of pre-emption and third party applicants.’

‘Virginie Lachaut-Danat: alert, good risk assessment skills and excellent management of her clients’ time.’

‘Exceptional mastery of subjects related to complex real estate legal organizations (particularly co-ownership). Available and committed team.’

Wilhelm & Associés

Responsables de la pratique:

Marie-Anne Renaux; Delphine d’Albert des Essarts

Les références

‘Responsive, up-to-date, innovative solutions. ’

‘Marie-Anne Renaux: available, responsive, excellent practitioner.’

‘A firm with great skills, responsive and innovative.’

Principaux clients


Leroy Merlin


Bouygues Immobilier



Vinci Immobilier




Betclic Enterprises Limited


Financière Apsys

Super U






BG Real Estate


Eic Transactions


Principaux dossiers

  • Assisting Bouygues Immobilier with several aspects of the realisation of a wide real estate operation including commercial, located in the joint development zone (ZAC) Littorale, in Marseille.
  • Assistance to Leroy Merlin with obtaining the administrative commercial authorisation required for the construction and opening of new retail buildings in Clermont-Ferrand and Saintes.
  • Assisting Ceetrus / Nhood in the restructuring operation of the Commercial Zone “Porte des Alpes” of Bron, near Lyon.