Practice Areas

Public law and public procurement law

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Dealing with all aspects of public law

Our team uses all its expertise in public law, public procurement law, planning law, environmental law and administrative litigation to design and safeguard its clients’ development projects.

The complementary nature of our lawyers’ legal expertise and their solid sector-based experience enable us to provide a high level of support adapted to the needs of public or private companies, administrative bodies or local authorities.

Both in advisory and contentious work, our dedicated team public law team, in collaboration with other teams within the firm, provides assistance to several major specialized companies and large industrial operators, particularly those specializing in the railway, aerospace and waste treatment sectors.

Interventions

Our team provides its know-how to public and private bodies at all stages of public procurement procedures, whether involving concessions, partnerships or complex arrangements:

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  • Feasibility studies
  • Preparation of tender documents
  • Assistance during procurement procedures (competitive procedures, publication)
  • Structuring of candidates
  • Creation of analytical grids
  • Advice on bid selection
  • Negotiation and drafting of contracts (financing, guarantees, etc.)
  • Analysis of tax impacts and relations with the tax authorities
  • Problems encountered with performance
  • Amendments

Delegations of public services (DSP) and public-private partnerships (PPP) are complex legal arrangements that require assistance throughout the contractual lifetime of a project. Our team of experts works alongside public bodies and corporations during all project phases from analysis and preparation of a risk matrix to the drafting of tender documents, and from procurement procedures to the negotiation of contractual clauses and the finalization of the agreement.

We also provide assistance with financing agreements, implementation phases and the termination of agreements.

We take all necessary steps to facilitate our clients’ planning transactions and can provide assistance with any requirements they might have:

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  • Feasibility studies
  • Land purchases or sales
  • Contractual negotiation
  • Assistance with applications for administrative authorizations
  • Auditing of development and planning documents
  • Drafting of planning and development documents
  • Assistance with the arrangement and financing of development transactions
  • Advice on preemption and expropriation procedures
  • Auditing of real estate assets prior to purchase

We assist public, semi-public and private entities with all their problems relating to property in the public domain:

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  • Development of real estate projects on public land
  • Occupation of the public domain
  • Enhancement of public assets (renovation, development, etc.)
  • Outsourcing of the property management of public assets

Our team advises public entities on the choice and organization of public structures such as semi-public companies (SEMs), EIGs, public interest groupings (GIP), local public companies (SPL), public industrial and commercial undertakings (EPIC), corporations and public institutions. We assist our clients with the drafting of contractual documents, the choice of modes of governance, the drafting of articles of incorporation, administrative formalities and the effective setting up of the structure concerned.

Our lawyers advise our clients on all aspects of the law relating to public institutions:

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  • Transfer of competencies between public structures
  • Changes to articles of incorporation
  • Governance
  • Auditing of legal and financial risks
  • Human resources
  • Public funding and aids
  • Reports of the Court of Auditors and Regional Audit Chambers
  • Electoral law

Our team deals with all kinds of public law litigation before national and European courts. The assistance we provide covers all the potential stages of disputes, from auditing the legal risks to mediation, handling pre-contentious matters, assisting with experts’ reports and, of course, representing clients in court.

We have developed extensive expertise in various types of litigation, concerning:

  • agents
  • elections
  • State aids
  • the conclusion and performance of contracts
  • the liability of public officials or public bodies
  • town planning and administrative authorizations
  • pre-contractual applications
  • actions for annulment and compensation claims
  • the criminal law as it applies to public procurement, such as illegal acquisitions of interests.

Rewards

“The team of about ten lawyers can deal with a varied range of cases, while its expertise in litigation and public procurement contracts is particularly well-known”

LEGAL 500 EMEA/PARIS

Environmental Law

Tier 3

LEGAL 500 EMEA/PARIS

Public and administrative law

Tier 3

Legal 500 EMEA/Paris

Energy

Tier 3/3

"Clients describe the team as "very pleasant, responsive and committed both on the technical advice given in public law and on the more commercial aspects."

Chambers and partners Europe 2020

Public law

Band 4

Chambers and partners Europe 2020

Emmanuelle Mignon

Band 3

Chambers and partners Europe 2020

Public law: Public sector contracts

Band 4

Chambers and partners Europe 2020

Vincent Brenot

Band 2

Vincent Brenot

Emmanuelle Mignon

Christian Pierret

Hélène Billery

 

Who's Who Legal Global/France

Vincent Brenot

ENVIRONMENT, ADMINISTRATIVE LITIGATION (FRANCE)

 

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Public domain law

Excellent

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Public law – Market regulation

Excellent

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Energy – Market regulation

Excellent

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Waste law

Well-respected practice

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Administrative contracts & related litigation

Highly recommended

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Commercial urban planning

Highly recommended

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Urban planning & development

Recommended

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Renewable energy law

Recommended

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Environment - Litigation

Recommended

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Natural resources and renewable energies in Africa

Recommended

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ICPE, contaminated areas, industrial wilderness

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