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France: Administrative Litigation 2016

In this chapter, 18 leading lawyers are recognised.

Huglo Lepage & Associés leads the research this year with two listings. Founding partner Christian Huglo is described by peers as a “top-tier” individual with “outstanding procedural knowledge of the administrative courts”. Corinne Lepage is extremely active before the administrative courts and is well known for the “highly strategic advice” that she delivers to clients.

The “talented” Thierry Laloum at Willkie Farr & Gallagher is, according to clients, “a go-to lawyer” when it comes to public law matters.

At Dentons, Marc Fornacciari is deemed a “consummate expert” in relation to public infrastructure projects.

August & Debouzy is represented by the “formidable” Vincent Brenot who is described by clients as a “market leading advocate”.

At Veil Jourde, Emmanuel Glaser “continues to impress” clients and peers alike who praise him for his “distinguished public law practice”.

Emmanuel Guillaume at Baker & McKenzie possesses “intricate knowledge” of the administrative and public sector at both national and international levels.

UGGC Avocats is represented in this chapter by the “excellent” Thierry Dal Farra, whose “dedicated” practice encompasses a broad range of public law matters.

Philippe Delelis at Jones Day is “exceptionally client-focused”, and has years of experience dealing with French administrative contractual disputes. 

At McDermott Will & Emery, Sabine Naugès has represented clients from various industries including telecoms, aerospace and oil and gas companies and is regarded as a “ as a highly regarded figure in French administrative and regulatory law

Laurent-Xavier Simonel at KGA Avocats is a “major player” in administrative litigation, especially in relation to public contract disputes.

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is represented by the “first-rate” Noël Chahid-Nouraï, who brings an outstanding level of public law knowledge to disputes before the administrative courts.

At Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Nicolas Baverez is a “top-notch litigator” according to peers, who also commend him for his “brilliant administrative law practice”.

The “excellent” Henri Savoie at Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier is a recognised and highly regarded expert in public policy and procurement disputes. 

Cabinet Symchowicz Weissberg & Associés is represented in this chapter by founding partner Nil Symchowicz, who is known for his “technical expertise” when dealing with public contract law.

Laurent Deruy at Gide Loyrette Nouel is praised by peers for being “reasoned and highly intelligent” and is a “firm favourite” amongst clients. He is said to “provide unsurpassed knowledge”  of contractual law and litigation.

At CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, the “highly sought-after” François Tenailleau runs a broad practice and is renowned as a “true authority” in PPP and public contract disputes before the administrative the field.

Romaric Lazerges at Allen & Overy heads the firm’s public and environmental law department in Paris. He is commended for his “fantastic legal advice” and for his strong performances in high-profile legal proceedings before administrative courts and tribunals.  

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