This year we highlight 13 top-tier practitioners known for their impressive work handling procurement transactions; privatisations and public-private partnerships, including project financings; and due diligence reviews.
Most highly regarded
David Preat at Clifford Chance Europe is “thoroughly recommended” for his adept handling of contracts in major large-scale infrastructure projects.
Thomas Courtel of Gide Loyrette Nouel is widely acknowledged as “one of the best” at advising clients on PPPs and administration negotiation.
The “outstanding” Marc Fornacciari at Dentons gains widespread plaudits for his project finance and transportation advisory services.
Allen & Overy’s Romaric Lazerges attracts widespread praise for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on public contracts and PPP proceedings.
At Hogan Lovells, Ludovic Babin is “notably active” in the field, delivering sophisticated PPP contractual work for top-end clients.
Bruno Cantier possesses a first-class reputation for his project finance and PPP work across the infrastructure, energy and transport sectors.
The “astute” Thierry Laloum of Willkie Farr & Gallagher is credited with a keen knowledge of contentious and non-contentious public procurement matters.
Sources commend Jones Day’s Philippe Delelis in his diligent handling of concession contracts and project financing.
The “excellent” François Tenailleau leads CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’ infrastructure practice, where he demonstrates an adroit handling of complex contractual matters.