France: Administrative Litigation 2018

This chapter identifies 20 of the top French litigators who focus on administrative law matters and related disputes between entities and government authorities. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Philippe Delelis Jones Day, Paris
2. Thierry Dal Farra UGGC Avocats, Paris
3. Emmanuel Guillaume Baker McKenzie, Paris
4. Henri Savoie Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Paris

HOGAN LOVELLS sees two standout names recognised in this chapter.
Ludovic Babin is “a very good lawyer” who is considered an expert on public contracts, particularly across the defence, transport and telecoms sectors.
Bruno Cantier receives praise from across the market for his knowledge of administrative and public law matters, most notably when it comes to the energy and resources space.

Philippe Delelis of JONES DAY is a leading figure in administrative litigation with vast experience acting before the French courts in relation to both contractual and extra-contractual matters. One source says, “Philippe is a strong, persuasive and efficient practitioner.”

UGGC AVOCATSThierry Dal Farra is recognised for his impressive work on a wide array of public business law matters including regulation, procurement and related litigation. One source praises him as “one of the best names in administrative litigation”.

Emmanuel Guillaume at BAKER MCKENZIE is an experienced litigator with in-depth experience of administrative and public law. He has particular expertise in the communications sector where he is highly respected for his knowledge of regulatory matters.

Henri Savoie of DARROIS VILLEY MAILLOT BROCHIER is “a definite inclusion” for his excellent work acting for French companies on significant matters before a range of national tribunals.

At DENTONS, Marc Fornacciari is a go-to name on administrative and regulatory issues arising out of public infrastructure projects and is described by sources as “an excellent litigator".

Nil Symchowicz of CABINET SYMCHOWICZ WEISSBERG & ASSOCIES receives praise for his expertise in public contracts and public-private partnerships, where he is frequently instructed to represent clients in project-related litigation. 

Paul Lignières at LINKLATERS is a widely respected figure in both the French market and in Francophone Africa for his knowledge of public-private partnerships and public-sector regulatory matters.

CMS FRANCIS LEFEBVRE AVOCATSFrançois Tenailleau is highly regarded by market sources for his first-rate counsel and representation of clients in public sector infrastructure disputes.

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