France: Administrative Litigation 2019

In this chapter we highlight 22 practitioners who have been selected for their expertise representing and advising clients in public contract matters, project financing, PPP efforts and a range of regulatory issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Philippe Delelis Jones Day, Paris
2. Thierry Dal Farra  UGGC Avocats, Paris 

In the French market, “everyone knows” Philippe Delelis at Jones Day according to peers, who note he is “excellent in administrative litigation”. His practice focuses on advising clients on French and EU regulation pertaining to the energy, transport and banking sectors.

Thierry Dal Farra of UGGC Avocats sits among France’s most respected administrative litigators this year. He is recommended by peers as “one of the best practitioners in administrative litigation”.

Louis des Cars with Altana is identified as “a very conscientious lawyer” who “has a good sense of litigation analysis”. He stands out for his particular focus on public economic law.

The “outstanding” Emmanuel Guillaume at Baker McKenzie is a highly regarded figure in the French market. His experience as a litigator encompasses matters in the telecommunications and environment sectors.

Marc Fornacciari of Dentons is lauded as “a leading practitioner in administrative litigation matters”. He possesses considerable expertise in public contract law and project finance matters, as well as public real estate law.

Henri Savoie with Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier heads the public law and regulatory practice, and is experienced at representing clients in litigation involving telecommunications, media, railway and energy regulators. Market commentators effuse that he “should definitely be in the list”.

At Cabinet Symchowicz Weissberg & Associes, Nil Symchowicz is “an excellent expert in the field”. He specialises in public contract law and public-private partnership matters, where he advises public authorities on project management.

Ludovic Babin at Hogan Lovells is described as “a very good lawyer” who is “known for contractual matters”.  He has over 17 years of experience handling PPP and other public law contracts.
Bruno Cantier also draws acclaim from sources in France as “an excellent practitioner”. His practice encompasses project finance matters, PPP contracts and the drafting of concessions, particularly in rail and road projects.

Jean Latournerie of Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats has over 25 years of experience advising public authorities and companies on contracts, competition matters, as well as PPP and project financing.

At CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, François Tenailleau is celebrated as one of the foremost administrative litigators in France, and has over 20 years of experience acting for clients in the financial and infrastructure sectors.

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