France: Environment 2019

In this chapter we recognise 28 individuals for their exceptional work in the environmental sector, on matters ranging from carbon markets to waste management.

Most Highly Regarded
1. David Desforges David Desforges, Paris
2.Françoise S Labrousse Jones Day, Paris
3. Jean-Pierre Boivin  Boivin & Associés, Paris

Boivin & Associés sees three lawyers recognised in this chapter.
Jean-Pierre Boivin has “a superb background and experience in the field” according to impressed clients who commend his impressive understanding of environment-related M&A transactions.
Manuel Pennaforte is commended for his “great experience in the field” which enables him to give “the best advice possible”, according to clients. He is a “very responsive individual” who can “communicate complex subjects clearly”.
Steve Hercé is a well-established name in the market who is lauded for his superb ability on issues such as waste management, renewables and project development planning.

At his own firm, Global Elite Thought Leader David Desforges stands out as one of the foremost minds in the field. He runs an impressive practice that sees him engaged in advisory matters relating to polluted sites and plastics regulation.

Jones Day is home to a pre-eminent name in the market, Françoise Labrousse, who is credited for her “excellent quality of work”. She is a leading figure for environment-related matters and excels when it comes to regulatory enforcement actions.

At King & Spalding, Joëlle Herschtel is recognised by peers as “a super litigator”, with one source stating, “I’d hate to be in front of her, she’s so good.”

Herald’s Christophe Bourdel is “an authority in the field” who commands great respect from respondents for his adeptness on environmental litigation.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Jean-Nicolas Clément is a prominent figure in the market who receives effusive praise from peers for his superb insight into waste management and energy regulations.

At Frêche & Associés, Thomas Garancher is “a true environmental lawyer” according to sources who note, “He is one of the very few nuclear law practitioners on the market.” He is someone who peers say they “would definitely highlight”.

Baker McKenzie’s Marie-Laetitia de La Ville-Bauge is a “really impressive” practitioner and “an environmental law specialist” according to observers. She excels on issues arising from industrial projects.
Arnaud Cabanes receives widespread plaudits from interviewees who credit his broad experience on matters relating to environmental regulation.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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