Public law and environment

Our Public Law Department team advises public entities such as the French state, local authorities, national and local public institutions as well as private entities for public law issues, more particularly those related to the economic life, following a practical and operational approach.

The department assists its clients on matters such as economic regulation, including regulated sectors (network industries, health), public contracts, (public procurement contracts, public-private partnership, public land use, research and development agreements, etc.). Our lawyers are also frequently involved in dealing with induced structural issues, especially regarding national and local public companies (local public companies, local semi-public companies, single-purposed semi-public companies, state-controlled corporations), the creation of local cooperation structures. Finally, they also master European state aid law.

The areas of expertise of our Public Law department are:

General public law

  • Constitutional law
  • European law
  • General administrative law
  • Civil liberties
  • Public finances

Public contracts

  • Public procurement contracts
  • Public-private partnership
  • Project finance
  • Tax treatment of public contracts

Public bodies

  • Creation
  • Change of status
  • National and local public companies
  • Privatization

Administrative litigation

  • Cancellation and amendments of decisions taken by public authorities,
  • Public authorities liability,
  • Public procurement proceedings,
  • Urgent/emergency proceedings,
  • Constitutional litigation;

Economic regulation

  • Regulated sectors
  • Relations with State regulation agencies
  • Tariff disputes

State aid

  • State aid notification to the European Commission
  • Domestic and European state aid litigations

Public properties

  • Public land lease and disposal
  • Open data

Local authorities

  • Local authorities cooperation
  • Local authorities local authorities/French state relationship

Urban policy and environmental law

  • Land use regulation,
  • Building and demolition permits
  • Environmental regulations




    Bersay - 31, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris 
    Tél. : +33 1 56 88 30 00


    Bersay - 31, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris 
    Tél. : +33 1 56 88 30 00