Lawyers in the Public Law department advise and assist local authorities and national and local EPAs (administrative public entities) and EPICs (industrial and commercial public entities), both on contractual aspects and on structural and financial issues.
“ Extremely fine knowledge of public law and regulation of telecommunications. Rarely has a firm mastered the legal technique of this sector to such an extent.”
Over the past 15 years, Martin Tissier has acquired recognized expertise in the field of the territorial coverage of electronic communications and more specifically actions by subnational authorities to expand digital coverage across the entire country. He has contributed to defining and setting up nearly thirty public initiative networks, be they cable networks, collection networks or FTTH/FTTB-type service networks. In the 2020 and 2021 editions of Legal 500 EMEA, the team was rated Tier 2 in Telecoms.
Areas of expertise
Public procurement; service concessions; partnership agreements; financing of infrastructure projects; tax treatment of public contracts; drafting of contracts including public procurement contracts and concession agreements; public service delegations and agreements for the temporary occupancy of public land.
Regulatory law; dispute resolution between operators/local authorities before the regulatory authority ARCEP; responses to public consultations; assistance in drafting documents (i.e. reference interconnect offers).
Constitutional law; EU institutional law; general administrative law; administrative liability; civil liberties; public finance; local authority law (functioning of local authorities, creation and merger of EPCIs (inter-municipal cooperation entities) or syndicats mixtes, or joint ventures between various public authorities of different types).
Change of status; national and local public companies; Labour and employment law; public-private partnerships.
Use and occupancy agreements; competition law applied to public lands; use and scope of the public and private land ownership by public persons.
Analysis of regulated sectors; relations with standards-setting authorities; tariff disputes.
Notification to the European Commission of State aid projects; domestic and European State aid litigation.
Inter-municipal and local cooperation; relations between the State and local authorities; decentralized cooperation; entities and local authorities with a special status; local public finance.
Pre-contractual, contractual and contract enforcement litigation; ultra vires claims seeking annulment of an administrative act; actions seeking specific relief; emergency proceedings; litigation of electoral disputes; constitutional litigation; EU litigation.
Labour and employment disputes: civil litigation; commercial litigation; enforcement.
Land use regulations; urban planning; planning permit disputes; regulation of classified facilities for the protection of the environment; litigation concerning classified facilities.