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Public Lawyers

The different forms of state intervention and, more generally, intervention by the national or local public sector in the economy are covered by public law.

Irrespective of the size of your business, whether you are a non-profit organisation or part of the public sector, we can advise you and defend you in any matter relating to public law.
For any public law issues or issues falling within other legal areas, such as tax implications, our highly technical team can offer you multi-disciplinary support, oriented towards the implementation of appropriate solutions.

With 10 associates including 4 partners, our specialists can assist you in all areas of public business law and public property law. We can help you respond to calls for tenders from public and private buyers and we can assist public sector organisations with their outsourcing policies, their implementation and their financing. We can also advise public authorities and their associated entities on the reorganisation of their intervention methods. We can assist you with knowing and understanding industry regulations applicable to you and your negotiations with regulators. We can help make your building projects possible in a climate where urban and environmental rules and land control (in the private and public sector) are becoming increasingly complex. We can also help you optimise costs: our work concerns the set-up of such operations, such as drafting and negotiating any related contract documents. Finally, with confirmed litigation experience in all public law disciplines, we can represent you, whether you are a claimant or a defendant, in all types of litigation before administrative, judicial, financial and European courts.

"Technically proficient team doing significant work on public contracts, procurement, and concessions. Major clients are typically industrial companies for whom the team provides advice and litigation services. Also assists public entities as well as private clients with urban planning, environmental law and regulatory matters, especially in the energy sector”. Quotes from clients : "Very reliable team with a good command of the subject."Chambers Europe 2015

"CMS has ‘great expertise in public law’, particularly PPP projects in the transport sector Legal EMEA Paris 2015

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Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe
Part­ner
Head of Employment and pensions practice's Intelligence department
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2014 as Counsel with responsibility for the employment and pensions practice's Intelligence, Scientific Development and Knowledge ...
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François Tenailleau
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
François Tenailleau is a partner in the Public Law Department where he leads the Infrastructure practice. He practices public business law, with a particular focus on the following areas: public ...
Stéphane Austry
Stéphane Austry
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Stéphane joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats as a partner in 2007 after spending 15 years in top positions within the French government. Stéphane coordinates the firm's tax litigation and c...
Christophe Barthelemy
Christophe Barthelemy
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Christophe Barthélemy joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in October 2008 as a partner with primary responsibility for developing the Energy unit within the Public Business Law team.
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Claire Vannini
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Claire joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Regulatory & Competition Department in 2002 and became a partner in 2015. She specialises in EU/competition law, pharmaceutical law and public law. She cu...
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Jean-Luc Tixier
Part­ner
Member of the Supervisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean-Luc Tixier joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1984 and was co-opted as a partner in 1994. He has been a member of the Supervisory Board since June 2015. He is a specialist in property law ...
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Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Aurore-Emmanuelle joined the Energy team as an associate in January 2010, having practiced in the telecoms sector with law firm Bird & Bird. She has specific expertise in energy (both renewable and...
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Kawthar Ben Khelil
Coun­sel
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Kawthar Ben Khelil joined the Public law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2008. She is active in public business law and in particular in the following areas: public procurement...
Sophie Weill
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sophie Weill has been a lawyer in the Public Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2008. She works in the following areas: public contracts (including public procurement contracts, c...
Sarah Dardour-Attali
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sarah Dardour-Attali's practice focuses on tax audit and tax litigation. She notably assists clients in litigations involving constitutional rights, the European Union law and the European...