“Public-private partnerships” (PPPs) is a recent expression covering highly varied arrangements that relate to building and managing infrastructures, facilities or public services. These arrangements are either based on longstanding legal traditions in France and other administrative law countries – of which the most representative example is the concession, or on an adaptation of Anglo-Saxon project financing practices that have recently been introduced in France to fund public projects. Implementing PPPs requires a solid understanding of the diverse legal and tax implications. In particular, they call for expertise based on in-depth knowledge of traditional administrative law in addition to law and taxation applying to innovative financing techniques.
Our practice areas
We cover all types of PPP contractual structures:
PPPs may be formed in areas as varied as:
From the design phase to the implementation stage, we assist private and public organisations in all stages of their national and international projects. We join forces with experts from member firms in CMS, who specialise in PPPs in their respective jurisdictions (25 countries including 14 in Europe).
We are supported by our team of tax experts reputed for their excellence and in- depth knowledge of the public sector and established experience in PPPs, particularly with respect to the tax aspects of projects.
States, international organisations, private operators and financial institutions regularly place their trust in us to manage their national and international projects.