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Public Litigation Lawyers

Whether you are asking the court to vindicate your rights or you are defending yourself, litigation is sometimes unavoidable in situations that involve public entities or in the broader context of public operations.

Such litigation can fall within any area of public law: general public law, local government law, public or private domain, concluding and performing contracts involving contracting authorities, public works operations, urban planning law, environmental law, industry regulations, etc. 

We will work by your side in order to advise you during the pre-litigation phase and to consider alternative dispute resolution methods: from simple negotiation involving  lawyers, which can lead to a settlement, to applying to specialized institutions (advisory committees for the voluntary resolution of public procurement disputes, mediators, arbitrators, etc.).

We will then represent you before the courts, in accordance with the strategy we have developed together and taking into account the specifics of the case, and will manage the entire litigation procedure on your behalf.

Our 23 lawyers have solid expertise in this area, due to the wide variety of cases they have handled and backed up by former members of the Conseil d’Etat who are now partners of our firm.

This variety is reflected in the type of judicial proceedings conducted in all areas of public law (interim relief, substantive procedures, expert assessments, interlocutory constitutional rulings, complaints, preliminary rulings, etc.) and the various institutions applied to:

  • ordinary and specialised administrative courts: administrative tribunals, administrative courts of appeal, the Conseil d’Etat on first and last instance, the Cour des Comptes, the Budgetary and Financial Discipline Court, and the regional and territorial chambers of accounts;
  • civil courts: civil, commercial, criminal, etc.;
  • dispute resolution bodies of independent administrative authorities; the Energy Regulation Commission, the Competition Authority, etc.;
  • Conseil Constitutionnel;
  • European courts: General Court and Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights.
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Dardour-Attali Sarah
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 Convention...
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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 fossil...
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Thomas Carenzi
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Thomas Carenzi has been a lawyer in the Public Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2011.He practices public business law and in particular in the following areas: public contracts (including...
Marc Devedeix
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marc joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017, within the Energy team, as a lawyer, after an experience as a trainee lawyer in the team.He advises the clients for their regulated industrial activities,...
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Clotilde Laborde
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cotilde Laborde joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2016. She acts in non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to urban planning, environment and renewable energies.
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Dov Milsztajn
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Dov Milsztajn joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’s Tax Department in July 2013.Dov assists clients in a wide range of tax disputes regarding mainly corporate and income taxation. Dov is also specialized...
Eleni Moraitou
Eleni Moraïtou
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Eleni is a member of the Competition and European Law team since May 2011.Her practice focuses on issues related to the public sector and to the intervention in the market of public operators as well...
Anne Plisson
Anne Plisson
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Anne Plisson joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018. She acts in non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to urban planning, environment and renewable energies.Before joining CMS Francis...
Pierre-Edouard Vino
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre-Edouard joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in October 2019. Lawyer since 2013, he previously practiced in the public law department of the law firms De Guillenchmidt et Associés and Peyrical...