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Public Procurement

France

In a constantly growing field, which represents around 20% of the GDP of EU Member States on average, the evolving legal framework for public procurement, with the transposition of European directives on public procurement and concession contracts, is a key renewal factor.

Whether you are a French or foreign construction company or operator, working in any economic field, whether you are a financial institution or public sector entity, we can advise and defend you in all aspects of public procurement.

Our team will offer you pragmatic and insightful guidance for any legal or tax issues that may arise in your public procurement contracts.

With 5 lawyers, including 1 partner, we can assist you in your submissions to tender procedures launched by public or parapublic entities and, if necessary, in your legal cases before administrative or ordinary courts. Whether you are a public sector or private buyer, we can support you in establishing the contractual structure that best meets your needs and constraints, and in the setting up of your tender procedures. We also carry out contractual due diligence within the framework of proposed sales or acquisitions of public sector partner companies. We can guide you throughout the life of public procurement projects, from signature to delivery, including the prevention and management of potential disputes before national or arbitration courts as required.

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10/01/2019
Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Guide
The CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Guide of­fers you a com­pre­hens­ive guide to the most rel­ev­ant pro­cure­ment is­sues in 17 jur­is­dic­tions.Ac­cord­ing to the European Com­mis­sion, “Every year, over 250,000 pub­lic au­thor­it­ies...
29/11/2019
Sup­port­ing your in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects
Ad­dress­ing your needs Your in­terests are de­fen­ded by our spe­cial­ists, armed with in-depth know­ledge of the sec­tors con­cerned and a real ca­pa­city for in­nov­a­tion, both in France and in Africa.France is...

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09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
26/06/2020
Best Law­yers 2021
The 2021 Best Law­yers ransk­ing for France has been pub­lished. We thank our peers for vot­ing for us.The Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers pub­lished on June 25, in part­ner­ship with the news­pa­pers Les...
05 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
06 April 2020
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment con­tracts in the con­text of the Cov­id-19 crisis in France
Has spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions been ad­op­ted by the Gov­ern­ment in the con­text of Cov­id-19? Yet, it has: emer­gency Law No. 2020-290 of 23 March 2020 to deal with the Cov­id-19 epi­dem­ic...
06 April 2020
Cov­id-19: re­quis­i­tion re­gime for res­pir­at­ory masks
By de­cree No. 2020-247 of 13 March 2020, which was ab­rog­ated and re­placed by de­cree No. 2020-293 of 23 March 2020 pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial journ­al on 24 March (art­icles 12 and 13), the Prime Min­is­ter...
27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
29/11/2019
Sup­port­ing your in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects
Ad­dress­ing your needs Your in­terests are de­fen­ded by our spe­cial­ists, armed with in-depth know­ledge of the sec­tors con­cerned and a real ca­pa­city for in­nov­a­tion, both in France and in Africa.France is...
12 September 2019
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
01 July 2019
Best Law­yers 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of Best Law­yers in France has been pub­lished. We thank our peers for vot­ing for us.On 01 Ju­ly 2019, Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers, pub­lished, in part­ner­ship with Les Echos, a French...
15 January 2019
European Court of Justice rules in fa­vour of Italy’s Lotto con­ces­sion mod­el
On 19 Decem­ber 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) con­firmed that Italy’s “sole con­ces­sion­aire mod­el” for man­aging the con­ces­sion for its com­pu­ter­ised na­tion­al lot­tery and re­lated fixed-odds...