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Kawthar Ben Khelil


CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Languages Italian, English, French

Kawthar Ben Khelil joined the Public law / Infrastructure Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2008.

She is active in public business law and in particular in the following areas: public contracts (including public procurement contracts, concessions, public-private partnerships, contracts of occupancy of the public domain, complex contractual agreements) and other issues in relation to public law (public property law, financing of public entities, public sector entities, social housing, public subsidies, etc).

She advises and defends her clients, among which operators acting in various sectors, construction companies, financial institutions, infrastructure funds, as well as public sector entities.

She holds a certificate of specialization in public law (16 April 2019).

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Relevant experience

  • Counsel within the Public law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats (joined 2008)
  • Lecturer in Master in Environmental and Earth Sciences at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, University Paris-Diderot (from 2011-2012 to 2017-2018)
  • Lecturer in Master of real estate sciences, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense (from 2010-2011 to 2015-2016)
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  • Questions-réponses sur l’impact du covid-19 sur les contrats de la commande publique : tour d’horizon en 11 questions, website of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, last update, May 2020
  • Impact of Covid-19 on public procurement, CMS guide (chapter on France), April 2020
  • La loi PACTE et les organismes de droit public - website CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, July 2019
  • CMS Public Procurement Guide (chapter relating to France), with François Tenailleau, August 2014, last update: April 2019
  • Transposition of the 2014 European Directives on public procurement by France - European Journal of Public Procurement Markets, October 2018
  • Modification des marchés publics et privés de travaux, with Simon Estival - Contrats publics, April 2018
  • De l’encadrement des modalités de passation et d’exécution des contrats passés par les sociétés concessionnaires d’autoroutes, with Lola Nihotte - LEXplicite, March 2018
  • La recomposition du paysage des concessions, with François Tenailleau - JCP A, n° 11, March 2016
  • Marchés publics globaux de performance ou marchés de partenariat, comment choisir ?, with François Tenailleau - Le Moniteur des travaux publics, December 2015
  • The new legal context of challenges to tender procedures tainted with illegality in France, with François Tenailleau - Who’s Who Legal, April 2015
  • Contrats publics de performance ou contrat de partenariat ?, with François Tenailleau - Contrats publics (CP-ACCP), November 2012
  • La passation des baux emphytéotiques administratifs enfin clarifiée... ou presque, with François Tenailleau - Le Moniteur des travaux publics, February 2012
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  • Master Affaires publiques, Institute of Political Sciences of Paris (Sciences Po) (2008)
  • Masters in Bilingual Studies of European laws (French law and Anglo-american law), University Paris X – Nanterre (2006)
  • LLM in International Law and World Order, University of Reading (2006)
  • Masters in Business law, University Paris X – Nanterre (2005)
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