Public Law – Regulatory

Franklin advises public and private sector clients on public contracts and procurement and has specialist expertise in regulated industry sectors.

Franklin advises public entities and private corporations on public contracts (concession-type contracts, land-use agreements, PPP and other complex financing transactions) and public procurement.  We have particular strength in leading work for highly-regulated industry players including in the areas of energy & natural resources, telecoms and the environment.  We also offer significant competition law strength for each of these sectors.  Our team represents clients before the administrative and constitutional courts, as well as in their dealings with the relevant regulatory authorities.  We leverage our in-depth knowledge of public-private sector relationships to guide French and overseas-based private sector companies and public authorities in the full range of projects governed by public law.

Public procurement

Public contracts

Regulation, privatizations

State-owned land & complex financing transactions

Urban planning

Public competition law

WHAT THEY SAY
  • Legal 500 2018: Franklin is handling several high-stakes regulatory and public law disputes for key client SFR. Other work includes acting for a telecoms operator in various disputes, including representing it in its dealings with the telecoms regulator, handling a major state aid dispute and acting for the client in another case dealing with fibre infrastructure issues. The practice is also involved in litigation in the electricity sector and handles public procurement matters. Jérôme Michel heads the team, with of counsel Jean-Pierre Delvigne another name to note.
  • Leaders League 2018: Highly recommended in the Urban planning and development section.
  • Recommended by the Legal 500 2017 directory.
  • Legal 500 2016: Franklin has extensive regulatory expertise. The three-lawyer team led by Jérôme Michel advises leading French groups like Numericable-SFR, which they have represented in France’s highest administrative court (Conseil d’Etat) in the wake of a decision of the French Competition Authority on pay television”.