Public Law – Regulatory

Our advises Public Law – Regulatory department advises public and private sector clients on public contracts and procurement and has specialist expertise in regulated industry sectors.

Our department 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 department 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

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022 : Administrative an Public law
    The team has high technique. In addition to their great availability, they have excellent knowledge of their clients’ constraints and specificities. There is a real attention to provide ‘tailor-made’ advice.’
    Jérôme Michel stands out through the quality of his analyses and proximity to his clients. He is also surrounded by quality lawyers.’
  • Legal 500 2021: Franklin’s team has a strong focus on advising major public and private operators on regulatory issues pertaining to the telecoms and energy sectors. The team handles the public law and regulatory aspects of major transactions and is well versed in litigation. Finally, the team also provides assistance with urban planning law and public procurement law, both in France and abroad. Jérôme Michel is in charge.
    Responsive team. Good understanding of our topics and flexible approach.’
    Very good responsiveness and good professionalism, high-level expertise.’
    Jérôme Michel is always very available and accessible, perfectly perceives the expectations of his clients and the context of the case submitted to him, so as to provide an optimal legal and commercial response.’
    Very available team, with an excellent command of administrative law, and in particular in public business law. Perfect knowledge of the industry challenges faced by its clients and of the functioning of local communities.
    Jérôme Michel is very responsive, very available, has a great ability to listen and analyse, which allows him to be effective in his advice. Very good knowledge of the challenges and industry constraints of his clients.
    Jerome Michel is available and business-oriented.’
  • Leaders League 2021: Recognized expertise in Market regulation (excellent), Administrative contracts and related litigation (Excellent), Public domain (recommended), Urban commercial planning (highly recommended) and Urban planning (highly recommended) .
  • Legal 500 2020 : Headed by Jérôme Michel, Franklin’s team focuses on tackling regulatory work, while increasingly advising on public sector contracts and litigation arising from them. The team also assists clients with public domain, urban planning and environment law, especially clients from the real estate and renewables sectors. The practice advises public and private sector companies, including international ones. It is representing French electricity grid operator Enedis in a series of disputes. Former of counsel Jean-Pierre Delvigne joined Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as partner.
    Testimonials: ‘Jérôme Michel is involved, responsive and very proficient.’