Practice areas Public Law

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advises and litigates in the various fields of public law, mainly in the areas of urban planning, public contracts and environment.
The firm's public law team acts on behalf of investors, developers, industrialists, professional federations, as well as public authorities and public service operators for the regulatory, operational and financial implementation of their projects.
The lawyers in the team have recognized experience, particularly in the real estate, urban development, environment, renewable energy, local public services and infrastructure sectors.


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    Regulatory urban planning and administrative authorizations: building permits, office approvals, commercial operating permits

  2. 02

    Public real estate law: contractual arrangements, "public VEFA", state agreements, urban development and land intervention

  3. 03

    Public contract law: concessions, public procurement, public-private partnerships

  4. 04

    Environment: classified installations, water police, polluted sites and soils, waste

  5. 05

    Energy: wind, solar, hydrogen

  6. 06

    Public economic law: corporate public, public financing, public competition law, state aid

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    Industrial and commercial public services: water, sanitation, waste, district heating, transport, telecommunications

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    Sector-specific regulations: analysis, strategy, evolution

  9. 09

    Administrative Litigation


  1. LEGAL 500
    EMEA 2024

  2. Lacourte Raquin Tatar combines strong urban planning and public law contract expertise. Building on the firm’s strong real estate practice, the public law team advises leading developers on public and mainly private real estate projects, consisting of major office, residential, commercial and industrial buildings, urban rehabilitation and development projects; Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier have excellent expertise in that area. In Benoît Neveu, the firm also has strong capabilities in the field of public procurement contract and infrastructure projects, which notably includes litigation. Xavier de Lesquen also contributes.

  3. Vincent Guinot is ranked as Leading Individual in Administrative and public law : Urban Planning.

  4. Anne-Laure Gauthier is ranked as Rising Star in Administrative and public law

    EUROPE 2024

  6. Lacourte Raquin Tatar enjoys a well-reputed and multifaceted practice in urban planning law relating to public and private real estate developments. Its team is highly knowledgeable on topics ranging from planning authorisation and construction permitting to PLU compliance and project restructuring. The team is also well equipped to represent clients in planning litigation.