Foley Hoag LLP has been recognized in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). The publication ranked Foley Hoag in the following categories: Administrative and Public Law; Environment; France: Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration and Intellectual Property. Individual lawyers in the Paris office were ranked in the environmental, administrative and public law, and international litigation and arbitration categories).
Through research, client feedback and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, the Legal 500: EMEA assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions and highlights practice area teams that provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.
The publication, which is produced annually, ranked Foley Hoag in the following categories: Administrative and Public Law; Environment; France: Dispute Resolution - International Arbitration and Intellectual Property. The Legal 500: EMEA reported these comments and assessments:
Administrative and Public Law: "Foley Hoag provides assistance to French and international companies, local governmental entities, and professional federations and industries' representatives bodies. The five-lawyer team has particular expertise in advising clients from the energy and waste management sectors, especially on contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues. Urban planning law is also dealt with. Frédéric Scanvic and Corentin Chevallier are in charge."
Environment (ranked as Tier 1): "Foley Hoag has a strong six-lawyer team which is regularly instructed by leading French, German and international industrial companies. The practice has state-of-the-art expertise advising on waste management, industrial site closures, sales and remediation issues. In addition to its strong advisory practice, the team also offers solid litigation expertise. For instance, the practice successfully defended Mines de potasse d’Alsace before the administrative Court of Strasbourg which rejected all claims lodged regarding the administrative authorizations delivered in regard to the closure of a major former salt mine waste landfill. The firm is also advising Engie on several sales of former industrial sites and related liability issues. Finally, the group also helps clients in dealing with soil and river pollution crises and advises several clients on a range of regulatory issues. Carine Le Roy-Gleizes is in charge. Corentin Chevallier and Frédéric Scanvic are also major contributors to the practice."
The publication also ranked Carine Le Roy-Gleizes as a leading individual in Environment category (one of four practitioners so honored in France). Ivan Urzhumov is listed as a "Rising Star" for International arbitration practice.