Frédéric Scanvic


Clients in the energy and environmental law sectors benefit from my previous experience as an administrative judge and civil servant.

Frédéric Scanvic is a partner in Foley Hoag's Paris office. Frédéric’s practice is public law including  administrative, constitutional and european law. In that field he has  a broad experience in energy and environmental law sectors, and works on both advisory and litigious matters in these fields.

Previously, Frédéric held positions at the French Constitutional Court and  French Administrative Supreme Court. He also held other positions in the public sector, first as cabinet director in the Ministry of Overseas Departments and Communes, and then as deputy managing director of the Paris regional governmental entity (Région Ile-de-France). In that capacity, Frédéric supervised, among other things, public contracts and tender offers. He also worked as a managing director at the Ministry of Culture, where he supervised the legal department and was responsible for the development of a legal framework for intellectual property and copyright law in France. In addition, Frédéric worked for the French steelmaker, Arcelor, where he handled matters involving competition law.


  • École Nationale d’Administration, J.D., 1988
  • Université Paris IX Dauphine, Ph.D. in Economy, 1985
  • École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, M.B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Paris


  • French
  • English


  • Frédéric served as a professor of administrative law at the Paris Political Science Institute and National Administration School.