Foley Hoag provides its clients with top quality legal services in the field of public and administrative law.

In Paris, the team is headed by Frédéric Scanvic.  His practice benefits from his unique experience profile, which includes his work at the Conseil d’Etat (the French administrative supreme court), as well as his positions within several different Ministries and local government entities.  The team also draws on the experience of partner Corentin Chevallier, another specialist of public law, who was trained with some of the best public law practices in Paris before joining Foley Hoag.

Foley Hoag’s lawyers advise major French and international companies, local government entities, and professional federations and industry syndicates.

They have impeccable credentials in the energy, infrastructure, and waste management sectors and represent clients in both advisory and contentious matters in a wide range of public law issues, such as:

  • procurement contracts;
  • complex contractual structures;
  • French, European, and sector-specific regulations; and
  • zoning and urban planning.

They assist their clients by adopting a particularly pragmatic approach, calling, when necessary, upon the civil or administrative courts.  The team is recognized for its ability to deal with complex, high stakes cases that often include a European or international dimension.

The professional legal services provided by Foley Hoag’s Paris office are complementary to Foley Hoag’s practice in the United States, which is recognized for its excellence in the “regulatory” and “states and federal government strategy” fields.