Public & Environmental law

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The projects managed by BIGNON LEBRAY’s Public & Environmental Law  Department, such as the Grenelle de l’Environnement, the economic stimulus program, the commercial zoning reform and subsidized housing are at the core of public policies.

Our Scope of Intervention

Our team offers extensive expertise in all areas of public and environmental law, in both transactional and litigious contexts.

It assists clients with development and promotional projects, preemptions and expropriations, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and environmental audits.

Our clients

The team advises developers, builders, industrial, energy and IT sector companies, public establishments, local authorities, mixed-capital companies, social housing agencies, investors and banks on how to manage all regulatory, public and environmental law aspects of their businesses and projects.

A comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach

Our department provides its clients with comprehensive advice by working closely with our property, corporate, finance and tax experts, but also with technical consultant companies that specialize in environmental matters. Our offices across France allow us to build close relationships with local decision makers.


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BIGNON LEBRAY is recommended in Administrative & Public Law.

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BIGNON LEBRAY is recommended in Public and Administrative Law:

Quotation: “Bignon Lebray provides ‘excellent services’. The team of eight lawyers is ‘very dynamic and efficient, fluent in English and has a good knowledge of public projects’. The firm advises private companies and local authorities. It offers a wide range of skills, covering public contracts, local authority financing and urban planning law. Ile-de-France Region and Grand Port Maritime du Havre are clients. The activity is led by Sébastien Pinot, a ‘pragmatic, reliable lawyer whose advice is well-founded and strategic’. Alain Vamour and Jean-Baptiste Dubrulle are also involved in the files.”


BIGNON LEBRAY is ranked in Public Law (2014-2015-2016-2017-2018).

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BIGNON LEBRAY’s Public, Environmental and PPP Law practice is ranked in the following categories:

Environment – Litigation: «Renowned practice»
Public actors – Land management (expropriation and preemption): «High name recognition»