We put tailor-made teams together consisting of specialists from each of our departments (Public, Tax, Commercial Contracts, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property/Information Technology, Banking Law), all of whom are well-versed in assisting public bodies and enterprises, in order to protect their interests, secure their assets, optimally manage their public service missions, and ascertain their safe involvement in the economic sphere.
For instance, we take part in the acquisition and transfer of shares owned by public bodies within private companies, privatisation, project financing, financing of public bodies (e.g. bank loans and bond issuance under the Euro Medium Term Notes [EMTN] programmes), merging of public institutions, creation of joint ventures involving public and private shareholders, and complex litigations which combine public service and intellectual property issues.
We assist public bodies beyond our borders through our international network, to manage international litigations and complex transnational transactions, and carry out comparative law studies.
Thanks to our in-depth and respected expertise, we have been ranked for many years amongst the best law firms specialising in the public sector.
- Assisting the French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs within the context of litigations before U.S. courts regarding ownership and use of domain names;
- Assisting Grands Ports Maritimes regarding the creation of a joint venture with a rail operator;
- Assisting the French Environment & Energy Management Agency as part of the negotiation of grant contracts and repayable advances to finance projects of the “Investing for the Future” programme.