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Classements Legal 500 EMEA – Public Law 2012/2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2021: Administrative and Public Law (Band 3)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s Christine Le Bihan-Graf is highly regarded for her high-level regulatory expertise. She advises leading names in the transport and energy fields, such as Enedis and RATP, on their most challenging regulatory issues, including landmark matters such as privatisation and the opening of markets to competition processes. The practice also handles energy and infrastructure project work in France, leveraging its strong complementary project finance expertise. Leading public and private sector operators are clients. Counsel Laure Rosenblieh also contributes. (2021)

Legal 500 EMEA 2019/2020: Administrative and Public Law (Band 2)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s Christine Le Bihan-Graf is a stellar name in France for dealing with high-level issues pertaining to regulated sectors. Heading a five-lawyer team, she is currently handling highly strategic work in the energy sector, notably for the French electricity grid operator. The team is equally tackling landmark work in the transport sector and providing top-level guidance on high-profile privatisation projects. Finally, the team also advises on public law contracts and projects and represents clients in litigation arisen from these areas. Public law and regulatory specialist Laure Rosenblieh was named counsel. (2020)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has a strong track record of advising on complex public economic, state aid and regulatory issues in highly regulated sectors. Headed by the highly regarded Christine Le Bihan-Graf, the five-lawyer team is strongly established in the energy sector and is also appointed to work on highly strategic matters in the transport area. It is assisting blue-chip clients in various sectors in the context of privatisation projects. The team also handles regulatory issues linked to infrastructure transactions, and as such advised IPM Korea and Samsung on the acquisition of 39.24% of Dunkerque LNG, the owner and operator of the Dunkerque liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, from EDF. Benefiting from the firm’s banking and finance expertise, the practice is also noted for PPP and infrastructure work. It recently assisted the lenders with the financing of a large high-speed internet network in the east of France. (2019)

Legal 500 EMEA 2016/2018: Administrative and Public Law (Band 3)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei provides ‘exceptional quality advice, especially for energy regulatory and public procurement issues’. The five-lawyer team, which is a top reference for regulatory matters, recently completed landmark work in the transport and energy sectors. The firm also has strong public law and infrastructure expertise. Lenders and sponsors are clients. Highlights included assisting Antin Infrastructure Partners with the sale of its 35.6% stake in the CIM CCMP, and handled CNP Assurances’ acquisition of a 49.9% stake in Réseau de Transport d’Electricité alongside CDC. Practice head Christine Le Bihan-Graf is the key name. (2018)

Headed by the ‘very goodChristine Le Bihan-Graf, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s five-lawyer team has strong regulatory expertise, especially in the energy sector, covering issues such as privatisation and state aid law in the context of M&A. It is assisting Areva NP with its sale to EDF. The firm also handles PPP work. (2017)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s ‘rapid, expert and creative’ six-lawyer team advises leading companies in the transport and energy areas on high-end regulatory, M&A and project matters. The firm is also assisting Predica with the privatisation of Toulouse Airport and also handles PPP work. Practice head Christine Le Bihan-Graf has ‘an excellent network’. (2016)

Legal 500 EMEA 2012/2013: Administrative and Public Law (Band 3)

The well-regarded Olivier Schmitt head De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s seven -lawyer practice, which advises sponsors on major public projects. It is particularly experienced in the defence sector and assisted the Ministry of Defence on a PPP for Ro-Ro vessels.  The recruitment of Christine Le Bihan-Graf, who was the former deputy director to the director general of CRE, is a great addition for complex regulatory work. (2013)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I’s ‘great team’ advises sponsors and lenders on public procurement contracts, and recently represented the European Investment Bank (EIB) on financing of the A63 motorway project. Olivier Schmitt heads the team. (2013)