Classements Immobilier

Classements Corporate – M&A

Classements Droit social

Classements Banque-Finance

Droit Bancaire et Financier

Classements Fiscalité

Classements Private Equity

Classements Propriété intellectuelle

Classements Urbanisme et Aménagement

Classements Opérations immobilières

Classements Entreprises en difficulté / Restructurations

Classements Droit public économique – Activités industrielles régulées

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)


Chambers Europe 2018 / 2020 : Public Law (Band 4)

What the team is known for: Handles a range of public law mandates in heavily regulated sectors, most notably in energy. Assists with issues relating to public procurements, including advising on litigation proceedings. Has a strong practice in M&A transactions that involve public entities. Strengths: enthuse: "We are very satisfied with the work done," adding that the lawyers "understand our problems and respect deadlines." (2020)

What the team is known for: Handles a range of administrative litigation and public contracts mandates. Assists with issues relating to concession contracts, including advising on public tender bids. Advises energy, telecoms, transportation and defence sector clients on interactions with regulators. Has a strong practice in M&A transactions that involve public entities. Strengths: Clients say that the lawyers "are reactive and quick." Another interviewee highlights the team's efficiency and the quality of the documents produced. (2019)

What the team is known for: Prominent team for complex public contractual structures, including dispute resolution arising from governmental contracts. Attracts clients from domestic industrial groups and state-controlled enterprises. Experienced in regulated industries and public services, with a strong practice in PPP, public finance and government grants. Particularly active in the energy sector. Strengths: Clients appreciate the pragmatism and availability of the team. (2018)

Chambers Europe 2014 / 2017 : Public Law (Band 3)

What the team is known for: Prominent team for complex public contractual structures including dispute resolution arising from governmental contracts. Experts from a number of different jurisdictions trained worldwide are able to handle cross-border matters. Attracts clients from domestic and international industrial groups, as well as state-controlled enterprises. Experienced in regulated industries and public services, with a strong practice in public finance and government grants. Strengths: One client notes: "They have adapted to very technical cases needing a precise and varied expertise." Another recognises the "numerous abilities at their disposal." (2017)

What the team is known for Prominent team for complex public contractual structures, as well as government contract dispute resolution. Attracts clients from domestic and international industrial groups, as well as state-controlled enterprises. Experienced in regulated industries and public services, with a strong practice in public finance and government grants. Strengths "It is a multi-disciplined team with a good understanding of administrative procedures - it can get involved with the private aspects as well as the public." (2016)

What the team is known for Compact team with an increasing focus on PPPs and regulatory advice concerning the energy sector. Aside from supporting the real estate, corporate, banking and finance departments on sizeable transactions, the team also provides litigation services and advises companies on regulatory law, deregulation and public contracts. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) "We knew we would get the level of quality and specialism that we needed from this firm." (2015)

What the team is known for Broad expertise covering public contracts and complex contractual structures. Further skill advising public services and regulated industries including banks, service providers, and national and local authorities. (2014)

Chambers Europe 2012 / 2013 : Public Law (Band 2)

This public law team's clients include financial institutions, local authorities, state bodies, hospitals and public services such as utilities and waste management. It handles mandates in an array of regulated sectors such as energy, transport, health and media. This full-service practice is well placed to advise on the full range of work in this area, including issues relating to urban planning, public sector contracts, public property and development laws. Sources say: “A pragmatic team with an excellent knowledge of PPP projects.” (2013)

This team handles administrative contracts, planning law, public contracts, and state aid matters. Its client portfolio includes Bayer, Eramet, Thales and Total. Amongst recent mandates, the group assisted AXA REIM France with its successful submission of tenders with Bouygues for the award of part of the EUR3.5 billion PPP contract for the building and management of the new Ministry of Defence headquarters. Sources say: “Definitely making its name in the public law market.” (2013)

Chambers Europe 2020: Project & Energy : Domestic (Band 3)

What the team is known for: Strong team acting for major corporate clients, banks and energy providers on domestic energy and infrastructure projects. Boasts particular strength in project finance mandates, with expertise in transport infrastructure, renewables and natural resources. Additionally well versed in M&A and regulatory issues. Strengths: Clients laud the team for its proactive advice and also describe it as being "good in project and strategy design as well as on the regulatory side."

Classements Droit de la concurrence / Contrôle des concentrations / Droit de la distribution

Classements Fiscalité immobilière

Classements Fiscalité corporate et LBO

Classements Distressed M&A

Classements Droit et contentieux boursier

Classements Fusions – Aquisitions / Droit des sociétés

Classements Énergie

Classements Contentieux des affaires

L’équipe Contentieux des affaires du Cabinet, composée de 6 associés et d’une dizaine de collaborateurs spécialisés, accompagne les entreprises et leurs dirigeants à toutes les étapes des situations conflictuelles auxquelles ils peuvent être confrontés.

Elle représente les clients du Cabinet devant toutes les juridictions civiles, pénales et administratives françaises, les instances européennes, les institutions d’arbitrage françaises et internationales ainsi que devant les autorités administratives investies de pouvoirs disciplinaires, juridictionnels ou d’enquête.

À l’occasion d’opérations d’acquisitions, de fusions ou de rapprochements, l’équipe intervient pour auditer les dossiers contentieux, ainsi que les procédures internes d’identification, de traitement et de règlement des litiges des sociétés concernées.

Elle participe également à la mise en place de méthodes de prévention et de détection des situations contentieuses ou pré-contentieuses.

Par ailleurs, la qualité de la coopération entre l’équipe contentieuse et les autres départements du Cabinet constitue l’un de ses ajouts majeurs. Ainsi dans le domaine des contentieux spécialisés, tels le contentieux boursier, le contentieux relatif au droit de la concurrence, le contentieux en matière de réglementation financière, ou le contentieux de droit public, les membres de l’équipe contentieuse travaillent en étroite collaboration avec les membres des équipes concernées.

Nos Compétences :

Contentieux & précontentieux civil, pénal, administratif en :

  • Droit des assurances et de la réasssurance
  • Droit bancaire, financier et des sûretés
  • Droit boursier
  • Droit commercial
  • Droit de la concurrence et de la distribution
  • Droit immobilier
  • Droit pénal des affaires
  • Droit de la propriété intellectuelle
  • Droit des procédures collectives
  • Droit public des affaires
  • Droit social
  • Droit des sociétés

Arbitrage interne & international

Classements Réglementation financière

Classements Marchés de capitaux / Produits dérivés

Classements Financements immobiliers

Classements Financements