Public Affairs and Public Law


The practice group is conducted by Jean-Claude BEAUJOUR and François GRENIER, the former focusing primarily on Public Affairs and the latter on Public Law.

Our Public Affairs and Public Law department acts for private and public institutions as well as for small and medium size enterprises. We specialise in tenders for public procurement and in the performance of public contracts, in particular in the sectors of construction and urban planning and development.

Jean-Claude BEAUJOUR has a dual experience in Public Economic Law (regulatory, public procurement, government relations) and in International Commercial Law (negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts, international development). He has experience as an advisor to foreign governments and regularly acts as a mediator or as counsel for mediating parties.

François GRENIER is highly experienced in urban development and planning projects, public procurement and inter-municipal cooperation. His former office as a judicial assistant in the administrative courts, prior to joining the Bar, has honed his procedural acumen as regards his litigation practice.

The practice is supported by an associate attorney, Arthus NOËL, who focuses on urban planning and sustainable development and by our legal secretary, Bénédicte GUSTIN, whose 25 years’ experience is much valued. 

The experience of the practice covers the following operations:

Public Affairs:

• Negotiation, mediation in the public sphere (administrations, local authorities, independent administrative authorities);

• Regulatory issues mainly in the health, energy and aerospace sectors;

• Advice to clients about legislative projects in the sectors that affect them.

Public Law:

• Public procurement: advisory assistance throughout the bidding process (preparation of tenders, audits, prevention of litigation) as well as during performance. Litigation assistance in the administrative courts, including interim relief procedures;

• Public Service Law (functional protection);

• Administrative Law: advisory assistance to private enterprises as well as to local authorities in operations of land use, urban development or construction;

• Expropriation Law: advisory and litigation assistance;

• Environment and Sustainable Development: advisory and litigation assistance;

• Urban Development: advisory and litigation assistance in matters of building permits and permissions and authorisations to operate, and criminal law in construction and urban planning.