Legal skills

Public business law

In France, more than 66,000 Public Communities are subject, when it comes to the awarding and execution of their contracts, to the specific regulations of the public authority and the specific judicial regime governing administrative contracts. The total annual public expenditure on these contracts amounts to more than 11% of GDP (about 200 billion euro per year).

The copious litigation connected with these contracts derives mainly from administrative jurisdictions (Administrative Tribunals, Administrative Appeal Courts, and Council of State), or certain judicial jurisdictions specially designated by the law to judge private matters arising from public authority contracts entered into by a category of private law corporations carrying out public service tasks.

Derriennic Associates numbers among its collaborators experienced advertising lawyers whose activity focuses on advice and litigation arising from public authority contracts.

Whether it be for public contracts (works, supplies or services), delegation of public services (concessions, renting, profit sharing), or partnership contracts (PPP, temporary use permits, long-term leases), Derriennic Associates counts among its client portfolio entities in the public sector and semi-public sector (works management), as well as many economic operators in the technological innovation sectors (work management, work management assistants, publishers, integrators and industrialists).

The activities of the public business law department include :

  • Advice on the choice of contractual structures suited to the needs of the public entity;
  • Guidance in the drafting of contractual documents concerning complex operations and the various regulatory procedures for consultation;
  • Assistance and representation during the pre-litigation phases (complaint memoranda, summonses, rebuttals);
  • Assistance in expert evaluations, negotiations and settlements;
  • Representation before the judicial and administrative jurisdictions concerning contractual validity appeals, compensation litigation, provisional order procedures, etc.
Team : François-Pierre LANI, Marie SEVIN,