Legal 500 Public Law

“The team ensures maximum professionalism and availability. It consists of highly qualified professionals from a technical-legal point of view, each issue is examined in depth in all its aspects, including economic and regulatory, in order to always offer the best solution to the client, also from a commercial point of view. The Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos public service shop stands out for its “technical solidity and responsiveness” and continues to be a leader in this field. The group, probably best known for its strength in litigation, also advises public and private clients on procurement issues and concession contracts. The high-level personality Juan Carlos Esguerra is particularly recommended for complex controversial works; He represents Cerrejón with Felipe Piquero in a case initiated by indigenous communities, members of Congress and an NGO that is trying to cancel environmental permits that allow the company to operate in La Guajira. Other prominent names include Andrés Jaramillo Hoyos, an administrative law partner, and Adriana Nieto, a project and procurement specialist, who was promoted to partner in January 2022. Significant support is provided by associate Carlos Lasprilla. “They have a high degree of specialization and proven experience in advising and litigating public contracts and contracts.” Seban & Associés, a law firm of 80 people, focuses exclusively on public institutions, including the State, local entities and other public institutions such as museums, public companies and public financial institutions, to which it brings its expertise in public, private and criminal law. Public law expertise covers a wide range of public procurement, projects and planning law. The company has recently provided advice on several major regional broadband Internet projects. It has also supported several regions in new urban development projects. The firm is also active in the energy sector and advises on environmental law. The firm has offices in Paris, Lyon and five other regional offices. The firm is co-managed by founding partners Didier Seban, Marie-Hélène Pachen-Lefèvre, Thomas Rouveyran, Guillaume Gauch, Alexandre Vandepoorter, Lorène Carrère, Aloïs Ramel and Solenne Daucé.

Clients operating in highly regulated sectors, particularly transport, infrastructure, waste management and energy, regularly turn to Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados for advice on government contracts and administrative procedures at the federal, state and local levels. On the board side, the team is made up of “well-connected professionals from the public and private sectors” in public tenders, works contracts, concessions and PPP structures. The firm is headed by Luis Eduardo Menezes Serra Netto, whose experience includes regulatory affairs, public concessions and infrastructure projects in general. Paola Szanto specialises in administrative procedures and litigation related to public procurement. The latter is also at the center of Rodrigo Scalamandré Duarte Garcia, while Cesar Augusto Alckmin Jacob is known for his non-contentious issues in the field of public law. Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP is one of the strongest references in France for large infrastructure projects. The firm, composed of five lawyers, regularly represents the French government and other public bodies, as well as private operators. She is involved in several flagship projects related to transport.

The team also handles strategic litigation on public law contracts and advises on large-scale renewable energy projects in France. At the same time, the team also advises on major energy projects in Africa. Bruno Cantier heads the firm. Ludovic Babin is the other important name within the practice and Perrine Limousin also assists. Yann Aguila de Bredin Prat assists the largest French private and public companies and various government institutions as well as large international companies on high-level regulatory issues. The team of three lawyers has recently worked on historic restructurings, government reforms and litigation involving various industries such as rail, transportation and energy. She has also successfully advocated for high holdings in the banking sector. In addition, the practice provides significant support for the company`s high-profile M&A transactions involving public sector and public company infrastructure assets. Finally, it also deals with contractual matters of public law. Lawyer Guillaume Froger is heavily involved in the cases.

“Individualized Services; up-to-date with relevant topics in the legal world. “Giuseppe Giamundo Neto has extensive expertise in the field of public procurement. Vergara y Cia is a law firm specialized in administrative law with a solid experience in mining, water and energy. The practice covers a wide range of public law advisory and litigation matters, including relevant regulatory matters. The highly respected partner Alejandro Vergara Blanco regularly assists with public law, legal advice and examinations, as well as arbitration proceedings and representation before government agencies and courts. The former lawyer of the General Directorate of Water, Gonzalo Muñoz Escudero, is also an integral part of the group. Baker McKenzie`s public law practice has “extensive legal knowledge and expertise” and is praised for its “high level of excellence and efficiency.” The practice covers a wide range of public law issues, including government expropriation, public procurement, emerging regulatory trends in the pharmaceutical industry, and online/social media platform segments. The team is particularly recognized for its “exceptional service” in public litigation. “Dedicated” personality Luis Dates, who has experience in various public and administrative law matters, leads the practice, with significant support from the “excellent” Santiago Maqueda, who joined the partnership in 2021 and focuses on regulatory assessment and complex litigation and arbitration. “If we rely on Javier Torre de Silva in public law, we can guarantee advice of the highest quality.

De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani is best known for his knowledge of public tenders and his expertise in litigation of related disputes. Thanks to the close collaboration with other departments of the company, this offer is often successfully combined with business and corporate consulting, which is particularly appreciated by customers in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.