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    • Benoit Arnaud - LMBE
    • Joseph Benillouche - LMBE
    • Laurent Karila - Karila Avocats
    • Christophe Lapp - Altana

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Alerion handles public and private sector work and related litigation for various leading engineering companies and project owners. Philippe Mathurin and Gérald Lagier are the key contacts. Nathalie Dupuy-Loup was promoted to the partnership.

Altana often advises contractors and major French construction companies on the realisation of public and private sector projects. The firm has strong advisory and litigation expertise. Bouygues Construction, Vinci Construction, Spie Batignolles and Fayat are clients. Christophe Lapp, Louis des Cars and François Muller are highly experienced. Eric Métais handles property work.

Sorba Payrau advises leading engineering companies on public and private sector construction matters. The six-lawyer team has particularly strong litigation expertise. It is involved in several key mandates including the renovation of a luxury hotel, and the construction of office towers and a stadium. Jean-Philippe Sorba, Emmanuelle Payrau-Sorba and Xavier Guichaoua are the names to note.

Delsol Avocats advises companies on construction and renovation projects. The ten-lawyer team is regularly sought out to assist with luxury hotel renovations, including recent work for Hôtel George V in this regard. Nathalie Peyron and Benoit Boussier are the key contacts.

FTPA represents companies and several leading engineering contractors in litigation linked to industrial and public sector projects. Serge-Antoine Tchekhoff, Robert Corcos, Emmanuel d’Antin and Raphaël Crespelle are the key contacts.

Genesis Avocats advises companies on the construction of public and private sector projects including office buildings and commercial centres. The firm is handling litigation following the collapse of the ceiling of the European Parliament. Philippe Feitussi and Linda Azizi are recommended. Valérie Desforges left the firm.

KGA Avocats produces ‘excellent work’. Headed by Pierre Le Breton, who has an engineering background, the team assists several leading engineering companies with public and private sector construction projects.

Karila Avocats provides full-service expertise and has high-level construction and insurance experience. The firm acts for insurance companies, property developers, engineering companies and industrial groups. Jean-Pierre Karila and Laurent Karila are the key contacts.

LMBE advises property developers, companies and engineering companies. Gaëlle Dadez, Benoit Arnaud and Joseph Benillouche have extensive experience.

The ‘excellent’ Lazare Avocats has ‘perfect knowledge’ of the construction sector. The ‘efficient, available and committed’ five-lawyer team advises developers and project owners on the construction and renovation of buildings, and also handles litigation. Eric Gomez and Sébastien Sion, who was recently promoted to the partnership, are the names to note.

Meridian ‘provides high-quality, serious and precise work’. The ‘available and responsive’ team assists engineering and industrial companies with public and private sector construction projects. The practice is led by Olivier Delsupexhe and the ‘excellent’ Xavier Desnos, who is ‘highly knowledgeable in construction disputes’. The arrival of Paul-Henri Dubois, who ‘knows the energy market very well from an investment, infrastructure and M&A perspective’, enhances the firm’s offering in the energy sector; Dubois was formerly counsel at BCTG Avocats.

NMW Delormeau has particular expertise in insurance construction. The firm acts for leading insurers, architects and property developers. Jean-Hugues Delormeau is the name to note.

Preel Hecquet Payet-Godel PHPG Avocats has ‘great experience’ and provides ‘high quality support and precise work’. The ten-lawyer team, which has ‘perfect mastery of its files’, acts for industrial and insurance companies. Françoise Hecquet, Jean-Marie Preel and Jean-Baptiste Payet-Godel are recommended.

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