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DS Avocats

6 RUE DURET, 75116 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work 01 53 67 50 00
Fax:
Fax 01 53 67 50 01
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Web:
www.dsavocats.com
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France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 3

DS Avocats

DS Avocats has leading urban law expertise, where it is involved in some of France’s most significant projects, often on behalf of public sector entities. The firm also deals with public contracts and recently assisted Auvergne Numérique with a major high-fibre infrastructure project. The practice is led by Daniel Chausse, Frédéric Lévy, Monique Ambal, Frédérique Olivier, Isabelle Carton de Grammon, Laura Ceccarelli-Le Guen, David Guillot and Michaël Moussault.

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Banking and finance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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EU competition and distribution
EU competition and distribution - ranked: tier 4

DS Avocats

DS Avocats produces ‘high-quality work which reflects clients’ expectations’. The ‘responsive and efficient’ team develops ‘fine analysis and clear and precise strategies’. It is involved in a number of domestic antitrust cases and also deals with distribution law. Duc, EDF, Heppner and Maîtres Laitiers du Cotentin are clients. Key figures in the practice include Xavier Lacaze, whose ‘remarkable knowledge of the transport sector is a great asset’, as well as Dimitri Delesalle, Sandra Dorizon, of counsel Jean-Louis Lesquins and state aid expert Michel Debroux, who was previously at Reed Smith.

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Employment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

DS Avocats regularly advises on environmental aspects of M&A and handles litigation. The practice represented Compagnie d’Aménagement des Coteaux de Cascogne in dealing with the various proceedings raised against the Sivens dam project. The 20-lawyer practice is led by Yvon Martinet, who has ‘great knowledge of the nuclear sector and provides clear opinions’, as well as Frédéric Lévy, Patricia Martin, Laura Ceccarelli-Le Guen and pre-partners Gwladys Beauchet and Grégory Gutierrez. Arnaud Constant handles criminal aspects of environment law.

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Insolvency
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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France: Industry focus

IT, telecoms and the internet
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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France: Intellectual property

Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

DS Avocats

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