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Christophe Lapp

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 79 97 93 00
Email:
Web:
www.altanalaw.com/en
Altana

Work Department

Construction Law
Business Litigation
International Arbitration
Public Economic Law

Position

Partner

Career

Christophe Lapp is a renowned authority in construction law, particularly with regards to litigation and dispute resolution.

He has recognized experience in multi-jurisdictional litigations as well as in risk management and complex technical dispute resolution, principally in the regulated activity sector.

Mr. Lapp acts as counsel or arbitrator in numerous commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and governed by the rules of the largest arbitration institutions in both civil and common law systems.

Mr. Lapp is also a lecturer at the University of Paris II and a sought after lecturer on the international conference circuit.

Languages

French, English

Member

Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers
Member of the legal committee of the FNTP (Fédération Nationale des Travaux Publics – National Federation of Public Works) 
Member of the ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association).
Member of the Association Henri Capitant, the leading international network for lawyers practicing civil law.

Education

Paris Bar admission: 1981

Graduate of the University of Reims and the Institute of Judicial Studies


France

Construction

Within: Construction

Altana is instructed by many of France’s leading engineering companies to advise on public and private sector projects in France and abroad. The firm has particular knowledge of FIDIC and NEC engineering and construction contracts. It has recently assisted clients with contractual matters linked to the construction of tunnels and a French harbour. It also has strong expertise in representing clients in disputes before the courts and state authorities. Bouygues Construction, Vinci Construction and Spie Batignolles are clients. The nine-lawyer team is led by the highly experienced Christophe Lapp, Louis des Cars and François Muller.

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Altana’s ‘commercial, practical and responsive’ team ‘understands its clients very well and does what it takes to win a case’. The firm has the resources and ability to handle a wide range of matters, such as commercial, financial, corporate and product liability disputes. It represents high-profile French and international groups, including Asian clients and prominent companies in the pharmaceutical, telecoms and insurance sectors. The firm also handles mediation proceedings and cross-border matters. Arkema, Bouygues and Onxeo are clients. Key names in the practice include Christophe Lapp; Guillaume Forbin, who is ‘very easy to work with and a great team leader’; Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy; Julien Balensi; Armand Aviges; and the ‘experienced’ Jean-Philippe Thibault, who has ‘an excellent track record’.

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