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King & Spalding LLP

12 COURS ALBERT 1ER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 73 00 39 00
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France

Administrative and public law
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding LLP

Next generation lawyers

Ruxandra Lazar - King & Spalding LLP

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP provides an ‘excellent level of service’ including ‘high responsiveness and deep team involvement and dedication’. The five-lawyer practice represents many leading French and international industrial and mining groups and has high-level expertise advising on remediation and authorisation issues over industrial and polluted sites. The practice was recently involved in strategic litigation including a high-profile EU Court of Justice case and also advises on compliance issues and on major infrastructure and wind power projects. Recyclex, Saint-Gobain and Veolia are clients. Practice head Joëlle Herschtel is ‘the best in her field’ thanks to her ‘tenacity and determination’, ‘deep legal knowledge, perfect understanding of the industrial challenges, longstanding relationships with administrative authorities and a fine ability to identify all strong legal points which are real assets to win a litigation’.

Leading individuals

Joëlle Herschtel - King & Spalding LLP

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Project finance
Leading individuals

Mehdi Haroun - King & Spalding LLP (mining, oil and gas)

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP’s ‘technically very good’ five-lawyer team ‘always provides an excellent quality service’ and shows a strong ‘knowledge of cross-border investments’ while ‘answers are always clear and precise’. The practice advises French and international investors on large assets and portfolio transactions in the office and commercial sectors. Highlights included assisting Orion Capital Managers with the sale of the Domus shopping centre in Rosny sous Bois, and STAM Europe with the €160m disposal of its OPCI Madeleine. Benoît Marcilhacy is a top adviser. Pascal Schmitz joined Dentons in 2018.

Leading individuals

Benoît Marcilhacy - King & Spalding LLP

Pascal Schmitz - Dentons

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

King & Spalding LLP

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France: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 2

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP’s nine-lawyer Paris team provides an ‘outstanding level of service’ and predominantly manages investment disputes while also being involved in commercial arbitration; cases are often handled in collaboration with the firm’s Houston office. Recent highlights include representing investors in a series of renewable energy investment cases led against Spain and Italy and handling multibillion-dollar cases involving Africa, the Middle East and Venezuela regarding mining and oil and gas assets. In other work, the practice is defending the government of Turkey in a dispute brought by the Government of Iraq regarding the export of crude oil from Kurdistan, and Veolia Propreté in an ICSID arbitration with Egypt regarding a waste management contract for the city of Alexandria. Ken Fleuriet heads the practice, the ‘smart’ James Castello is ‘reliable and trustworthy’ and Joël Alquezar and Amy Frey are other key members. Eric Schwartz retired.

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France: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 2

King & Spalding LLP

King & Spalding LLP routinely advises on some of North Africa's largest downstream and upstream oil and gas matters: it notably assisted Dea Erdoel with the Reggane gas upstream development project in Algeria, as well as with dealing with the Algerian and Mauritanian aspects of the sale of its upstream oil and gas industry to Letter One. The practice is also equally strong in France for oil and gas and renewables regulatory and infrastructure work and advised Dong Energy on its investment in an EDF Energies Nouvelles' joint venture for the development of three offshore wind farm projects. Other work included obtaining a series of judicial victories in France for a private operator in the oil and gas sector and handling arbitration proceedings against Italy and Spain in the renewables markets. Practice head Mehdi Haroun stands out. Also recommended are counsel Ruxandra Lazar and senior associate Nora Djeraba.

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