Raphaël Crespelle > FTPA > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75107 PARIS
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Raphael Crespelle heads the law firm’s Public Business Law activity and cases. In particular, he specializes in Public Economic Law and Public Procurement Contracts, in both strategic counseling and litigation capacities.

Before joining FTPA in April 2013, Raphaël Crespelle was a member of Buès & Associates (AARPI), of which he was a founding member in 2011, after 7 years of independent legal practice.

Raphaël Crespelle began his professional career in 1991 as the deputy head of the legal department of a public builder dependent upon the State Secretariat for Major Projects (Secrétariat d’Etat aux Grands travaux). In 1994, he later joined the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, where he held a position in the Litigation department, as project manager of « Public Order » for all central and decentralized services as well as any public institutions depending on this ministry.

In this capacity, he served as a Government Commissioner with the State Council for the reform of the public procurement code in 2001, as a member of the Commission Specialized in Markets (CSM building – civil engineering) and as president of the Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie’s Commission on Markets.




  • DEA in Internal Public Law
  • Certificate of Specialization in Public Law
  • Member of the Paris Bar since 2003

Lawyer Rankings

France > Construction

The practice at FTPA is capable of handling advisory, transactional and contentious construction matters, for which it is frequently called upon by contractors, property developers and corporations. Areas of strength include contract negotiations, industrial claims litigation, urban planning mandates and the acquisitions of real estate portfolios. The group is jointly led by Emmanuel d’Antin, Robert Corcos, and Raphaël Crespelle. D’Antin specialises in litigation and commercial contract drafting, while Corcos majors on cross-border litigation and arbitration; Crespelle’s background is in public law. Bernard Cazin is an additional key contact.

France > Administrative and public law

FTPA‘s Raphaël Crespelle has solid expertise advising a major rail operator on the structuring of its operations and on large transport public procurement contracts. His expertise also spans other areas including art and culture and other public law issues such as construction. The firm also has solid urban planning and public know-how through Bernard Cazin and Julien Marceaux , who assist public entities and private developers on public and private land development and construction projects. The group also handles litigation.