Earth Avocats > Paris, France > Firm Profile

Earth Avocats
20 rue Quentin Bauchart
75008 Paris

France > Administrative and public law Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Yves-René Guillou; Thomas Laffargue; Florence David; Karim Hamri; Bruno Kern; Benoit Perrineau; Véronique Vanden Hacker; François Viseur


‘The team is available, attentive, educational and very competent.’

‘Great relational quality, adaptation to needs and situations and high quality work.’

Key clients

SNCF Voyageurs

Bouygues Telecom

Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille (APHM)

Agence Française du Développement (AFD)

Hospital Sector

Social Housing Actors

Public Institutions

Transport Organizations


Grand Port Maritime de Marseille

Earth Avocats is heavily involved in the management of public projects. It provides its legal expertise in France and abroad. The support in the implementation of public projects is thus at the heart of its know-how, in order to promote the success of the most complex operations. Earth Avocats is composed of 36 lawyers, divided between the Paris Office and the Brussels Office (30 lawyers in the Paris Office and 6 lawyers in the Brussels Office).

Earth Avocats specializes in public business law and related matters. It is composed in Paris of nine partners, Yves-René GUILLOU, Florence DAVID, Thomas LAFFARGUE, Bruno KERN, Jean-Philippe DEBATS, Karim HAMRI, Maïté LAVRILLEUX, Benoît PERRINEAU, Ian OUAKNINE, Marie-Pierre Alix and Stéphanie DE LAROULLIERE (seven of whom are dedicated to public business law) and three of counsel. The firm’s partners and of counsel are supported by a team of about ten associates.

In addition to its Paris office, Earth Avocats has a structure in Brussels, composed of two partners, two of counsel and four associates (specialized in public law and competition law) as well as a secondary office in Belfort managed by Bruno KERN (specialized in public law).

Earth Avocats is divided into different areas of activity:

  • Mobilities
  • Health, Social Housing, Sport / Culture
  • Energy / Water / Waste
  • Development / Construction / Real Estate / Environment
  • Telecoms and their installations
  • Taxation
  • Corporate / Company law
  • IP / IT Personal Data

This organization into sectors of activity guarantees our clients lawyers assigned to each mission who have a perfect command of the legal aspects of public law (contracts, public domain, institutional law of establishments, etc.) and also the specific contextual elements of each of these sectors.

Public and Administrative Law Yves-René GUILLOUyr.guillou@earthavocats.com06-86-84-43-82
Construction Yves-René GUILLOUyr.guillou@earthavocats.com06-86-84-43-82
Real estate Yves-René GUILLOUyr.guillou@earthavocats.com06-86-84-43-82
Media, culture, sport and leisure Yves-René GUILLOUyr.guillou@earthavocats.com06-86-84-43-82
The Regions Yves-René GUILLOUyr.guillou@earthavocats.com06-86-84-43-82
Construction Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Public and Administrative Law Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Environment Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Data privacy and data protection Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Corporate, M&A Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Compliance Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
The Regions Thomas LAFFARGUEt.laffargue@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-09
Public and Administrative Law Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Construction Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Media, culture, sport and leisure Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Intellectual property Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Data privacy and data protection Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Real estate Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
The Regions Florence DAVIDf.david@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-03
Tax Jean-Phillippe DEBATSjp.debats@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-17
Public and Administrative Law Karim HAMRIk.hamri@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-14
Public and Administrative Law Bruno KERNb.kern@earthavocats.com06-07-06-72-45
The Regions Bruno KERNb.kern@earthavocats.com06-07-06-72-45
Restructuring and insolvency Maïté LAVRILLEUX-CARBONIm.lavrilleux-carboni@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-05
Intellectual property Maïté LAVRILLEUX-CARBONIm.lavrilleux-carboni@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-05
Private Equity Maïté LAVRILLEUX-CARBONIm.lavrilleux-carboni@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-05
Construction Benoît PERRINEAUb.perrineau@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-20
Environment Benoît PERRINEAUb.perrineau@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-20
Corporate, M&A Ian OUAKNINEi.ouaknine@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-10
Restructuring and insolvency Ian OUAKNINEi.ouaknine@earthavocats.com01-45-62-71-10
Construction Stéphanie DE LAROULLIEREs.delaroulliere@earthavocats.com01-45-62-51-38
Real Estate Stéphanie DE LAROULLIEREs.delaroulliere@earthavocats.com01-45-62-51-38
Construction Marie-Pierre ALIXmp.alix@earthavocats.com01-45-62-51-37
Real Estate Marie-Pierre ALIXmp.alix@earthavocats.com01-45-62-51-37
Mme Marie-Pierre ALIX  photo Mme Marie-Pierre ALIX Partner Construction and Real Estate Division
Mme Stéphanie DE LAROULLIERE  photo Mme Stéphanie DE LAROULLIERE Partner Construction and Real Estate Division
Mme Florence David photo Mme Florence DavidPartnerHead of the Health, Social Housing, Sport and Culture Division
Mr Jean-Philippe Debats  photo Mr Jean-Philippe Debats Partner (Tax specialist) Head of the tax department
Mr Yves-René GUILLOU  photo Mr Yves-René GUILLOU Lawyer Managing Partner 
Mr Karim Hamri  photo Mr Karim Hamri Partner Head of the telecoms division and their infrastructures Head of litigation
Mr Bruno Kern  photo Mr Bruno Kern PartnerHead of the major public services and local authority division
Mme Maïté LAVRILLEUX-CARBONI  photo Mme Maïté LAVRILLEUX-CARBONI Partner Co-head of the corporate division
Mr Thomas Laffargue photo Mr Thomas LaffarguePartner Head of the mobility and transport division Co-head of the energy…
Mr Ian Ouaknine  photo Mr Ian Ouaknine PartnerCo-head of the corporate division
Mr Benoît PERRINEAU  photo Mr Benoît PERRINEAU PartnerHead of Urban planning, development, environement division
Partners : 11
Of Counsel : 3
Associates : 16
Key Clients : Bouygues Telecom/ Hospital Group of Sud Francilien/ Evolea/ ASIP Santé/ SIAEAG / Bouygues Bâtiments/ Ile de France / Créteil Hospital Center/ Eau de Paris/ Guadeloupe Airport/ University of Strasbourg