Christophe Lapp > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

75 017 PARIS

Work Department


Business Litigation & Contracts Negotiations

Construction Law

Public Economic Law

Dispute Resolution & Mediation




Christophe Lapp specializes in complex dispute resolution for large French and foreign groups, particularly in the construction and telecom sectors. A well-respected interlocutor on financial and technical subjects and an internationally recognized authority in dispute resolution, he intervenes in all venues (apart from Criminal Courts).

Given the richness of his experience, he is a sought-after lecturer at national and international conferences.  He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers and a member of the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the National Federation of Public Works (FNTP).


French, English


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.


Paris Bar admission: 1981

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

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Construction

(Les grands avocats de demain)

Christophe LappADVANT Altana

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Christophe LappADVANT Altana

ADVANT Altana‘s team is very experienced and entrusted by many leading French and international engineering companies. The practice advises on the construction of public sector facilities, such as roads, port, waste and hospital facilities and various other infrastructures. It is particularly recommended for its dispute resolution expertise, including arbitration. The firm mainly handles domestic work, but is also active in international matters, for example a major construction matter in Haiti. Christophe LappLouis des Cars and François Muller share the lead of the practice.

ADVANT Altana est recommandé pour la négociation et l’élaboration des contrats de construction et autres accords connexes, tels que des accords de partenariat. L’équipe dispose notamment d’une grande connaissance des contrats NEC (New Engineering Contract) et FIDIC (Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs – Conseils). Le cabinet dispose d’un solide réseau international et offre «des compétences globales de très haute qualité ». Louis des Cars  intervient particulièrement sur le segment des projets et contrats publics, notamment en matière d’infrastructures hospitalières, de transport et  de télécoms ; mais aussi lors de chantiers privés de construction.  François Muller  et Christophe Lapp sont réputés pour leur expertise contentieuse.

France > Construction

(Leading individuals)

Christophe LappADVANT Altana

ADVANT Altana‘s team has expertise in negotiating and preparing all major construction contracts, as well as bespoke contracts and other agreements, such as joint venture agreements. The team’s experience of using The New Engineering Contract (NEC) and the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs – Conseils (FIDIC) contracts is notable. With a cross-border reach, the firm has ‘developed global skills of very high quality’. Louis des Cars is particularly focused on public procurement contracts, mainly contracts involving hospitals, transport infrastructures, and telecommunications installations, and private construction transactions. François Muller and Christophe Lapp are highly regarded litigators in the field.