Louis des Cars > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

ADVANT Altana
45 RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
75 017 PARIS
France

Work Department

Planning Law

Construction Law

Environmental Law

Public Economic Law

Position

Partner

Career

Louis des Cars specializes in the resolution of large-scale disputes and litigation in the Public Economic law and Construction law domains. He holds particular expertise in public procurement contracts (drafting and discharging of contracts), mainly involving hospitals, transport infrastructures and telecommunications installations, and in private construction transactions (disputes between project owners and builders, subcontracting). He also actively represents clients in litigation relating to town planning approvals.

Admitted to the Paris bar in 1999, Louis des Cars practiced at Rambaud Martel (1999) and Proskauer Rose (2005) before joining ADVANT Altana as a partner upon its creation in 2009.

Languages

French, English

Education

Bar admission : 1999

University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas: Master’s Degree in Public Economic Law
Post-graduate specialization certificates in (i) New Technologies and (ii) Employment Law

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Construction

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.

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.

France > Construction

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.