François Muller > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile
ADVANT Altana Offices
45 RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
75 017 PARIS
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François Muller assists contractors and industrialists in their projects and disputes, especially in relation to public procurement contracts, JV agreements, construction law, and subcontracting, as well as judicial review of calls for tenders and the filing and litigation of claims in that respect. His clientele encompasses the engineering & construction sectors, the defense and nuclear industries, and railway material manufacturers.
He has acted as counsel in arbitration procedures, whether administered (ICC, European Development Fund (“EDF”)) or ad hoc.
François Muller is a lecturer at the University of Paris II (Panthéon Assas) and a member of the Association Française d’Arbitrage (French Arbitration Association).
Admitted to the Paris bar in 1999, François Muller practiced at Rambaud Martel (1999) and Proskauer Rose (2005) before joining ADVANT Altana as a partner upon its creation in 2009.
Association Française d’Arbitrage (French Arbitration Association)
IBA, International Construction Projects Committee
Bar admission : 1999
University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas: Master’s Degree in Private law
University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne: Postgraduate degree (DESS) in Public Law Litigation
Graduate of the Institute of Public Business Law
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 Lapp, Louis des Cars and François Muller share the lead of the practice.
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.
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