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Aliénor Avocats
75008 Paris

France > Construction Tier 1

The ‘very available and responsive' team at Aliénor Avocats is a strong choice for construction matters; its advisory offering includes support with the drafting of construction contracts and project structuring. On the contentious side, the group offers support with mediation, as well as representing clients in litigation before domestic courts or in international arbitration tribunals. The practice is jointly led by Hélène Bourgine, Anne-Sophie Goapper and Hervé Chambon, all of whom demonstrate both contentious and non-contentious expertise and garner praise from clients for their professionalism and rigour. Saturnin Champetier de Ribes is the key counsel-level contact.

Practice head(s):

Hélène Bourgine; Anne-Sophie Goapper; Hervé Chambon

Other key lawyers:


‘Very high professionalism. Very available and responsive team. Innovative team: regular use of videoconferencing; pre-invoicing for advice before final invoice.’

‘I work regularly with Hélène Bourgine and Hervé Chambon, whose commitment and concern for very high quality service for their clients I appreciate. Aliénor is a small firm of specialists passionate about their subject.’

‘I personally worked with Hélène Bourgine and Hervé Chambon. They are available, attentive, and keen to advise the best strategy for the company (conciliation rather than arbitration) even if this is not in the interest of the firm. Their background as corporate lawyers means that they know exactly what their clients expect in terms of opinions.’

‘Hélène Bourgine and Hervé Chambon are two excellent lawyers with extensive experience in international infrastructure projects and perfect knowledge of their client’s internal constraints (including needs in terms of communication and reporting) which allows them to anticipate our requests. They are rigorous, precise, creative and daring in the solutions proposed and the assistance provided.’

‘Helene Bourgine and Anne Sophie Goapper – two great professionals, very invested and very available, with respect for the client, in respecting the deadlines of an often very tight schedule.’

‘Hélène Bourgine: masters her subjects in arbitration, capable of developing a readable and relevant strategy, good analysis of documents and context. Saturnin Champetier de Ribes: efficient collaborator, knows his file well, strong responsiveness, consistent work with Hélène Bourgine, masters the technical aspects.’

‘High responsiveness, very good knowledge of arbitration practices. Understandable and effective communication.’

‘Very strong experience in litigation which provides a very precise analysis of responsibilities and actions to be taken in contractual prevention. Great rigour, strong open-mindedness, strong team conviviality.’

Key clients

Vinci Group

Eiffage Group

Fayat Group

Aliénor Avocats ( is a French law firm whose primary focus is major construction, industrial projects and civil engineering works, in France and abroad.

In close cooperation with French and international clients, Aliénor Avocats offers creative solutions to assist them and solve the legal issues that may arise throughout the life of a construction project: from the inception of the project, by advising on the legal structure of complex projects, analyzing and drafting contracts, until the delivery of the works and the expiry of the warranty periods.

Aliénor Avocats further represents its clients in the resolution of their disputes, by amicable means to reach effective settlement by conciliation/ mediation, dispute boards, court ordered and private expert proceedings or by litigation before national courts or international arbitral tribunals.

Over the last years, Aliénor Avocats has successfully assisted major construction companies in the settlement of their disputes pending before arbitral tribunal or national courts by way of amicable settlement in France and abroad.

Aliénor Avocats practice also covers the professional training of project directors and teams of major construction groups on construction contracts and risk management with respect to complex projects.

Aliénor Avocats has developed in-depth knowledge of the corporate world and maintain a worldwide operational network of lawyers and experts to ensure optimal legal assistance for its clients’ national and international multidisciplinary activities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Hélène Bourgine +33(0)1 56 26 59 10
Partner Anne-Sophie Goapper +33(0)1 56 26 59 10
Partner Hervé Chambon +33(0)1 56 26 59 10
Photo Name Position Profile
Hélène Bourgine photo Hélène Bourgine Managing Partner
Hervé Chambon photo Hervé Chambon Partner
Anne-Sophie Goapper photo Anne-Sophie Goapper Partner
French Arbitration Association (AFA)
Member, Ordre des Avocats du Barreau de Paris, France