Firm Profile > Foley Hoag > Paris, France

Foley Hoag
75008 PARIS

Environment Tier 1

Foley Hoag advises a prominent client base, including many leading names from the mining, energy, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing and waste industries. The practice handles high-profile work dealing with waste, site pollution, remediation and environmental liabilities, including the management of connected litigation. It also provides regulatory guidance and assistance with environmental authorisations pertaining to large-scale energy projects. The firm is notably advising on the closure of major hazardous waste landfill of former salt mines (STOCAMINE project). Practice head Carine Le Roy-Gleizes is highly recommended. Frédéric Scanvic, Corentin Chevallier and associate Pauline Leddet-Troadec also contribute.

Practice head(s):

Carine Le Roy-Gleizes

Other key lawyers:

Frédéric Scanvic; Corentin Chevallier; Pauline Leddet-Troadec


Excellent environment team; sharp skills and great responsiveness.’

‘Pauline Leddet-Troadec has unparalleled competence in environmental law and demonstrates a perfect understanding of our company’s activity. She is also very responsive.’

‘A collaborative team with a very pragmatic and operational approach to cases.’

‘Partners and associates are available and attentive to needs. They do not hesitate to inform their clients of any regulatory and legislative changes.’

Key clients


Mines de potasse d’Alsace (MDPA)

Northrop Grumann









Administrative and public law Tier 5

Foley Hoag

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Scanvic; Corentin Chevallier

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinna


‘Andrea Pinna is a superb advocate. Excellent to work with. He is smart, careful and a pleasure to work with.’


Key clients

Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA, SA)

Hellenic Republic/Greece

Kingdom of Spain

Natural Gas Transmission System of Greece (DESFA, SA)

Republic of Albania

Crédit Agricole / CACEIS (France)

Republic of Croatia

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company Limited (BAPEX), Bangladesh Oil Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla)

Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima

Republic of Nicaragua

Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (CDEEE) (Dominican Republic)

Bangladesh Power Development Board

The Russian Federation

Republic of Uzbekistan

Republic of Ecuador

Oriental Republic of Uruguay

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Republic of India

Republic of Peru

Republic of Panama

State of Qatar

Republic of Mauritius

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Angola

Republic of Djibouti

Republic of Ghana

Republic of the Philippines

Republic of Nigeria

Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Federal Republic of Somalia

United Republic of Tanzania

The firm: Founded in 1943 by Henry Foley and Garrett Hoag in Boston, Foley Hoag has since opened offices in New York, Paris and Washington, DC. The firm is characterised by a culture of excellence, and represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions around the world. Foley Hoag brings together a team of lawyers practising in the principal spheres of business law and benefiting from a reputation for excellence in the fields of international arbitration, administrative law, environmental law, energy law and intellectual property. The firm has established a lengthy record of success in industries such as life sciences, healthcare, technology, energy/renewables, investment management and professional services. Foley Hoag has chosen a particularly integrated approach: lawyers in the US and France often work together in teams, bringing together members of various practice areas, particularly on international litigation and arbitration cases, where the firm enjoys a prominent position internationally.

Areas of practice: International litigation and arbitration is a sector in which Foley Hoag is positioned among the most reputed firms in the world. The Paris office lawyers are highly active in the fields of international commercial arbitration, including construction arbitration, investor-state arbitration and public international law, frequently acting in concert with colleagues from the firm’s other offices. They also regularly advise clients on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments. The department’s lawyers have a substantial body of experience advising large public and private sector actors in disputes arising on infrastructure projects, under both civil law and common law.

The environmental law/public law group provides innovative and high-value-added advice on matters of environmental law and public law to certain public entities and to companies operating in different sectors including chemicals, agribusiness, mining, metallurgy, energy and waste management. The group’s attorneys have years of experience in litigation, including before civil, administrative, criminal and constitutional courts. Regarding environmental practice, the Paris department’s work is focused on the following axes: supporting industrial and mining projects, defining strategies for converting industrial sites, securing and optimising the resources and wastes development, managing hazardous materials. The environmental law group’s attorneys have extensive experience and a strong track record with respect to high-value complex cases, including on matters of compliance, set up or redevelopment of industrial sites or landfills, the construction of electrical facilities and high-voltage power lines.

Foley Hoag can also boast a top-tier intellectual property practice that advises leading clients, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Paris team represents a body of clients consisting principally of US companies and their French subsidiaries in intellectual property matters and, more broadly, IP/IT matters involving technology law, data protection, telecoms and the internet.

Lastly, a team specialised in corporate/M&A recently joined the firm to add to the wide range of services provided to the clients globally. The team assists French and international clients for all type of corporate transactions, in a variety of sectors, including high-tech, biotech and industry and works closely with the firm’s other offices to help grow in France an area which represents a significant part of the firm’s overall activity.

Department Name Email Telephone
International arbitration Andrea Pinna
International arbitration Hery Ranjeva
International arbitration Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo
Environment Carine Le Roy-Gleizes
Environment Frédéric Scanvic
Environment Corentin Chevallier
Administrative and public Frédéric Scanvic
Administrative and public Corentin Chevallier
IP/IT Catherine Muyl
Corporate/M&A Frédéric Cohen
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 Carine  Le Roy-Gleizes  photo Carine  Le Roy-Gleizes Head of Foley Hoag Paris’ environmental law practice, Carine Le Roy-Gleizes has…
Number of lawyers : 300
at this office : 17
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Other offices : Boston
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Washington DC