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Foley Hoag
153 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORÉ
75008 PARIS
France

France > Environment Tier 1

The ‘excellent team’ at Foley Hoag acts for companies operating in a wide range of sectors, such as chemicals, agriculture, mining, extractive activities, metals, energy, or sustainable technology. Government entities also instruct the practice. Additionally, the team  has broad experience in environmental litigation before civil, administrative and criminal courts. In ongoing litigation, the team obtained a victory before the Administrative Appeal Court of Strasbourg for its client Mines de Potasse d’Alsace in a dispute over a hazardous underground waste storage site. Carine Le Roy-Gleizes and Corentin Chevallier lead the team.

Testimonials

‘Excellent team in environmental law. Extremely responsive and high-quality support.’

‘Great technical competence and availability.’

‘I mostly work with one expert at Foley Hoag, but she seems to have a very good back-up to assist with more administrative or less complicated matters to speed up their help.’

‘The expert I work with is truly an expert and in addition she is extremely good at explaining complicated issues such that a non-legal person understand. Further she is not afraid to give strong advice or have an opinion on how to proceed. Plus very responsive, replying quickly to queries.’

‘Carine Le Roy-Gleizes and Corentin Chevallier have a remarkable educational approach.’

‘Carine Le Roy-Gleizes and Pauline Leddet-Troadec bring invaluable expertise in environmental law, in particular on matters relating to the closure of industrial sites.’

‘A very complementary team because of their different profiles. They are able to adapt very well and to mobilise in an emergency.’

‘Have a very educational way of explaining the issues and simplifying the legal aspects.’

Key clients

ENGIE

Mines de potasse d’Alsace (MDPA)

LAFARGEHOLCIM

KALHYGE (groupeNEHS)

Northrop Grumann

RTE

ENEDIS

STAUB

ELECTROLUX

SEQENS

ELIS

BASF

SECHE

GIE OSIRIS

TEREGA

SHELL

SECHE

Work highlights

  • Representing Mines de Potasse d’Alsace (MDPA), a former mining operator, in an environmental dispute regarding StocaMine site, an underground hazardous waste storage site in a former potassium mine located in Alsace for which MDPA has obtained a definitive waste storage authorisation.
  • Advised ENGIE’s different business units on biodiversity issues, mining law issues, waste issues and remediation issues.
  • Advising the manager of the biggest chemical platform in France on contractual agreements between the platform operators, large chemical companies.

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Foley Hoag

Practice head(s):

Andrea Pinna

Other key lawyers:

Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo; Manuel Tomas

Testimonials

‘The team enjoys an excellent reputation, particularly in public international law and investment arbitration. I have had the opportunity to see them plead several times and have always noted their great professionalism and the clarity of their arguments.’

‘I know in particular Andrea Pinna, with whom I have had the opportunity to work in the past, and  Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, both of whom are excellent arbitration practitioners in their respective fields.’

‘Andrea Pinna has an exceptional ability to think ‘outside of the box, to be imaginative and at the same time be attentive to detail. He has a quick mind. He is also very attuned to what the client really needs and focuses his services exactly on that.’

Key clients

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Albania

Angola

Armenia

Air France

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Power Development Board

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration & Production Company Limited (BAPEX)

Bangladesh Oil Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla)

Brazil

Crédit Agricole / CACEIS (France)

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

Croatia

Djibouti

Ecuador

Estate of Victor Jara

Equatorial Guinea

Gazprombank (Russia)

Ghana

Greece/Hellenic Republic

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America

Guyana

India

International Conference of Asian American Political Parties

Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited

Laboratoires Pierre Fabre

Latécoère

Mauritius

Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima

Nepal

Nicaragua

Nigeria

Nokia

Orange SA

Panama

Peru

Philippines

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique

Public Gas Corporation of Greece (DEPA)

Qatar

Russian Federation

Somalia

Spain

Tanzania

Uganda

Ukraine

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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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Mme Carine Le Roy-Gleizes  photo Mme Carine Le Roy-Gleizes Head of Foley Hoag Paris’ environmental law practice, Carine Le Roy-Gleizes has…
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