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Foley Hoag
75008 PARIS

Environment Tier 1

Foley Hoag has a strong six-lawyer team which is regularly instructed by leading French, German and international industrial companies. The practice has state-of-the-art expertise advising on waste management, industrial site closures, sales and remediation issues. In addition to its strong advisory practice, the team also offers solid litigation expertise. For instance, the practice successfully defended Mines de potasse d’Alsace before the administrative Court of Strasbourg which rejected all claims lodged regarding the administrative authorisations delivered in regard to the closure of a major former salt mine waste landfill. The firm is also advising Engie on several sales of former industrial sites and related liability issues. Finally, the group also helps clients in dealing with soil and river pollution crises, and advises several clients on a range of regulatory issues. Carine Le Roy-Gleizes is in charge. Corentin Chevallier and Frédéric Scanvic are also major contributors to the practice.

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Mines de potasse d’Alsace (MDPA)

Northrop Grumann








Administrative and public law Tier 4

Foley Hoag provides assistance to French and international companies, local governmental entities, and professional federations and industries' representatives bodies. The five-lawyer team has particular expertise in advising clients from the energy and waste management sectors, especially on contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues. Urban planning law is also dealt with. Frédéric Scanvic and Corentin Chevallier are in charge.

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 5

Foley Hoag

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Czech Republic



Russian Federation










European Commission / Cyprus

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