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Public law

Lacourte Raquin Tatar assists real estate developers, investors, real estate trusts, industries, banks and constructors in issues related to complex contract engineering, public ownership of land, public-private partnerships, city planning and zoning, administrative authorisations audits, environmental law and renewable energy law :

  • Public contracts: government contracts, contracts for the provision of public services, PPP,
  • Planning law : zoning regulations, use restrictions, authorizations to occupy land, state rights of pre-emption, expropriation, and financing of government infrastructure investments,
  • Environmental law: certified buildings, renewable energies, polluted areas, legal auditing,
  • Public economic law: regulatory, competition, commercial planning, state and public aids.

Partners : Vincent Guinot, Xavier de Lesquen, Benoit NeveuJean-Jacques Raquin, Damien Grosse


Benoit Neveu and Xavier De Lesquen join Vincent Guinot in the Public Business Law team.

Benoit Neveu joins the firm to strengthen the public contracts practice and will focus on both advisory and litigation work.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Ceetrus, who has been designated « prospective candidate » at the conclusion of the consultation organized by SNCF Gares & Connexions, for the transformation of the Gare du Nord in the prospect of the 2024 Olympic Games. The team comprised, on the corporate aspects, Serge Tatar, partner and, on the public law aspects, Vincent Guinot, partner, and Jean-François Benoit, associate. (Communiqué)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Heineken Entreprise Company for the signature of a promise to sale concerning an industrial land of approximately 4.5 hectares, which corresponds to the old brewery called “Fischer“, at the South entrance of Schiltigheim (67). The reconversion project of the site, which will be carried out by Altarea Cogedim – winner of a private invitation to tender – will create a new surface area of approximately 61,700 sqm (press release). The team included Jean-Jacques Raquin and Vincent Guinot, partners, and Romain Rattaz, associate.

On 4 June 2015, during the 15th edition of the Trophées du Droit, Lacourte Raquin Tatar received the Rising Team Award in Urban Planning Law.

In partnership with Dalloz and the “Actualité juridique du droit administratif” (AJDA) law review, Vincent Guinot - public-law partner – in the will take part on 22 June 2015 to a conference on the latest developments of the French urban and commercial planning laws, together with the professor Yves Jégouzo (Professor emeritus at the Sorbonne law school – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Philippe Schmit (in charge of the urban planning legal issues at ACDF, Assembly of French Local Authorities) and Bertand Boullé (founding President of Mall & Market – Vice-President of the CNCC, French National Council of Shopping Centres).

The « 2015 Commented Urban Planning Code » (« Code de l’urbanisme commenté 2015 »), written by Vincent Guinot -public-law partner-, will be published in April 2015 (Editions Berger-Levrault).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Perella Weinberg Real Estate on its acquisition of the real estate complex « Les Miroirs A & B » and the corresponding financing and leasing (press release). The team included Jean-Jacques Raquin and Damien Grosse, partners, Romain Rattaz et Adam Haddad, associates, for the real estate aspects, Vincent Guinot, partner, and Anne-Laure Gauthier and Jean-François Benoit, associates, for the public law and french planning aspects, Cédric Bonnet, partner, and Arnaud Bernard, associate, for the financing aspects.