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Benjamin de Sevin

Partner
Offices / Paris office

I have spent my entire career at UGGC Law Firm! I joined the firm as a trainee in 2010 and quickly integrated the Public Law department of the firm, of which I became a partner in 2020.

I am passionate about this expertise that allows me to be at the crossroads of public and private interests. I enjoy advising both private operators and public bodies in the context of public projects, and defending both parties in the context of litigation that may arise between them.

UGGC & I

At UGGC, I find all the necessary assets to offer our clients a legal response with high added value: high standards, a constant search for excellence, multidisciplinary, an international dimension and an entrepreneurial mind-set.

In addition, there are two essential ingredients: a real pleasure in working together and a great team cohesion.

My practice:

There are three main aspects to my practice.

First of all, public contract law (public procurement, concessions, occupation of the public domain, etc.). I assist French and international public entities and private operators in the conclusion and performance of their contracts, both as counsel and in litigation, with particular expertise in infrastructure concessions and PPPs (public-private partnerships). I am often involved in dealing with difficulties in the performance of public contracts, both in litigation and in the context of alternative dispute resolution.

Secondly, the regulation of economic activities. I assist clients in highly regulated sectors (transport, gaming, energy, data, health, etc.) or in matters where public authorities are involved (State aid, public company law, foreign investment control, etc.). In particular, I represent numerous private operators before domestic and European courts and authorities, in the context of contentious challenges to decisions or rules, or their consequences in terms of compensation. I also assist these operators in the context of their public affairs strategy.

Thirdly, compliance and  criminal law. I advise numerous clients on public criminal law and ethics, both in the context of litigation before the criminal courts, in conjunction with the firm’s criminal lawyers, and in the implementation of prudential measures – in particular the obligations arising from the Sapin II law.

Expertise

Rankings

Legal 500 2021 – UGGC ranked band 2 in Administrative and Public Law

UGGC is honored to be ranked band 2 among the best law firms in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 Guide in Administrative and Public Law.   Analysis of Legal 500: « UGGC Avocats has a large and experienced team that has gained the trust of which many leading public and private sector companies, including major […]

Palmarès du Droit 2021 – UGGC wins the Golden Trophy in Public Law!

UGGC Law Firm is honored to have received the Golden Trophy in Public Law at the 9th edition of the Palmarès du Droit organized by Le Monde du Droit in partnership with the French Association of Corporate Lawyers (AFJE).   A true barometer of the profession, the Palmarès du Droit allows law firms to situate […]

Leaders League 2021 – UGGC ranked in 3 categories in Public Law

UGGC is proud to be ranked in 3 categories among the best law firms in the 2021 edition of the 2021 edition of Leaders League – Public Law. The firm is ranked : Excellent in PPP contracts: structuring – mid cap Strong reputation in urban planning and development Excellent in market regulation Click on the […]

Chambers & Partners 2021- UGGC, ranked band 2 in Public Law

UGGC is proud to be ranked among the best law firms specializing in Public Law by the 2021 Chambers & Partners guide.   Analysis from Chambers and Partners : What the team is known for “Handles a range of issues for government bodies and state-owned entities. Advises international companies on the negotiation of public contracts for […]

Legal 500 2020 – UGGC Law Firm ranked in Administrative and Public law

UGGC Law Firm is ranked band 3 among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of the Legal 500 guide in Administrative and Public law.   Quote 2020 of The Legal 500: “UGGC Avocats has a strong 13-lawyer team whose expertise is particularly sought after for public law contracts and public infrastructure projects. The […]

Leaders League – Public & Corporate players 2020 – UGGC ranked in 7 categories

UGGC is proud to be once again, ranked in 7 categories among the best law firms in the 2020 edition of the guide Leaders League – Public & Corporate players The firm is ranked : Undisputed in administrative contracts and related disputes Excellent in public affairs Excellent in PPP contracts: structuring – mid cap Excellent […]



Career

  • Partner, UGGC Law Firm - 2020
  • Senior associate, UGGC Law Firm - 2016
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar - 2011
  • Associate, UGCC Law Firm - 2010
  • Associate, UGCC Law Firm (2010) Master degree in European Business (Paris-London), ESCP-Europe - 2009
  • Intern, Allen & Overy LLP - 2009
  • Master degree in public law of economy, University of Paris II Panthéon Assas - 2008
  • Master degree in public law , University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2007


Publications