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Thierry Dal Farra

Offices / Paris office

After working as a senior official (at the Legal Affairs Department at the Ministry for the Economy and Finance, then at the Council of State, the Administrative Supreme Court of France [Conseil d’Etat]) and as an academic (teaching at the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas), I became a lawyer in 1993, which is when I joined UGGC Avocats, the year the firm was founded.

I created the Public Business Law department, which I currently oversee.

I am also a member of the editorial committee of the Bulletin Juridique des Contrats Publics and am a senior lecturer for second-year students in the Master in Public Finance programme at Université de Paris Panthéon Assas – Paris II.


UGGC and me:

I have always believed that public business law is a field in its own right within business law at large: UGGC Avocats gave me the opportunity to prove this point, right from the start.


My practice:

My approach to legal practice focuses on three main categories:

First, for public procurement law (including procurement procedures, partnerships, concessions, and complex contractual arrangements): determining the legal framework to implement in support of a public project, assisting civil engineering firms and public utility operators with their commercial policies, conducting or monitoring procurement procedures, and, increasingly often, handling difficulties related to the performance of contracts (litigation support and using conciliation, mediation, and arbitration mechanisms).

Second, for regulatory matters related to economic activities: analysing the legality of these activities, their consequences on economic operators, and establishing public authority liability.

And third: compliance and the disciplinary and criminal law aspects of economic activities: public finances (litigation before the Court of Budgetary and Financial Discipline and the Court of Auditors [Cour des Comptes]), the criminal law aspects of public procurement (risks to companies and public purchasers), criminal law for senior officials (functional protection), and prevention of criminal and disciplinary risk for companies that have relations with public administrations (ethics; compliance).


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  • Managing partner, UGGC Law firm - 2000
  • Partner, UGGC Law firm - 1994
  • Admitted to the Paris Bar - 1993
  • Graduate, ENA (National School of Administration, Promotion Fernand Braudel, 1987) - 1987
  • Degree of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, public service section.
  • Post graduate degree (DEA)in public law University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Legal Bulletin on administrative contracts
  • Lecturer in Administrative Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • President, Public Law Commission, Association des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprise (ACE)
  • Conferences on public and criminal litigations of public contracts, public-private partnerships, the legal liability of civil servants, government officials and elected representatives, the criminal risk in the public commission, the transparency and the control of public activities, the private occupation of public properties, the administrative liability law
  • Advisor to the Conseil d'Etat - 1991-1993
  • Legal advisor to the Budget Ministry (administrative law, public finance, EU law) - 1987-1991