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  • Yann Aguila

    • Yann Aguila, Partner, heads the firm’s Public Law Practice. He advises on all aspects of public law and environmental law in connection with transactions and litigation.

      He lectures on public law and environnemental law at Sciences Po, at the National School of Administration (ENA) and at the Paris Bar School.

      He is also a member of the legal think-tank, the Club des Juristes, where he chairs the Environmental Law Commission.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat (2011), he was a member of the French supreme administrative court, the Conseil d’État, since 1990, as Deputy Secretary-General (2001-2004), Commissaire du gouvernement au Conseil d’État (2004-2009) and as a judge within the Litigation Division (2009-2011). He also acted as legal adviser to the President of the Republic of Senegal (1995-2001).

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar (2011), Yann is a graduate of the high-level civil servant training institution, the École Nationale d’Administration (1990), the Institut d’études politiques of Aix-en-Provence (1986) and the University of Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise in law, 1985).

    • Decorations

      In 2014, he was awarded the 2014 Law Book Prize for his book “Droit public français et européen” (in French) (French and European public law) that he co-authored with Bernard Stirn (Honorary President of Division of the Conseil d'État).

      "Yann Aguila regularly advises public bodies on regulatory changes as well as on the public law aspects of M&A transactions. He is very sharp and innovative."
      Chambers Europe, 2020

      "Recommended Lawyer" in Administrative and Public Law
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2019, 2020

      “Clients are impressed with his remarkable approach and "knowledge of public law issues and institutions." "His experience has no comparison."”
      Chambers Europe, 2018

    • Recent experiences

      Yann has recently assisted:

      The French State Agence de la transition écologique (ADEME) with regard to its institutional relations with other public bodies, including the State

      Suez France in connection with various matters relating to waste management as well as the pricing of water in connection with a drinking water service concession

      The Fédération française des vins et Spiritueux with regard to the damage suffered by the French wine industry due to retaliation measures taken by the United States

      The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) in connection with the proposed reorganization of its regional centres

      Les Échos with regard to the litigations initiated by its competitors for the award of the right to publish legal notices

      Champagne Laurent-Perrier as well as various wine companies with regard to several disputes against the public body FranceAgriMer for the award of European subsidies for the promotion of European wines on foreign markets

      RTE, the operator of the public electricity transmission network in France, in connection with the rules of public procurement applicable to contracts entered into with its subsidiaries

      L’AFD on various public law issues, especially regarding the interpretation and applicability of the Law No 2015-992 dated 17 August 2015 on energetic transition

      GIP Paris 2024 / COJO 2024 on public law matters related to the Paris’s organization for the Olympic Games 2024

      Uber in connection with all its public law matters in France

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