Public Law

Administrative Law: advisory and dispute resolution
We provide federal and cantonal administrative law advice to both public authorities and private companies & individuals. This includes issuing legal opinions, representing our clients in all types of administrative proceedings and acting on their behalf before the courts.

Constitutional Law
We provide support to various projects involving public bodies, entities and organisations in the fields of inter-institutional collaboration, public finances and political rights.

Regulatory, Statutes & By-Laws, Procurement, Concessions
Our daily practice involves cantonal and municipal regulations applicable to civil servants, the drafting and review of statutes and by-laws for public bodies and associations, as well as tender processes related to procurement contracts and concessions on use of public grounds.

Real Estate (planning, authorisations) & Infrastructure (transport, energy)
We advise on public law aspects (planning, authorisations) of real estate projects as part of our daily practice and also have strong expertise in dealing with major public infrastructure projects, notably in the fields of transport, energy and leisure activities. In supporting such major projects, we have acquired a detailed knowledge of Environment law, which is an essential component of any analysis in these fields.

Examples of our practice are:

  • Set-up of decentralised public entities
  • Set-up of inter-communal entities
  • Outsourcing by public entities to private companies and public-private partnerships (PPP)
  • Public funding regulations
  • Public subsidies
  • Public liability
  • Use of public grounds
  • Public procurement and concession contracts
  • Regulatory framework for civil servants

Contact: Nicolas Wisard