Thierry Laloum is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and head of the Public & Environmental Law practice of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris.
Mr. Laloum has a wealth of experience in economic law (e.g. privatisations, foreign investments in France and financing of local governments), public contracts (concession agreements and public private partnerships), planning law (building permits and expropriation procedures), public domain and regulated sectors. He also advises his clients in high-profile pre-litigation issues (negotiations between the parties, discussions before Experts Committees) and on litigation issues before the administrative judge.
Mr. Laloum advises both public (public bodies, local governments, semi-publicly owned companies) and private entities (mainly financial institutions, investment funds and public works companies).
Significant projects he has handled include the development of underground trains, high speed railway lines, motorways, ports, hospitals, airports, stadiums, and waste treatment facilities among others, including in the context of Public Private Partnerships (PPP).
Mr. Laloum has been continuously ranked as a "Star individual" in the area of Public Law / Public Contracts by Chambers Europe since 2019. Chambers noted that "to choose him is not just to choose an excellent lawyer, it is also to choose a lawyer whose sole presence is a strategic and determining asset in a complex affair." Moreover, Mr. Laloum’s team has been ranked Tier 1 by Chambers in Public Law / Public Contracts for more than a decade.
As far as Legal 500 is concerned, Mr. Laloum has been listed in its "Hall of Fame" for overall excellence in Administrative and Public Law since 2018. Mr. Laloum has also been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in Public Law by Best Lawyers/Les Echos for 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018 and 2010.
At last, he was honored in 2018 with a Lexology/ILO "Client Choice Award" in the Public Law category.