Laurent Ayache is co-head of the Regulatory Practice in the Firm’s Paris office. He advises clients on public, administrative and regulatory law, including issues in connection with competition and public-sector matters. He focuses his practice on government contracts (public procurements, public service concessions, public-private partnerships and government property leases), public corporations (governance, privatization and changes in status) and on antitrust and industry regulation issues. His practice also includes litigation related to regulated industries such as energy (electricity and gas), electronic communications, airports, transportation (railway, road and sea), public housing, drinking water and sanitization.
Laurent teaches a course in public contracts and administrative law (Theory of Administrative Law and Public Service Concessions) in the Magistère degree of Law and Economic Activities, and a course on hydroelectric power law in the Energy Law Master, at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Laurent is the author of a book entitled “Droit de la concurrence et secteur public” (Antitrust Law and the Public Sector) published by LexisNexis, is a contributor to the annual chronicle on state aids and subsidies in the Quarterly European Law Review, and is a regular contributor to the “Concurrence, Régulation et Secteur Public” chronicle of the Contrats, Concurrences, Consommation law review. He has also authored numerous articles on government contracts.