Sabine Naugès - McDermott Will & Emery


Sabine Naugès counsels clients on all aspects of public law, including administrative and regulatory, competition and constitutional law. Among other high-profile clients, Sabine has advised telecommunications companies France Télécom and Orange on regulatory matters in cases before administrative and commercial courts, and before EU and French competition authorities. She also regularly represents major companies with interests in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, energy, oil and gas, and public health care, before the French government and in litigation, in a range of regulatory and administrative matters.

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  • Advised a French multinational telecommunications company on regulatory projects relating to the development and access to the fiber optic network and in connection with the renewal of their mobile license, as well as in connection with several disputes before the European Commission concerning state aid
  • Advised one of the largest independent oil companies in Europe in an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (CIRDI) arbitration against the Tunisian government relating to an offshore oil concession and also in an arbitration case against the French government

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  • The Best Lawyers in France, 2024
  • Chambers Europe, France: Public Law, 2022-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, 2022-2024
  • Euromoney, EMEA Women in Business Law, International Trade Lawyer of the Year, 2023


University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree, Public Law, 1996
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree (DEA), Public Law, 1997
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, PhD, Public Law, 2001
American University – Washington College of Law, LLM, Law and Government, 2005

New York

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