We assist local governmental authorities in the preparation and organisation of elections, compliance with rules applicable to communications by public election bodies during election campaigns, or disputes and litigation relating to elections.
We also advise local governments in connection with elections to local offices (mayors and deputies, chairman and vice-chairmen of regional councils, election of representatives to outside bodies, directors of local public enterprises, etc.).
Our team advises in connection with implementation of rules for financing political organizations and election campaigns.
Furthermore, outside election periods, Cornet Vincent Ségurel advises local governments in their more and more varied communications: assistance in the area of press law (right of response, defamation, public insults, etc.)and securitization of the application of rules applicable to institutional communication (communication rights of municipal counselors in municipal publications: right of insertion by the opposition, reviewing of articles, validation of content of social media, etc.)
Lawyers in this area regularly publish articles and books on election law and communication during elections, as well as on questions generally relating to matters involving communication by local government authorities.