Public property

In the area of construction and project management, Cornet Vincent Ségurel advises local government authorities, investors and operators in defining, organising and implementing transactions on public property.

Our expertise relates to analysis of the regulatory feasibility of projects (qualification of the property, construction of facilities on public property, division by volume, sale in future state of completion, division of real property rights, administrative or construction leases, etc.) and complete support to ensure the transfer of unencumbered title: negotiated acquisition, pre-emption, expropriation, etc.

Our multidisciplinary approach makes it possible to grasp this area from all angles: property law, public contracting law, urban planning and zoning law, local government law and insurance law. This can be a decisive advantage in the contractual approach for the transaction but also in the preparation of applications for urban planning and zoning authorisations and permits, preparation of contractor or project management agreements or preventive summary proceedings.

We assist our clients in negotiated settlements, court-ordered expert assessments or disputes and litigation involving payments management, incidents relating to the performance of public contracts, relations with insurers, claims under the contractor’s legal warranties. We also handle disputes and litigation in the area of public works and administrative responsibility and liability (disturbance of neighbours, injury to third parties).

Our practice, also, covers criminal violations of urban planning and zoning law and disputes and litigation linked to occupation of public property (expulsion of squatters, condemnation, etc).