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Urban Planning

ince 1972, the DNA of DS Avocats has revolved around urban and regional development. Over time, our teams have expanded and specialised to offer a unique platform of intersecting and complementary legal skills, concentrated in DS Avocats’ real estate practice, and in particular in our cross-functional offer on smart and sustainable territories and cities.

We have adopted a cross-professional approach to these topics by building increasingly integrated partnerships between our firm and partners in engineering and economics, in particular in relation to climate and biodiversity.

Our aim is to provide constructive legal advice on an effective legal structure working alongside the wider group of stakeholders.

Multi-disciplinary know-how

By bringing together the different specialisms of all our teams, we are able to offer our clients cross-functional, multi-disciplinary expertise. Our lawyers advise and assist public and private stakeholders involved in smart and sustainable cities on the following matters:

Urban and land-use strategies

In order to ensure that our clients’ projects are secure and compliant, we provide comprehensive legal advice in the following areas :

  • Land use planning, including voluntary and compulsory acquisitions ;
  • Establishing and structuring development projects (financing, corporate structuring, urban planning).


Our public business law experts have proven expertise in public contracts, public economic law and general public law. They advise on the following wide range of sectors :

  • Construction ;
  • Infrastructure ;
  • Telecommunications ;
  • Networks ;
  • Energy ;
  • Etc.

Project financing

Our lawyers advise on structuring and documenting all types of financing, including :

  • Corporate finance ;
  • Acquisition finance ;
  • Real estate finance ;
  • Project finance.

Cross-functional offers

By pooling the expertise of our teams and with the support of our international Desks, we can serve our clients' needs with cross-functional offers, in particular in the following areas :

• Sustainable and intelligent cities and regions;
• Compliance;
• Energy.

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