David Capitant

Of Counsel – Avocat à la Cour | Paris


+33 (0)1 44 95 20 00


French, German, Italian

David Capitant

Of Counsel – Avocat à la Cour | Paris

Phone: +33 (0)1 44 95 20 00

Languages: French, German, Italian


David Capitant is a professor of public law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris and advises and represents our clients in the field of public law contracts: public procurement (public contracts, concessions, partnership agreements) and public law contracts (leasehold contracts, use of public space).
He is also advising on regulated industrial activities (energy, transport, media).

David supports organisations, in particular public bodies (public companies, sports federations, public-law institutions), in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies and advises them on all aspects of French and European legislation in this field.
He also helps our clients with specific administrative labour law issues (protected workers, social plans).

David is a member of various professional and academic associations. He is President of the European Champion Alliance, an association supporting and developing start-ups and scale-ups in Europe, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Continental Law Foundation, the Board of Directors of GIP Justice Coopération Internationale and the Scientific Committee of the Paris Bar School.

  • Public procurement (public procurement law, concessions, partnership agreements)
  • Public law contracts and permits (use of public space, concessions, independent management authorities, spatial planning, long-term leases, regulated activities), subsidised structures
  • Management of public enterprises, sports associations, public institutions
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Public procedural law: administrative, constitutional, European and arbitration proceedings
  • Public competition law
  • Administrative labour law (social plans, protected workers).
Industry sectors
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Industry – Services
  • Germany, Italy
  • Doctorate in law (1996)
  • French Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (1997)
  • Professor at the Faculty of Law (1998)

Avocat à la Cour, Paris Bar, since 2004

Other activities
  • Teacher at the School of Economic Warfare – MBA Legal Intelligence
  • Society for Comparative Law
  • German Society of Public Law Professors