Francesca Ciappi

Associate – Avocat à la cour | Paris


+33 (0)1 44 95 20 00


Italian, French, German, English

Francesca Ciappi

Associate – Avocat à la cour | Paris

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

Languages: Italian, French, German, English


Francesca practices construction and real estate law, both in an advisory and litigation capacity, and assists major French, Italian and German industrial groups operating in various sectors of the economy in the execution of their real estate transactions. She deals with all aspects related to the award and execution of private contracts for project management, contracts for work and services and real estate development, leasehold contracts and leases on properties yet to be completed (BEFA-bail en état futur d’achevement in short).

In court, Francesca acts in particular in the context of expert witness proceedings and disputes concerning manufacturers’ liability. Her scope of work also extends to public procurement and spatial planning litigation.

Francesca’s practice also includes the analysis of energy law aspects in the context of audits of the acquisition of wind farm and photovoltaic assets by foreign investors.

In commercial and distribution law, Francesca assists international franchisors in the development and management of their network of French franchisees, providing both advice and litigation in this context.

Francesca is the author of articles on comparative business law in Italian and also speaks at conferences on specific business law topics.

  • Construction law and real estate law (private procurement contracts for project management, contracts for work and services and real estate development)
  • Expert proceedings
  • Energy and spatial planning law
  • Commercial and distribution law (franchising)
  • Litigation
  • Urban planning and public procurement law
  • Mediation / Arbitration
Industry sectors
  • French-Italian market
  • German-French market
  • Pangea Global Network
  • Energy
  • Large infrastructure projects
  • Industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Logistics
  • Health / Beauty
  • Retail / E-commerce
    • French Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (2014)
    • C.R.F.P.A – Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne
    • French-Italian double degree:
      • – French Maîtrise and Master 2 in Law, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
        – Italian diploma “Laurea magistrale in Giurisprudenza”, University of Florence

Avocat à la Cour, Paris Bar, since 2015

Other activities

Author of articles in comparative business law, in Italian language.