Etienne Amblard

Etienne Amblard is the partner in charge of business public law practice at Aramis. His scope of expertise covers public procurement contracts and PPPs and more generally all public law (public sector, public works and property, financial public law, etc.) and rail regulatory. He also has a strong experience in litigation (public contracts, legality of administrative decision, responsibility of public persons). He supports companies or public operators especialy in transport, energy defense, telecom and business events areas. Before joining Aramis in 2016, he previously worked for more than 10 years at Gide, where he was designated as counsel as of 2014. His professional experience  encompasses a six-month secondment within the project finance legal department  of the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in 2009.

He also has  specific kills in the field of public law applicable in French Polynesia and in international context.

Aramis public law practise is recommended by Decideurs and legal 500.

Aramis is recommended for “its professionnalism, its availabiliy, its efficiency” and “its ability to bring solutions which always respond to its clients expectations and needs” (Legal 500 Paris, 2018).

Headed by the ‘very knowledgeable’ Etienne Amblard, Aramis’ two-lawyer team has strong public law contract expertise. Representing public and private sector clients, the practice is advising on major projects in the transport and telecoms sectors. It is notably assisting Tunnel Euralpin Lyon-Turin with the eponymous railway tunnel projects, as well as French Polynesia’s Post and Telecoms Office (OPT) with the awarding of the Manatua project, consisting in the setting up of an international high-capacity submarine cable system in the Pacific. Litigation is also a strong feature of the practice, which is handling several disputes. SNCF Mobilités, the City of Paris and Egis Airport Operation are clients.” (Legal 500 EMEA, 2019).

Etienne Amblard is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).

Etienne Amblard has been named one of France’s Best Lawyers 2024 in the Administrative Law and Public Law categories.