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Henri Savoie


Bar admission Paris (2007)

Henri Savoie heads the public law, regulatory and banking and financial regulatory practice of the firm.

A former student of the ENA (Ecole Nationale de l’Administration), he was, before practicing as a lawyer, a member of the “Conseil d’Etat”, the Supreme Court of the French administrative order, for over seventeen years. During this time, he was an adviser to Alain Juppé – the French Prime Minister between 1995 and 1997 – and a legal adviser to the President of the Republic of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade (2001-2005).

Henri advises French and foreign private companies, public companies and public institutions on complex regulatory issues, particularly in the following sectors: telecoms, media, banking, energy, water and transport. In this context, he is in charge of the control procedures of foreign investments in France, mainly on behalf of foreign companies.

He also has significant experience in litigation before the administrative jurisdictions, including the “Conseil d’Etat” and the “Conseil Constitutionel”, the European jurisdictions, the sector regulators such as the electronic telecom regulator (ARCEP), the media regulator (CSA), the railway regulator (ARAF), the energy regulator (CRE), and the banking regulator (ACPR), and before judicial jurisdictions (in connection with regulatory issues or decisions rendered by independent administrative authorities).

Henri also participates, in collaboration with the firm’s corporate teams, in all operations concerning the evolution of the public sector: restructurings, privatizations, nationalizations.

Henri is also involved in major public procurement contracts negotiation phase and execution phase (public procurement, concessions, PPPs and complex contractual arrangements) as well as in the litigation phase related to these public contracts.

Finally, Henri leads the firm’s practice in the area of banking and financial regulation: in this respect, he deals with regulatory issues and leads the notification and authorization application procedures with French, European and foreign regulators.

Main areas of expertise
Public law
Public contracts
Banking and financial regulatory

Institute of Political Studies, Paris
Licence in Law – Université de Paris Nanterre
Former student of the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) Paris

French / English

Phone : +33 1 45 02 19 19
Mail : Mail : hsavoie@darroisvilley.com