Earth Avocats

A partner for your projects


As legal experts with street smarts, the firm’s lawyers assist developers particularly in the construction of communal areas. Thanks to our in-depth knowledge of the regulations governing public and private markets, urban planning and environmental issues, as well as construction law, our expertise covers various fields, including neighborhood development, construction and delivery of buildings, the creation of sustainable projects, and the preservation of heritage and ecosystems. Our systemic approach to social, urban, economic, and cultural issues reconciles public sphere requirements with the dynamics of private interests.


The Earth Avocats law firm assists its clients in building shared spaces respectful of social and economic issues, environmental constraints and urban planning regulations.

Our dedicated teams provide transactional and litigation services in various legal matters such as land development, urban planning and environmental law.

They advise private and public sector contracting authorities in the setting up and monitoring of development and construction operations.

  • Land development law: development operations, land use, financing of public facilities, development concession agreements
  • Urban planning law: urban planning documents, urban planning permits, commercial urban planning, criminal law pertaining to urban planning, preservation of built and natural heritage.
  • Environmental law: environmental assessments, citizen participation procedures, environmental permits, protection of natural areas, regulations regarding listed facilities, prevention of natural risks, planning documents.

Earth Avocats is active in all aspects of building the city of the future. Our construction and real estate practices aim to integrate the highest social and environmental requirements for improved community living.

The firm will easily meet all the legal needs of your real estate projects, both in terms of transaction and regulatory advice and litigation, throughout the entire construction or renovation process.

The Construction Law team provides legal assistance to project developers, public and private entities, and to local public/private partnerships. Our expertise is at work right from the start of the development, throughout the life of the construction site, and at the time of acceptance/delivery of the project.

Our competence also includes the better enforcement of legal warranties of the contractors :

  • Drafting of public procurement contracts
  • Advice on complex set-ups (CPI, VEFA)
  • Preventive referrals
  • Litigation during the construction process (collective proceedings, claims, subcontracting, TS, site hazards)
  • Disputes related to the completion of the works
  • Lifting of acceptance or delivery reservations
  • Enforcement of the contractors’ legal warranties in case of defects (GPA, biennial, decennial)
  • Enforcement of contractual or quasi-litigious liability warranties of the various service contracting parties
  • Litigation related to construction insurance (TRC, RC, RCD, CCRD, DO)
  • Real estate transaction
  • Commercial leases