François Lichère

University Aix-Marseille, Eversheds Sutherland
Professor of Law / Of Counsel

François is a Public Law professor and lecturer at the University of Aix-Marseilles and Of Counsel at Eversheds’ Paris office. He advises clients in the public and private sectors on all public law contracts and public business law aspects. After obtaining a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Montpellier and a diploma from Aix-en-Provence’s Institute of Political Studies , he obtained a Degree of in-depth studies in Public Law in 1993 and a PhD at the University of Montpellier in 1998. He was appointed public law lecturer in 1999 and public law professor in 2000. François currently teaches public contracts law, economy & public law and administrative law at Bachelor and Master levels in various universities in France and in Europe. He has published numerous books and articles, in French and in English, mainly concerning public law contracts and economy & public law. He is co-author of a book entitled “Enforcement of EU public procurement rules” (Djof publishing, 2011) in collaboration with Steen Treumer, and co-author of “Public Procurement Law : Damages as an effective remedy” (Hart Publishing, 2011) in collaboration with Duncan Fairgrieve. François is also director and co-author of “Droit des marchés publics et contrats publics spéciaux”, as well as co-author of the Lamy Digital Law, for which he is responsible for the digital public procurement section.


359 Bulletin

François Lichère The French Supreme Administrative Court rules that a contracting authority may limit the number of lots awarded to a single contractor to foster competition and may award a lot to a public law entity (Laboratoires Biomnis)


The first point, which had never been dealt with by the Conseil d’Etat, is an important one since the French courts having jurisdiction as to the substance of the matter had adopted different positions and since neither the directive 2004/18 nor the Code des marchés publics (public procurement (...)

François Lichère The French Supreme Administrative Court adopts a strict approach with regards to equal treatment of bidders in case of a false information from the contracting authority (Dynacité)


On 12 March 2012, the French Council of State, the supreme administrative court responsible for reviewing judgments of the lower administrative courts in particular in the field of public procurement contracts, ruled on an unusual question. A contracting authority, Dynacité which is in charge of (...)

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