Laurent Ayache is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in its Paris office. Laurent Ayache is co-head of the Regulatory Practice in the Firm’s Paris office. He advises clients on public, administrative and regulatory law, including issues in connection with competition and public-sector matters. He focuses his practice on government contracts (public procurements, public service concessions, public-private partnerships and government property leases), public corporations (governance, privatization and changes in status) and on antitrust and industry regulation issues. His practice also includes litigation related to regulated industries such as energy (electricity and gas), electronic communications, airports, transportation (railway, road and sea), public housing, drinking water and sanitization. Laurent is a member of the Paris Bar (January 2005). He holds a master in public law and economics (DESS de droit public économique) in 2003 and a master in European corporate law (DESS de droit européen des affaires) in 2004. Laurent Ayache teaches a course in contracts and administrative law (Theory of Administrative Law) in the undergraduate program in Law and Economic Activities at the University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and a course on law and hydraulic energy in an Energy Law program at University of Paris I. Laurent authored a book entitled Droit de la concurrence et secteur public (Antitrust Law and the Public Sector) published by LexisNexis, is a contributor to the annual review on government grants, aid and subsidies in the Quarterly European Law Review and is a regulator contributor to the Antitrust, Regulation and Public Sector section of the Contracts, Antitrust and Consumption law review. He has also authored numerous articles on government contracts.
On 19 March 2020, the European Commission adopted a temporary framework that allows Member States to grant certain State aid to businesses to help them face the economic and financial consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. In the wake of this decision—and in a record time of (...)
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