Thomas Forray

Sorba Payrau Avocats (Paris)

Thomas Forray is a lawyer at Sorba Payrau Avocats. Prior to his current position, he worked at law firm De Castelnau in Paris, one of the first firms to have specialized in public law in France (now also specialized in criminal law). He is specialized in public economic law and manages the Public contracts and competition practice. His initial training in economics (Bachelor), combined with his public law Master degree (Sorbonne law school), enables him to efficiently assist a number of public organizations (French State, local authorities) and private firms, mainly in their public contracts-related problems (contractual engineering, public tenders, breach of contract, liability, litigation...). He also regularly delivers legal formations and contributes to several legal and general journals and websites


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Thomas Forray Favoritism: The French Supreme Court extends the applicability of the crime of favoritism in public procurement subject to the old order of June 6, 2015, the principles of strict Interpretation and non-retroactivity of criminal law notwithstanding (Bastien X e. a.)


The offence of granting an unjustified advantage, more commonly known as the "offence of favouritism", is provided for and punishable under Article 432-14 of the Criminal Code (punishable by two years’ imprisonment and a fine of EUR 30 000). It covers the act of "procuring or attempting to (...)

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