Gaspar Cottard's practice focuses on French, European, and international environmental law. Dually trained in public business law and environmental law, Gaspar advises French and international clients on civil, administrative, and criminal litigation and regulatory issues related to natural resources, industrial risks, sustainable development, non-financial reporting, and corporate social responsibility.
Gaspar has particular experience in issues relating to the Classified Installations for the Protection of the Environment (ICPE), environmental audits, polluted sites and soils, and chemical substances, especially under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) and other European regulations. He also has in-depth knowledge of the French management of state and local administration.
Gaspar teaches environmental law at the University of Tours.
- Paris Bar School (CAPA 2018); Institute of Public Business Law (Diploma 2018); Sciences Po Paris (Master's in Public Economic Law 2016); University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Master's in Environmental Law 2015); King's College London (Year abroad program, 2013)
2022 Legal 500 EMEA: Tier 1 practice ranking in environment
2022 Chambers Europe: Band 1 ranking for environmental practice in France
2022 Le Monde du Droit-AFJE: 1st Prize for environmental team