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Philippe Delelis


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  • University of Lille II (Doctorat en droit public [Ph.D. in public law] 1990; DEA Science administrative [master's in administrative science] and DEA Aménagement et urbanisme [master's in land settlement and planning law] 1983); Ecole Nationale d'Administration (1984-1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris Bar

Government Service

  • Served with the French government in the following positions: Colonel, French Air Force Citizen Reserve (since October 2015); Project Manager, Public Procurement Commission (1997-1998) and Civil Administrator of Budget (1986-1990), Ministry of Finance; Deputy-Director of Private Staff of the Minister, Post and Telecommunications, Ministry of Industry (1995-1997); Counselor of Private Staff of the Minister, Economic, Financial and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Equipment and Transportation (1995); Technical Counselor of Private Staff of the Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Land Development (1993-1995); and Commercial Counselor, French Embassy, Moscow, Russia (1990-1993)

Philippe Delelis' practice focuses on public law involving government contracts, administrative litigation, and regulatory law. He advises clients on public law regarding procurement contracts and project financing, particularly concession contracts, as well as complex contractual arrangements with public bodies.

Philippe represents clients before French administrative courts and advises on French and European regulatory law pertaining to general regulation, notably in the context of privatizations, export control, foreign investments, and sector-specific regulation, mainly in the energy, transportation, and public banking system areas.

Philippe has published numerous articles related to public contracts law and teaches project finance at the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne. He served in high-profile positions with the French Ministry of Finance and other departments before entering the private practice.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed yearly among the best lawyers in public law and project finance in Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA

    Listed as "Most Highly Regarded" (#1) in administrative litigation in the French market, "everyone knows Philippe Delelis" (Who's Who Legal, 2019)

    Single "Best Lawyer" in administrative law (Best Lawyers® 2011)


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Philippe Delelis