Marc Frilet

Vice President of the French Institute of International Legal Experts, Co-promoter, UNECE International Centre of Excellence "Good practices, laws and institutions"

Marc Frilet’s law firm Frilet Société d’Avocats is considered as one of the leading French law firms operating within the construction, infrastructure and mining domains.

Both nationally and internationally, Marc Frilet is known as one of the most skilled and knowledgeable lawyers within these domains. He is continuously recognized for his achievements by the legal guide Who’s Who Legal who listed him several times as a go-to lawyer for construction, infrastructure and mining, especially in regards to the implementation of concession and PPP projects.

Most recently, Marc Frilet was honored as the construction lawyer of the year 2014 in France by the Construction Law Experts. After being an active member of the French law firm Bureau Francis Lefebvre for several years, including the leading position of managing partner, Marc Frilet decided to embark on a new venture. He founded his own law firm in 1998, focusing his efforts on advisory work and contract management within the complex area of international PPP Projects. As a result of his extensive experience and elaborate expertise, Marc Frilet was able to assist many public and private clients during the inception and development of oftentimes large and complex PPP Projects, while ensuring a successful development of the project through is excellent dispute resolution skills.

Besides his extensive experience in the construction and infrastructure domain, Marc Frilet also co-organizes seminars and conferences worldwide, while regularly participating as an expert speaker. His engagements often cover topics such as international concession and PPP projects, international procurement, litigation and others. Due to his active participation at a number of large conferences every year, Marc Frilet has taken the opportunity to deepen his understanding of best practices and core principles, in order to guarantee the positive, long-term implementation and development of even the most high-profile and complex projects.

Marc Frilet is also very active in the drafting of model laws and best practices in order to avoid projects in distress, contract renegotiation or international litigation.

Moreover, he has written numerous articles on public procurement, concessions and PPPs, methods to disseminate good practices, litigation, comparative law in France and internationally, particularly Francophone Africa and Latin America. His regularly published in some of the world’s most recognized and known journals and magazines for law practice.