Marc Frilet

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 position of partner and head of the complex project division within the international department, 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 mining, infrastructure Concessions and PPP Projects. As a result of his extensive experience and elaborate expertise, Marc Frilet is able to assist many public and private clients during the inception and development of oftentimes large and complex Concessions and PPP projects, while ensuring a successful development of the project through is excellent dispute avoidance and 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.

Moreover, he has written numerous articles on mining, 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. Thus, it is not a coincidence that for more than 10 years according to The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, Marc is “one of the most highly regarded individuals” internationally, especially in the construction domain.

His unique blend of expertise both with the public and private sector developed within more than twenty countries has been an important contribution to the international movement for the development of framework regulations and standards in the Concession and PPP area. This role has culminated with his leading participation to the creation by IFEJI, where he is vice president, and the Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations (CICA) of the UN International Centre of Excellence for Concessions and PPP ‘Policies, Laws and Institutions’ in May 2015.