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Local-authority law

Local-authority law expresses a reality characterised by great diversity and significant changes, in the light of which Granrut Avocats has become a reference, at both the advisory and litigation stages.

This diversity relates, first of all, to the issues concerned, which cover the organisation of local authorities, the grouping of local authorities, administrative authorities, public and private ownership by local authorities, local public finances and local-public-services law. Secondly, this diversity is in terms of the type of questions posed: in addition to litigation about the lawfulness of administrative actions and liability, the emergence of the right to contest constitutionality (QPC) is particularly important in the field of local-authority law. Finally, there have been significant changes in an area of the law affected by many ongoing reforms.

The work of Granrut Avocats:
- Assistance with the internal workings of local authorities (deliberation meetings, internal regulations, information concerning and announcements by local elected representatives, etc.)
- Assistance with the adoption and drafting of agreements entered into by local authorities (definition of most suitable legal organisations, updating of contractual documents, drawing up resolutions, monitoring devolution procedure, etc.)
- Assistance to local authorities in setting up inter-area cooperation structures (communities of cities, conglomeration communities, public-private local-authority associations, etc.)
- Assistance in the management of local authorities’ assets (determining public or private ownership of land, procedures for classification of property in the public domain, authorisations for occupation of the public domain, etc.)
- Assistance to local authorities in their relations with their networks and the various local entities (non-profit groups, local public-private companies (SEM - société d’économie mixte), creation and organisation of publicly-owned development companies (SPLA – société publique locale d’aménagement), a local authority’s takeover of the activities of a non-profit group, etc.)