Romaric Lazerges


Romaric is Head of Public Law.

He has been ranked in band 1 for Chambers 2023 Public Law.

His expertise covers especially public contracts (PPP, concessions, public procurement), environmental law, notably climate and ESG issues, and regulatory in various sectors (e.g. media, energy, infra, telecom). 

Romaric advises his clients both on transactional matters and high-profile legal proceedings before administrative courts and tribunals, as well as before independent governmental agencies. His clients are either public entities or related or either private partners involved, banks, sponsors and lenders. 

Apart from his activity as a lawyer, Romaric has been a maître de conferences at French university Sciences Po Paris for more than 20 years. Romaric is regarded by all the main directories such as Chambers & Partners, Legal500, IFLR1000 and similar as a leading lawyer in the French market. 

Romaric is ranked as Lawyer of the Year 2020" by "Best Lawyers" in Regulatory and is a recognised practitioner since 2014 in Administrative law, Energy, Public Finance, Public law and Telecommunication.


Representative matters

Les Eoliennes en Mer (Engie and EDPR’s) and OW (JV Engie and EDPR’s), laureate of the second bid launched by the Commission de Régulation de l’Energie (CRE) for the development and the operation of the two first projects in France: Dieppe - Le Tréport and Ile d’Yeu - Noirmoutier. 

Several fast-charging network for electric vehicles.

Multiple stakeholders (sponsors and lenders) on fibre deals.

Several major French corporates on the French duty of vigilance.

Pro bono

Romaric has been advising the Paris Peace Forum since its creation in 2018.
Romaric Lazerges maintains a strong reputation in the market, advising on concessions, bidding processes and public procurement matters. Interviewees note his "exceptional ability to advise you both on judicial and political aspects".
Chambers Europe, 2021 - France (Public Law: Public Contracts)
Romaric Lazerges is very available and active in each case and can rely on high quality associates.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022 - France (Administrative and Public Law)


  • Leading Individual Legal 500 EMEA, 2023 - France (Administrative and Public Law)
  • Recommended Legal 500 EMEA, 2023 - France (Project finance)
  • Leading Individual Legal 500 EMEA, 2022 - France (Administrative and Public Law)
  • Band 3 Chamber Europe, 2022 - France (Public Law)
  • Highly regarded IFLR1000, 2020 - France (Project Development) 



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2000


Post graduate degree, Public Law, University of La Sorbonne, 1999

Master, Public Administration, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, 1997

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.