Raphael Crespelle heads the law firm’s Public Business Law activity and cases. In particular, he specializes in Public Economic Law and Public Procurement Contracts, in both strategic counseling and litigation capacities.

Before joining FTPA in April 2013, Raphaël Crespelle was a member of Buès & Associates (AARPI), of which he was a founding member in 2011, after 7 years of independent legal practice.

Raphaël Crespelle began his professional career in 1991 as the deputy head of the legal department of a public builder dependent upon the State Secretariat for Major Projects (Secrétariat d’Etat aux Grands travaux). In 1994, he later joined the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, where he held a position in the Litigation department, as project manager of « Public Order » for all central and decentralized services as well as any public institutions depending on this ministry.

In this capacity, he served as a Government Commissioner with the State Council for the reform of the public procurement code in 2001, as a member of the Commission Specialized in Markets (CSM building – civil engineering) and as president of the Paris Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie’s Commission on Markets.

Raphaël Crespelle has a DEA in Internal Public Law and has held a Certificate of Specialization in Public Law since 2005. He has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2003.

Legal 500 latest comment about our department : FTPA has ‘a remarkable and high-level team’ of four that is ‘equally reliable for advisory and contentious work’. The practice ‘intervenes in close collaboration with its clients and provides solutions to problems’. It is assisting several prestigious French cultural institutions with strategic matters and is sought out by public sector entities and major engineering companies to handle significant public projects and litigation, particularly in the rail sector. Raphaël Crespelle is ‘a recognised public procurement contract expert who heads a remarkably efficient and high-quality team’.