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François Braud

François Braud advises large industrial groups and small and medium-sized companies in public business law, urban planning and environmental law, mainly in litigation.

Since January 2008, François Braud has been a partner of ATMOS Avocats (formerly known as Selarl Huglo Lepage et Associés until December 31, 2017).


François Braud holds a postgraduate degree in public law, specialising in environmental and urban planning law (1998) and a postgraduate degree in public law litigation (1999). He also graduated from the Institut de Droit Public des Affaires (2000).

Areas of practice

François Braud's expertise focuses on public business law, urban planning law and environmental law, mainly in litigation.

His expertise in urban planning (litigation of urban planning authorisations and evolution of PLU, SCOT, contractual arrangements, etc.) and environmental law (law on classified facilities, waste law, law on polluted sites and soils) enables him to advise professionals, artisans or industrialists - particularly in the waste treatment and sanitation sector -, real estate developers, planners or local authorities, by always taking into account the interactions between these different legislations.

His activity leads him to defend the interests of his clients during litigation in the field of public economic law and in the area of public contracts (call for tenders, pre-contractual summary proceedings, Tarn et Garonne appeal, termination, transaction, penalties, additional works, execution, long administrative leases, transfer of land with encumbrance).
He assists small and medium-sized businesses in the day-to-day life of their operating or production sites, specifically integrating land and construction issues in their relations with local and national administrations.

In addition to his recognised expertise in public law litigation, François Braud's services are appreciated in criminal law for litigation relating to pollution or urban planning violations.


  • Co-author of the Code de justice administrative (Ed. Lexis Nexis) and co-author of the Code de l'environnement (Ed. Lexis Nexis), he has published many articles in specialised legal publications in his preferred fields:
  • Tenant departure and environmental constraints, Loyers et Copropriété - February 2018, n° 2, p. 24
  • New condition to apprehend the owner of the land as holder of the waste present, pending the decree, note under CE October 24 2014, n° 361231, Société Unibail-Rodamco, Gazette du Palais n° 7-8 of 7 and 8 January 2015, p. 21
  • Rubric de jurisprudence Urbanisme et environnement (April 2014 - October 2014), BDEI n° 54 - November 2014, p. 30

Teaching and Training Interventions

  • Lecturer at Sciences Po (urban school - environmental risk)
  • Trainer in urban planning law and environmental law for recognised training centres (Elegia / CCI France / EFE).

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