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Arnaud Cabanes

Arnaud Cabanes acted as Managing Partner of the Paris office from July 2014 until June 2018. He is a member of the Firm's Environment Regulation Planning and Real Estate & Construction practice groups. He has extensive experience in environmental law, public procurement law, town-planning, public competition law and local government law. He served as editor-in-chief of L'Echo des Marchés Publics (monthly edition), and is a regular contributor of articles on public procurement law, environment and other public law topics for various broadsheets. Mr. Cabanes also authored books on public procurement case law, as well as measures against international corruption. He is a frequent speaker at public law seminars in France and an active participant and leader in public law training programs.

In light of the global pandemic, governments across the globe are faced with urgent needs whose immediate coverage is a matter of life and death. Hence, these unusual and uncertain times call for rare and exceptional measures, and without much ado, governments around the globe have provided them. Common to all approaches is the will to enable public contractors to procure the urgently needed supplies to save lives and contain the pandemic without major bureaucratic hurdles.