compétences avocats

Construction law


LA BRUYERE advises, on contractual and regulatory matters, owners, contractors, project managers and designers in all construction projects:

  • Drafting, auditing and negotiating all construction contracts [works contracts (standard and bespoke, etc.), agreements with industry professionals (architects, engineering firms, project managers, etc.), property development contracts, construction management, construction leases, sales in future state of completion, etc.] as well as related contracts for services (multi-technical maintenance, industrial maintenance, etc.),
  • Bank guarantees (performance, down payment, retention monies ...),
  • Subcontracting (contracts, acceptance requests, bank guarantees, delegation of payments, etc.),
  • Contract management and pre-litigation of construction projects (change orders, formal notices, amendments, contractors’ claims, final accounts, completion certificates, withdrawal of snags/ defects etc.).


LA BRUYERE assists clients in judicial surveys (expertises judiciaires) (so-called preconstruction surveys, contractors’ claims and accounts between the parties, delays, extensions of time and liquidated damages, latent defects, abnormal neighborhood disturbances, etc.).

We analyze the chances of success of a case, assist our clients in finding out of court amicable settlements and defend their interests before civil, commercial and administrative courts (both in summary proceedings and on the merits) as well as in alternative dispute resolution (conciliation, mediation, arbitration).

We act in all litigation related to construction contracts: abusive breaches of negotiations, payment defaults, recovery (conservatory seizures, temporary mortgages, etc.), supplementary works, disruption, unforeseen events, delays (liquidated damages for late delivery, extensions of time...), subcontracting (direct action, irregular subcontracting), consortium agreements, pro rata account, inter-companies account, fire safety, abandonment of works site, suspension, termination and all litigation related to constructors’ liabilities.

LA BRUYERE operates in various industries: building and public works, transport infrastructures (roads, railways, etc.), renewable energies (methanization, etc.), real estate developments, telecommunications, hotels, schools, sport facilities, cultural facilities, pharmaceutical industry etc.Under construction.