Lucien Rapp

Lucien Rapp
Senior Consultant

PARIS

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Summary Open

Lucien joined Watson Farley & Williams as a Partner in 2003.

He specialises in regulatory and contract issues, administrative & public law and competition and anti-trust matters. He advises clients in the telecommunications, media, technology, public utilities, space and aviation sectors in particular. Lucien has acted as legal consultant to the Commission of the European Communities, and to the United Nations (I.L.O; World Bank; W.H.O.) and he continues to act as an expert / specialist adviser for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). In addition, Lucien is a member of the Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce and is listed by them as an expert in this domain. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in several international disputes.

Lucien, who is regularly named among the world’s leading experts in communications and regulatory law, has received several distinctions including the prestigious Légion d’Honneur.

Education Open

  • 1983: Professor of law and Agrégé des facultés de droit
  • 1982: Doctor of law; University of Toulouse
  • 1976: Certificat d’aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (CAPA)
  • 1975: Diplôme de l’Institut d’Études Politiques

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

Awards

  • Prix de la Ville de Toulouse, 1976
  • Premier secrétaire de la conférence du stage, 1977
  • Prix Alexandre Fourtanier, médaille d’or, 1979
  • Prix de l’Académie Française, 1986 (Lamy Droit de l’Informatique et des Réseaux)
  • Officier de l’Ordre des palmes Académiques, 2009
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, 2011

Author

  • “Dalloz Construction” (4th edition 2013), V° Partenariats Public Privé
  • “Les mutations de l’activité ferroviaire Aspects juridiques”, a collective work edited by Jean-Christophe Videlin, Lexis-Nexis Colloques et Débats, 2013
  • “Ces fonds que l’on dit « souverains » – Fonds d’Etat et Souverainetés financières”, Preface by M.Pébereau, Editions Vuibert (April 2011)
  • “Lamy Droit public des affaires”, with Philippe Terneyre, 16th edition (April 2013)
  • “Lamy Droit du Numérique”, with Michel Vivant & Bertrand Warusfel, 26th edition (April 2013)
  • “La Gouvernance en Questions”, collective work, Cercle de l’Entreprise et du Management, Eyrolles 2011
  • “Les cent mots du droit des affaires”, with Alain Couret, PUF Que Sais-Je, (January 2010, Que sais-je no. 3872)
  • “Les Filiales des Entreprises Publiques”, LGDJ, Bibliothèque de droit public, Preface. P.Delvolvé (out of print), 1982
  • “Techniques de privatisation des entreprises publiques”, LITEC, 1986
  • “Les groupe d’entreprises publiques”, PUF, Que Sais-Je no. 2235, 1986
  • “La privatisation des compagnies européennes publiques” (with F.Vellas), ITA, Etudes & Documents, Volume 10, 1988
  • “L’Entreprise au Bout du Fil”,Editions Liaisons, 1993
  • “Le courrier électronique”, PUF, Que Sais-je no. 3409, 1998

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Société Française de Droit International
  • Association Française de Droit Spatial
  • International Bar Association (Communications Section)
  • International Arbitration Institute

Employment Record Open

  • 2003-present: Watson Farley & Williams, Paris Partner
  • 1989-present: University of Toulouse, Faculty of Law Professor of International Economic Law
  • 1984-2003: Weil, Gotshal & Manges (formerly Serra, Leavy & Cazals), Paris Partner

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