Nicolas Autet is a French qualified Of Counsel in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Public Law Practice Group.
Specialized in public law, Mr. Autet’s practice is focused on public-private partnerships, antitrust and French and European regulatory law, with particular expertise in the rail, energy banking and insurance sectors. He also practices litigation and arbitration.
He has extensive experience representing and assisting the French State, governmental bodies, state-owned and private entities in their development, the management of their regulatory environment and their administrative proceedings.
Mr. Autet is recommended as a “highly experimented” lawyer for France: Administrative and Public Law by Legal 500 EMEA (2012-2020), and past editions have described as « highly involved ». Best Lawyers in France 2021 also ranks him into its Public Law and Regulatory Practice categories. He is identified by French publication Décideurs Strategie Finance Droit as a leading lawyer in the field of administrative contracts and related litigation.
Prior to joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 2004, Mr. Autet spent two years at a major U.S. law firm and another two years working for a top French law firm.
Admitted to the Paris Bar, he has master’s degrees in both Litigation (obtained in 1995) and European Competition Law (1998) from University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. He also received a diploma from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (IEP) de Paris in 1996. He is a member of the International Bar Association.