Construction - Real estate

Construction - Real estate

For over 60 years, Raffin & Associés has been putting its expertise to best serve the interests of its clients, thus developing a very strong reputation in this sector.
Thanks to the dynamism and dedication of our construction law team, we have established long-standing and privileged relationships with our diverse clients: insurance companies, developers, project owners, general contractors, architects, technical design firms, engineers, technical inspectors

Our department is composed of 6 partners assisted by an experienced team of 10 associates, most of them senior, which enables us to respond quickly to the different needs of our clients, provide them with legal assistance for contract drafting or during execution of the works, support them in the pre-contentious phase and represent them in multi-party construction disputes.

Our scope of intervention also extends to operations and litigation in the French overseas departments and territories.

With insurance at the core of our services, Raffin & Associés provides the assistance needed at all steps of the property project:

  • Before and at the start of the operation: draft of insurance policies or contractual documents, implementation of preventive interim proceedings (référé préventif);
  • During construction: we offer assistance to owners and project developers, architects, project managers, technical design firms, technical inspectors, Security Inspectors , Contractors and sub-contractors, etc.) as well as companies and insurers, in particular for the implementation of emergency procedures or other safeguard measures;
  • After completion of the works: we advise and assist our clients with the aim of settling disputes in the amicable or pre-contentious phase, but ready to defend them or initiate legal proceedings, including recoveries and subrogation.

Recognized for its excellence in this field, Raffin & Associés advises, assists, and represents most of the major construction industry players and their insurers.

Areas of expertise

  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Civil liability (RC, RCD, CNR)
  • Contractors’ All risks
  • Contracts, Breach of Warranties
  • Dommages Ouvrage
  • Financial claims
  • Public Liability

Our clients

  • Insurance companies
  • Developers
  • Private or institutional owners
  • Architects
  • Project managers
  • Engineering
  • Technical design firms
  • Project coordinators
  • Technical inspectors
  • Health and safety protection coordinators
  • Diagnosticians
  • Companies (all trades and subcontractors)