Frédérique Chaillou is a partner at LPA-CGR avocats and has worked in the field of environment law for nearly twenty years.
Individually ranked and recognized in international Legal Guide among the best Lawyers in Environmental law since many years (Band 1 in Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA), she advises major French and foreign industrial groups, real estate operators and professional bodies. She assists them in environmental law, both in terms of regulatory aspects and in litigation before administrative, civil and criminal courts. She intervenes regularly on environmental issues in mergers and acquisitions and real estate transactions. Frédérique has also developed a specific expertise in technological risks. In this context, she regularly participates in seminars and working groups on this subject, often in relation with France Chimie.
As the leader of the Environment practice, she is regularly involved in the law making process, contributing to advisory bodies to the public authorities: since 2016, she is a member of the Polluted Sites Experts Working Group (GTSSP), an advisory body to the Ministry of Ecology.
Moreover, always willing to participate and influence the development of international law reform and shape the future of the legal profession throughout the world, she has recently been appointed regional representative for Europe of the International Bar Association’s Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee in January 2019 for a term of 2 years.
Committed, determined with strong leadership skills, Frédérique heads the Environment/Renewable Energy Department of the Firm. She pays particular attention to her team of 16 lawyers and law professionals to allow everybody to share their experiences and expertise in Environment but also in Renewable Energies, two main complementary practices. She has thus succeeded to establish a relationship of trust with them, creating a group spirit based on common values.
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What Clients Said About Her
Frédérique chaillou “has finesse in her analysis and she is intelligent on the strategy,” […] She is a fine negotiator and is very subtle in her approach, which makes her a real asset to have with you in a negotiation.” (Chambers Europe 2020)
“She provides us with the best legal alternatives from an environmental standpoint”. She “adapts solutions to each file’ and ‘has a good understanding of her clients’ needs while continuously striving to improve quality service and customer satisfaction’”.
Her clients recognize that the team provides “Good knowledge of environmental law and of their clients, great speed and quality of work” (Legal 500 EMEA 2020-2021)