Julie Vuagnoux

With nearly 14 years of experience, Julie is active in all areas of public business law. She regularly assists public and private entities in town planning law, environmental law and energy law, particularly in the renewable energy sector, and in related litigation. In addition, she has significant experience in the financing of public projects (PPP, concessions, etc.) and advises public entities and private operators during the structuring of operations, the public tender process and the execution of contracts.

Julie also has specific expertise in bond financing for public issuers.

A graduate of two Masters II (Internal Public Law and Public Law Litigation from the University Panthéon-Sorbonne), Julie Vuagnoux has been a member of the Paris Bar since 2007.

She began her career with international business law firms Orrick Rambaud Martel (2007-2012) and Watson Farley & William (2012-2015). She practiced at Gowling WLG from 2015 to 2019 and  renewed in 2020 after a year at DLA Piper.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2020

    • Career
      Gowling WLG, Counsel
  • 2019

    • Career
      June 2019
      DLA Piper, Counsel
  • 2018

    • Rankings & Awards
      Legal 500 2019 - Administrative and public law
  • 2015

    • Career
      Gowling WLG, Associate then Counsel
  • 2012

    • Career
      Watson Farley & William, Associate
  • 2007

    • Career
      Orrick Rambaud Martel, Associate
  • 2005

    • Education
      Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, (Master II, Public Law Litigation)
  • 2004

    • Education
      Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Public Law)


  • Legal 500 2019 - Administrative and public law


  • "L'introuvable autorité environnementale : l'effet boomerang de la décision du Conseil d'Etat du 6 décembre 2017", Magazine des Affaires, special edition « Infrastructures », June 2018
  • « L'instauration d'un régime spécial du contentieux des énergies renouvelables tient-elle ses promesses ? », Magazine des Affaires, December 2017
  • « Quatre choses à savoir sur les pénalités dans les contrats publics », Le Moniteur, September 2017
  • « Tout ce qu'il faut savoir pour monter un projet éolien en mer », Le Moniteur, February 2016
  • « La monétisation des embruns : focus sur l'éolien offshore », Magazine des Affaires, in special edition « Infrastructures », n°101, May 2015.
  • « Fausse alerte sur l'éolien off-shore », Revue Environnement Développement Durable, September 2011
  • « Un peu de clarté pour le photovoltaïque », Revue Environnement, May 2009
  • « Coordination des procédures d'instruction du permis de construire et de la procédure d'autorisation d'exploiter une installation classée », Revue Environnement, December 2008
  • « Projets photovoltaïques : cadre juridique et fiscal », Journée d'actualité organised by the Ecole des Ponts, March 2010


  • Speaker as an expert in the framework of training courses delivered by the "Ecole Supérieure de Travaux Publics" and specially for the subjects of the management of public projects and the complex real estate arrangements under public law.
  • Speaker at the news day organized by l'Ecole des Ponts "Photovoltaic projects: legal and fiscal framework" (March 2010)