ORPA LEGAL acts for builders, property developers or owners in a multitude of construction law cases.

The firm has become well versed in technical issues and has longstanding relationships with reputed experts.


Relevant areas
  • Enforcement of builders’ warranties
  • Building defects; completion bonds
  • Compliance with contract specifications and building permits
  • Construction of major public facilities (airport, places of worship, museum, etc.), shopping malls and high-class buildings






Recent representative matters

  • Court ordered appraisal further to the destruction of a supporting beam during the performance of a building renovation project in La Défense (Paris business Center)
  • Litigation regarding the coverage of the liability of a company in relation with the defects of an urban waste incineration plant
  •   Litigation regarding the defect of an electrical unit in Southern France
  • Court ordered appraisal regarding the improper performance of a luxury hotel renovation project on the French Riviera (€12 million)
  • Assisting the operator of a waste processing plant in connection with a fire which broke out the plant renovation
  • Collapse of the inner courtyard and the underground car park of a building in the centre of Paris
  • Collapse of the roof of a shopping mall in Martinique due to a hurricane
  • Failure of a beam and collapse of the roof of a large logistics warehouse due to snow falls
  • Risk of marble slabs falling off the facade of a renowned Paris building
  • Disorders in the car park of a museum of contemporary art in Paris

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