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Clifford Chance LLP

Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 2BelgiumEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Clifford Chance has a strong focus on advising clients on development and construction projects in the energy sector, assisting with grid infrastructure and power plants. The law firm is particularly popular with Belgian energy companies. It additionally assists clients with negotiating joint venture agreements. The team is able to advise clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, often involving Greece.

Strengths

One client appreciates that the lawyers have "an excellent business mindset, portray deep energy knowledge, are balanced in negotiations and are very punctual in their delivery."

Another client appreciates that the team "easily understands the needs of the client and what exactly are the client's expectations."

Work highlights

Advised AVAIO Capital and Macquarie Capital on the development of a desalination plant.

Notable practitioners

Patrice Viaene enters the rankings this year on the back of impressive activity advising Belgian energy companies on construction mandates involving power plants and infrastructure projects. He also assists clients with negotiating joint venture agreements. One client enthuses that "Patrice Viaene is a very intelligent person, with excellent communication and drive towards his team and clients," and adds: "He’s very strong in breaking down complex problems into understandable, more digestible solutions."

Xavier Remy advises clients on energy sector development projects.

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Energy

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

Avenue Louise 65

Box 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1050

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Belgium

Energy


Patrice Viaene
Associates to watch
Xavier Remy
Band 3