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Clifford Chance LLP

Projects & Energy

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What the team is known for

International powerhouse with excellence in the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects on a global scale, covering the domestic French market, Europe, Africa and Asia. Also well versed in domestic projects and energy transactions. Notable expertise in key fields such as oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, healthcare and transportation. Assists lenders, borrowers, sponsors and developers, as well as governmental entities. Particularly present on complex matters involving large groups of lenders. Leverages significant international resources thanks to its worldwide network of offices.

Strengths

One client reports that the lawyers are "very experienced and well organised, and they have strong knowledge," before adding that they "deliver as promised."

One source notes: "They are certainly market leaders."

Work highlights

Advised CGHV as the project company on project development of the Volobe hydropower plant in Madagascar.

Notable practitioners

Acting as the firm's regional managing partner for Africa, Anthony Giustini maintains an excellent reputation and has a particular focus on finance transactions in the oil and gas sector. One enthused client highlights that "his in-depth knowledge of the legal issues at hand, paired with strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills make him a valuable addition to any negotiation team." The same source also says: "Giustini's invaluable experience with big oil and gas projects and project finance is an unbeatable combination. He is also very pleasant to work with."

A reputed figure in the domestic market, Daniel Zerbib advises clients on project as well as asset financing and refinancing. He is particularly sought after in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Sources praise his "massive reputation for financing matters."

Delphine Siino Courtin progresses in the rankings this year following increased visibility and a raft of praise from sources. She is renowned for advising financial institutions on energy and infrastructure projects, particularly in West Africa. One impressed client describes her as a "remarkable lawyer," and adds: "I have always been very impressed by her and it is always a pleasure to work with her, not only because she is highly competent, but also because she is very friendly."

Nikolaï Eatwell advances through the rankings following strong market recognition. He advises a diverse client portfolio, ranging from international financial institutions to state entities, on the financing of energy, infrastructure and natural resources projects. He is particularly active across Africa, Turkey, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia. One impressed clients states: "He is phenomenal at negotiating with the other side without ever offending or over-reacting. He is always under control and very commercial, while never losing the goal," going on to add that Eatwell is "super sharp and totally switched on during the negotiations."

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Projects & Energy

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

1 rue d’Astorg

CS 60058

Cedex 08

Paris

Paris

France

75377

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

France

Projects & Energy: Domestic: Finance


Daniel Zerbib
Band 1

Projects & Energy: International


Anthony Giustini
Band 1

Projects & Energy: International: Finance


Delphine Siino Courtin
Band 2
Nikolaï Eatwell
Band 2