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Gide Loyrette Nouel

Projects & Energy

4 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded department with strong domestic and global activity, with a particular presence in Africa. Represents states, corporates and lenders. Regularly appointed on projects in a variety of sectors including natural resources, transport infrastructure and renewable energy. Expertise includes BOT projects, PPPs and project financing, with additional experience in contractual and M&A matters. Leverages significant public law expertise to assist clients on domestic matters.

Strengths

Clients highlight the practice for the level of its expertise, with sources extolling: "Gide is an excellent law firm, with the ability to cover all fields of expertise and more rarely with the ability to gather all needed expertise in a seamless way for the client thanks to the overall team spirit and practice."

One impressed interviewees comments: "Gide is one of the very best."

Work highlights

Assisted EGL with the development of the 147 MW Ruzizi III hydropower project located on the River Ruzizi in Central Africa.

Notable practitioners

John Crothers is well regarded for his representation of financial institutions and sovereign states in PPP projects, with further activity assisting with project development. He has extensive capabilities in transport infrastructure and energy matters, particularly across Africa.

Michel Guénaire has a noted reputation in the French market for his expertise in energy as well as experience in the regulatory field. He maintains an impressive client base mainly comprising large French corporates.

Stéphane Vernay boasts a highly international practice, with particular expertise on the African continent, acting for clients on energy and power projects. He is also well versed in M&A transactions within the energy sector. One impressed client describes Vernay as an "outstanding business lawyer," before going on to say: "He is solution-oriented in the way he addresses legal and contractual issues. He is reliable, hard-working and always delivers on time."

Victor Grandguillaume enters the rankings this year following strong market recognition. He advises investment companies and project developers on energy projects, particularly on the African continent. One client says: "He is really good, quite young but very experienced."

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Projects & Energy

Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Location

15 Rue de Laborde

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Ranked Lawyers

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


Michel Guénaire
Band 1

Projects & Energy: International


John Crothers
Band 2
Stéphane Vernay
Band 4
Victor Grandguillaume
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