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Projects & Energy: International - France
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What the team is known for

Linklaters has a renowned projects practice that operates on an integrated basis with the law firm's other teams around the globe. The team advises on project development, financing, concessions, regulatory, corporate and administrative matters, and is also well placed to assist with high-value asset refinancings. The team is active in the infrastructure, oil and gas, transport, telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, primarily advising on projects across Europe and Africa, as well as within France. The practice boasts a varied client portfolio consisting of construction companies, energy developers and financial institutions.

Foreign desks

The Paris-based Africa group offers clients expert advice on the development and financing of projects in francophone civil law jurisdictions across North and West Africa. The team advises lenders and other industry actors on transactions across the renewable energy sector. Bertrand Andriani leads the desk.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Bertrand Andriani has a highly regarded international project finance practice. He assists with telecom infrastructure and renewable energy projects financing. A source describes him as "a leader in the market and one of the best finance lawyers in France," and one client further highlights that "he is very well respected in negotiations."

François April is "a dominant figure on energy deals" according to sources and is renowned for his expertise advising on renewable energy projects. He has experience assisting with the financing, refinancing, and restructuring of solar and wind assets.

Stephen Le Vesconte enters the rankings this year in recognition of his broad international practice. He assists with the financing of energy projects in countries including Russia and Turkey. A client notes that "Stephen Le Vesconte brings vast experience in international exports and project finance, and he is very pragmatic as well."

Darko Adamovic advises on the financing of infrastructure and energy projects. An impressed client remarks that "Darko Adamovic understands commercial dynamics extremely quickly and is a great negotiator," and adds: "He will be able to provide you with the most informed advice to achieve the best outcomes."

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Projects & Energy: International

Stephen Le Vesconte
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Stephen Le Vesconte
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Bertrand Andriani
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Bertrand Andriani
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Foreign expert for Africa-wide
Projects & Energy: International: Finance

Bertrand Andriani
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Bertrand Andriani
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