Norton Rose Fulbright

Projects Department

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What the team is known for Strong team with an established practice in energy and natural resources projects, particularly in the renewables sector. Assists with the development, financing, construction and operation of projects, as well as acquisitions and regulatory matters. Represents a broad client base including developers, banks, investment funds and government entities. Handles matters locally and abroad, with particular expertise in African jurisdictions. Recently active advising investment funds on acquisitions of power projects.

Strengths The team impresses with its knowledge of the market, with sources describing it as "very business-focused and pragmatic."

Clients particularly value the lawyers' skill in energy mandates, underlining their "good sector expertise."

Work highlights Advised Cho Power on the EUR60 million financing of its 11 MW power plant located in Thouars in France.

Notable practitioners

Alain Malek
is frequently active on the finance aspects of renewable energy projects, winning further recognition for his skill in M&A transactions. He is particularly well known for his experience of cross-border mandates, notably those involving Morocco.

Anne Lapierre
is particularly well reputed as a "specialist in renewable energy," advising on wind and solar projects in France. She also regularly acts on key projects in Africa. Her client base includes energy companies as well as sponsors and lenders.

Christophe Asselineau
regularly represents project companies, investment funds and government entities in the development of hydropower, oil and gas and water projects across Africa. He is additionally strong in M&A matters and wins plaudits for his "knowledge of the market and pragmatic and business-focused approach."