Simmons & Simmons boasts a strong practice with prowess in energy, mining, power and infrastructure projects in Africa. The team represents industrial companies, financial institutions and government agencies. The lawyers also provide advice on joint ventures, acquisitions and other corporate activities. Simmons & Simmons offers further experience in renewables, oil and gas, and utilities projects.
The Paris arm of the firm's Africa group advises clients in francophone Africa on the development of a range of projects. It leverages established connections with local firms in key African jurisdictions to further assist clients. Its sectors of activity include mining and natural resources, energy and infrastructure. Yves Baratte leads the practice from Paris.
Yves Baratte boasts a varied international practice, assisting with mandates in the mining, renewable energy and infrastructure sectors in African and European countries. He regularly advises on acquisition, investment, development and financing mandates. Yves Baratte receives praise from a client as "a very good all-round lawyer across different skill sets," and for being "hard-working and responsive."