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Global France Projects & Energy: International

This chapter focuses on the development, acquisition and divestitures of large projects within the infrastructure and energy markets. Clients in this sector include sponsors, lenders, project originators and multilateral agencies and development banks. This section includes the development of refineries, pipelines, LNG and petrochemical terminals, power plants and wind power, waste-to-energy and hydropower technology. It also covers exploration, licensing, operation agreements and regulatory compliance across conventional, renewable and nuclear energy, as well as mining and minerals. It also features private and state-sponsored infrastructure projects, including motorway, toll road and bridge developments, rail and light rail systems and water treatment plants. It also includes the development of social infrastructure projects, such as hospitals, schools, housing and prisons.

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Band 1
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    Clifford Chance Europe LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance's projects and energy teams form part of an 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. The teams are well versed in domestic projects and energy transactions. Clifford Chance's lawyers possess notable expertise in key fields such as oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, healthcare and transportation. The team assists lenders, borrowers, sponsors and developers, as well as governmental entities. The practice is particularly present on complex matters involving large groups of lenders. The team leverages significant international resources thanks to its worldwide network of offices.
  2. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Gide Loyrette Nouel
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    Gide Loyrette Nouel
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Gide Loyrette Nouel's well-regarded department has strong domestic and global activity, with a particular presence in Africa. The team represents states, corporates and lenders. The lawyers are regularly appointed on projects in a variety of sectors including natural resources, transport infrastructure and renewable energy. The team's expertise includes BOT projects, PPPs and project financing, with additional experience in contractual and M&A matters. The law firm leverages significant public law expertise to assist clients on domestic matters.
  2. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    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.
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright boasts a strong team with an established practice in energy and natural resources projects, particularly in the renewables sector. The practice assists with the development, financing, construction and operation of projects, as well as acquisitions and regulatory matters. The law firm has a broad client base including developers, banks, investment funds and government entities. Norton Rose Fulbright handles matters locally and abroad, with particular expertise in African jurisdictions.
  4. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    White & Case has a noteworthy team that focuses on an array of projects concerning renewable energy, transport infrastructure and natural resources, with particular strength in project financing. The lawyers act across various jurisdictions in Africa, especially French-speaking countries, often in cooperation with local team members from other branches of the law firm's extensive network. The practice's client portfolio includes lenders, corporate clients, private equity firms and state entities. The team also acts on a number of utilities projects.
  5. Allen & Overy LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
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    Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Hogan Lovells enjoys a solid reputation in the French market, assisting with infrastructure and energy projects across Europe and Western Africa. The team has additional experience in oil and gas and renewable energy as well as transportation infrastructure. The practice acts mainly for financial institutions and energy suppliers, boasting further strength in corporate and litigious matters.
  2. Orrick Rambaud Martel
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    Orrick Rambaud Martel
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Orrick Rambaud Martel advises on power and energy mandates, both natural resources and renewable, with solid expertise in the hydro industry as well as transport infrastructure developments. The lawyers are instructed in mandates across Europe and Africa. The law firm offers further expertise in regulatory, corporate and financing matters and acts for a variety of clients including lenders, construction companies and governments.
  3. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher's solid team provides transactional, financing and advisory assistance in the transport, social infrastructure and energy sectors. The practice offers noteworthy expertise in local mandates as well as those involving African jurisdictions and Turkey. The law firm assists bidders with tender proceedings and also acts for sponsors on project developments. The team's clients include both private and public entities, as well as local and international financial institutions. The lawyers have an increased presence and recognition on the domestic market.
  4. Ashurst
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  5. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  6. Simmons & Simmons LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3
  7. Trinity International LLP
    Projects & Energy: International
    Global 2022 | Band 3