Energy law

We have developed a wide-ranging knowledge that covers all energy sectors (heat, electricity, oil & gas, and renewable energy), and we advise and assist our clients (operators, consumers, distributors, regulators, credit institutions, public and private players), with regard to both the legal, regulatory and contractual aspects of their projects (wind power, solar power, hydroelectricity, marine power, geothermal and biomass) , in France, Europe and elsewhere in the world, with a focus on Africa (Francophone and Anglophone). This expertise is based on our in-depth understanding of the economic challenges of these markets.

KEYS AREAS

Regulatory

  • Due diligence prior to the establishment and / or implementation of projects
  • Assistance and advice to African States for the drawing up, the revision and the application of texts of law, regulations, model conventions in the area of energy and natural resources
  • Advice and assistance for implementation and development
  • Litigation relating to authorizations and to sanctions
  • Liberalization of the sector, access and use of public networks of distribution and transmission, status of local distribution companies

Financing & Investments

  • Choice and localization and creation of the investment vehicle
  • Drafting, conclusion and execution of industrial contracts (engineering, turnkey contracts, service agreements …);
  • Drafting, conclusion and execution of financing agreements
  • Due diligence
  • Energy taxation

Transactional operations

  • Acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, mergers,
  • Legal audits,
  • Drawing up and negotiation of legal documentation (project documents, supply contracts, sub contracts).

Litigation & arbitration 

  • Judicial and administrative litigation, including before the regulatory authorities
  • Arbitration in France and in Africa