Thomas Courtel joined Gide Loyrette Nouel in 1999 and became partner in 2008. He specialises in Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), i.e. the financing, construction and operation of public infrastructures and facilities, and advises the private partners involved. These include leading building and civil engineering works companies, major public service providers, investment funds and institutional investors, as well as banks active in the area of project financing.
Thomas has represented the sponsors and lenders of most PPPs developed in France over the course of the last decade, which include roads, motorways and engineered structures, railway lines and airports, electronic communication, public lighting and urban heating networks, stadia and entertainment venues, prisons, court houses and Ministry buildings, hospitals, schools and universities.
His team offers a comprehensive legal service, covering the contractual and financial structuring of the projects, negotiation with administrations, support during the construction phase and implementation of infrastructure operation, transfers and acquisitions of project companies, and refinancing of assets.
Thomas Courtel holds a Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Public Economic Law from the University of Paris II (1998).