Such expertise enables us to offer bespoke services to super-major and junior oil, gas and mining companies, to financial institutions, investors and to governments.
Our clients require our assistance in structuring, securing and executing acquisitions and sales, and in managing oil, gas and mining assets (negotiating and drafting production-sharing contracts, mining agreements, obtaining mining rights, institutional reforms, tax aspects, legal audit). Our arbitration specialists also act in mining and oil disputes.
- TiZir Limited, Senegal: advising Eramet on the creation of a joint venture with MDL for operating an ilmenite mining concession (520 million dollars)
- Modernisation of the mining sector, Guinea: advising, with three other international firms, the Comité de Revue des Titres et Conventions Miniers on implementing the mining sector’s modernisation programme
- African Petroleum Producers’ Association, Africa: advising the APPA on conducting a comparative study of the regimes applicable to hydrocarbons and drafting a model contract for the sharing of production applicable to the 16 member states
- Mayoko Mines, Congo: Advising Exxaro (South Africa) on the operation of an ore mine, the construction of a railway line and a deep-water port
- Total E&P, Cameroon: advising Total E&P in relation to the sale of Total E&P Cameroon
- Nickel, New Caledonia: advising the CCF on the bank financing of 63.5 billion/million euro secured against lease-back for the construction of a nickel-processing electric furnace for Eramet (SLN)
- Oil concessions, France: advising Total E&P on the sale of several oil concessions in France to junior companies
- ICC arbitration, Côte d’Ivoire: advising a mining company as part of an arbitration procedure for unfair withdrawal of a manganese prospecting permit
Elite French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP’s London power and renewable energy practice has been strengthened with the arrival of new practice head Colin Graham from Watson Farley & Williams LLP. The team specialises in international gas and LNG sector work, and is able to leverage its European footprint to handle cross-border transactional work and large acquisitions. Associate Vanessa Fullerton advises on commercial project development work.
Legal 500 London 2022 - Power & Renewable Energy
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. possède d'excellentes expertises et ressources qui lui permettent de traiter un vaste éventail de problématiques : grands projets, aspects réglementaires et de droit public, opérations de fusions-acquisitions. Le cabinet est régulièrement impliqué dans les dossiers touchant aux filières des énergies renouvelables, de l’hydroélectricité et du nucléaire. Grâce à Michel Guénaire , le cabinet présente une expertise réglementaire de pointe, à laquelle font appel les principaux producteurs énergétiques français. L'équipe traite notamment des dossiers devant le régulateur (la CRE). Le cabinet s’illustre aussi par son activité de premier plan dans le domaine des projets. L'équipe intervient dans de grands projets énergétiques en France, en Europe et en Afrique auprès de grands producteurs, notamment dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables. Elle gère aussi des opérations stratégiques portant sur des infrastructures de biomasse ou d’énergies renouvelables. L’aspect international de l’activité du cabinet est enfin souligné par son implication dans plusieurs projets de parcs éoliens offshore en Chine. Enfin, le cabinet traite également d'importants dossiers dans le secteur pétrolier et gazier. Les associés experts dans le domaine des grands projets Stéphane Vernay, John Crothers, Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, Nicolas Jean et Victor Grandguillaume sont recommandés. Le spécialiste des opérations de fusions-acquisitions Alexis Pailleret contribue également.
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s team consists of former external advisors and in-house counsel advising Polish operators of public and critical infrastructure, ordering parties and contractors in addition to state-owned companies from the energy, oil and gas, mining and chemistry sectors. The team is proficient in assisting throughout major projects, as well as representing clients in proceedings before the Polish National Appeals Chamber. The department is led by Piotr Sadownik who possesses a track record in both arbitration and litigation.
Legal 500 EMEA - Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. can do it all thanks to its large resources and high-level expertise in regulatory, projects and M&A work. In France, the team is one of the go-to-practices for leading operators concerning strategic regulatory issues, including related litigation, thanks to Michel Guénaire. Increasingly, the group is visible as adviser on large M&A transactions and small to large French renewables projects, including new types of biomass projects and large offshore projects. The international practice is also highly impressive and includes acting for EDF on the development of several nuclear EPR projects in Europe and in Asia. In Africa, team regularly assists governments, multilateral institutions and sponsors with large hydropower projects, as well as with numerous solar projects. Project experts Stéphane Vernay, John Crothers, Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, Nicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume are all excellent. M&A specialists Alexis Pailleret and Anne Tolila and public law expert Bénédicte Mazel are strong references in their respective fields and complete the lead group.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has excellent capabilities and is able to deal with all types of work including project, public law, regulatory and M&A matters. The big team is regularly involved in renewables, hydroelectric and nuclear related- matters. Through Michel Guénaire the practice has state-of-the-art regulatory expertise that is sought after by leading French energy producers. The team is notably handling several files before the energy regulator (CRE). The project practice is also top notch, with the team regularly handling major greenfield and brownfield French, European and African energy project work, including on renewables, acting for leading energy producers. Strategic biomass and renewables brownfield transactions are also visible in the caseload. The practice’s strong international reach is further demonstrated by its work on several offshore wind farms in China. Finally, the practice also handles major oil and gas work. Project partners Stéphane Vernay, John Crothers, Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, Nicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume are the key contributors. M&A partner Alexis Pailleret is another name to note.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021