Whether in France or abroad, Gide acts for public authorities, sponsors, investment funds, international financial institutions and development and commercial banks, offering concrete and innovative solutions to all issues encountered in the field of infrastructure projects.
Our lawyers have acquired substantial experience in public equipment and energy-, industry- and transport-related infrastructure, enabling them to anticipate the restrictions applicable to each sector and to develop each project according to its strategic challenges. Gide’s teams have greatly contributed to putting in place the best contractual practices and to developing competitive and innovative funding techniques.
Our Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) team provides bespoke services at all stages of infrastructure projects, from the audit, structuring, design-construction, financing and refinancing stages, through to operation and sale. The comprehensive skills offered by Gide’s team mean it can offer legal assistance throughout a project’s life cycle. The team is regularly called upon to draft laws and regulations as well as institutional frameworks in a number of countries, and additionally acts on disputes arising from the development and implementation of infrastructure projects.
Gide is involved in high-profile international power and energy projects in Africa. The practice is also advising the IFC on a water production and treatment facilities project at Kigali in Rwanda, and is handling high-end projects in Brazil and the UK, as well as several airport rehabilitation projects globally. The firm also ranks among the key players for energy and infrastructure projects in France. John Crothers, François Krotoff and Stéphane Vernay are the key contacts for international projects. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are recommended for projects in France.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
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Strong activity in Africa, where the team represents states, sponsors and lenders in projects in a variety of sectors including energy, water and waste, mining and infrastructure. Best known for advising on project development and public litigation. Also active in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Chambers Europe 2016