Partner Jean-Nicolas Clément provides advice as well as assistance in litigation matters pertaining to industrial environmental law (installations classified for the protection of the environment, water, waste), nuclear law and energy law (regulation of the electricity sector, renewable energies: wind, solar, hydro, etc.), mining law and mining activities. Prior to joining Gide, Jean-Nicolas was a partner at law firm UGGC for 14 years as head of their Environment-Energy department. He had also practised with law firm Lafarge-Flécheux for over 12 years as an associate and partner, and began his career as a legal consultant within EDF’s equipment department.
Jean-Nicolas is a member of the French Environment Ministry’s workgroup on contaminated sites and soil, and teaches environment law at the Université Paris I (Master II in “Construction, town planning, contracts”), and the law school of Sciences-Po. He is regularly cited as one of the best specialists in environment law by the various French and Anglo-saxon legal ranking publications (Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, etc.).
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1990, Jean-Nicolas is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris (public service section), and holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) from the University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (Environmental Law).