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 since 2002 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).
« Top-ranked Jean-Nicolas Clément has extensive experience advising clients on environmental authorisation issues, site contamination and pollution cases. His client list includes mining, nuclear energy and construction companies. One client says: "Jean-Nicolas is particularly sharp in the management of complex administrative disputes in environmental matters." »
Chambers Europe 2022 - Environment
« Me Clément and Me Bouillié are excellent lawyers. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s Jean-Nicolas Clément leads an experienced team that is particularly active for leading companies in the industrial, engineering, oil, energy and nuclear sectors. [...] »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Top-ranked Jean-Nicolas Clément has extensive experience advising clients on environmental authorisation issues, site contamination and pollution cases. His client list includes mining, nuclear energy and construction companies. »
Chambers Europe 2021