Partner Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, specialised in Project Finance, represents all actors of the infrastructures and public facilities sector, be they sponsors (investors and industrial groups), lenders or public administrations. She deals with all issues (project and finance) relating to project structuring or tender preparation, negotiating project and finance agreements and their implementation during construction and operation.
In France, Marie has represented sponsors and lenders in a great number of public-private partnerships and concessions developed over the last decade. These projects relate to the financing, construction and operation of transport infrastructures (roads, railway lines, tramways, airports) and public facilities (stadia, entertainment venues, prisons, administrative and industrial facilities, public lighting, urban heating, telecommunications networks, hospitals, universities, schools, military equipment/facilities).
Abroad, Marie regularly advises public administrations and sponsors in concession / BOT projects relating to infrastructures (airports, metros, ports, irrigation), energy (renewable, hydroelectricity, hydrocarbons), waste and water (desalination, treatment, distribution), in Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia.
Marie also advises on project companies and industrial groups acquisitions, as well as assets refinancing.
Marie Bouvet-Guiramand holds a Magistère in business law, a DJCE from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas and is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC). She joined Gide in 2002.
Marie is recommended in project finance and energy by international legal guides Legal 500 EMEA since 2017, IFLR1000 since 2018, and Best Lawyers in France 2020. She is also listed as one of ILFR1000's Women Leaders in 2018 and 2019.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel's wide-ranging expertise and international reach makes the team a popular choice for large-scale projects, especially in France and Africa. The group has considerable French PPP expertise and is notably assisting the Ministry of Transport with the landmark Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport express rail project. Thomas Courtel is highly regarded for domestic work. The team is also advising on key infrastructure projects in Africa and other parts of the world. It is assisting EBRD and IFC as advisers to the government of Kazakhstan with the country's very first PPP pertaining to the building of a road project. The group also has a leading presence in large-scale international energy projects and in recent highlights, it is advising EGL and the contracting states on the development of Ruzizi III 147MWh hydropower plant in the Grands Lacs region in Africa, as well as EDF on the development of six EPR nuclear reactors in India. Stéphane Vernay, John D Crothers, Marie Bouvet-Guiramand and counsels Victor Grandguillaume and Nicolas Jean are other key names. Nicolas Jean was recently promoted to partner. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019