Nicolas Jean joined Gide in 2008. He specialises in projects, project financing, and banking and structured financing. He acts mainly in sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of infrastructure, energy, real estate and telecommunications. He advises governments, public authorities, investors, local and foreign developers and industrial companies, and banks on development projects, their structuring, implementation (during construction and operation) and financing.
Nicolas recently assisted state-owned companies PETROCI-Holding and CI-Energies in negotiating a shareholders’ agreement with Total, SOCAR, Shell, Golar and Endeavor Energy to create a joint venture for building new infrastructure to supply the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in liquefied natural gas.
Nicolas joined Gide’s Tunis office in 2008, before moving to the Structured Finance team in Paris from 2011 to 2015, and the Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) practice group since January 2016. He holds a specialised Master’s degree in International Business Law and Management from ESSEC business school (2008), and in Business Law and in European Business law from Nancy II University (2007). Nicolas is a lecturer in structured finance law at Science-Po Paris and in business law (Master’s level) at Lorraine University. Nicolas is admitted to the Paris Bar.