Partner Nicolas Jean is a member of Gide's executive committee.
He specialises in projects, project financing, banking & structured financing and advices the private sector as well as governments in Sub-Saharan Africa in various sectors such as infrastructure, energy, real estate and telecommunications.
Nicolas Jean has launched the first think tank of a law firm, A New ROAD (A New Round-Table On African Debt), dedicated to public debt and the financing of African economies, for which he contributed to Gide's winning the "Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe (non-UK) 2021" award of The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe, who report highlights the law firms and legal teams leading the way in digital technology and the development of innovative approaches that deliver value to businesses and society. Financial Times also named Nicolas Jean as one of the 5th trailblazing sustainability leaders in 2021.
Nicolas is ranked 1st in the 100 most influential business lawyers in French-speaking Africa (Jeune Afrique 2021 ranking) and is ranked by Financial Afrik among the "100 Transforming Africa".
He is recommended in Energy and Project Finance categories in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 guide for France.
He is also ranked Rising Star Partner by IFLR1000 2021.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s 29-lawyer team runs a comprehensive practice. The firm is a key player for large PPP and infrastructure projects in France. The international practice is equally strong and advises on major infrastructure projects in Africa. The group stands out for advising leading financial institutions, sponsors and governmental entities on landmark renewables and power projects, but also acts on several projects in Asia, including one of the continent’s ground-breaking nuclear projects in India and strategic oil and gas projects. The practice is co-headed by Stéphane Vernay and Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, both key names for international projects. Other key members for international projects include the highly-experienced John Crother, Nicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume who became a partner in February 2020. Thomas Courtel and Laetitia Lemercier are top names for domestic work. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2020