Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, partner Victor Grandguillaume is a member of the Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) practice group where he focuses on projects in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. He acts in particular on thermal and renewable energy power plants, and on mining and infrastructure projects (ports, airports, roads, water treatment plants). Victor advises sponsors, financial institutions and public authorities on all aspects (development phase, drafting and negotiating project and financing documents) of projects located in Europe and Africa.
He has developed specific expertise in the field of renewable energy projects in Africa, and advises leading sponsors, financial institutions and public entities on the development and financing of wind, solar and hydro power plants in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Victor Grandguillaume is a graduate of ESCP Europe (Master’s in Management, 2007) and Paris XI University (Professional Master’s degree, 2007).
« 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. »
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