Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, 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 ranked since 2021 by Chambers Global (Up and Coming) in Projects&Energy: International – France. He is also recommended in Energy and in Project Finance in France in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020 edition and is recognised by Best Lawyers in France 2021 for his expertise in natural resources law. In 2020, he was ranked 9th among the 100 most influential corporate lawyers in French-speaking Africa by Jeune Afrique.
He is a graduate of ESCP-Europe (Master in Management, Finance, 2007) and Paris XI University (Master 2 Professionel, Business Law, 2007).
« Victor Grandguillaume enters the rankings this year following strong market recognition. He advises investment companies and project developers on energy projects, particularly on the African continent. One client says: ‘He is really good, quite young but very experienced.’ »
Chambers Global 2021
« Well-regarded department with strong domestic and global activity, with a particular presence in Africa. Represents states, corporates and lenders. Regularly appointed on projects in a variety of sectors including natural resources, transport infrastructure and renewable energy. Expertise includes BOT projects, PPPs and project financing, with additional experience in contractual and M&A matters. Leverages significant public law expertise to assist clients on domestic matters. »
Chambers Global 2021
« Gide’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 Crothers, 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