Practice Areas

Projects (Energy & Infrastructure)

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Orchestrating the success of complex, innovative projects on a global scale

Our team, dedicated to infrastructure and energy projects, plays a key role in international development, providing cross-functional legal expertise across an array of sectors such as energy, telecommunications, transport and mining. We combine legal rigor with in-depth sector knowledge, which is reflected in our expertise in complex deal structuring, particularly in strategic energy infrastructure projects.

Our approach is grounded in a deep understanding of local markets, especially in Africa, where our specific expertise is significant. We are adept at understanding and navigating the regulatory, economic, and political complexities of each region, which allows us to provide added value to our clients by anticipating and managing legal and regulatory challenges with precision.

We offer a full range of legal services, including auditing, greenfield project structuring, drafting and negotiating contracts, as well as advisory services in the context of public-private partnerships and some brownfield projects. Our expertise also covers project financing and refinancing, contract implementation, and the prevention and resolution of disputes. This integrated offering enables our clients to benefit from comprehensive coverage at every stage of their infrastructure and energy projects, contributing to their growth and success.

Interventions

Project financing

Our expertise extends to financing complex international projects. We specialize in developing innovative financing structures and implementing investment strategies tailored to each project.

Our approach aims to maximize value for our clients while navigating the complexities of global markets.

Acquisitions and joint-ventures

We bring cutting-edge expertise to the conduct of acquisitions and joint ventures, focused on precise analysis of regulatory issues and skillful negotiation of contractual terms.

Our aim is to structure agreements that fortify our clients' business strategies, while ensuring efficient operational integration and compliance with legal standards.

Public-Private Partnerships

Our firm offers one-stop-shop expertise in the development of public-private partnerships, ensuring that agreements are optimally structured to maximize mutual benefits and ensure their bankability.

We assist with legal structuring, the implementation of effective governance mechanisms, and the design of appropriate risk-sharing arrangements, aimed at optimizing the construction and management of public infrastructures and services.

Regulatory aspects of public law

We offer specialized legal services for navigating the complexities of regulatory and public law challenges.

Our expertise enables companies to comply with legal requirements while pursuing their strategic objectives, with a particular focus on sustainable development and environmental risk management.

Obtaining of licenses and permits for regulated sectors

We offer targeted assistance in obtaining licenses and permits for regulated sectors. Our in-depth knowledge of international regulatory regimes and conversance with authorization processes enable our clients to effectively overcome regulatory challenges, ensuring smooth project progress.

Government advisory

Our firm provides strategic advice to governmental bodies, focusing on the development and implementation of regulatory frameworks conducive to robust economic development, while integrating principles of environmental sustainability. We work closely with the authorities to ensure that the policies adopted are both innovative and respectful of the ecological balance, while promoting investment and economic growth.

Innovative industrial decarbonization projects

In a context marked by the crucial challenges posed by the ecological transition and decarbonization, we assist major industrial groups in adapting their production models to these new environmental realities. Our approach aims to help these stakeholders measure and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and, when necessary, contribute to the development of carbon sinks.

Our lawyers, armed with a wide range of skills, support our clients in the transformation and internationalization of their businesses. We operate in a wide range of sectors, including chemicals, metallurgy, automotive and engineering, offering a comprehensive view of the challenges, risks and opportunities of each industry.

Our expertise extends to complex, cross-border projects, facilitated by our global network of partners. We play a key role in negotiating contracts and bringing these initiatives to fruition, helping our clients to adapt effectively to the demands of decarbonization.

Team

Working languages: French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Albanian, Turkish.

Rewards

Leila Hubeaut of August Debouzy is experienced advising on project development, tender processes and PPPs. She routinely assists with social infrastructure and renewable energy projects in Africa.

Chambers & Partners 2023

Chambers & Partners Global 2023

Leïla Hubeaut

Band 4 : Foreign expert in Africa-Wide (Projets et Energie: International)

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Leïla Hubeaut

Band 4 (Projects & Energy: International)

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Vincent Brenot

BAND 2

WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2024

Leïla Hubeaut: Mining

Recommended

WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2023

Leïla Hubeaut: Energy –Power/Electricity

Recommended

WHO'S WHO LEGAL 2023

Vincent Brenot

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IFLR 1000 2023

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JEUNE AFRIQUE 2021

Les 100 avocats d’affaires qui ont marqué 2020

Leïla Hubeaut