August Debouzy has technical expertise in the energy and natural resources industry and related regulatory aspects.

With complementary cross-functional teams and recognized experience in the energy and natural resources industry, the firm regularly advises key industry players and representatives on a wide range of projects and litigious matters in France and Europe, as well as across Africa.

With an experienced team of lawyers, some of whom have prior public service and government experience, August Debouzy has full understanding and knowledge of the inner workings of public authorities and regulators in regulated sectors, such as energy.

August Debouzy stands out for its strong regulatory expertise. The firm regularly deals with M&A transactions involving energy infrastructure. In particular, the firm advises investors in connection with their acquisition of stakes in major flagship offshore wind farm projects.

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  • Transactions
    Transactions (sale and acquisition of operating or project companies and creation of joint ventures in the energy sector, including assistance with the negotiation and structuring of exploration and production ventures by energy companies)
  • Project development
    Regulatory issues in connection with project development, including mining ventures
  • Public-Private partnerships
    Legal advice in connection with public-private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Administrative and regulatory authorizations
    Assistance in obtaining French administrative and regulatory authorizations (including environmental and energy-related permits)
  • Financing of energy projects
  • Litigation and arbitration in connection with energy-related projects
  • Lobbying relating to renewable and non-renewable energy sources as well as electric power