France: Mining 2018

In this chapter we highlight 11 lawyers who stand out for their impressive work advising and representing players across the mining sector on a wide array of matters including exploration, mine financing and leasing.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Stéphane Brabant Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris
2. Thierry Lauriol Jeantet AARPI, Paris

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS sees two practitioners recognised in this chapter.
Stéphane Brabant is the most prominent mining lawyer in the country. He is commended for his world-class practice which encompasses the financing of major projects and sector-related transactions, most notably in relation to Africa.
Rebecca Major is a first-rate projects specialist recognised for her impressive expertise in transactions and finance matters across the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors.

JEANTET AARPI’s Thierry Lauriol is one of the foremost mining experts in the French market, who draws widespread praise for his exceptional work handling commercial matters and disputes in relation to mining and energy.

At SIMMONS & SIMMONS, Yves Baratte is a widely recognised figure throughout the international mining market. He is renowned for his superb work on mining projects in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Anthony Giustini at CLIFFORD CHANCE is “a famous name” in the French mining space who focuses his impressive practice on sector-related projects and financings.

NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT’s Christophe Asselineau possesses over 25 years’ experience advising a range of clients, including investors, on international mining projects, an area in which he is considered a real specialist.

Pascal Agboyibor at ORRICK RAMBAUD MARTEL is very active in the mining arena, where sources commend his outstanding work on related project financing matters in Africa.

Jean-Claude Petilon at MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY is well known for his top-tier mining practice which focuses mainly on related projects in Africa.

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