In this chapter we recognise 24 project finance experts who are renowned in the market for their expertise and experience advising sponsors and lenders on major project financing and refinancing transactions. The featured lawyers advise on major public infrastructure projects as well as enterprises in the energy, natural resources, telecoms, water, hospitality and healthcare sectors.
This chapter features 23 leading lawyers recognised for their expertise in insurance and reinsurance law in France. The lawyers listed specialise in representing insurance underwriters, reinsurers, intermediaries and corporate insurers in contentious, contractual, regulatory and transactional matters.
The construction industry is currently experiencing turbulent times, owing particularly to the recent fall in oil and commodities prices, which has caused a shortfall in funds available for construction projects worldwide. In addition, recent political events, such as the election of Donald Trump as US president and the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, have caused significant uncertainty in these major jurisdictions, which may negatively impact business in these countries and beyond. Yet practitioners report that domestic construction markets are still strong, and while the legal market is “feeling pressurised”, demand for legal services remains high.
The following 42 practitioners are considered the leading players in behavioural and non-behavioural competition law matters, regularly representing clients before the French competition authority and the courts.
In this chapter, we recognise 19 leading capital markets practitioners. The featured lawyers are identified for their expertise in debt and equity capital market transactions, advising issuers and underwriters in IPOs, secondary offerings including rights issues, placements and other debt and equity issuances.
We list 14 lawyers for their expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals and family offices on matters relating to tax efficiency, estates and trusts, and issues of wealth and inheritance.
In this chapter, we recognise 42 leading energy lawyers. The individuals featured are identified for their expertise in energy law including financing, management, projects, structuring and transactions.
In this section, we identify 41 of the country’s transport specialists. These featured lawyers excel in aviation and shipping law including financing, logistics, transactions, insurance and crisis management.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.