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Olivier Fille-Lambie

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Banking and Finance


As a partner in our Banking and Finance department, based in Paris, Olivier Fille-Lambie's practice focuses on acquisition, project and structured finance. He works principally for French commercial banks but also for domestic and multilateral development institutions and, to a lesser extent, for borrowers and sponsors. Olivier is a member of Hogan Lovells Paris' France-Africa Desk.


He joined Hogan Lovells as an associate in 2001 and became partner in 2007. Olivier started his career in 1993 with Klein-Goddard Associés in Paris and was seconded to Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire) from 1993 to 1995 and to Washington D.C. in 1996. He joined the Paris office (banking department) of a well-known international firm in 1998 until 2001.


English, French


CAPA (Paris Bar)


DESS Arbitration, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1992; DEA Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1991


Banking and finance: transactional work

Within: Banking and finance: transactional work

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has a combined finance and capital markets team with an international outlook, for which outbound financing - particularly involving African states - is an especially busy area. Recent highlights include advising Swissport Financing on a €660m refinancing which involved fourteen different jurisdictions and drew on a team of lawyers spread across the firm's Paris, London and New York offices. Another standout matter was the representation of senior lenders in the financing of LBO France's acquisition of Bexley France and Bexley Belgique. The core quartet of lawyers in the practice are Sabine Bironneau-Loy, Olivier Fille-Lambie, Alexander Premont and Michel Quéré. Clients also include Barclays, Société Générale and Chequers Capital.

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Project finance

Within: Project finance

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has long-standing experience advising governments on high-scale transport projects in France and Africa. The ten-lawyer practice is involved in several of France’s most high-profile matters in that area and is also advising on road and airport concession projects in Francophone Africa. It is notably assisting the French government with the awarding of the A45 motorway concession project, and development banks with the financing of the construction and operation of Dakar international airport in Senegal. The firm is also increasing its involvement in the energy market in France and Africa, acting for utilities companies and investors. It is advising the Africa Legal Support Facility as adviser to the government of Burkina Faso on the Ouagathermal 50MW power plant project, and ABB as the bidder on a 1.4GW interconnector EPC project between France and Britain. Ludovic Babin, Bruno Cantier and finance expert Olivier Fille-Lambie are very experienced. Counsel Perrine Limousin is also noted.

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

Energy is one of Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s core sectors. The firm advises high-profile utilities and developers, as well as investors on projects, financing and M&A matters. The group also has additional expertise in several other areas including in the arbitration and property space. The practice is advising on large-scale domestic projects encompassing renewable and electricity interconnector projects. It is also very active in Africa and elsewhere, assisting clients with power and renewables projects. The team recently advised Themis Energy on the construction of a 40MW hydro power plant in Ivory Coast. It also handled significant matters for key client EDF, including advising on the sale of its minority stake in Powernext, and on the acquisition and financing of four power plants (750MW combined) in Chile. GE, ABB and NEoT Capital are other clients. Ludovic Babin, Bruno Cantier and finance expert Olivier Fille-Lambie are the key contacts, as well as Xavier Doumen for corporate matters and Sharon Lewis for structured finance work.

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