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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

21-23 RUE DE LA VILLE L'EVÊQUE, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 53 43 45 00
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Fax +33 1 40 06 96 06
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www.willkie.com

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Michael Armandou

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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Corporate and Financial Services

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France

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP's team is made up of ‘deal makers who have an impressive ability to find solutions that fit both sponsors' and lenders' goals and concerns’. The firm combines leading public law and project finance expertise that earns it instructions on France's largest infrastructure projects and high-profile projects abroad. The team assists sponsors, as well as lenders where its stands out for its ‘ability to remarkably address lenders' concerns and to select only the most important points to be negotiated with the sponsors’. Recent highlights include advising on leading transport and road infrastructure projects in France. It notably assisted the institutional investors with the first project refinancing in France through the new project bonds format issued by Arcour for the A19 motorway refinancing, and advised Oc’via on the refinancing of the Nîmes-Montpellier high-speed railway bypass. In other work, the team advises on large-scale health campus projects in Turkey, as well as on several port and airport projects in other jurisdictions. The practice also handled several energy projects in France and assisted the Republic of Djibouti with a 750km gas pipeline project. Practice head Amir Jahanguiri is ‘an astonishing and incredible lawyer’ and Michaël Armandou ‘finds adequate solutions for both lenders and sponsors’. Public law specialist Thierry Laloum is also noted.

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