Maitre Stéphane Gasne > DS Avocats > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

DS Avocats
6 RUE DURET
75116 PARIS
France

Work Department

Position

Partner

Career

Stéphane is a recognized energy practitioner, already singled out by Legal 500 as a leading individual in the sector.

Global Law Experts also identified him as Construction Lawyer of the Year in France for 2020.

Recent highlights include his work with EDF, RTE, Sonatrel, Engie, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Deme Offshore, Centrica, China Nuclear Power Engineering, Suez, Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Bouygues Bâtiment International, Berkeley Energy, Voltalia, Dreev, Urbanomy, the Africa Legal Support Facility (part of the African Development Bank), GuarantCo (part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group) and the International Finance Corporation.

In 2019, Stéphane was appointed Head of the Export Finance Working Group of the French Renewable Energy Federation (Syndicat des énergies renouvelables). This official role leads him to deliver notes, views and analyses to the renewable energy community in France, including developers, financiers and industrial equipment producers. He is currently designing new support schemes with the French Treasury, export credit agency (BPI) and development banks (AFD and Proparco).

Stéphane is a regular speaker at conferences organised by professional bodies and contributes to Getting the Deal Through (Construction in 2019 and 2020) and the International Comparative Law Guide (Renewable Energy 2020).

Stéphane GASNE is a dual qualified lawyer in France and England & Wales.

Languages

English
French
Chinese
Spanish
Swahili

Memberships

  • East Africa Law Society
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Education

  • Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) – D.E.S.S. Droit Public de l’Economie – 2003
  • Sciences Po – 2002
  • National Taiwan University – ICLP Chinese Language Certificate
  • Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Construction

DS Avocats handles French and international construction projects in the public and private sectors. The firm particularly stands out for its market-leading expertise in Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs – Conseils (FIDIC) contracts in France. Advising on the construction of various structures of the Paris Olympic Games, the team has also handled the construction of one of the largest data centers in France, an offshore wind turbine plant, one of the tallest skyscrapers ever built in France, and a highly ambitious energy project with 35 countries involved and cost estimates ranging between €22bn to €65bn. Frédéric Lévy leads both the real estate and construction department at the firm; Stéphane Gasne is another key name.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Energie

DS Avocats assiste plusieurs grands énergéticiens français, ainsi que des développeurs français et internationaux et des entreprises privées. Le cabinet offre une solide gamme d’expertises, dont un solide savoir-faire en matière de projets et de construction et une forte expertise réglementaire. Le cabinet intervient principalement sur les marchés français et européens, notamment dans le domaine des énergies renouvelables. L’équipe est également sollicitée pour apporter son expertise dans le cadre du développement de projets d’hydrogène et de biométhane. Le cabinet est aussi impliqué dans le premier projet français industriel dans le domaine du captage et du stockage du carbone. L’équipe assiste également ses clients sur le traitement des questions touchant aux certificats d’économie d’énergie et dans leurs projets de corporate PPA. L’équipe est aussi impliquée sur la construction de grands projets énergétiques, tels que le projet de fusion ITER. Enfin, elle est active en Afrique, notamment sur un grand projet éolien au Mali. Grégory Gutierrez ,Véronique Fröding   et Stéphane Gasne  codirigent la pratique, qui a accueilli en 2021 le nouveau counsel Jean-Marc Loncle  en provenance de TotalEnergies.