Mr Stéphane Vernay > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile
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Mr Stéphane Vernay
Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)
Partner Stéphane Vernay is a member of Gide’s Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) practice group. He has substantial experience in project finance (including PPPs, BOT and concession) in sectors such as energy (nuclear, thermal, hydro, renewable energies), transportation (airports, highways, bridges, tramways, subways etc), water treatment, heating and cooling urban networks and general infrastructure (stadia, universities, cultural buildings) acting for governments, sponsors or lenders.
He has developed particular expertise in the fields of national and international contracts in the aerospace and defence industries, advising on construction, maintenance and service contracts related to ships, aircraft, submarines, simulators, satellites and other military products.
Stéphane has advised several MNEs in their infrastructure projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. He is currently advising the French Ministry of Defence and manufacturers on various military projects.
Stéphane spent more than 12 years in the Gide China team as co-head of the Beijing office and helped open the Hong Kong office in 2006.
Lawyer Rankings(Hall of Fame)
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. can do it all thanks to its large resources and high-level expertise in regulatory, projects and M&A work. In France, the team is one of the go-to-practices for leading operators concerning strategic regulatory issues, including related litigation, thanks to Michel Guénaire. Increasingly, the group is visible as adviser on large M&A transactions and small to large French renewables projects, including new types of biomass projects and large offshore projects. The international practice is also highly impressive and includes acting for EDF on the development of several nuclear EPR projects in Europe and in Asia. In Africa, team regularly assists governments, multilateral institutions and sponsors with large hydropower projects, as well as with numerous solar projects. Project experts Stéphane Vernay, John Crothers, Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, Nicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume are all excellent. M&A specialists Alexis Pailleret and Anne Tolila and public law expert Bénédicte Mazel are strong references in their respective fields and complete the lead group.
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is home to an excellent international project practice, with a strong presence in Africa where it advises all types of stakeholders on infrastructure and energy projects. The team handles a high amount of energy-related work, advising on multiple solar projects as well as on large-scale hydropower projects. Several transport and real estate African infrastructure projects also feature in the caseload. The group’s expertise in European and Asian project work was sought after by EDF for the development of several billion-dollar nuclear EPR projects. Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, John Crothers, Victor Grandguillaume, Nicolas Jean and Stéphane Vernay are all excellent. The international practice is completed by strong domestic capabilities. Public law expert Thomas Courtel and finance partners Laetitia Lemercier and Farah El-Bsat, who was promoted to partner in July 2021, have a very good reputation in France for public infrastructure projects, notably for road and transport projects. The firm is increasingly present in French offshore wind projects. The named partners share the lead of the practice.
- Hall of Fame - France > Industry focus: Energy
- Industry focus: Energy - France
- Leading individuals - France > Project finance
- Project finance - France
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