Mr Karl Hepp de Sevelinges > Jeantet > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Jeantet
11 RUE GALILÉE
75116 Paris
France

Work Department

Corporate M&A

Position

Partner – M&A, Infrastructure, major contracts and projects, Private equity, Restructuring & Insolvency

Career

Partner at Jeantet since 2015

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges is involved mainly in cross-border investment projects. With his German-speaking team, he regularly advises German companies on their investment projects in France and Africa. Karl is the head of the Kiev office. He has built a solid reputation for his work in Central Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

He began his career in a major Paris-based law firm in 1999, and subsequently opened and then managed an office in Kiev (2006-2010) before being appointed to head the New York Office (2011/2012).

Languages

French - English - German - Russian

Memberships

  • IBA
  • ABA

Education

  • First State Examination (1. Staatsexamen)
  • Second State Examination (2. Staatsexamen)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Law (Nancy II)

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Jeantet is the preferred adviser for many French, German, Belgian and Polish companies present in the Ukrainian market. The firm is currently advising French water engineering company Stereau on the potential procurement of project design and construction works by the Mariupol city authorities. Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, who splits his time between Paris and Kiev, and Bertrand Barrier are the lead partners.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

Jeantet is predominantly involved in cross-border project finance transactions, due to its experience in advising foreign investors in PPP and infrastructure projects. Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, who works from both the Paris and Kiev offices, and local partner Bertrand Barrier lead a practice in which the lawyers are qualified in both Ukrainian law and French law. Barrier and highly regarded senior associate Olga Babiy recently advised EIB on a $250m secured loan to Kernel Group.

France > Industry focus: Energy

Jeantet is a growing player in the field of renewables greenfield projects and brownfield transactions in France. The firm is notably advising on development and financing aspects linked several of France’s landmark offshore renewables projects. Corporate partner Karl Hepp de Sevelinges and banking partner Jean-François Adelle are the key contacts, together with new hire Christophe Jacomin who joined in Fall 2020 from LPA-CGR avocats, bringing his complementary expertise in assisting financial institutions to the table. In Thierry Lauriol, the firm also offers high-level African expertise advising governments and leading companies with landmark oil, gas and mining work. Recently, he notably received a mandate from the African Development Bank to prepare a repertoire of oil legislations spanning all African jurisdictions.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Jeantet dispose d’un large effectif regroupant huit associés, entourés d’une vingtaine de collaborateurs. L’équipe parisienne s’illustre sur le marché national et peut prendre appui sur la plateforme internationale du cabinet (comprenant quatre bureaux européens et un bureau à Casablanca) pour traiter les opérations internationales. La base de clientèle est constituée de groupes français et internationaux spécialisés dans une grande variété de secteurs et industries. La pratique est codirigée par les réputés : Karl Hepp de Sevelinges, Yvon Dréano, Thierry Brun et Philippe Portier.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Energie

Jeantet est un acteur de plus en plus présent sur le marché français dans le domaine des infrastructures d’énergies renouvelables. Le cabinet intervient notamment sur la gestion des aspects de développement et de financement liés à plusieurs projets phares d’énergies renouvelables offshore en France. Sont recommandés pour ce type de dossiers : le spécialiste du droit des sociétés  Karl Hepp de Sevelinges , l’expert en droit bancaire et financier Jean-François Adelle , ainsi que Christophe Jacomin (ex  LPA-CGR avocats ) qui a rejoint le cabinet à l’automne 2020 et qui est sollicité par des institutions financières. Parallèlement, le cabinet dispose d’une forte expertise africaine à travers  Thierry Lauriol qui accompagne des gouvernements et de grandes entreprises dans la réalisation de leurs projets et la gestion de leurs problématiques dans les domaines du pétrole, du gaz et de l’industrie minière. Il a récemment été mandaté par la Banque Africaine de Développement pour compiler un répertoire des législations pétrolières des principaux pays africains.