Mr Olivier Chambord > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
75008 PARIS

Work Department

Energy Transactions


Olivier is a partner in the firm’s energy transactions team who represents a variety of international energy clients in project development, mergers, acquisitions, and disposals in Europe and Africa. Olivier advises oil and gas and petrochemicals companies in projects, acquisitions, and disposals involving upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas assets and infrastructure. He also advises on petroleum licensing and concessions, permitting issues, petroleum audits, crude oil and refined products sale and purchase agreements, lifting agreements, unitization agreements, refinery joint ventures, and the development of domestic and international pipeline infrastructure. For more information, view Olivier’s biography at


English, French, Spanish


Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


Manchester Law Faculty, 1993, LL.M.; Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992, French Graduate Law Degree; Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1994, French Postgraduate Law Degree

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP has notable expertise in advising developers and lenders on oil and gas projects, corporate transactions and international financings. The group was recently bolstered by the arrival of Ayesha Waheed and Jennifer Josefson, who joined from Latham & Watkins and King & Spalding LLP respectively. Practice head Bruce Johnston and Olivier Chambord make up the core team.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

The London office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP serves as a vital hub for the firm’s global emerging markets practice, integrating workflow across its offices in Europe, Central, Western and East Asia, and the US. The practice handles complex financing matters across a wide range of emerging markets, alongside corporate transactions and litigation. The firm’s debt capital markets practice has a long track record in groundbreaking transactions in developing markets, with Carter Brod a leading adviser on both US and English law debt issuance, including Eurobonds, medium-term note programmes, sovereign bonds, liability management and convertible bonds. The acquisition finance, leveraged finance, project finance, structured finance, trade finance and asset finance skills of practice head Bruce Johnston are also called upon for landmark deals in emerging markets. Olivier Chambord is also recommended for M&A deals in Europe and Africa. Ayesha Waheed joined from Latham & Watkins, bolstering the firm’s presence in investments, joint ventures and leveraged buyouts in Turkey.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP counsels sellers and buyers, investors and owners, boards of directors, and sources of financing and intermediaries, including private equity and venture capital funds. The team works across the tech, life sciences, energy and investment management sectors. Within tech, the team is increasingly known for its telecoms work and is also especially experienced advising biotech companies in the life sciences sector.  Olivier Chambord is the name to note for energy, while Thomas Cartwright regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, high-net-worth individuals, and family offices. Practice head Timothy Corbett focuses on public and private equity, debt offerings, international securities law compliance, and disclosure requirements.