Christophe Barthelemy

Christophe Barthelemy

Partner

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English, Spanish

Christophe Barthélemy joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in October 2008 as a partner with primary responsibility for developing the Energy unit within the Public Business Law team.

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Notable practitioners (Band 2): Practice head Christophe Barthélemy of CMS is a regulatory energy specialist. Clients note that "he has a very good understanding of the requirements of the company and really advises his client".

Chambers Europe-2016 / Energy and natural resources

Key partner: The practice is led by Christophe Barthélemy, ...– whose ‘long experience in complex financing projects makes him able to understand and analyse very complex and innovative projects’

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Administrative and pubic law

Key partner: Christophe Barthélemy is highly recommended.

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 - Energy and natural resources

Leading individuals: France energy regulatory

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Project Finance-Energy

Key partner: L’équipe est dirigée par Christophe Barthélemy, ... dont "la grande expérience en matière de financement de projets complexes lui permet d’intervenir dans des projets novateurs et très complexes, impliquant de nombreuses parties".

Legal 500 Paris 2016 / Administrative and public law

Key partner: Christophe Barthélemy est recommandé.

Legal 500 Paris-2016 / Energie et ressources naturelles

Notable practitioner (Band 3) : "Christophe Barthélemy remains very active in the market, with his practice focusing on the energy and transport sectors, as well as deregulated industries, state aid and public enterprises."

Chambers Europe - 2015

Band 3: Christophe Barthélemy of CMS "is a specialist for energy contracts in France, follows every step and is always available," according to a client. He focuses on energy-related public law, while also advising on contentious matters.

Chambers Europe - 2015

Key Partner : "Christophe Barthélemy is a regulatory expert "

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2015

Key partner : Leading expert Christophe Barthélemy heads the team, which is ‘always at its clients’ side’.

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2015

Notable practitioner (Band 3): "Christophe Barthélemy enters the rankings this year after sterling client feedback highlighting his "in-depth knowledge of aspects of French law." Clients further add they are "confident in his expertise and talent." He focuses on public and energy law."

Chambers Europe - 2014

Notable practitioner (Band 3): Christophe Barthélemy of CMS leads the firm's energy practice. He advises energy companies and public bodies on both domestic and international matters. One market commentator praised his "notable expertise and experience in the energy sector."

Chambers Europe - 2014

Key partner: "Energy specialist Christophe Barthélemy recently advised GRTgaz on the construction of a gas pipeline."

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2014

Key partner: Christophe Barthélemy ranks among the leading regulatory and public law expert in the energy field and is regularly retained by major operators such as GDF Suez to challenge new governmental regulations before the highest courts.

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2014

Christophe Barthélemy est un grand spécialiste du secteur énergétique qui a récemment conseillé GRTgaz sur la construction d’un gazoduc entre la station GNL de Dunkerque et la région parisienne.

Legal 500 Paris - 2014

Christophe Barthélemy de CMS figure parmi les meilleurs experts du marché en matière énergétique pour le traitement des sujets réglementaires et de droit public. Il est régulièrement mandaté par de grands opérateurs dont GDF Suez dans le cadre de la contestation de la légalité de décrets gouvernementaux.

Legal 500 Paris - 2014

Relevant experience

  • Head of the Bureau of Administrative Affairs at the Highways Department, City of Paris (1988-1990)
  • Head of the Legal Department, City of Paris (1990-1993)
  • Conseil d'Etat (Council of State), Finance Division and Litigation Division (secondment) (1993-1995)
  • Technical Adviser, with primary responsibility for legal issues, to several Government Ministers (1995-1997)
  • Senior Adviser attached to the Group Chief Administrative Officer, Thomson-CSF (1997-1999)
  • Head of National Legal Department (1999), first Director of the new Group Legal Division (2000-2003), Corporate Secretary (2003-2004), EDF (1999-2005)
  • Lawyer specialising in public law and energy law in France and in Europe, Bird & Bird (2005-2008)
  • Lecturer at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Masters II in Public Business Law) (2005/2006-present)
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Education

  • Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Paris and a 3-year law degree, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1981)
  • Holder of a Masters degree in Social Sciences (1982), a research-based post-graduate degree (DEA) in Political Science, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1983) and a research-based post-graduate degree (DEA) in Public Business Law, University of Paris X - Nanterre (2005)
  • ENA (National Administration School-Higher Education for top civil servants), trained as a civil servant of the City of Paris (1986-1988)
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Memberships

  • Member of the University of Paris I Sorbonne Centre for Studies and Research in Economic Public Law (“Tunc Institute”)
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Publications

  • Numerous articles edited either in law reviews or economic press, mainly on energy issues
  • Gas Regulation 2018, co-author - Guide Getting The Deal Through 2018
  • L'implantation des éoliennes terrestres en zone littorale dans les départements d'Outre-Mer, co-author - E.N.R. & Développement Durable/Maison Chaleur Bio Magazine n°43 (May 2014) 
  • Le droit de l'énergie face à la complexité : tarification progressive, éolien terrestre, effacement des consommations et obligations de capacités, co-author - Semaine juridique entreprise & affaires, Lexisnexis (october 2013)
  • Code de l’énergie, co-author - LexisNexis, first commented edition of the French Energy Code (2013)
  • Quel monopole la prohibition de la « rétrocession » d’électricité protège-t-elle ?, co-author - Revue française de droit administratif (march-april 2013)
  • Eolien off-shore, co-author - Energie & développement durable (march 2012)
  • European Energy Market Observatory (takes part in the drafting of the European observatory of energy markets of Capgemini since 2006), 15th annual report (2013)
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