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Christophe Barthelemy

Christophe Barthélemy

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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Band 1 : Projects & Energy: Domestic

Chambers Europe 2019

Administrative and public law; Leading individual: (Industry focus: energy) Regulatory and public law

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Leading individuals: Industry focus: Energy (Regulatory and Public Law)

Legal 500 Paris-2019

Energy and Natural Resources, Band 2

Chambers Europe 2018

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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Awards & Rank­ings

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28/07/2020
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2020: our law firm’s rank­ings
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 ex­pert­ise, in­clud­ing: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Em­ploy­ment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
09 July 2020
IFLR1000: our law firm rank­ings for 2021
The 2021 edi­tion of IFLR1000 has been pub­lished. This guide, which spe­cial­ises in fin­an­cial and busi­ness law, ranks the best law firms in these fields around the world. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank...
26/04/2019
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 4 in...
09/04/2020
Con­struc­tion sec­tor – en­cour­age­ment to gradu­ally re­sume activ­ity
Fol­low­ing an­nounce­ment of the lock­down, most con­struc­tion sites were closed. The pro­fes­sion and the gov­ern­ment are now en­cour­aging com­pan­ies to re­sume activ­ity.Fol­low­ing the second ad­dress by the French...
26/03/2020
Cham­bers Europe 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of Cham­bers & Part­ners Europe guide has been pub­lished. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm rank­ings These re­cog­ni­tions in tax...
06/04/2020
Cov­id-19 and guar­an­tee of the cor­rect func­tion­ing of the elec­tri­city and...
In the con­text of the health crisis caused by Cov­id-19, elec­tri­city and nat­ur­al gas sup­ply se­cur­ity should be en­sured. The com­pan­ies in the sec­tor are get­ting or­gan­ised.The con­fine­ment meas­ures ad­op­ted...
30/03/2020
Cov­id-19 and the bal­ance of the French elec­tric­al grid
In the en­ergy sec­tor, the French na­tion­al trans­mis­sion sys­tem op­er­at­or (TSO), a com­pany named “RTE”, must or­gan­ise its activ­ity in such a way as to en­sure the con­tinu­ity of its pub­lic ser­vice mis­sion...
29/11/2019
Sup­port­ing your in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects
Ad­dress­ing your needs Your in­terests are de­fen­ded by our spe­cial­ists, armed with in-depth know­ledge of the sec­tors con­cerned and a real ca­pa­city for in­nov­a­tion, both in France and in Africa.France is...
31/07/2019
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 19 cat­egor­ies, in­clud­ing:5 in Tier 1: Tax law; Em­ploy­ment;...
26/04/2019
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firms’ rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 5 in...
20 March 2019
Cham­bers Europe 2019
The 2019 edi­tion of the Cham­bers Europe guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law­yers’ rank­ings in France The re­cog­ni­tion of our law­yers spe­cial­ised in Tax, Busi­ness...
20/12/2018
Cham­bers Europe 2018
The 2018 edi­tion of the Cham­bers Europe guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm­'s Cham­bers Europe rank­ings in France and Europe: This...