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Energy Lawyers

The energy sector is now faced with changes of unprecedented speed and requirement, some of which are disruptive and some beneficial. Climate change and competitiveness, competition and state aid, rising retail prices and falling wholesale prices, huge investment needs and lack of long-term economic signals, European interconnections and diverging national policies, industrial sluggishness and disruption brought about by new technologies, the simultaneous development of self-consumption and elimination of consumption ... A profound change is underway, which is now referred to as an "energy transition." As a public or private player in the sector, you are necessarily faced with energy issues that may be of strategic importance, but which still require extensive industry knowledge and an understanding of the requirements. From a legal perspective, there are overlapping issues of public law, regulations, competition law, tax law, property law, company law, business law and employment law, at national and international level.

Our approach is based on a demonstrated understanding of the industry and on our multi-disciplinary team of fifteen specialists working closely with lawyers in Africa, Western, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We can therefore provide support with all issues: advice and assistance on the implementation of the law and regulations; contribution to feasibility studies and assistance with projects of all sizes (mergers, acquisitions, classic or innovative partnerships, construction of hydraulic, thermal and renewable production facilities); advice and assistance on national or EU mergers, antitrust and state aid; support in negotiations between concessionary authorities and distributors and between regulated operators and businesses using infrastructure open to third parties; legal assistance with start-ups and innovative initiatives relating to the development of standards, technological changes and environmental issues; assistance with proposed changes to legal form in the public sector and implementation of privatisation laws; optimisation of tax and social security schemes; litigation and dispute resolution; etc.
The technical excellence of our lawyers enables us to provide dynamic, long-term solutions, alongside other professionals where necessary.

According to one client, "Christophe Barthélemy "specialises in energy contracts in France; he is present at every stage and is always available." He mainly works in the field of public law in the energy sector, while also advising on litigation issues. – Chambers Europe 2015

"CMS has extensive expertise in the energy field and can therefore manage strategic regulatory issues."Legal 500 Paris 2015

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Redon Denis
Denis Redon
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Denis joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1990 and became a partner in 2004. His practice encompasses all areas of EU and French competition law. He frequently oversees merger notification procedures...
Christophe Barthelemy
Christophe Barthelemy
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
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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Aurore-Emmanuelle Rubio
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Aurore-Emmanuelle joined the Energy team as an associate in January 2010, having practiced in the telecoms sector with law firm Bird & Bird. She has specific expertise in energy (both renewable and fossil...
Céline Cloché-Dubois
Céline Cloché-Dubois
Coun­sel
Head of the Environment Practice
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Céline Cloché-Dubois is a counsel in the Public & Property Law Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. She works in the following areas: urban planning and development law, environmental law and...
 Geoffroy Levesque
Geoffrey Levesque
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Geoffrey joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018 as Counsel in charge of project finance.He has developed a recognized expertise in financing in the infrastructure and energy sectors (greenfield or...
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Clotilde Laborde
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cotilde Laborde joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2016. She acts in non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to urban planning, environment and renewable energies.
Anne Plisson
Anne Plisson
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Anne Plisson joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018. She acts in non-contentious and contentious matters in relation to urban planning, environment and renewable energies.Before joining CMS Francis...
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John Picarel-Pechdimaldjian
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
John joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats’ Energy / Regulated sectors Department in January 2018, after gathering a solid experience in International Contracts and Dispute Resolution in the Energy, Mining...
Devedeix Marc
Marc Devedeix
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marc joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017, within the Energy team, as a lawyer, after an experience as a trainee lawyer in the team.He advises the clients for their regulated industrial activities,...
Hurstel Charles-Antoyne
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018.He is specialized in project finance and PPP/PFI projects advising financial institutions and borrowers on French and cross border transactions,...