Key issues

Projects in France and elsewhere around the world each have their own specificities, depending on the size and complexity, the industrial and technological sector as well as geographic location.

Political and/or regulatory risks often represent an additional source of complexity during the development, structuring and financing phases of a project, in particular in emerging markets such as francophone Africa.

Our team is composed of specialists in project finance, public procurement, regulatory issues, environmental law and construction.

Our lawyers have represented consortia, developers, investment funds, banks, governments and local authorities. We take a multidisciplinary approach in addressing your needs and advise on all the legal issues relating to projects. Our experience allows us to measure, anticipate and manage our clients' risks, whatever the scale of the project, be it a greenfield or brownfield transaction.

How DLA Piper can help

  • Our teams offer legal advice in the following areas, at all stages of the project:
    • Feasibility studies
    • Project development
    • Procurement strategy and contractual structure (public-private partnerships
    • Environmental and planning advice, real estate
    • Due diligence, risk assessment and risk allocation
    • Project contracts (EPC, BOP, TSA, CMA, TCMA, PPA)
    • Finance documents including the security packages
    • Renegotiation of contracts, proactive management of issues affecting projects
  • In a broad range of industrial sectors, including:
    • Renewable energy (solar, biomass)
    • Infrastructure (ports, universities, courts of justice, hospitals, government buildings
    • Mining
    • Transportation (roads, rails, airports)
    • Telecoms (in particular high speed networks)
    • National defense
    • Carbon finance (EU allowances, clean development mechanisms, joint implementation)

Our team

DLA Piper’s Projects, Energy and Infrastructure team includes over 260 lawyers across the firm’s global network. Our lawyers have a track record of successfully delivering first-rate legal services.

Our  Parisian team assists clients in France and abroad, in particular in civil law jurisdictions such as member states of the OHADA and more generally in francophone Africa, where we are particularly active. Our local and global presence means that we offer advice that correctly reflects our clients' approach to their projects while meeting the necessary requirements regarding local laws, language and conventions, accompanied by successful negotiations.