Nicolas Jean

Nicolas Jean

Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Nicolas is a Partner in the Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) practice at Gide. He specialises in projects, project financing, and banking and structured financing.

He acts in sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of infrastructure, energy, real estate and telecommunications where he advises governments, public authorities, as well as investors, local and foreign developers, industrial companies, and banks on development projects, in their structuring, implementation (during construction and operation) and financing and on regulatory issues.

Nicolas recently assisted Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage (SIR) (the region's most high-performing refinery) and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, on the implementation of a EUR 577mn syndicated loan for SIR, and the Central Bank of Mauritania (BCM) in reviewing the regulatory framework that governs banking and financial activities within the jurisdiction of the BCM.

Recognized as a leading practitioner by top professional guides, Nicolas is ranked among the 50 most influential corporate lawyers in French-speaking Africa by Jeune Afrique and Jeune Afrique Business+.

@RENEWLLC makes follow up investment in Ethiopian food delivery company. Read more:

@ninetyone_sa partially exits its investment in Kamoso Africa. Read more:

@ActisLLP exits its investment in Ghanaian commercial bank. Read more:

@CepheusCapital makes investment in East African manufacturing company. Read more:

@AfDB_Group invests US$10mn in Ethiopian power project. Read more: