Nicolas Jean

Nicolas Jean

Partner
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+.

@ninetyone_sa’s EAIF agrees to invest US$50mn into a US$170mn bond issue in Senegalese telecom company. Read more: https://t.co/YMoy6AS6QN

@IFC_org invests US$12mn to boost Ghana’s steel manufacturing and create new jobs. Read more: https://t.co/bKJsXtvbl0

Helios Investment Partners agrees transformational business combination with Fairfax Africa Holdings. Read more: https://t.co/DnJoxCKBms

@EIB approves debt investment of US$10mn into the InsuResilience Investment Fund. Read more: https://t.co/buUFOsL6SQ

@FMO_development approves US$10mn commitment into Eco. business II Sub Fund. Read more: https://t.co/QxRd9G62Uc