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Christophe Asselineau


Christophe Asselineau


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Christophe Asselineau is an M&A and Projects lawyer based in Paris.

He has more than 25 years of experience advising on projects and M&A transactions worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa.

Christophe is recognized as one of the most experienced lawyers for African M&A and Projects transactions particularly in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure industries. He has advised investors in more than 20 countries in North and Sub-Saharan Africa including in relation to many of the largest and most complex or politically sensitive investments made on the African continent. He has also represented clients and acted as an expert witness on natural resources and corruption issues before Special Commissions of the United Nations, the OECD and the British Parliament.

He also frequently advises energy companies seeking to operate, acquire or develop projects in France, where his comments on the French Electricity Act 2000 have been publicly acknowledged as having contributed to some of the changes subsequently made to the Act.

Christophe also advises on commercial matters in the aerospace and defence industries.

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  • Education

    Christophe holds an LLB from King’s College London (1985), a post-graduate degree in corporate and business law from La Sorbonne (1988) and a post-graduate degree in law from the University of Melbourne (1992).

  • Representative experience

    Christophe Asselineau recent work includes advising clients on power, mining, rail and ports infrastructure projects in Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. He has also advised clients on petrochemical projects in Algeria and Gabon, electrical plant projects in Cameroon, Togo and Côte d’Ivoire, as well as renewables projects in France.

  • Admissions
    • Avocat au Barreau de Paris
    • Barrister and Solicitor, qualified in Australia
    • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Publications

    Christophe Asselineau has authored articles on international project, energy transactions and African issues in English and in French, in the Mining Journal, the International Energy and Taxation Law Review, Les Echos Energies, La Tribune, the American Lawyer, and Les Afriques.

  • Speaking engagements

    Christophe Asselineau lectures at La Sorbonne on project law and joint-venture