Julien Bocobza

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7283 6000
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7283 6000
Julien Bocobza

Julien Bocobza



Julien Bocobza is a banking, projects and export finance lawyer based in London. He focuses on the development, financing, acquisition and disposal of infrastructure and energy projects, predominantly in emerging markets.

Julien has a broad experience of working across the power, water, infrastructure, oil and gas, petrochemicals, renewables and nuclear sectors.


Professional experience

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  • Master's Degree in Public Business Law, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2004
  • Ecole de Formation des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris, 2005
  • Master's Degree in Law, University of Melbourne School of Law, 2006
  • qualified in England & Wales
  • Avocat au barreau de Paris

Low carbon projects

  • Advising JBIC on the Moray Offshore Wind farm in Scotland (while on secondment at JBIC)
  • Representing the lenders on a 850 MW bid for a wind farm in Morocco
  • Advising ACWA Power on the development of a wind farm in Morocco
  • Representing Rosatom in the preparation of a model EPC contracts for foreign NPP projects
  • Representing sponsors on their bid to develop, finance, design, engineer, procure, construct, permit, test, commission, insure, own, operate and maintain the Sweihan PV Plant
  • Advising the sponsors in the bid for the Al-Jouf and Rafha Solar IPPs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Advising the sponsors on the development of the Dorper Wind Farm in South Africa. The project was awarded African Wind Deal of the Year 2012 by Project Finance 
  • Advising the lenders on the development and financing of the first wind project in Pakistan. The project was awarded Middle East Renewables Deal of the Year 2011 by Project Finance
  • Advising the sponsors, including Exxaro and Tata Power, on the development of the Amakhala Wind Farm in South Africa
  • Advising Nordex SE on the development of two wind farms in Turkey
  • Advising Petkim on the development of a wind farm in Turkey
  • Advising the lenders to a bidder on the potential development of a solar project in Israel
  • Advising financiers on the project financing of the Waterloo Wind Farm in South Australia
  • Advising International Power on the development of the proposed Mt Mercer Wind Farm in Victoria
  • Advising a joint venture between Pacific Hydro and SN Power for the development of La Higuera and La Confluencia Hydro Power Projects in Chile
  • Advising Pacific Hydro Chile on the development of the 110 MW Chacayes Hydro Power Project in Chile.

Other power projects

  • Representing the sponsors on the development and financing of the 1,320 MW Balkhash coal-fired power station in Kazakhstan
  • Advising Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Company on the development of an independent water, steam and power project in Rabigh, Saudi Arabia
  • Representing the sponsors for the 1,320 MW coal-fired power project at Port Qasim, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Representing Symbion Power on the refurbishment, operation and maintenance of a 40 MW HFO power plant in Mandroseza, Madagascar
  • Representing Symbion Power on the development of 50 MW methane gas to electricity project on Lake Kivu, Rwanda
  • Advising a bidder on the potential purchase of a majority stake in three IPPs in Asia and South America
  • Advising the lenders on various power bids in the Middle East, including Aramco CHP and Mirfa projects
  • Advising the potential purchaser of a minority stake in an LNG terminal in the UK.

Other infrastructure

  • Advising lenders (including JBIC) on the Taweelah IWP project in Abu Dhabi
  • Advising lenders on the acquisition, finance, upgrade, maintenance, management and operation of the 14 Regional Airports Project in Greece
  • Representing Clifford Capital, Standard Chartered and Mizuho, as the lenders to Hyflux, for the development and financing of the Qurayyat IWP in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Representing the lenders to Abengoa Water on the bid to build and finance the Barka and Sohar independent water projects in the Sultanate of Oman
  • Advising Sundance Resources on the development of the Mbalam/Nabeba iron ore mine rail and port integrated project in Cameroon and Congo
  • Advising Tata Steel UK Limited on the sale of certain assets of Teesside Cast Products to Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited
  • Advising a bidder in the potential purchase of a minority stake in a consortium bidding for a PPP toll road project in the MENA region
  • Advising SPI PowerNet on the development of the transmission lines for the US$3.1bn Victorian Desalination Plant PPP Project
  • Advising SPI PowerNet on the development of the transmission lines for a power station at Mortlake, Victoria
  • Advising the Victorian Department of Transport on major rail infrastructure projects including:
    • Geelong Rail Access Improvement Project
    • Cranbourne Rail Corridor Project
    • Westall Project
    • Mildura Freight Upgrade Project
    • US$4bn Regional Rail Link Project
  • Advising the Department of Sustainability and Environment on the US$1bn Foodbowl Irrigation Project
  • Advising Perdaman Chemicals on the development of a US$4bn Urea Plant Project in Collie, Western Australia.
  • Co-author, Mozambique's Rovuma Basin LNG Regime, Project Finance NewsWire, May 2015
  • Co-author, Mozambique's New Petroleum Regime, Project Finance NewsWire, November 2014
  • French
  • English