Mr Yves Lepage > Orrick > Paris, France > Profil de l'avocat

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Energy and Infrastructure



Carrière professionnelle

Yves is a leading Energy and Infrastructure lawyer in France and abroad. He serves as head of the Paris firm’s  Infrastructure practice and head of the Africa practice.

Recognized by Chambers & Partners as a notable practitioner in International projects, Energy and Africa, Yves is praised for his “very good sector experience and knowledge”, as well as his “enormous negotiating skills”. With 30 years’ experience in PPP, international infrastructure projects and power industry projects, Yves regularly advises operators in both the public and private sectors, government entities and financial institutions for operations in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Recently, he has led a cross-border multidisciplinary team to advise Actis, one of the largest and most active private equity firms operating in Africa, in its purchase of a majority interest in three power assets in Cameroon from Fortune 200 global power company AES Corporation.

Yves also has substantial experience in privatizations and acquisitions in France and abroad with companies whose main assets are infrastructure facilities. He notably advised VINCI Airports in connection with the acquisition of nine airports and three partial management contracts following acquisition of the airport portfolio held by Airports Worldwide.

Yves is a lawyer with the Paris Appeal Court and a member of the New York Bar. He was appointed as French Foreign Trade Advisor in 1996.


French, English


  • New York State Bar

Formation académique

  • Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas, Maîtrise, Public International Law, 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, LL.M., Corporate Taxation Law, 1982

Classements des avocats

Paris > Financement de projets

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Yves LepageOrrick

L’équipe d’ Orrick dispose d’une ‘grande expertise dans le domaine’.  Elle intervient régulièrement dans de grands projets, de dimensions nationale comme internationale. Fort d’une ‘grande expérience’, Yves Lepage dirige la pratique du cabinet à laquelle font appel de grands clients dont le gouvernement français pour la réalisation de  projets touchant à divers secteurs industriels (dont des projets d’énergies renouvelables et des parcs éoliens offshore). L’activité est très importante dans le secteur des transports (routier, maritime, aérien). L’équipe assiste ses clients sur le traitement d’un large ensemble de problématiques : contrats PPP, construction et phase d’exploitation des projets.

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Energie

(Les grands avocats du marché: Energie: projets)

Yves LepageOrrick