Jean-Luc’s practice focuses on public
law, infrastructure concessions and PPP and he has considerable experience in
public domain issues, public works and energy and environment matters.
Jean-Luc advises public entities,
sponsors and subcontractors as well as lenders in every aspect of their
concessions and PPP projects, whether in the contracts awarding and execution
or in litigation issues. Distinguished by Chambers & Partners as a
key practitioner in Public law, he has recently been involved in the
highly-publicized restructuring and refurbishment of the Arche de la Défense,
where he advised the winning bidder Eiffage, and in the financing of the
extension of the Port of Calais. Clients praise him for being “able to listen
to the client and adjust to find the right solution”.
In addition, Jean-Luc works on construction, transportation
infrastructure (tunnels, motorways, railways) and grids (electronic
communications, public lighting) matters. He regularly intervenes on major
projects such as the highways L2 in Marseille (for the State), A150 and A355
(for the sponsors), the LGV Bretagne-Pays-Loire (for a lender), the Saint
Nazaire hospital (for the sponsors and the project company), universities
Centrale Supelec (for lenders) and Toulouse le Mirail (for some sponsors), a video
surveillance network (for a bidder), the Balard project (for two
subcontractors), the airport Notre-Dame-des-Landes (for the project company)
and the new Courthouse of Paris (for a bidder).
Jean-Luc has also a strong experience in the energy sector and
notably advises the French Government on the renewal of its hydroelectric
concessions. He has also advised several grid operators such as ERDF.
Jean-Luc Champy started his career at the City of Paris.
Thereafter, he joined Cofiroute (Vinci group) as in-house counsel for public
law matters and the Public Law department of another international law firm as
a senior associate.