A lawyer in Public law, Jean-Luc Champy is a partner
in Orrick's Paris office. His practice focuses on infrastructure concessions
and PPP and has considerable experience in public domain issues, public works,
and energy and environment matters.
With a multidisciplinary know-how, 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 also praise him for being “able to listen to the client and adjust to find the right solution”.
In addition, Jean-Luc acts in the fields of construction, transportation infrastructure (tunnels, motorways, railways) and grids (electronic communications, public lighting). 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 State 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 finally the Public Law department of Allen & Overy LLP as a senior associate.