The French financial and legal magazine Magazine des Affaires dedicated an article in its latest edition to Yves Lepage, Head of Orrick’s Global Energy & Infrastructure Group in Paris. Titled “Intercontinental,” the article follows Yves’ career from his first experience in New York and South America with the privatization of Cancun airport, the IPOs of Chilean companies and bond issues in Costa Rica to the development of Europe’s brownfield infrastructure market and some of the biggest energy and infrastructure projects in Africa. The article highlights Yves’ pioneering role in the development of Orrick’s global Energy and Infrastructure practice and praises his negotiation skills in regulatory, corporate and finance related matters in particular those involving cross-border transactions.
The article includes also three client testimonials, in which Cube Infrastructure Managing Partner, Vinci Airports Development director and ENEO General Director Advisor pay tribute to Yves’ strong legal background and exceptional negotiation skills. They also praise his “‘make the deal happen’’ attitude and his capacity to understand the business stakes for every market player and to summarize the big picture for his clients.
According the article, Yves’ reputation is a certain competitive advantage at a time when European infrastructure funds are looking more than ever towards the other side of the Atlantic.