Yves Lepage is a leading Energy and Infrastructure lawyer in France and abroad. Based in Orrick's Paris office, he serves as Deputy Head of the Global Energy & Infrastructure Group of the firm.

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 the French construction company Vinci on the privatization of ANA, the Portuguese airport concession company.

  • 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.

    Before joining Orrick Rambaud Martel, Yves was a partner with the firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, where he had worked for 26 years, including 20 years in New York.

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