Nick’s clients include industrial corporations, government entities, financial institutions and infrastructure investment funds. He also advises on cross-border M&A transactions in his specialist sector areas. He has a particular interest in renewable energy projects.

Nick has been involved on major operations such as the construction of the world’s largest dam, Inga 3, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a $500 million 144A/Regulation S bond issuance for Millicom International Cellular S.A., a leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets, and the financing by the Agence Française de Développement for a 5.9 MW photovoltaic plant in Benin.

Before joining Orrick, Nick spent 16 years working at another international law firm. He is admitted to the Paris Bar as a Solicitor of England and Wales.

    • The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on a 4,800 MW hydro-electric power project (Project Inga 3). This project involves the construction of the world’s largest dam and has been named a priority infrastructure project by the World Bank.
    • Millicom International Cellular S.A., a leading operator in the telecommunications sector in Africa and across other emerging markets, regarding a $500 million 144A/Regulation S bond issuance.
    • Gécamines on a settlement agreement in respect of a joint venture relating to the operation of two copper deposits in the Democratic Republic of Congo with an estimated value of $40 billion and on the renegotiation of its participation in various mining companies.
    • The Agence Française de Développement (the French Development Agency) on the proposed financing of the development, construction and operation of a 5.9 MW photovoltaic plant in Benin connected to the country’s public grid.
    • Statoil, BP, Total and SOCAR on the construction of the Shah Deniz II gas pipeline, linking the Caspian Sea to South Eastern Europe.
    • A major European gas producer on a contract for the supply of liquefied natural gas to a French electricity producer.
    • Banks, including the African Development Bank, FMO, DEG, BOAD and EIB on a number of infrastructure projects and investments across Africa in sectors such as power (including renewable energy), agri-business, mining and financial services.

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