Foucaud Jaulin, in the Energy & Infrastructure Practice of the Paris office, advises companies, consortia, financial institutions and Governments on the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects around the world, with particular expertise in Europe and Africa.
Foucaud's practice focuses on public-private partnerships and concession projects, as well as on privatizations and acquisitions in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He also advises on the financing aspects of infrastructure projects.
Having a solid expertise in emerging markets, Foucaud has been involved over the past few years in the development and financing of various large-scale projects, in particular in the fields of energy (renewables, natural gas) and transportation.Prior to joining Orrick, Foucaud worked for a leading French law firm, both in the Moscow and Paris offices
Advised the consortium comprising Gridworks, Eranove and AEE Power on the development and financing of the Essor AE2 project, which was awarded in December 2020 for the construction of power generation plants and distribution grids in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Advised the consortium formed by FAYAT and Egis in connection with a public-private partnership (PPP) contract for the construction and operation of 14 toll stations on Cameroon's main road axes.
Advised the French water treatment group Saur on its acquisition of the Dutch company Nijhuis Industries, a leader in the industrial water treatment sector.
Advised Africa50 and Aéroports de Paris on a concession project for the modernization, expansion and operation of the Conakry international airport in Guinea.
Advised Eranove, a leading industrial group in Africa, in connection with the development and financing of a 65 MW power plant in Togo, with a total value of approximately €125 million.
Advised a leading investment fund on a €60 million investment in connection with the establishment of a joint venture, the acquisition of three existing power plants and the development of power projects in Africa.
Advised VINCI Airports in connection with the acquisition of a global airport portfolio, including Belfast International Airport, Stockholm Skavsta Airport, the Costa Rica's two major airports and several airport management contracts in the USA.
Advised ENEO, the national utility of Cameroon, in connection with the development of a 420MW hydroelectric power plant and associated transport facilities in Cameroon – ENEO will be the offtaker for this IPP developed by a consortium led by EDF and IFC.
Advised the Republic of Serbia on the 25-year concession of Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport, the biggest airport in the Balkan region.