RémyFekete

Partner

Paris + 33.1.56.59.39.39

Rémy Fekete has more than 25 years of experience advising national and international clients in strategic projects, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He regularly assists States and local or international private groups on regulatory and transactional matters related to infrastructures. Rémy focuses on the digital sector, the deployment of information and communication technologies, renewable energy projects, production and distribution of drinkable water, transport (airports, ports, road networks, and logistics platforms), oil & gas, mining and natural resources, and in the establishment of distribution networks.

Rémy's experience in the digital sector includes telecom, media, satellite, and internet law, particularly as they relate to the synergies between the digital sector and other utilities (energy, water, transportation).

Rémy has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers for more than 15 years in a row and was recently awarded "outstanding contribution" recognition. Rémy also has been selected as "the best lawyer for Sovereigns in Africa" by Jeune Afrique Business+ (2020) and among the 10 best lawyers across Africa by Jeune Afrique (2021).

Erfahrung

  • Togolese government implements Equiano fiber optic submarine cableJones Day assisted the Togolese Société d'Infrastructures Numériques (SIN) on the roll out and landing in Lomé of a branch of the Equiano fiber optic submarine cable developed by Google.
  • Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions to acquire 50% stake in Jorf Fertilizers Company III from OCPJones Day is advising Koch Agronomic & Energy Solutions, LLC (KAES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., in its proposed 50/50 joint venture with OCP S.A.
  • Government of the Republic of Togo deploys solar-powered lightsJones Day assisted the Government of the Republic of Togo in the deployment of more than 50,000 solar-powered street lights in rural areas in Togo by a French manufacturer and operator.
  • International Finance Corporation coordinates with Ethiopian government to award telecommunications licenseJones Day assisted the International Finance Corporation and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in opening up Ethiopia's electronic communications market to competition, which until now held the world's largest monopoly in the telecommunications sector.
  • Fluence Corporation signs contract with government of Ivory Coast to build water treatment plantJones Day assisted Fluence Corporation Limited in the drafting and negotiation of a €165 million public procurement contract with the government of Ivory Coast for the engineering, procurement, and construction of a water treatment plant to supply 150,000 m3/day of fresh water to the city of Abidjan from the Aghien lagoon, as well as in the negotiation and closing of the financial arrangements for the project financing.
  • Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy develops solar power projectJones Day advised the Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy (AT2ER) in project documentation for the development of a 50 megawatt solar independent power producer in Togo.
  • Mauritanian regulatory authority reviews public-private partnerships lawJones Day assisted the Mauritanian multi-sectoral regulatory authority in analyzing the 2017 public-private partnerships law and providing comments for its review by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
  • Payment systems company reviews data protection and privacy constraints in multiple countriesJones Day advised a payment systems company on the applicable legal and regulatory framework related to data protection and privacy applicable in Argentina, Mainland China, Colombia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as constraints and obligations the client must comply with as data controller and processor.
  • Government of the Republic of Togo develops cybersecurity frameworkJones Day assisted the Government of the Republic of Togo in developing a cybersecurity framework.
  • Tactis designs telecommunications universal service policy in MaliJones Day collaborated with Tactis SAS to design a national strategy for AGEFAU, the Malian agency responsible for promoting universal access to telecommunications and information and communication technology services in Mali.
  • Government of the Republic of Togo privatizes telecommunications companyJones Day advised the Government of the Republic of Togo on an international bidding procedure to privatize TogoCom.
  • Payment systems company obtains regulatory advice relating to data protection and privacy in South AfricaJones Day advised a payment systems company regarding the applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to data protection and privacy in South Africa and recommended measures to ensure compliance.
  • Payment systems company obtains regulatory advice relating to payment and transaction management software in BotswanaJones Day advised a payment systems company regarding the national legal and regulatory framework applicable to payment systems, and on the corresponding regulatory issues and requirements relating to the supply of a payment and transaction management software suite to a retailer based in Botswana.
  • Government of Gabon seeks assistance with review of legal and regulatory framework in its digital and health sectorsJones Day assisted the government of Gabon in the review of the legal and regulatory framework in its digital and health sectors, and assessed its adequacy to support the implementation of a national health information system and foster the development of e-health applications and services.
  • Government of Mauritania seeks assistance relating to reforms in its telecommunications and digital sectorsJones Day assisted the government of Mauritania in the context of the West Africa Regional Communications Infrastructure Project ("WARCIP") in the identification and implementation of reforms in the telecommunications and digital sectors necessary to foster competition, investment in infrastructure, and improve access to broadband Internet.
  • Togolese Ministry of Economy and Finance conducts review of national investment regulationsJones Day assisted the Togolese Ministry of Economy and Finance in a review of its investment law and the implementing decrees to improve the mobilization of budgetary resources by the Republic of Togo while maintaining an attractive environment for investors.
  • Government of Morocco develops secure telecommunications network for government and public entitiesJones Day assisted the government of Morocco together with the consulting firm Roland Berger GmbH in the design and development of a secure telecommunications network to provide connectivity for government and public entities.
  • Djibouti Telecom negotiates landing party agreement for PEACE CableJones Day assisted Djibouti Telecom in the review and negotiation of a landing party agreement for the Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe ("PEACE") submarine fiber optic cable.
  • Sigfox obtains regulatory advice in international expansion for Internet of ThingsJones Day provided regulatory advice to Sigfox, S.A., the world's leading Internet of Things (IoT) services provider, with its international expansion in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Millicom International Cellular sells and lease back towers to American Tower in Paraguay for approximately Gs700 billion (US$125 million)Jones Day advised Millicom International Cellular S.A. and its subsidiary Telefonica Celular del Paraguay S.A. in the sale of approximately 1,400 wireless communications towers to a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation ("ATC") in Paraguay for approximately Gs700 billion (US$125 million) in cash.
  • Vortragstätigkeit

    • 29 - 30 novembre 2021
      FRATEL - 19ème réunion annuelle : Service et accès universels: un commun accessible à tous? / Table ronde : « Quelle place du service universel dans les politiques publiques pour favoriser la connectivité ? »
    • October 4, 2018
      3rd Africa Finance Breakfast
    • 4 octobre 2018
      3ème Matinale Africaine de la Finance 2018
    • 27 juin 2018
      Smart Cities Global Technology and Investment Summit / Keynote speech : Appropriate legal environment to develop Smart Cities
    • 26 juin 2018
      2ème Matinale Africaine de la Finance 2018
    • 31 janvier 2018
      1ère Matinale Africaine de la Finance 2018
    • 5 juillet 2017
      3ème Conférence du Private Equity
    • 12 juin 2017
      3ème Conférence Annuelle pour les Spécialistes Européens du Droit des Médias / Table-ronde : Le Paysage Médiatique Européen
    • 20 avril 2017
      Finale de la 3ème édition du Prix Jones Day/ESSEC/Paris II
    • 3 novembre 2016
      5ème édition des Assises de la Transformation Digitale en Afrique. Conférence sur le thème des enjeux de l’aménagement numérique des territoires en Afrique, Administration électronique.
    • 21 octobre 2016
      Land of African Business 2016 : Développement inclusif en Afrique : mirage ou réalité ? / Table ronde : La cybersécurité, condition d'une croissance durable en Afrique ?
    • 6 - 7 octobre 2016
      Africa Telecom People 2016 - 12ème édition : L'Internet des objets - Comment l'Afrique se prépare au tout connecté / Table ronde : Impact de l’Internet des Objets dans la modernisation de l’industrie
    • September 20, 2016
      TMT Finance Africa 2016 : The M&A Panel – How will consolidation and restructuring shape the African market?
    • 5 juillet 2016
      Explosion des cybermenaces : comment les entreprises peuvent et doivent-elles se protéger ?
    • June 6, 2016
      Fair Use, Fair Dealing & Copyright Reform / MLRC Legipresse Conference for European Media Lawyers
    • 31 mai & 1er juin 2016
      eNNOV Benin 2021 - Atelier sur la stratégie de développement du numérique au Bénin
    • 24 - 25 mai 2016
      FRATEL - 13ème séminaire : Quelles solutions concrètes, notamment de partage d'infrastructures, pour un aménagement numérique du territoire ? - Table ronde : Quelle régulation économique pour le déploiement de nouveaux réseaux ?
    • 17 mai 2016
      IDEST : La consolidation du marché des télécoms / Table ronde : La consolidation de télécoms en Afrique
    • 30 novembre - 1er décembre 2015
      FRATEL - 13ème réunion annuelle : Quelle nouvelle régulation pour accompagner la convergence fixe-mobile?
    • 29 - 30 octobre 2015
      4èmes Assises de la Transformation Digitale en Afrique : Ecosystème et filière numérique, facilitateurs d’innovation au sein de la Smart City
    • 8 - 9 octobre 2015
      Africa Telecom People 2015 - 11ème édition : e-commerce en Afrique