NicolasBrice

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Nicolas Brice has substantial experience in the area of public law, government contracts, project and infrastructure contracts, regulatory law, and administrative litigation. He also has extensive experience in the proceedings and execution of PPPs, concessions, public procurements, public land and properties, and all complex contractual arrangements related to public utilities and infrastructure (roads, railways, airports, ports, stadiums, museums, universities, etc.). His clients include private companies, banks, and administrative and regulatory agencies.

In addition, Nicolas advises clients on European and French regulatory law such as foreign investments, export controls, privatizations, and sector-specific regulations (energy, transportation, electronic communications, air and space, etc.).

Nicolas also represents clients before administrative courts, both in contractual and extra-contractual litigation, involving the responsibility of administrative agencies.

Before joining Jones Day in 2004, Nicolas worked for a British Paris-based law firm (2000-2004) and for a French law firm (2000).

Experience

  • LORD Corporation acquired by Parker Hannifin for $3.675 billionJones Day advised LORD Corporation in its $3.675 billion acquisition by Parker Hannifin Corporation.
  • La Française Real Estate Partners acquires seven-story Crystal Park office building located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, FranceJones Day advised La Française Real Estate Partners in its €691 million ($755.9 million) acquisition of the seven-story Crystal Park office building located 62-64 boulevard Victor Hugo, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, from listed commercial property investor ICADE.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Caisse des dépôts et consignations invests in "Fiber to Home" projectJones Day advised the Caisse des dépôts et consignations (Banque des Territoires) in connection with its investment in a "Fiber to Home" public-private partnership project comprising the design, financing, construction, commercialization, operating, and maintenance of very high speed broadband in the territory of the Haute-Garonne under a public concession scheme.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Orange defends against disputes relating to ownership of telecom broadband installationsJones Day represents Orange, S.A. before administrative courts in connection with various claims relating to the ownership of telecom broadband installations built on the territory of French local authorities.
  • Safran completes €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares creating global leader in aircraft equipmentJones Day represented Safran in connection with its €8.7 billion agreed tender offer targeting Zodiac Aerospace's shares to create a global leader in aircraft equipment.
  • Petrosen SA participates in joint development of natural gas in the Greater Tortue fieldJones Day is representing Société des Pétroles du Sénégal (Petrosen SA), the national oil company of Senegal, in connection with the unitisation of the large accumulation of natural gas under the deep waters offshore Mauritania and Senegal (Greater Tortue field).
  • EDT ENGIE operates electricity concessions and power plants in French PolynesiaJones Day advises EDT ENGIE, a subsidiary company of ENGIE operating electricity distribution concessions and electricity power plants in French Polynesia, regarding the conditions of negotiation and modification of concession agreements for the public distribution and production of electricity.
  • EEC ENGIE operates electricity concessions and power plants in New CaledoniaJones Day advises EEC ENGIE, a subsidiary company of ENGIE operating electricity distribution concessions and electricity power plants in New Caledonia, regarding the conditions of negotiation and modification of concession agreements.
  • La Banque Postale finances wind farm in FranceJones Day represented the group La Banque Postale in connection with the €20 million (US$24.5 million) project financing of a 20 MW wind farm located in France sponsored by EDF EN France, acting through its subsidiary Société du Parc Eolien du Bois de Belfays.
  • Campus Agro leads AgroParisTech-INRA campus project in SaclayJones Day advised Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC), as shareholder of Campus Agro SAS (a company created by AgroParisTech, INRA, and CDC), on a project including (i) a public-public partnership and (ii) a public-private partnership (€257 million) lasting for 30 years with a consortium led by GTM Bâtiment (VINCI group) and ENGIE Cofely. The consortium will design, build, maintain, and operate the new AgroParisTech-INRA campus in Saclay.
  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank finances aqualudic complex in Reims, FranceJones Day represented Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG in connection with the €39.1 million (US$48 million) project financing of an aqualudic complex composed of an ice rink and a swimming pool located in Reims, France sponsored by Exterimmo and UCPA.
  • Lincoln Electric acquires Air Liquide Welding for €115 million (US$134 million)Jones Day advised Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. in the €115 million (US$134 million) acquisition of the Air Liquide Welding subsidiary of Air Liquide, a key player in the manufacturing of welding and cutting technologies.
  • Société Générale finances waste treatment plant for Métropole Européenne de LilleJones Day represented Société Générale in connection with the €45 million (US$54 million) project financing of a waste treatment plant for Métropole Européenne de Lille (MEL) in northern France.
  • La Banque Postale finances four wind farms in Meuse, Loire-Atlantique, and AveyronJones Day represented La Banque Postale in connection with the €80 million (US$96 million) project financing for the development, design, construction, and operation of a portfolio of four wind farms with an aggregate target capacity of 50 MW located in Meuse, Loire-Atlantique and Aveyron and sponsored by Quadran, one of the key players in the renewable energy field in France.
  • EEC ENGIE obtains dismissal of claim filed against power purchase agreement in New CaledoniaJones Day represented EEC ENGIE, a subsidiary of ENGIE, before the Administrative Court of Appeal of Paris in administrative litigation relating to the approval by the local government of a power purchase agreement entered into between EEC ENGIE and ALIZES ENERGIE in New Caledonia.
  • Société Générale refinances pre-financing facility for modernization of waste treatment plantJones Day represented Société Générale in connection with the refinancing of the pre-financing facility for the modernization of a waste treatment plant for Centre de Valorisation Energétique de Labeuvrière, a public authority located in Béthune-Bruay, France.
  • Veolia Environnement and Société Générale finance new waste treatment plant for Syndicat Départemental d'Elimination des Déchets de l'AubeJones Day was appointed by Veolia Environnement and Société Générale to act as lender's counsel (e.g. Société Générale and Bpifrance Financement) in connection with the €82 million (US$98 million) project financing for the design, construction, and operation of a new waste treatment plant for Syndicat Départemental d'Elimination des Déchets de l'Aube (SDEDA), a public authority located in Troyes.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 1er octobre 2015
      Les marchés de partenariat : les principales différences avec le contrat de partenariat
    • 21 mai 2014
      Les nouvelles directives Marchés publics et Concessions
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