NicolasBrice

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Nicolas Brice, who is an experienced lawyer and litigator in France, focuses on public law, government contracts, project and infrastructure contracts, regulatory law, and administrative litigation under French and European laws.

Nicolas has extensive experience in the proceedings and execution of procurement contracts and project financing, particularly concession contracts and public-private partnerships (PPPs) related to public utilities and infrastructure. He advises clients in all infrastructure and utilities sectors such as roads, railways, airports, ports, energy and renewable energy, smart grids, e-mobility, telecommunications, transportation, stadiums, museums, and universities. He has broad experience in relationships and negotiations with public bodies and advises clients that include private companies, banks, and administrative and regulatory agencies.

Nicolas handles French and European foreign investments authorization (foreign direct investment [FDI]) in all transactional activities: M&A, capital and financial markets, and real estate. He also handles sector specific regulation primarily in the areas of energy and renewable energy, telecommunications, and transportation.

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

Experiencia

  • Silicon Mobility sold to IntelJones Day advised Silicon Mobility SAS in the acquisition of the company by Intel Corporation.
  • Sanofi sells portfolio of well-established consumer healthcare brands to STADAJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of a portfolio of 7 well-established consumer healthcare brands across several countries, including Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Spain, the U.K., as well as Nordic countries, to STADA Arzneimittel AG.
  • Arverne Group combines with Transition to publicly list on Euronext Paris the future French leader in geothermal and low-carbon lithium to drive energy transitionJones Day advised Arverne Group SAS, a French company ("Arverne"), in its business combination with Euronext listed Transition SA to create the future French leader in geothermal and low-carbon lithium production.
  • TotalEnergies fully acquires Total Eren after a successful strategic alliance of five yearsJones Day acted as Antitrust counsel to TotalEnergies in its buyout of Total Eren's other shareholders, increasing its stake from close to 30% to 100% after a successful strategic alliance of five years.
  • Orano and XTC New Energy create two JVs dedicated to the production of batteries for electric vehiclesJones Day is advising Orano in the context of the setting-up of two joint-ventures dedicated to the production of critical materials for batteries for electric vehicles, together with Chinese group XTC New Energy.
  • True Green Capital Management invests in Faradae SASJones Day advised True Green Capital Management LLC in the acquisition of a controlling interest in Faradae SAS, an independent renewable power producer based in Lyon, France, that targets French real estate investment trusts ("REITs") and other corporate customers for solar installations.
  • TotalEnergies' affiliate Cray Valley sells three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital PartnersJones Day is advising Total Energies on its sale of three product lines to Pacific Avenue Capital Partners (Wingtack®, PolyBD® and Dymalink®) developed by Cray Valley, its resin production and sales affiliate.
  • Real Alloy sells European business to SpeiraJones Day advised Real Alloy Holding, LLC in the sale of its European aluminum and magnesium recycling operations to Speira GmbH, an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners.
  • CVE raises €100 million from ICG InfraJones Day advised CVE, a France-based independent producer of renewable energy across multiple countries and sources of power, in connection with its €100 million financing round led by Intermediate Capital Group plc, a global alternative asset manager, through its infrastructure investment arm (ICG Infra).
  • Uniphore Technologies acquires HexagonJones Day advised Uniphore Technologies, a provider of conversational artificial intelligence and automation, in the acquisition of Hexagone, which fuses voice, visual, and text-based data to provide AI-derived insights to help better understand human behavior.
  • Sanofi sells customer healthcare products to ZentivaJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of a portfolio of 12 customer healthcare products marketed in Europe to Zentiva K.S, a multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Électricité de Strasbourg forms JV with ErametJones Day advised Électricité de Strasbourg, an energy provider in Alsace (France), in the formation of a joint venture with Eramet, one of the leading French actors in the mining and metallurgy industries, to develop and use joint capabilities for the extraction, refining and production of lithium from geothermal resources, with a targeted annual volume of 10,000 tons of lithium corresponding to the volume necessary to produce c.250,000 batteries for electric vehicles per year).
  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day advised Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Ansys acquires automotive simulation channel partner DYNAmoreJones Day is representing Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of the DYNAmore business (“DYNAmore”), a Stuttgart, Germany-headquartered company who has historically distributed Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test simulation software to virtually all major European car manufacturers.
  • Sanofi announces carve-out creating EUROAPI and spin-off of approximately 58% of shares to its shareholdersJones Day advised Sanofi in the carve out creating EUROAPI (a leading European company dedicated to the development, production and marketing of active pharmaceutical ingredients) and the listing of this entity on Euronext Paris and the placement of 12% to the French State (through French Tech Souveraineté) for a price of up to €150 million.
  • Albaugh acquires RotamJones Day advised Albaugh, LLC in the $197.5 acquisition of Rotam Global AgroSciences Limited, a company headquartered in Hong Kong and publicly listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
  • Fortino Capital acquires majority stake in BonitasoftJones Day advised Fortino Capital Partners NV in acquiring a majority stake in Bonitasoft, a leading software company active in the field of Digital Process Automation and Intelligent Business Process Management, from former investors.
  • TDF Fibre obtains sustainable project financing to roll-out and operate fiber optic networks in FranceJones Day represented TDF Fibre, a joint venture between TDF SAS and the Caisse des dépôts et consignations, in connection with a €735 million credit facility to (i) refinance and finance the rollout and operation of four fiber optic networks located in low-density areas in the departments of Val d'Oise, Yvelines, Loir-et-Cher, Indre-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loire and (ii) finance the acquisition of additional fiber optic networks in France.
  • American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII takes control of Aluminium Dunkerque companiesJones Day has advised American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII, L.P. in connection with the acquisition of the Aluminium Dunkerque companies through the foreclosure on the shares of Liberty France Industries 1 SA, which were pledged to affiliates of AIP under mezzanine financing arrangements previously provided to Aluminium Dunkerque, due to ongoing payment and other defaults.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • Ponencias

    • 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