SophieChevallier

Associée

Paris + 33.1.56.59.46.83

Spécialisée en droit bancaire et financier, Sophie Chevallier intervient principalement en matière de financement de projets et d'actifs en France et à l'étranger. Elle agit tant pour le compte d'établissements de crédit et de sociétés emprunteuses ou de sponsors, qu'ils soient français ou étrangers, que pour le compte d'entités étatiques intervenant comme garants ou assureurs-crédit.

Elle a ainsi conseillé divers groupements et diverses banques dans le cadre d'opérations de financement de projets structurés sous forme de partenariat public-privé ou de concessions de service public. A ce titre, elle est intervenue sur des projets de construction et d'exploitation de réseaux de télécommunication et de surveillance (y compris dans le cadre du plan Très Haut Débit), d'universités, d'infrastructures sportives et de transport.

Sophie Chevallier conseille régulièrement sponsors et prêteurs dans le cadre d'opérations de financement de projets dans le secteur minier et de l'énergie, et notamment des énergies renouvelables en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique. Elle a ainsi récemment conseillé des banques françaises et internationales dans le cadre de diverses opérations de financement de la construction et de l'installation de parcs éoliens et solaires en France, en Nouvelle-Calédonie et au Chili. Elle a également récemment conseillé des sponsors et prêteurs dans le cadre de refinancement de portefeuilles de projets éoliens, solaires ou de biogaz en exploitation ou encore une banque française dans le cadre du financement d'une centrale électrique clé en main en Tunisie en crédit export. Elle a en outre conseillé la République du Togo dans le cadre du financement du plus grand parc solaire du pays.

Expérience

  • Eurobio Scientific acquires GenDxJones Day is advising Eurobio Scientific SA in the acquisition of the Dutch company Genome Diagnostics BV (GenDx) from its founder and its shareholders for €135 million (net of adjusted cash).
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Swile and Groupe BPCE to combine to create global leader in employee benefitsJones Day is advising Swile, a worktech unicorn, in the acquisition of Bimpli, a subsidiary of Groupe BPCE and leader in employee services and benefits in France.
  • Adikteev bought out by managementJones Day advised Adikteev SA in the management buyout by Xavier Mariani and Emilien Eychenne as well as several other executives.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Framatome acquires Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and ChinaJones Day advised Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy recognized for its innovative solutions and value added technologies for the global nuclear fleet, in its acquisition of the Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control business in France and China.
  • Waga Energy completes €110 million IPO on Euronext in Paris, with green shoe optionJones Day advised Waga Energy, a French company specialized in the recovery of landfill gas as biomethane, in connection with its €110 million initial public offering of Ordinary Shares on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris with an over-allotment option up to €123 million.
  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank and Société Générale complete €159 million project financing for modernization of Ariane waste treatment plant in NiceJones Day advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb) and Société Générale in connection with the €159 million project financing of the modernization of the Ariane waste treatment plant operated by Veolia in Nice for Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession scheme.
  • SUEZ sells its SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations to PreZeroJones Day advised the French listed company SUEZ SA in its largest sale of SUEZ Recycling & Recovery operations - excluding plastic recycling and hazardous waste treatment activities - in four continental Europe countries: the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland to PreZero, the environmental division of Schwarz Group.
  • 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.
  • Reno De Medici sells 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S.Jones Day advised Reno De Medici SpA in the sale of its 100% interest in R.D.M. La Rochette S.A.S. to La Rochette Holding S.A.S., 100% owned by Mutares SE & Co. KgaA.
  • Voltalia issues inaugural green bondsJones Day represented Voltalia in connection with its inaugural green bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANEs Vertes) due 2025 for a nominal amount of approximately €200 million as well as within the implementation of its Green & Sustainability-linked Financing Framework.
  • TotalEnergies reorganizes and refinances two portfolios of solar assets in New Caledonia, France and sells 50% of two portfolios to institutional investorJones Day represented TotalEnergies Renewables France (f.k.a. Total Quadran), as sponsor, in connection with the corporate reorganization and refinancing of two portfolios of solar assets in New Caledonia, France; and legal counsel to Total Quadran on the sale of 50% of the two portfolios to an institutional investor.
  • 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.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Société Générale completes €25 million project financing of waste treatment plant in Bordeaux MétropoleJones Day represented Société Générale S.A. in connection with the €25 million project financing of a waste treatment plant operated by Veolia in Bordeaux Métropole under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession scheme.
  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank completes €12.5 million project financing for modernization of waste treatment plant in Orléans MétropoleJones Day advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (pbb) in connection with the €12.5 million project financing of the modernization of the waste treatment plant operated by Veolia in Orléans Métropole under a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession scheme.
  • Interventions

    • 1er octobre 2015
      Les marchés de partenariat : les principales différences avec le contrat de partenariat