Yves heads the Paris Office energy, natural resources and infrastructure team. He advises international corporate clients, funds, financial institutions and governments on complex power, water, natural resources (mining and oil & gas) and infrastructure projects internationally, with a particular focus on France and North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Yves is one of the co-heads of Simmons & Simmons’ African initiative. He regularly speaks at energy and natural resources conferences in France and internationally.
Yves is recognised as one of the leading lawyers in Africa. As an example, the magazine Jeune Afrique ranked Yves Baratte 3rd in its 50 most prominent lawyers ranking of 2018 in francophone Africa and he is recommended in both Chambers and Legal 500.
“Dedicated, always available and reliable [Yves Baratte] always keeps his clients’ interests in mind” Legal 500 2018.
"He is exceptional at dealing with jurisdictions in Africa; he has an ability to properly understand and engage with the legal culture." Chambers Global 2018.