Yves Baratte



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General Experience

Yves is a partner in the Paris Office energy and infrastructure group. He has expertise in advising international corporate clients on complex power, water, mining and infrastructure projects internationally, with a particular focus on France and North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Recent Work
  • advising First Quantum Minerals on mining projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mauritania including the Kolwezi tailings project (copper, cobalt) and international litigation in relation to the Kipushi project
  • advising the sponsor of a major bauxite mine/alumina refinery project in Guinea
  • advising an oil and gas major on the sale of two refineries in France
  • advising the international sponsor of the first Algerian independent water and power project
  • advising TAQA on the acquisition of the Jorf Lasfar coal-fired power plant in Morocco (Morocco’s biggest power plant and IPP) and the Takoradi fuel-fired power plant in Ghana (Ghana’s biggest power plant).

Yves joined Simmons & Simmons in September 2001 and is a French qualified lawyer. He graduated from the Paris Business School (ESCP-EAP) in 2000 and is also a post-graduate in private law from the university Paris X.