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Paul Hastings Continues Paris Office Expansion with Addition of Regulatory and Energy Partner Sylvain Bergès

September 14, 2015

Paris – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global firm, announced today that Sylvain Bergès has joined the Paris office as a partner in the Corporate department. Mr. Bergès is a recognized expert in public law and also one of the leading practitioners in the energy sector. He joins from Gide Loyrette Nouel where he acted as counsel in the public law and projects team.

Mr. Bergès advises on a wide range of domestic and cross-border energy, project finance and regulatory matters. He also handles numerous litigations before French administrative and civil courts as well as before the dispute settlement body of the French energy regulatory commission (CRE). He is one of the co-authors of the Code de l’énergie commenté (LexisNexis).

His practice also encompasses advice to large utilities, public institutions and institutional investors on all aspects of complex public law issues, including public procurement, public property law, financial public law and statutory law of public entities.

“In the last 18 months the number of transactions handled by Paul Hastings, in particular its Paris team, involving public law issues has increased significantly,” said Mr. Olivier Deren, chair of the Paris office. “We needed to strengthen our capabilities in the area of public law by hiring one of this discipline’s best practitioners”.

 “Sylvain’s appointment also allows us to develop our practice in the energy market in France,” said Pascal de Moidrey, corporate partner in the Paris office of Paul Hastings. “Our clients will benefit from his market reputation and expertise, and Sylvain will play a leading role for us in Europe, in close cooperation with our U.S. and Italian teams in this sector, by helping deliver a coherent high-end energy offer to our clients.”

Paul Hastings has one of the world’s premier energy practices, with a global footprint that enables the firm to work across borders and practices to help our clients achieve success, as well as a dedicated project development and finance practice that provides comprehensive services for all aspects of projects.

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