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Partner Yann Alix

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Yann Alix is a partner in our projects practice

Yann is a transactional partner in our resources and utilities team. He heads up our Africa group and co-heads our global mining practice. He is qualified in England & Wales and in France.

Yann specialises in corporate and commercial transactions as well as major project development in emerging markets, with a focus on the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors.

He has particular expertise in the African energy, resources and infrastructure sectors, having worked in over 30 different African jurisdictions for a variety of clients, including energy and mining companies, funds, sponsors and governments.

In addition to M&A, his experience covers the full project life cycle, including advising on investment protection and corporate structuring, host state agreements, offshore and local joint venture arrangements, as well as procurement, commercial, operational and ESG matters.

Yann is recognised in all key legal directories. He is described by Legal 500 as a "very commercial corporate partner with 'an unrivalled knowledge of the African market'" and ranked as a "leading practitioner" for "Mining and Minerals" in the UK. He has been shortlisted as "Individual (London) of the Year" at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2020 in the category "Projects, Energy and Natural Resources". He has been also been designated "Mining Lawyer of the Year in the UK" in the Leaders in Law 2020 Global Awards and has been ranked amongst the top 50 lawyers for work in Africa by leading African publication Jeune Afrique in 2020. He is praised by clients for his "attention, responsiveness and exceptional knowledge of on-the ground, practical issues" and for providing "clear and sharp advice".

In 2011-2012, Yann spent two years on secondment to BHP as senior counsel M&A in London.

Yann is a visiting lecturer at Paris I Sorbonne Law University and a regular commentator in industry press.

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