Partner Yann Alix

London Fruit & Wool Exchange 1 Duval Square London E1 6PW United Kingdom
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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 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 and resources sectors. He has particular expertise in the African energy and resources sectors, having worked in more than 30 different African jurisdictions in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yann primarily acts for energy and mining companies. Yann's experience covers the full project lifecycle, including advising on investment and corporate structuring, host state agreements, offshore and local joint ventures, project development, licensing, commercial and operational agreements, as well as mergers, acquisitions and divestments. In 2011-2012, Yann spent 18 months on secondment to BHP as senior legal counsel.

Yann is recognised in 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. He is praised by clients for his "attention, responsiveness and exceptional knowledge of on-the ground, practical issues".

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