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 corporate practice

He heads our Africa group and co-heads our global mining practice. 

Yann is an M&A and projects partner in our resources and utilities team. He is qualified in England & Wales and in France and specialises in transactions and project development in the African resources sector, having worked in more than 30 different African jurisdictions in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Yann primarily acts for oil, gas and mining companies active in Africa and for African governments. He spent 18 months on secondment to BHP in London in 2011-12.  In addition to his M&A expertise, Yann has extensive experience of negotiating the full suite of commercial and operational agreements required to operate resources projects, including host state agreements, joint venture agreements and offtake agreements.

He is recognised in Legal 500 2017 for being a "very commercial corporate partner with 'an unrivalled knowledge of the African market'".

He is praised by clients for his "attention, responsiveness and exceptional knowledge of on-the ground, practical issues" (Vaalco Energy, 2017).

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