Jacques Bouillon is a lead partner within the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group of the Firm's Paris office. He has 25 years' international experience in public and construction law, particularly in project financing in civil law countries.
Jacques' clients benefit from his experience in project finance, including BOT, PPP and concession projects in various sectors. He is particularly sought after for his in-depth knowledge of road and railway transportation infrastructures, energy (production and distribution), water, oil and gas conveyance infrastructures, ports, airports and urban transportation, and telecommunications.
Notable transactions include groundbreaking national projects such as the financing of a new tolling system, "Ecotaxe", and award-winning international projects such as the financing of the Abidjan Toll Bridge in Ivory Coast (2012). The importance of this latter deal was underlined by the presence of the Minister of Economy and Finance for the Ivory Coast at the deal's closing ceremony in White & Case's Paris offices.
His international client list is extensive and varied, and includes public entities, governmental and local authorities, municipalities, international financial institutions (such as the International Finance Corporation ,IFC), banks, sponsors and concessionaires for public works and services.
Jacques also has extensive experience in cross-border concessions and the specific issues raised by this type of project. In particular, he advised international institutions, including the IFC and Eximbank, in connection with the US$6 billion financing of the Chad Cameroon Pipeline.
Before joining the Paris office of White & Case, he was head of Time Warner France's legal department, and was notably responsible for the negotiation of cable television and video communication network licenses.