Amaury de Feydeau

Partner, Paris

Biography

Overview

Amaury de Feydeau is a partner in the Paris office's Project Development & Finance team of White & Case. He has over 20 years' experience representing clients in all aspects of project finance, real estate finance, structured finance and restructuring. 

Ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by top legal directories, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR, he is described by his clients as "creative and a real solution-finder" (Chambers). Amaury's reputation is enhanced by a record of transactions advising arrangers and sponsors on complex energy, infrastructure, telecom and real estate projects in France and abroad. 

He is regularly involved in drafting complex agreements for the financing of the public facilities of infrastructure, renewable energy, power plants, telecom grids projects.

Amaury is a frequent visiting lecturer at the business school HEC where he lectures on Real Estate Finance.

Amaury joined the Firm in February 2020 from an international law firm in Paris where he was Partner in the Banking & Finance group.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Education
Degree in Finance
Paris Institute of Political Studies
LLM
Business Law
University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
MA
Business and Tax Law
University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
Languages
French
English
Spanish

Experience

Recent representative transactions include: 

Project Asterix: Representation of the lenders and bondholders on the financing of project "Asterix" (e.g. the acquisition from Bouygues Telecom of a fiber to the home (FTTH) private network built and to be further developed by Orange). This transaction was named European Fibre Deal of the Year by Project Finance International (PFI Awards 2020) and Europe Telecoms Deal of the Year at the 2021 IJ Global Awards.

Global System for Mobile Communication – Railways (GSM-R): Representation of Vinci Concessions and SFR on the refinancing of the Global System for Mobile Communication – Railways (GSM-R). GSM-R is a digital telecommunications network that enables conference mode communications between train drivers and teams on the ground. The project is co-financed by commercial banks, the European Investment Bank and Caisse des dépôts et consignations. This transaction was awarded Europe Refinancing Telecoms / Digital Infrastructure - Transport Communications Deal of the Year at the 2021 IJ Global Awards.

Phoenix Towers: Representation of Bouygues Telecom and Phoenix France Infrastructures in connection with the financing of the development of approximately 4,000 wireless towers by Phoenix France Infrastructures, a joint-venture between Bouygues Telecom and Phoenix Tower International, a Blackstone portfolio company. The financing is arranged by Banco Santander and Natixis. This transaction was awarded Europe Telecoms Towers Deal of the Year at the 2021 IJ Global Awards.

THD Loire Atlantique: Representation of the lenders including Caisse d'Epargne Bretagne Pays de la Loire, Crédit Industriel et Commercial, Natixis and Société Générale on the design, financing, establishment and technical and commercial operation of the very high speed fibre optic electronic communications network in the Loire-Atlantique department in France through a public service concession led by Vauban Infrastructures Partners, Axione and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. This transaction was named Europe Digital Infrastructure - FTTH Deal of the Year at the 2021 IJ Global Awards

AMEL Landes and AMEL Côte d'Or: Representation of Altitude Infrastructure THD on the financing of two optic fiber networks in the departments of Landes and Cote-d'Or in France (AMEL Landes and AMEL Côte d'Or) under the so-called AMEL process (call for expressions of commitment at local level).

Paris Cooling Networks: Representation of Coriance and NGE in connection with the concession relating to the cooling networks of the city of Paris.

French Offshore Wind Tenders: Representation of Iberdrola Renovables Energia in connection with its bid submission for the 1GW offshore wind mega-project in the Normandy region in France (AO4) and for the South Brittany floating offshore wind farm, which tenders were launched by the French State in 2021.

CEGELOG: Representation of the bidding consortium including Eiffage in connection with the CEGELOG concession, consisting of the outsourcing of nearly 20,000 military housing units throughout France for the French Ministry of the Armed Forces.

Data4 Refinancing: Representation of Deutsche Bank (London and New York), Societe Generale and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as mandated lead arrangers, global syndicate, active bookrunners and original lenders in relation to a €620 million financing of the Data4 data center business. This transaction is one of the largest data center financings completed in the market to-date and covers 19 data centers across France, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, with a further 6 under construction and an intention to expand in Central Europe and Scandinavia.

Metro de Malaga: Representation of the lenders in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in the Malaga Metro concession.

Publications

Le droit des contrats réformé, Fauves Edition, 2016

Le droit des contrats réformé (édition revue et augmentée), Fauves Edition, 2018

Awards and Recognition

Ranked Band 3 in Chambers Europe 2021, Projects & Energy: Domestic: Finance - France

Ranked Notable Practitioner in IFLR 1000 2021, categories Banking, Capital Markets (Debt, Structured Finance & Securitisation), Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency