Amaury de Feydeau
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.
Recent representative transactions include:
Sale of GreenYellow: Representation of Casino Group on the signing, together with Tikehau Capital and French public investment bank Bpifrance, of a put option agreement to sell their majority stake in GreenYellow, the energy subsidiary of Casino group, to Ardian Infrastructure for an enterprise value of €1.4 billion and an equity value of €1.1 billion.
CEGELOG: Representation of Eiffage and Groupe Arcade-Vyv on the first concession contract granted in France for outsourced management of a housing estate owned by the Ministry of Armed Forces for a total amount of more than €7 billion.
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.
Reden Solar: Advising a consortium led by Macquarie Asset Management, together with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation and MEAG (the asset manager of Munich Re and Ergo), on the consortium's acquisition of Reden Solar, a French-based developer, financer, builder and operator of solar power plants across Europe and Latin America, from InfraVia Capital Partners and Eurazeo for an enterprise value of €2.5 billion.
First Multi-Buyer Green CPPA in Europe: Representation of financial services company LCL in connection with the structuring, drafting and negotiation of the first multi-buyer Green Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (Green CPPA) in Europe and on a framework agreement, common to all purchasers, to manage the participating companies for the duration of the Green CPPA.
Project Obelix: Representation of the lenders and bondholders of a JV between Bouygues Telecom and Vauban Infrastructure Partners in relation to the financing of the acquisition of IRUs in France from multiple telecom operators.
Acquisition of Covage Assets: Representation of Altitude Group, France's leading independent fibre operator, on the acquisition of 26 public and private fibre networks from Covage, a wholesale fibre operator in France.
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.
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. Representation of Deutsche Bank (London and New York) This operation was awarded "European Data Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International (PFI Awards 2021).
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.
Le droit des contrats réformé, Fauves Edition, 2016
Le droit des contrats réformé (édition revue et augmentée), Fauves Edition, 2018
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