Diane Houriez | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Diane Houriez
Diane Houriez

Diane Houriez

Associate, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 17 94

E [email protected]

Overview

Diane is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group of the Paris office.

Her principal field of expertise is Project Finance in particular in relation with various issues of public procurement law, energy law and construction law.

She has a good knowledge of public contractual issues (public service concessions, public works concessions, partnership agreements, PPPs, BOT frameworks, etc.).

Diane assists lenders and sponsors mostly in infrastructure, industrial and energy projects notably by drafting due diligence reports.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar

Education

  • Paris Bar School
  • Master 2, (J.D equivalent) with a special focus on Public Business Law, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
  • Master 1, with a special focus on Public Business Law, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Representation of Basalt Infrastructure Partners LP on its agreement to acquire 100 percent of the ownership interest in Comax France S.A.S. from independent US power producer Maxim Power Corp.

Representation of the winning consortium in connection with the 850 MW Integrated Wind Energy Programme in Morocco launched by the Office National d'Eau et d'Electricité (ONEE), comprising a total of five on-shore wind farms.

Representation of Deutsche Bank and HSBC as joint arrangers and bookrunners on the refinancing of Autoroute de Liaison Seine-Sarthe (Alis), the first public project bond refinancing in France in the motorway sector, which operates a motorway between the city of Alençon and the Rouen area in France.

Representation of Vinci Concession on the concession of the A45 motorway in France.

Representation of the lenders of a consortium led by Vinci Concessions on all construction and public law aspects of the A355 motorway concession project in France.

Representation of a bidding consortium in connection with the process for privatisation of the Companies Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur and the Aéroports de Lyon in France.

Representation of the Ritz Hotel Limited in connection with the refurbishment of the luxury hotel located Place Vendôme.