Sacha Ruffié

Associate, Paris

Biography

Overview

Sacha is an associate in the Project Development & Finance group of the Paris office.

His main fields of expertise are Project Finance, Public Business Law and International Investment Law and Arbitration.

He has a sound knowledge of public contractual issues (public service concessions, public works concessions, partnership agreements, PPPs, BOT frameworks, etc.) and is involved in the drafting of infrastructure, industrial and energy project documents, including back-to-back agreements (EPC agreements, O&M agreements and interface agreements) and security documents (direct agreements).

Sacha spent four months within World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) where he refined his skills and his understanding of dispute resolution mechanisms applicable to foreign investments in various countries and industries.

Sacha is also teaching Public Business Contract Law to master's students at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne since January 2020.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
International Business and Economic Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Magistère, Law of Economic Activities
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master 2
Public Business Law
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
Master 2
International and Comparative Environmental Law
University of Limoges
Languages
French
English

Experience

His recent experience notably includes:

Representation of Atinkou and Eranove relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of a 390 MW cogeneration power plant in Ivory Coast

Representation of a consortium of sponsors including Eiffage, Eranove and Themis relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of a 192MW hydroelectric power plant in Madagascar

Representation of Desert Technologies relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of four solar power plants (total of 80MW) in Niger

Representation of Eiffage relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of the Dakar-Diamniado-AIBD motorway in Senegal

Representation of Société Générale relating to the financing, design, construction and operation of a gold mine in Guinea

Representation of the Ritz Hotel Limited relating to the refurbishment of the luxury hotel located Place Vendôme; and

Representation of an African State relating to an oil & gas project.