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Bruno Cantier

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Cantier Bruno

Bruno Cantier
Cantier Bruno
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Bruno Cantier focuses on project finance and PPP, with a particular emphasis on infrastructure, energy, and transport.

Bruno assists sponsors, lenders, and public authorities on the project aspects of concessions and PPPs, and in particular on the drafting and negotiation of concession and PFI agreements, and of their construction and O&M subcontracts. He works in close association with the project finance lawyers of the Banking practice in relation with the drafting and negotiation of the finance agreements.

Qualified as a public lawyer, he has more than 15 years of experience in advising sponsors, lenders, and public authorities in the field of accommodation and infrastructure concession and PPP projects, with a particular focus on rail and road project financed transactions.

Representative experience

Assisting Alstom Wind in connection with the €10bn French Atlantic offshore windfarms tenders, including the negotiation of their EPC and O&M contracts.
Assistance to Alstom involving bid to operate (850MW aggregated) onshore windfarms in Morocco (€1.2bn) and negotiating the EPC/O&M agreements of Taza 150 MW windfarm.
Assistance to the sponsors in connection with the negotiation of a 70MW hydroelectric power plant in Singrobo, Ivory Coast (€100M, ongoing).
Assisting Governments in connection with the negotiation of the concessions of the 1,500km Benin- Niger sections of the Rail African Rail Loop (€3bn).
Assisting the EIB in connection with the €1bn Ouarzazate Noor I (160MW), Noor II (150MW) and Noor IIII (150MW) solar power plants in Morocco.
Assisting a contractor in its bids for the Rades and Mornaguia power plants in Tunisia.
Assistance to the lenders with a waste treatment and power plant facility in Guadeloupe (€280M).
Advising the lenders in the frame of the construction of a greenfield, 15 kilometers-long TramBus line between Fort de France's airport and city centre (Martinique).


  • D.E.A. Droit Public Interne, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992


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Industry Focus: Energy

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Project Finance

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Bruno Cantier: Recognized in Public Law

Chambers Europe

Bruno Cantier features in the ranking of the 50 best lawyers of 2017

Jeune Afrique

Africa Infrastructure Team of the Year

Legal Week

October 2015
Project Finance French Law Firm of the Year - May 2015

Finance Monthly

N°1 French Law firm for Project Finance (Le Monde du Droit, Mars 2015)

Rail Law Firm

Global Transport Finance

N°1 French Law Firm for Concessions & PPP in the past 5 years

Le Magazine des Affaires

European Rail Deal of the Year

Tour - Bordeaux High Speed Concession