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Ludovic Babin


Ludovic Babin
English, French
Practice Group

Ludovic Babin is a partner who specializes in project finance and concession/PPP contracts. Ludovic has more than 17 years of experience in advising both public bodies and private operators (sponsors and lenders), with a particular focus on Defense, public transport, accommodation, telecom projects and utilities. His skills are focused on Public Law contracts (concessions, Public-Private Partnerships, public procurement contracts and lease for state owned property), Public Law, Competition Law applied to public entities, State aids, etc.

He started out his career working for Moquet Borde & Associés between 1995 and 1998. He joined Landwell & Associés, member of the Price Waterhouse Coopers network, as senior manager. He has joined the Banking / Project Finance department of Lovells LLP in Paris in September 2002, alongside his fellow colleagues Perrine Limousin and Bruno Cantier.

Representative experience

Advising SNCF Réseau (owner and manager of the French Rail Network) in connection with the GSM-R PPP project (€850m).

Advising the French Ministry of Defence in relation to its €1000m greenfield New Headquarters PPP project (Balard 'French Pentagon').

Advising the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy (POPB) in relation to its catering facilities project in the context of its current extension ('Bercy Arena 2015').

Member of the team advising Galileo Joint Undertaking, European authority, on design, build, finance, and maintenance of Galilo satellite constellation concession contract.

Advising the Annemasse Hospital on the design, build, finance and maintenance of a PPP project (€150m).

Advising public authority TNAD and Government of French Polynesia in relation to financing multi-sectoral range of hotel and leisure accommodation in Papeete ($2bn).

Education and admissions


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Public Business Law, Université Paris XII, 1994
  • Postgraduate Diploma in English and North American Business Law, Université Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1993
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Foreign Trade and International Business Law, Université Aix-Marseille III, 1992


  • Former President of the "Public law lawyers Association"

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris


Public law expert Ludovic Babin is one of the team's standout names, and enjoys a long-established reputation in the PPP field

Chambers Europe


Premier cabinet en France en matière de Concessions / DSP et PPP

Le Magazine des Affaires


PPP Legal Adviser of the Year

Infrastructure Journal


Trophée d'Argent - Financement d'actifs et de projets, PPP

Décideurs Stratégie France


European PPP Defence Deal of the Year

French Pentagon PPP


PPP Law firm of the year

France Finance Monthly

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