Arnaud Troizier
Partner, Corporate


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Summary Open

Arnaud is a Partner in the Corporate group in the Paris office of Watson Farley & Williams.

A specialist in economic public law, he is particularly involved in public-private partnerships and public contracts, in various sectors including public equipment and buildings, transport infrastructure, electronic communication networks, defence equipment, energy.

Arnaud assists manufacturers, investors, banks and public entities during the procurement phase and the execution of such partnership contracts, including brownfield deals and refinancings.

He has developed particular expertise in the drafting and negotiation of both public and industrial contracts relating to interface, design and build, operation and maintenance projects as well as in assisting on tender procedures (such as competitive dialogues, calls for tender) and on public domain issues regarding such projects.

Since 2013, Arnaud has lectured on the theme of complex contractual structuring (“montages contractuels complexes”) to Masters or postgraduate level students at the University of Evry.

Experience Open

    • Assisting the French Ministry of Defence on the Balard (“French Pentagon”) PPP project (tender process and operational phase).
    • Assisting an investor in connection with a toll road project in Western Africa.
    • Advising several consortia on tender processes relating to PPPs in France (transport infrastructure, public equipment and buildings, electronic communication networks, industrial equipment).
    • Assisting banks on the financing of a road PPP project in France (the Troissereux bypass).
    • Assisting a logistics firm on the construction and financing of a warehouse located on the public domain of Ports de Paris (negotiation of the authorisations to occupy the port as public domain, drafting and negotiation of the design and build contract).
    • Advising a Moroccan public entity on the awarding and follow up process of a PPP for the design, build, financing and operation of a desalination plant located in Agadir.

Education Open

  • 1999:University of Paris II, Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Economic Public Law
  • 1998: Sciences Po Paris – IEP, Graduate in Economics and Finance

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • “Public infrastructure in France”, Magazine des Affaires, June 2018.
  • “Africa: opportunities in the region” (« Afrique: un continent d’opportunités ? »), Africa Guide, Décideurs, Septembre 2017.
  • Speaker at a conference organised by GreenUnivers and Business France on 14 November 2017 to discuss the financing of energy transition in Africa.
  • “Grandes Infrastructures : Quelles Perspectives?” (Large-scale Infrastructure Projects : What Future Prospects?), La Jaune et la Rouge (monthly magazine of the École Polytechnique alumni association), November 2016.
  • “Fin ou renouvellement des concessions hydroélectriques? Questions autour d’un dilemme ”, Contrats Publics, no. 168, September 2016 (co-written with Laurent Battoue).
  • “Le Nouveau droit des Concessions”, Énergie Plus, 1 May 2016 (co-written with Laurent Battoue).
  • “ Commande publique – Les PPP : épisode 2, la revanche?ʺ, Le Moniteur, 22 April 2016
  • Balard : ʺNous avons été davantage mobilisés en 2015, année de la mise à disposition du bâtiment, qu’en 2014, principale année de sa constructionʺ, M.I.F.A., interview, December 2015
  • ʺRéforme des PPP : objectifs remplis ?ʺ site internet du Moniteur, 24 July 2015.
  • ʺNouvelle loi sur les PPP : le Maroc affiche ses ambitionsʺ, Magazine International du Droit des Affaires en Afrique, June 2015.
  • Partenariats public-privé : quelques points clés pour mener à bien son projetʺ, Magazine International du Droit des Affaires en Afrique, September 2013.
  • ʺDroit communautaire des concessions : un pas décisif vers la mise en concurrence européenneʺ (co-author), Les Petites Affiches, April 2001.
  • ˝Partenariats Public Privé˝ (contributor), Litec Affaires Finances Collection, 2000.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Paris Bar

Employment Record Open

  • 2011-2016:De Gaulle Fleurance  & Associés
  • 2006-2011: Hogan Lovells
  • 2002-2006: Clifford Chance
  • 1999-2002: Landwell & Associés, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

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