Barthélemy Faye is a partner based in the Paris office.
Mr. Faye’s practice focuses on corporate and financial matters and emerging market transactions, including project financing, acquisitions, privatization and sovereign debt.
Mr. Faye is distinguished as a leading Africa corporate & commercial lawyer by Chambers Global
, and as a leading international projects lawyer by Chambers Global
and Chambers Europe
Mr. Faye’s recent assignments include: advising ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, in connection with large-scale mining, infrastructure and industrial investments in Liberia and Senegal; advising ONGC Mittal Energy Ltd. in oil & gas investments in Nigeria and joint venture negotiations with Total, advising a consortium involving Alcoa and Alcan in a major industrial project in Guinea, advising the IFC (World Bank) and PROPARCO (AFD) in a joint minority investment in Veolia Water Africa-Middle East-India, advising Côte d’Ivoire, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo in their commercial debt restructurings and related eurobond offerings, and advising the Gambia River Basin Organization (OMVG) in the structuring of a PPP for the a $1 billion hydroelectric project.
Mr. Faye joined the firm in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. From 1998 to 2001, he was resident in the New York office. He received an LL.M. degree from Yale Law School in 1998, and a Maîtrise in business law in 1997 from the law school of the University of Paris II – Assas. Mr. Faye graduated in philosophy from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in 1995.
Mr. Faye is a member of the Bars in New York and Paris. His native language is Serer (Senegalese), and he is fluent in French and English.