Olivier Chambord represents a variety of international energy clients in project development, mergers, acquisitions, and disposals in Europe and Africa. Olivier advises oil and gas and petrochemicals companies in projects, acquisitions, and disposals involving upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas assets and infrastructure. He also advises on petroleum licensing and concessions, permitting issues, petroleum audits, crude oil and refined products sale and purchase agreements, lifting agreements, unitization agreements, refinery joint ventures, and the development of domestic and international pipeline infrastructure.
Olivier is ranked in a number of legal guides, including the International Who’s Who of Oil and Gas and The Legal 500.
Assisting Kingdom of Morocco in negotiations with respect to the concession of the electricity, sewer and water networks of the agglomeration of Rabat-Salé to a European consortium.
A major European-based oil company on a contemplated offshore farm-in transaction in Côte d’Ivoire.
A supermajor on the drafting of a Petroleum Licence Agreement and related Joint Operating Agreement with the government of Sierra Leone for the exploration and development of two deepwater blocks located offshore Sierra Leone.
An Asian investment fund in connection with its contemplated acquisition of interest in oil blocks in the Republic of Congo and in the Central African Republic.
A Chinese state-owned oil company in connection with the drafting and negotiation of the documentation for its multibillion-dollar investment in Niger-including the acquisition of upstream hydrocarbon assets, the construction and operation of the first refinery in Niger, the construction and operation of pipelines for transportation and export of crude oil and refined products, and the sale and purchase of crude oil and refined products in Niger.
A Chinese state-owned oil company on the formation of a joint venture company for the construction and operation of a refinery in Chad, the construction and operation of the refinery in Chad, the sale and purchase of crude oil and refined products in Chad.
A Chinese state-owned oil company in its negotiations of a PSA with the government of Chad.
An independent North American company in connection with various issues relating to its interest in West African oil blocks (Gabon and Côte d’Ivoire).
A Chinese state-owned oil company on its acquisition of interests in an offshore oil block in the Republic of Congo.
An oil company in relation to the contemplated acquisition of upstream and downstream hydrocarbon assets in West Africa (Angola, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea).
An oil company in connection with its contemplated acquisition of interest in heavy oil blocks in Madagascar.
An independent UK energy company in connection with its contemplated acquisition of upstream Algerian assets.
A US independent company on the farm-out of interests in the Côte d’Ivoire.
A French independent company on the farm-out of interests in Gabon and Senegal.
A supermajor on its negotiations of Condensate and LPG sales and purchase agreements in Algeria.
A leading international commodities trading company in its investment in an agricultural commodities distribution company in Ghana.
A European mining company in connection with its interests in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A French development finance institution in its investment in a telecom company in Chad.
US based investors in a contemplated wind farm project in the French West Indies.
A multinational petrochemicals company on its acquisition of a refinery and related assets in France.
A multinational petrochemicals company on its acquisition of a steam cracker and related assets in France.
A leading international sporting goods/sportswear company on the acquisition of a sporting goods/sportswear and ski business in France.
A leading media company on the sale of its French media business.
A leading international insurance company on the preclosing restructuring of its French activities in the context of the listing of a part of its worldwide activities on the NYSE.
A multinational reinsurance company in the restructuring of its pan-European activities by way of a cross-border merger.
A US company in its acquisition of a French polymers plant.
Investors on the acquisition of French and German office real estate.
A French telecom services group in its corporate restructuring.
Advising French and foreign venture capital funds on various financing rounds of French high-tech and biotech companies.
Manchester Law Faculty, 1993, LL.M.
Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1992, French Graduate Law Degree
Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 1994, French Postgraduate Law Degree
England & Wales (Registered European Lawyer)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Law Firm of the Year, Energy/Projects: Power (including Renewables), Chambers USA (2018)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Member, Energy Law Firm of the Year, US News & World Report/Best Lawyers (2015)
Recognized, Who's Who Legal France: Energy (2014, 2016–2018)
Recognized, Who's Who Legal: Energy (2013–2017)
Recommended, The Legal 500 UK (2013–2017)
Recognized for Africa - Oil, Gas, Mining, Natural Resources and Energy, Décideurs – Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (2018)
Recognized for Oil, Gas, Mining and Natural Resources, Décideurs – Africa (2015, 2017)
Recognized for M&A - Transactions between € 75m and € 500m, Décideurs – Mergers & Acquisitions (2015–2017)
Recommended for Project Finance: Energy, M&A and Private Equity in The Legal 500 Paris (2011, 2012)
Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)