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Alexandre Ancel



Ancel Alexandre
Alexandre Ancel



Alexandre has experience in mergers, joint-ventures, cross-border acquisitions and corporate restructurings for international clients.

He has gained a significant expertise in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He regularly advises French and international investors and corporates on their projects in France.

Alexandre is a recognised practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2016 in Energy Law.

Highly regarded
IFLR1000 2021 - France (M&A) 

"Alexandre Ancel is described as 'responsive, experienced, pleasant and constructive' by clients. He advises corporates on sale and acquisition mandates and has a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure sectors."
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Corporate/M&A)

Global leader recommended in Energy
Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders 2020 - France 

Recognised Practitioner
Chambers Global/Europe 2019 - France (Corporate/M&A)

Band 5
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Corporate/M&A)

"Alexandre Ancel moves up the rankings on the back of positive market feedback. He represents corporates and investment funds in M&A deals, frequently within the infrastructure sector. He is described by clients as ""commercial and pragmatic,"" and they add: ""He managed to navigate the transaction with a difficult counterparty and to de-escalate tension."
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Corporate/M&A)

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1997

Exempt european lawyer, England and Wales, 2008


Post Graduate Degree (Mastère), International Business Law and Management, ESSEC Business School, 1997

DJCE, University of Poitiers, 1995

Post Graduate Degree, Business Law, University of Poitiers, 1995

Master, Business Law, 1995

Pro bono 

  • Free legal advice in the framework of the "Solidarity Bus" set up by the Paris Bar and the City Authority

Published work

  • Getting the Deal Through - Gas Regulation 2011, co-written with Florence Ninane et Jean-Yves Ollier
  • Co-author, De la difficulté de la qualification juridique des quotas et crédits carbone en droit français, Option Finance, 2006