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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)

Band 6
Chambers Global/Europe 2021 - France (Corporate/M&A)

"Alexandre Ancel is praised by clients for his technical skills and strong involvement in cases. He represents corporates and investment funds in M&A deals, frequently within the infrastructure sector."
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Corporate/M&A)

Highly regarded
IFLR1000 2020 - France (M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency)

Band 6
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Corporate/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

Highly regarded
IFLR1000 2019 - France (M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency)

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

News & insights

High rise buildings with sun reflecting

Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2021

Jokowi affirms Government's commitment to implement 'fix' of Omnibus Law

On 25 November 2021, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (the Court) declared that the formation of Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (the Omnibus Law) violated the 1945 Constitution of…

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Syringe and test tubes

News: 03 DECEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advising A.P. Moller Holding on its acquisition of Unilabs

Allen & Overy is advising A.P. Møller Holding A/S (A.P. Moller Holding), the parent company of the A.P. Moller Group, on its acquisition of Unilabs from funds advised by Apax Partners.

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Trains moving at high speed along a track

News: 02 DECEMBER 2021

A&O advises Hitachi Rail on the transfer of Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO from Alstom

Allen & Overy has advised Hitachi Rail on the agreement to transfer Alstom’s business activities related to Bombardier Transportation’s contribution to the V300 ZEFIRO very high-speed train to Hitachi…

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Publications: 25 NOVEMBER 2020

France considers retroactive solar tariffs cuts, at the risk of facing investment-treaty claims

On 13 November 2020, the French National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) approved an amendment to the draft Finance Law (Projet de loi de finances) for 2021, which seeks to implement a “targeted…

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52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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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 experience

  • 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