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Antoine Haddad



Antoine Haddad



Antoine is a partner in our Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group based in Casablanca. His practice concentrates in particular on the development and financing of projects in the energy, infrastructure and oil & gas sectors, with a particular focus on North and Sub-Saharan Africa, although his projects also range across Europe.

Antoine also advises on the sale, acquisition and refinancing of projects in the secondary market. In addition to his projects expertise, Antoine advises more generally on general lending and other banking transactions. He is frequently called to speak at industry seminars.

Antoine regularly provides sponsors, lenders, project companies, state utilities and contractors with advice across all the energy and infrastructure sectors, conducting complex transactions in areas spanning the projects spectrum. These include thermal power plants, water treatment facilities, ports and airports, telecommunications, mining and industrial processing, renewable energy and oil and gas projects. Antoine is trilingual in English, French and Arabic.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • EDF EN, Masdar and Green of Africa in relation to the development and financing of the Midelt 1 & 2 combined CSP and PV Solar Projects in Morocco.
  • IFC on the financing of the construction and operation of Windiga’s greenfield 22 MWp solar power plant located in Mouhoun, Burkina Faso.
  • EBRD and BMCE in relation to the financing of a 120 MW wind farm in Khalladi, Morocco, sponsored by ACWA Power.
  • EDF EN, Nebras and FIPAR in relation to the development and financing of the Midelt, Tanger, Jbel Lahdid, Tiskrad and Boujdour wind farms projects located in Morocco, and comprising, in aggregate, up to 850MW.
  • EDF EN and Mitsui on the development and financing of the 120 MW Taza wind farm in Morocco.
  • Korea Development Bank in relation to the development and financing of a 230MW coal-fired power plant in Sendou, Senegal.
  • SNC Lavalin and Mubadala Development Company on the development, construction, financing (USD640m), operation and maintenance of the Hadjret-en-Nous 1227MW IPP in Algeria, project financed by local Algerian banks. The total project costs were USD920m.
  • The World Bank on the partial risk guarantees (PRGs) to facilitate the development of the Banda Gas-to-Power Project in Mauritania.
  • IFC and Proparco on a financing for SETRAG with respect to their rail/mining facilities in Gabon.
  • CDC and Norfund in relation to Globeleq’s acquisition of a portfolio of power plants and associated infrastructure in five African jurisdictions (including in Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire). The portfolio includes gas-fired IPPs and a gas-to-power project.

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Post Graduate Degree, International Business Law, Université Paris 5, 2005

Masters, Compared Law, Lebanese Unitversity, 2004

Experience highlights

Pro-bono experience

  • Two-day seminar in 2016 on PPAs as part of our pro bono activities for AfDB/ALSF.
  • Two-day seminar in 2016 on Power Project Financing as part of our pro bono activities for AfDB/ALSF and US Aid.
  • Five-day seminar in 2015 on PPAs as part of our pro bono activities for AfDB/ALSF and Power Africa.