Droit international privéEnergies renouvelablesEnvironnement

Academic background
Law degree, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Post-graduation in Intellectual Property Law of Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.
PhD in Private Law of Paris II Panthéon-Assas University.

Teaching chairs
He has been a visiting professor in the postgraduate study on OHADA Law, jointly organized by the Paris 2 and Paris 13 Universities, where he has been providing courses on various supranational legal frameworks applicable in Africa, like the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) Law, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) Law, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Law, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Law, the Inter-African Conference on Insurance Markets (CIMA) Law and the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI) Law.
He has also been a visiting professor at the Bel Campus University in Kinshasa, where he has been teaching the debt recovery procedures and enforcement procedures.
Previously, and for 8 years, Olivier taught contract law, European business law, sureties and security interests, probate and property law in several French Universities (Paris II, Paris XIII, Sciences-Po Paris).

Professional experience (VdA)

Joined VdA in 2015. He is managing international adviser of the Oil&Gas practice where he has been involved in several transactions. His practice is focused on Production Sharing Contract Negotiations, M&A, Finance, Public-Private Partnerships and Infrastructure Projects mainly in connection with the Energy and Natural Resources Sector in Francophone Africa.

Other professional background

Before joining the firm was of counsel at Miranda, Correia, Amendoeira & Associados. He was based for many years in a Parisian law firm specialised in the representation of clients before the French Supreme Courts (Cour de cassation and Conseil d’État).
He also worked in the Intellectual Property department of a British law firm with an office in Paris.

Published works
He is the author and co-author of various articles in French law reviews, on African business laws (Oil&Gas, Mining, PPP, Insurance, Subcontracting, Agribusiness etc.), IP law and contract law. He is also a member of the editorial board of a French law review focused on business law in Africa, i.e. L’Essentiel Droits Africains des Affaires.

Member of

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association as foreign lawyer.
Admitted to the Paris Bar Association.
Member of the British-Congolese Business Group (BCBG).
Member of the AfricaFrance Foundation.
Member of the Club Afrique of French Association of the Private equity Investors (AFIC).
Representative for the public relations and for the legal affairs of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-DR Congo.

Languages: French, English, Portuguese, German, Russian 

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