De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés strengthens its practice in Africa with the arrival of a new partner, Philippe Blaquier Cirelli

Philippe Blaquier Cirelli joins De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés in order to contribute to the development of the firm’s activities on the African continent, which shall focus on natural resources and infrastructure projects as well as on advice to governments.   Philippe Blaquier Cirelli (56 years old) worked for more than twenty five years within French then Anglo-Saxon law firms based in a Paris, as an associate and since 1991 as a partner. With proven experience in major transactions in Western Africa, he advised governments, international investors and companies operating in the African continent. His experience in Africa shall support the resources already deployed by De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.   For many years now, our law firm assists governments and companies in the African continent (local companies, local subsidiaries of French companies, French and international companies). Our project-based organization relies on all our areas of expertise (financing, corporate, concession and PPP, litigation and arbitration, media, information technologies, IT security…) in coordination with our international network of good friends to be reinforced in Africa,pursuant to Philippe Blaquier-Cirelli’s arrival. The above said organization suits particularly well to the extendible and swift nature of development projects in Africa.   Philippe Blaquier Cirelli holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in private law (Lille II University Law and Health, 1983), a postgraduate degree (DEA) in international private law and international business law (Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 1984) and is a graduate from The Hague international law Academy (1985). Philippe Blaquier Cirelli is a member of the Centre d'Etudes et de Prospective Stratégique (Studies and Strategic Prospecting Center) and a former auditor at the Institution of Higher National Studies (IHEDN), the National Institute for Security and Justice (INHESJ) and the Postgraduate Course in Economic Development (CHEDE).
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