Michaël Armandou is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on Project Finance and Structured Finance. He focuses on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects and on other complex bank and capital markets (or a mix of both) debt financings. He has particular experience in handling both industrial contracts (construction, operation, maintenance, utilities supply, etc.) and financing documents in the context of highly regulated projects and is also very active in debt capital markets (private placement or public bond offerings).
Michaël regularly advises host governments, sponsors, contractors, export credit agencies and lenders on a number of projects in public and social infrastructure sectors, including seaports, roads, tunnels, airports, railways, hospitals and prisons. He also advises on major projects in the water, power, petrochemical, metals and mining sectors, mainly in Europe, North and Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East. Additionally, he has been actively involved in recent years advising large French corporations in structured debt financing transactions.
Prior to joining Willkie, Michaël was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris.
Michaël is fluent in French and English.