Expertise

You are active in the field of construction, environment, energy or manufacturing. Under your overseas projects or activities, we can assist you in designing and carrying out suitable legal and contract strategies aimed at turning your legal and contract risks into opportunities.

To that effect, we can provide you with advice, drafting, negotiation and advocacy services in relation to the following:

  • Payment Instruments

  • Security

  • Loan Agreements

  • Structured Finance and Project Finance

  • Pre-Agreements
  • Alliancing and Partnership Agreement
  • Joint-Ventures
  • Merger and Acquisitions
  • Pre-Agreements
  • Contractual Joint Ventures and Contractual Consortia
  • Sale-and-Purchase, Distribution Agreements, Services Contracts…
  • EPC Contracts after ICC, FIDIC and NEC
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Contract and Claim Strategies
  • Independent Review and Assessment
  • Preparation of Relevant Submissions under ADR i.e. Expertise, Mediation and Dispute Boards
  • Advocacy of Submissions under ADR i.e. Expertise, Mediation and Dispute Boards
  • Dispute Resolution Strategy
  • Independent Review and Assessment
  • Preparation of Relevant Submissions under International Arbitration after ICC, SCAI, SIAC…
  • Advocacy of Submissions under International Arbitration after ICC, SCAI, SIAC…
  • Independent Review and Assessment
  • Design and Implementation of Compliance Programs
  • Tools and Methods for Promoting Continuing Improvement
  • Bespoke Trainings

People

GUILLAUME FELD

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Guillaume is seasoned dispute avoidance and dispute resolution lawyer. He is an attorney-at-law with the Paris Bar, a CEDR accredited mediator and a CMAP accredited arbitrator.

Before founding Geißel Federn Partners, Guillaume has worked as in-house counsel, then general counsel, for over 20 years with large multinational companies in the aerospace and construction industries.

Guillaume has participated in numerous cross-border transactions involving both contentious and non-contentious works. He has been seconded by THALES in Singapore as regional legal counsel (1999-2003) and by VINCI in Qatar as acting general counsel (2007-2013), before serving as general counsel of VINCI Construction Grands Projets (2013-2017).

In addition to his counsel work, Guillaume accepts appointments as arbitrator and mediator.

He is fluent in French and English.

Geißel Federn Partners is a founding member of NIMBLE, an alliance of legal, contract management, delay analysis and quantum specialists aiming at providing its clients with comprehensive legal and contract solutions during the life-cycle of their projects.

Book

DROIT ET PRATIQUE DES GRANDS PROJETS À L’INTERNATIONAL

Following the project lifecycle, Law and Practice of Major International Project, Legitech, Déc-2019 (in French) introduces: The project genesis; The project financing; The sourcing and structuring of the involved parties; The award of the project; The main contract; The translation of the main contract into sub-contracts; The contract management; Dispute avoidance and dispute resolution; Business ethics.

Guillaume Feld presents and contextualises familiar legal concepts, highlights the key part played by in-house legal counsels and contract managers in identifying and managing contract risks and opportunities, offers thoughts and tips to avoid disputes or, failing so, to advantageously resolve disputes.


Mr Guillaume Feld work should soon become as familiar and precious a tool for those who study, observe or get involved in whatever capacity in the thrill of “major international projects”. Jean-Michel Jacquet, Honorary Professor, Graduate Institute of international and Development Studies, Geneva

[One] can only recommend the reading of this book which present the specificities of major projects to all those who are involved therein: employers, contractors, administrations, [financial institutions,] experts and, more particularly, arbitrators and judges who, in the proceedings entrusted to their care, often lack the holistic view of the transaction giving rise to the dispute. Yves Derains, Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi Law Firm, Paris

Law Firm

Geißel Federn Partners is a boutique law firm dedicated to providing its clients with comprehensive legal and contract solutions in relation to their overseas projects and activities, with a strong focus on dispute avoidance and dispute resolution.

MISSION STATEMENT

We understand the complexity, risks and challenges inherent to major projects in the field of construction, environment, energy and manufacturing. Our people, best friends and alliance members have all been exposed to overseas projects. They are culturally-aware, open-minded and adaptable team players.

The attorneys, lawyers and contract managers working with us and our best friends have all been trained in your industries. They understand your projects, share you culture and speak your language.

We listen to our clients to understand their needs and expectations in order to be able to provide the legal and contract solution they actually need.

VALUES

We promote curiosity and open-mindedness, in order to be able to capitalise on past experiences and to propose innovative yet pragmatic solutions. Through a problem-solving approach spurred by the highest professional standards, we thrive to deliver workable solutions that add value to our clients’ projects and contribute to our clients’ success.

We are fully transparent as to possible conflicts of interests, conflicting workload that may impair our availability or ability to deliver on time, and the strengths and weaknesses of your case.

The attorneys, lawyers and contract managers working with us and our best friends put their clients first and will not stop until they have met their objectives.

Knowledge

Contact

Geißel Federn Partners SAS

11 Boulevard Sébastopol
75001 Paris
France

+33 1 1 80 27 00 67
contact@geissel-federn-partners.com