Admitted to the Paris Bar, Olivier Mélédo is a partner in the Paris office and a member of the Global Energy group and the Global Projects group.
Olivier is a considerably accomplished energy and infrastructure lawyer who advises large corporations, equity investors, development finance institutions, governments, project developers and construction contractors on large-scale international and domestic projects and related share and asset deals, primarily in the power (conventional and renewable) infrastructure and natural resources sectors.
Olivier has extensive experience across several jurisdictions. He has, in particular, been involved in transactions in almost all 17 Sub-Saharan African states subject to the civil law-based OHADA's set of regulations, and also the United States, Asia, Latin America and North Africa.
Olivier serves as a board member and secretary general of the French Association of Energy Law AFDEN and he is a long-term member of the Houston-based Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He also regularly provides pro bono advice to non-profit organizations. As such, he is a recurrent advisor on energy- and natural resources-related topics to the Harvard Law and International Development Society (LIDS), which produces research for NGOs.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Olivier Mélédo worked in the Paris, London and New York offices of other international law firms. Olivier is a recognized practitioner by Chambers Europe 2016 and Legal 500 2016 in his areas of practice.
In addition to his native French, Olivier is fluent in English.