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Christophe ROLAIN Christophe ROLAIN
Christophe ROLAIN

  • Associate

Since joining the Energy Departement of Law Firm Janson Baugniet in 2012, Christophe has been working extensively in the field of energy with a focus on the electricity sector and renewable energies. He works both as a lawyer in Belgium (Brussels Bar) and as a consultant on projects in the Middle East (Jordan), Africa especially the ECOWAS countries (I took part in projects in Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger). In this quality, he regularly works in close cooperation with power system engineers and financial analysts to deliver the best solutions to clients. Throughout the years he developed the following skills :

  • Project Management ;
  • Drafting of technical and commercial proposals, notably for International Development Agencies/Banks (WB, AFD, AfDB, EUROP AID, USAID, GIZ, EBRD, BEI, etc.);
  • Advising public institutions (NRA, administrations) and governments on policy and regulatory framework development in energy both in Belgium and Africa;
  • Drafting of Laws and regulations; 
  • Drafting/amending Grid codes for transmission and distribution networks (Belgium, Djibouti, Jordan, Tajikistan) ; 
  • Assistance in the liberalization of energy markets; 
  • Assistance in expending access to electricity – rural electrification (mini-grids, etc.);
  • Drafting of various energy contracts (PPA, BOT, PPP, connection agreements, supply); 
  • Drafting of mechanisms for the promotion of renewable energies and energy efficiency ; 
  • Assistance to private companies seeking administrative authorisations for the building and exploitation of generation units, private distribution networks, supply of electricity, / Assistance to clients seeking permits (including environmental permits) to build and exploit electricity generation units in Belgium (especially windfarms);
  • Legal Due Diligence ;
  • Litigations before belgian Jurisdictions (Council of State, Constitutionnal Court, Courts and Tribunals of the Judicial Order) ;

Christophe holds a Master Degree in Law from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and a LL.M in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Aberdeen (UK)

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Ghent: +32 9 240 77 20
Mons: +32 65 22 10 00
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