News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Client Alert 18 Oct. 2021
Senior Associate Martin Wolff Discusses Practical Questions with Regard to the German Implementation of the EU Directive on Cross-Border Tax Arrangements (DAC6) in Institutional Money
News 18 Oct. 2021
Jan Krupski Joins Curtis as a Partner in Frankfurt
News 15 Oct. 2021
Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Elisa Botero Ranked Among the Top 100 Female Lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex
News 13 Oct. 2021
Curtis Joins The Appellate Project to Promote Appellate Practice to Diverse Law Students
Client Alert 15 Oct. 2021
Recent change in Dubai’s Arbitration Landscape.
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
Client Alert 05 Oct. 2021
Proposed Legislative Changes to Federal Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: June 24, 2021)
Pro Bono 09 Nov. 2020
Curtis Paris has been recognised for its pro bono work on an investment impact project in the Sahel region of Africa, which was shortlisted in the French Bar pro bono Challenge.
Development impact bonds (DIBs) and social impact bonds are a form of structured financing, used to finance socially beneficial projects via performance-based contracts. They transfer risk from the public to the private sector and align project partners on the achievement of meaningful public value. Examples of such public value include helping mothers in poverty achieve healthy births, supporting immigrants and refugees through job training, retrofitting homes.
Impact investors provide the capital to fund projects, which are assessed on the basis of public value outcomes. The government repays the capital if and when the project achieves a successful outcome in terms of public value.
The Sahel project, which was initiated by France’s President Macron comprises structuring innovative impact financings in the context of improving menstrual health in Sahel. The sub-Saharan region, to the north of the Sudanian savanna, includes parts of Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan and Eritrea.
The Paris team, led by Jean-Norbert Pontier is highly active in this innovative area of long impact investment, owing to a number of DIB and SIB projects in France and in Africa, representing NGO’s, sponsors, arrangers, European banks and financial institutions, investment funds, performance raters and the French state.
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Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
Article 06 Sep. 2021
Partner Jean-Norbert Pontier interviewed by Décideurs on Impact Investment.
Client Alert 18 Aug. 2021
OECD Global Digital Economy Tax Reform: Current Developments