Event 21 Sep. 2022
Kalidou Gadio Speaks at AIEN 2022 International Energy Summit
News 09 Sep. 2022
France’s Cour de Cassation Confirms Set Aside of EUR 452 Million Award Previously Issued Against Libya
Client Alert 20 Sep. 2022
Unexpected Events from Covid to Supply Chain Disruption: Implications for US Contract, Securities and Antitrust Law
Client Alert 29 Jun. 2022
Discovery, Jurisdiction and Service: Changes in U.S. Law and Implications for Japanese Companies
News 28 Sep. 2022
Simon Batifort Quoted by GAR on Proposed Regulations of Third-Party Funding in Europe
Client Alert 27 Sep. 2022
UNCITRAL Working Group III: An Update on Certain Key Issues in ISDS Reform
News 23 Sep. 2022
Curtis Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 (2023)
Event 22 Sep. 2022
Dori Yoldi Speaks to AbogadasMX on Practicing Law Abroad
News 27 Sep. 2022
Curtis Boosts Riyadh Office with New Corporate Partner Stuart Davies
News 16 Aug. 2022
Curtis Delivers More Firsts for the Government of Oman in its Defense Against U.S. Trade Measures
News 21 Sep. 2022
U.S. Department of State Presents Fulbright Specialist Award to Charles Howland for Project in Uzbekistan
Event 20 Sep. 2022
Susan Maples and Andrew Larkin Speak at the Biennial Conference of ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest Group
Client Alert 30 Aug. 2022
The EU Adopts the “Maintenance and Alignment” Sanctions Package
Client Alert 20 Jul. 2022
The EU Undertakes Fundamental Reform of the Legal Basis for Sanctions Enforcement
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
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) — U.S. Insight
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 13 Sep. 2022
Simon Batifort Co-Chairs the Practitioners' Forum at the 2022 Midyear Meeting of the American Society of International Law