Richard Mugni, 43 years’ old, has joined Baker McKenzie's Paris office as a Partner. His role will be to develop Energy, Mining & Infrastructure activity in Africa.

Richard specialises in large infrastructure projects, with particular expertise in transport (maritime, rail, road and airport) and energy (oil, gas and ore). Since 2001, he has worked on major projects in 47 African countries and in developing countries. His work has included the negotiation of public-private partnerships and energy and infrastructure projects between governments, private enterprises and financial institutions. He advises port operators, investment funds and media groups as well as energy specialists and mine operators.  

Richard Mugni is also a recognised expert in OHADA law (Organisation for the harmonisation of business law in Africa); he has helped to implement it within 200 enterprises in French speaking Africa and contributed towards the publication of an official OHADA case law gazette.  

Arnaud Cabanes, Managing Partner at Baker McKenzie Paris, is delighted by his arrival:

We are very happy to welcome Richard Mugni to develop the Energy, Mining & Infrastructure activity at the Paris office.  His appointment will complete our capacities in Casablanca, Egypt and South Africa on a continent which is likely to develop considerably in the next few years. 

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Richard was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, where he created the Africa / Energy & Infrastructure department (2014 – 2016), after having been Legal Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Bolloré Africa Logistics (2008 – 2014), one of the main private investors in Africa. He joined the Bolloré group in 2001, following a first working experience at the law firm SBKG (2000 – 2001).

Richard is a member of the Paris bar (2000) and the Athens bar (1998), has a post-graduate degree in International Private Law from Paris University Panthéon-Sorbonne (1997) and a Masters’ degree in Private Law from the University of Lille (1995).


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