Head Africa practice, Herbert Smith Freehills
Stéphane Brabant is a Paris-based partner of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and co-Chair of the firm’s Africa practice group, co-Head of the Crisis Management practice, co-Head of Global Mining and co-Head of the firm’s Business and Human Rights group.
Stéphane is a highly experienced international projects lawyer who focusses on matters in the emerging markets, including in particular Africa. As well as advising on the structuring of complex investments between multinationals and States, Stéphane has built a strong practice in recent years advising on crisis prevention and management, compliance, anti-corruption and business and human rights issues, notably in the context of large investment projects and other matters in the natural resources and energy sectors.
He is consistently ranked in the top tier by the leading legal directories and is the only lawyer singled out by Chambers Global 2016 in its highly prestigious “Senior Statesman” ranking for Africa-wide Projects and Energy.