Antoine Lochet

Practice area
  • Banking and finance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial & Company Law
  • Energy Law
  • Eu law


Education
  • Postgraduate diploma in Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance law, University of Paris La Défense, 2016
  • Admitted in Paris 2013
  • Admitted in Iceland 2010
  • MA in European Business Law, University of Paris X Nanterre, 2006
  • Postgraduate degree in European and Comparative Business Law delivered by the University of Warwick (UK), University of Saarbrücken (Germany), and University of Lille II, France, 2005
  • License in law, University of Lille II, 2003


LANGUAGES
French Icelandic English German
Recent cases
BBA//Fjeldco acted as a legal advisor of Arion Bank and DNB Bank ASA in relation to a EUR 65 million financing of Arnarlax ehf.

BBA//Fjeldco provided Arion Bank and DNB Bank ASA  legal advice in relation to providing a EUR 65 million term and revolving credit facilities to Arnarlax ehf. Arnarlax ehf. is one of the leading Icelandic fish farming company and owned by Icelandic Salmon AS listed on the Oslo stock exchange.

Icelandic experts assist Comoros Island on creating a regulatory framework for renewable energy resources

BBA//Fjeldco has been retained by the UNDP in Comoros, supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland to create a regulatory framework for the research and utilization of renewable energy resources in the Comoros Islands, in cooperation with Iceland GeoSurvey (ÍSOR), Verkís Consulting Engineers and Intellecon economic consultancy. The project is highly innovative, as Icelandic knowledge, experience and ingenuity is used to create a framework to increase the use of renewable resources to enhance the energy sustainability of the Comoros Islands.

Over the last 15 years, BBA//Fjeldco has advised governments, international organisations and businesses on legal aspects relating to renewable energy and natural resources. BBA//Fjeldco’s leading practitioners in the field of renewable and natural resources are Baldvin Björn Haraldsson, Partner and Antoine Lochet, Counsel.”

Financing to Marel

BBA//Fjeldco acted as the Icelandic legal adviser to ABN AMRO, BNP  Paribas, Danske Bank, HSBC, ING Bank, RaboBank and UniCredit in relation to a  EUR 700 million sustainability-linked syndicated credit facility to Marel hf.

 Marel hf. (NASDAQ: MAREL; AEX: MAREL) is a leading global provider  of advanced food processing equipment, systems, software and services to the  poultry, meat and fish industries.

 Marel is by far the largest listed company in Iceland. This  financing gives Marel increased operational and strategic flexibility and  supports the company’s long term strategy. The margin incentive structure  linked to Marel performance relating to the environment, gender equality and  health and safety.

Legal adviser to Japan Bank for International Cooperation

BBA//Fjeldco provided legal advice to Japan Bank for International  Cooperation’s (JBIC) New Energy and Power Finance Department in relation to a  JBIC buyer’s credit to HS Orka (Icelandic Borrower). The credit was  guaranteed by Landsbankinn and the transaction valued at USD 10 million.

Credit facility to Össur hf.

BBA//Fjeldco acted as the Icelandic legal adviser to the European  Investment Bank in relation to a EUR 69 million credit facility to Össur hf.,  a leading global provider of non-invasive orthopaedics equipment.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s (JBIC)

BBA//Fjeldco advised Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s (JBIC) New Energy and Power Finance Department/ Infrastructure and Environment Finance Group in relation to a JBIC Buyer’s Credit of HS Orka.

BARCLAYS BANK, SEB, ING BELGIUM , ARION BANK AND BNP PARIPAS

BBA//Fjeldco advised Barclays Bank, SEB, ING Belium, Arion Band and BNP Paripas in relation to a USD 150 million credit facility to Landsvirkun, the national power company of Iceland.

Arion Banki

BBA//Fjeldco was a legal adviser to Arion Bank hf. in relation to the refinancing of the Scandinavian travel and airline operator Primera Travel Group.

Innergex Renewable Energy

BBA//Fjeldco acted as a legal advisor to Innergex Renewable Energy in the acquisition of Alterra Power Corp., that holds a majority stake in the Icelandic energy producer HS Orka hf. The transaction amounted to the value of USD 1.1 Billion.


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