Driss Bererhi


Driss is a specialist in banking and financing law, with a specific expertise in the infrastructure and energy sectors. He advises borrowers, financial institutions, funds, industrial companies, corporates and governments on project/PPP, acquisition and bond financing transactions and general banking/finance regulation issues.
He is very active in the infrastructure, transportation, energy and telecom sectors, in Europe, MENA and Africa.
Driss is a recognised practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2019 in Banking and Finance Law.


Representative matters

The Lenders on the refinancing and additional acquisition and capex financing of Phoenix Tower International towers in France, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Cyprus as part of a global European EUR refinancing of the Phoenix Tower International portfolio.

The lenders in relation to the limited recourse senior secured debt financing for Envision AESC’s battery manufacturing plant in Douai, France.

Giga Verkor Immo in relation to the limited recourse senior secured debt financing for Verkor’s battery manufacturing plant in Dunkerque, France.

IFT, Infravia and Iliad, provider of FttH lines, in the context of the strategic partnership between dedicated to the refinancing of the acquisition and commercialization of Irrevocable Rights of Use (IRU) in France.

The borrowers on the financing, the development, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the 488 MW Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier windfarm comprising 61 wind turbine generators and their associated equipment, and the 496 MW Dieppe Le Tréport windfarm comprising 62 wind turbine generators and their associated equipment.

The Sponsors and Borrowers in the refinancing of two existing credit facilities made available to each of Aéroports de Lyon and ADL Participations by way of two ESG linked credit facilities agreements for up to 159 million at ADL Participations’s level and 155 million at Aéroports de Lyon’s level incorporating the ambitious ESG strategy of Aéroports de Lyon.

NGE/TIIC/Quaero Capital/Ascendi on their bid for the financing, construction and operation of A69 motorway between Toulouse and Castres (France).

Electra, the European fast-charging network for electric vehicles, on its record-breaking fundraising of EUR304 million entirely in equity.

The Lenders in connection with a financing to fund the development of a small scale gigafactory.

The lenders of the SEMOP Port la Nouvelle (held notably by Deme Concessions, the Région Occitanie, CDC, and Europort), concession holder of the concession contract related to the renovation and extension of the port of Port La Nouvelle.

EIB on the review and negotiation of the financing documentation on the CEOG (Centrale Électrique de l’Ouest Guyanais) solar to hydrogen project in French Guyana.

Driss Bererhi has an intimate knowledge of us as a client.
Chambers Europe 2023 - France (Projects & Energy: International)
Negotiations go ahead smoothly with Driss, he is very solution-orientated.
Chambers Europe 2023 - France (Projects & Energy: International)


  • Leading Individual, Legal 500 EMEA 2024 - France (Project Finance)
  • Band 2, Chambers Europe 2024 - France (Projects & Energy: Domestic)
  • Band 2, Chambers Europe 2024 - France (Projects & Energy: International)



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2003


Post graduate degree, European Business Law and Banking & Finance, University of Paris V, 2000

Master, Business and Tax Law, University of Paris II, 1999

Comparative Law Institute Diploma, University of Paris II, 1999

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.