Pauline Choplin


Pauline specialises in public contracts (PPP, concessions notably) and projects documents. She assists sponsors and lenders with greenfield and brownfield projects spanning the infrastructure and energy sectors, including airports, rail, telecoms, ports, onshore and offshore wind, solar PV, green hydrogen and battery manufacturing. Pauline has additional experience in regulatory and environmental issues relate to the energy and TMT sectors. She has developed specific expertise in climate change-related litigation and is involved in pre-litigation and litigation matters before French courts.


Representative matters

AESC on the development and financing of a 9GW car battery gigafactory in Douai, France. Hy24, the world's first investment manager fully dedicated to scaling up the hydrogen economy, on the development of hydrogen in France. A.P. Møller Capital (APMC) on its investment in the Eranove Pan-African group, including on the electricity and drinking water concessions contracts. The lenders of a consortium led by Deme Concessions NV in relation to the award of a public service concession for the development, operation, management of Port-La Nouvelle commercial port in France. Eoliennes en Mer on the financing, development, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the 496 MW Dieppe Le Tréport windfarm comprising 62 wind turbine generators and their associated equipment.



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 2018


University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master droit public des affaires, 2016 University Panthéon-Sorbonne, Magistère de droit des activités économiques, 2016
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.