Raphaël Wagner is a French-qualified lawyer, of counsel, who works within the energy and infrastructure practice at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, based in the firm’s Paris office. His practice focuses primarily on the provision of M&A and general corporate and commercial advice (joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, restructurings, etc) to international clients in the context of their projects and ongoing operations in the energy and natural resource sectors in Francophone Africa (north and sub-Saharan) and France.

Mr Wagner’s experience in the mining sector includes advising a number of international clients on the drafting and negotiation of mining conventions in the Ivory Coast, the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Guinea. He has also advised on a range of other mining and oil and gas matters throughout Francophone Africa (the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Gabon, Tunisia, Benin, etc), including the sale and divestment of mining assets and the negotiation of oil production sharing contracts.

Mr Wagner holds a master’s degree in business law from Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, and a post-master’s degree in European business law from Institut d’Etudes Européennes Université Libre de Bruxelles.