Emma France is a French-qualified lawyer who works within the energy and infrastructure practice at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, based in the firm’s Paris office. Her 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.

Emma’s experience in the mining sector includes advising a number of international clients on mining projects, acquisitions and divestments in francophone Africa. She has also advised on a range of power, infrastructure and oil and gas matters. 

Emma is admitted to the Paris Bar. She holds professional master’s degrees in public business law and in energy law from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University of Paris. She also holds a degree in public affairs from Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence.