Jean-Pierre is an authorised and registered legal advisor in Gabon and remains registered as an avocat at the Paris Bar (France) with 22 years’ experience in African transactions, 17 of those years resident in Gabon.

Jean-Pierre has wide experience of projects and project financing throughout North, West and Central Africa, in particular as far as energy and mineral resources are concerned. Over the course of his career, he has developed a strong expertise in negotiation and drafting state contracts (production sharing contracts, establishment convention, mining conventions, BOT and concession agreements), in legal and tax structuring of projects in Africa, in particular for oil and gas, utilities, transportation infrastructures and mines. He graduated from Exeter University (UK) with an LLM in international business transactions and from Rennes University (France) with a postgraduate degree in business law.

The leading experience of Jean-Pierre Bozec in Gabon has been consistently recognised by Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers, The International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers 2019 and others.

Recent oil and gas publications include the Gabon chapter in Oil & Gas Regulation 2019, International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG),; ‘Gabon 2018 hydrocarbons law reform: appetite for new incentive’, in INTO AFRICA, Bouncing Back: African O&G, May 2018,; and ‘Incentive for Foreign Direct Investment in Gabon’ in the China Business Law Journal (, April 2018.