5 September – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Linklaters has advised ABN AMRO and DEPFA PPP on the Douai Logipôle project involving the design, build, finance and maintenance of a logistical support platform (Logipôle) at the Douai Hospital in the North of France.
This ground-breaking project is the first PPP project to be effected under the French healthcare investment programme “Hôpital 2007” and is structured around a long term administrative lease (or “BEH”) granted under the recently revamped public healthcare laws aimed at accelerating co-operation between public and private sectors to improve public services and relaunch “social growth”, as recently confirmed by the French Prime Minister.
Project costs are estimated in the region of €30 million and the project will be built by Norpac and maintained by Exprimm, members of the Bouygues group.
Linklaters also acted on the recent research institute at the “15/20” eye hospital in Paris, also a first for healthcare PPP in France, but falling outside the official “Hôpital 2007” programme.
The Linklaters team was led by partners Bertrand Andriani, Simon Ratledge and Paul Lignières who were assisted by Markus Renfert, Nicolas Panayatopoulos, Ruxandra Lazar, Alexandre Canto (Project Finance and PublicLaw/PPP) as well as lawyers from our Real Estate, Tax and Corporate teams.