Thierry LauriolRetv2




Thierry Lauriol is a recognised specialist in the fields of mining, energy and natural resources law, and in international, commercial and investment arbitration, and OHADA law.

A Partner since 1997 and Manager of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Department, he has almost thirty years’ experience in France, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Thierry, who has a Doctorate in Law, teaches at Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University, where he co-leads a university diploma dedicated to economic international law in Africa.

Member of

  • Energy Law Group (ELG), Chairman and Founder in 1993
  • Association Afrique du Barreau de Paris (African Association of the Paris Bar), Chairman and Founder
  • Institut international de droit d’expression et d’inspiration française (International Institute for the Right to French Expression and Inspiration) (IDEF)


  • Doctor of law. Thesis: “Les contrats relatifs à l’exploitation des ressources naturelles” (Contracts regarding the exploitation of natural resources) (Paris XI – Paris-Sud University, 1989). First class honours summa cum laude. Prix Henri Capitant award
  • Researcher at the Faculty of Law, University of Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Subject: US contract and mining law (1983 – 1985)
  • Diploma from the Institute of Comparative Law (Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University, 1983)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (DESS) in International Comparative Energy Law (Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne University, 1982)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (DEA) in Private International Law and International Commercial Law (Paris II, Panthéon-Assas University, 1981)


  • « Vers une sécurité juridique renforcée en RDC », Les Echos, Janvier 2011
  • « La règlementation minière en Afrique de l’Ouest : une multiplicité des norms », Etudes à la mémoire de Fernand-Charles Jeantet, Juillet 2010
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gas Regulation 2010, Chapter France, GLG, 2010
  • « French and Portuguese approaches and perspectives on wind and solar power generation », International Energy Law Review, Issue 1, 2010


Co-Director and Professor of the University Diploma in International economic law of Africa, Paris II – Panthéon Assas University

Professor teaching in the Postgraduate Degree (Master 2) in International economic law, Paris II – Panthéon Assas University