Thierry Lauriol

Thierry Lauriol



  • Energy, Mining and Infrastructure
  • Environmental

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

Compliance & Forensic Group
Third Energy Package. Group
WSG Group Leaders
Energy Group
Intellectual Property Group
Mining Group
Group Leader
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 Panthen-Assas University, where he co-leads a university diploma dedicated to economic international law in Africa.


Doctor of law. Thesis: “Les contrats relatifs a  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 Pantheon-Assas University, 1983)
Postgraduate Diploma (DESS) in International Comparative Energy Law (Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University, 1982)
Postgraduate Diploma (DEA) in Private International Law and International Commercial Law (Paris II, Pantheon-Assas University, 1981)
Areas of Practice

Energy, Mining and Infrastructure | Environmental

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Energy Law Group (ELG)
    African Association of the Paris Bar

+ L’Ohada, Le temps pour un acte uniforme minier
Recueil Penant, juillet – aout 2015

+ « La rupture unilatérale des contrats d’exploitation »
Le Contentieux Extractif, ICC Publications, 2015

La rupture unilatérale des contrats d’exploitation
Le Contentieux Extractif, ICC Publication, 06/2015

Les techniques conventionnelles du droit international des investissements ; le traitement national
Revue générale de droit international public, n°1-2015

The international comparative legal guide to Oil & Gas Regulation 2015 : Chapter France
Overview on Natural Gaz Sector