Mr. Cohen advises clients around the world in multi national transactions often involving entities of different nationalities. He is based in Paris and his client base has been French publicly listed companies doing business in various countries within the European Union and also in the United States the Americas, and Asia. He assists clients with setting up joint ventures, management and governance rules and procedures, technology transfer agreements, intellectual property issues, as well as due diligence and regulatory approvals. In addition he advises clients on the applicability of international commercial rules, including in particular the World Trade Organization Agreements relating to free trade and defenses against protectionist behavior in certain public markets.
In the project finance area, Mr. Cohen represents sponsors, lenders and multilaterals on large infrastructure projects, primarily in the metals and energy fields. His clients include high net worth individuals who invest in real estate and set up structures for tax and investment purposes.
Mr. Cohen counsels clients when disputes arise in the course of financing and constructing projects. He is adept at resolving disputes involving multiple parties, such as lenders, contractors, sponsors and local investment and management interests. These cases often involve technical issues, such as the causal relationship between mistakes and performance failures over a period of time. He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration and is a mediator certified by the Center for Mediation and Arbitration of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry.