Nicolas Volckaert

Nicolas Volckaert

Legal Advisor, EDF Asia Pacific

Currently employed at EDF Asia Pacific

Previous: Gide Loyrette Nouel (Beijing Office), Shearman and Sterling LLP (Paris Office), Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Paris, France)


Previous: Temple University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Language And Culture University, HEC, Ecole Supérieure De Commerce, Ecole Du Barreau, Université Paris 12 Val De Marne



    Paris (France) Bar New York Bar Legal Advisor in EDF Asia Pacific. As a lawyer, qualified both in France (Paris Bar) and New York, I am now a legal advisor at EDF Asia Pacific Division. My field of activities includes project finance, contracts, M&A and sourcing. I hold two Master Degrees from Paris XII University, one in Civil Law and the other in Business Law (both obtained with honors). I also hold a Specialized Master Degree in International Business Law and Management from HEC Paris and ESCP-EAP (two leading business schools in France), which aims at providing post graduate law students with management knowledge and international business law practices. I have lived in Beijing for already four years, and I have graduated last year from a LLM Program in US law jointly held by Temple University Beasley School of Law and Tsinghua University School of Law. Besides my law studies, I studied the Chinese language at the Beijing Language and Culture University for two semesters, in order to get a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture and to facilitate my integration with Chinese people. After my studies in France, I worked as an intern for two renowned law firms, namely Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Shearman & Sterling, where I specialized in corporate law as well as mergers and acquisitions. I also worked in the Legal Affairs Division of the French Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Autorités des Marchés Financiers”), dealing with disciplinary sanctions, corporate finance and asset management. Willing to expand my international professional experience, I decided to move to Beijing, where, besides learning Mandarin, I worked for more than two years for the international business law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI (more than 20 offices around the world, notably three in China - Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong).


Legal Advisor

At EDF Asia Pacific

From 2010 to Present

Tsinghua University, Beijing

Certificate of International Law, Tsinghua University

From 2008 to 2009
Joint Program with the Temple University (Philadelphia, USA) LLM program in Beijing

Temple University, Temple

Master of Laws (LLM) in US and International Laws , Temple University

From 2008 to 2009
This program is based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and for a part at Temple University Philadelphia, USA. The program is approved by both the Ministry of Education of China and the American Bar Association (ABA).

Avocat / Lawyer

At Gide Loyrette Nouel (Beijing Office)

From 2006 to 2008
Lawyer, Corporate Department. -Provided legal services to establish companies by foreign shareholders in China (WFOE and JV). -Drafted modifications in the structure of companies such as increase of the registered capital and other major revisions. -Drafted employment contracts and analyzed...
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Legal Intern in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department

At Shearman and Sterling LLP (Paris Office)

From 2005 to 2006

Legal Intern in the Corporate Department and Finance Department

At Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Paris, France)


HEC, Jouy En Josas

International Business Law and Management, HEC

From 2004 to 2005
in partnership with ESCP-EAP

Ecole Du Barreau, Paris

EFB / Paris (France) Bar, Ecole du Barreau

From 2004 to 2005

Ecole Supérieure De Commerce, Paris

International Business Law and Management, Mastere specialise Droit et Management

From 2004 to 2005
in partnership with HEC

Université Paris 12 Val De Marne, Creteil

Maîtrise en droit mention droit privé mention carrières judiciaires / Master of Laws, Université Paris 12 Val de Marne

From 2001 to 2002


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