Hélène Gelas


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LPA-CGR avocats ranked among the best lawyers firms by Legal 500 EMEA 2019 - 2019, April 18th Find out LPA-CGR avocats rankings published by Legal 500 EMEA for 2019 In Legal 500 EMEA 2019 rankings, some of our areas have been ... LPA-CGR avocats ranked among the best in Chambers & Partners - 2019, Marc 11th LPA-CGR avocats ranked among the best in Chambers & Partners guides (Global et Europe) In Chambers Global and Chambers Europe ... Hélène Gelas honoured again as one of the most most influential women in the renewable energy sector by GreenUnivers - Hélène Gelas honoured again as one of the most most influential women in the renewable energy sector by GreenUnivers In the frame of ... [Press] Wind sector in France : an enhanced regulatory framework - Wind sector in France : an enhanced regulatory framework Partner Hélène Gelas was interviewed by French magazine Environnement & ... [Press] Offshore wind farms: a bitter sweet relief - [Press] Offshore wind farms: a bitter sweet relief Emmanuel Macron  recently confirmed the construction of six offshore wind farms ... Energy sector in France: aggregation, additional remuneration schemes, and power purchase agreement - 10 april 2018 Energies : Agrégation, complément de rémunération et PPA - décrypter les nouveaux marchés On Tuesday 10th April, our Partner Hélène ... [Press] New offshore wind farm licences to enable a costs decrease - Our partner Hélène Gelas published an Opinion article in Le Cercle des Echos, in order to develop and promote the idea of a new ... [Press] Onshore wind energy support’s plan is stable - 17 june 2017 French government has just launched a call for tenders and published a tariff decree. This decree  seals the end of a transitional ... [Smart News] May 2017: the wind power system is (finally) stabilised - 10 mai 2017 The publication of specifications by CRE (French Regulatory Commission of Energy) on May 5th, followed by the publication of the decree ... [Press] Offshore wind : Dunkirk call for tenders exposed to additional regulations - 6 mars 2017 The call for tenders related to Dunkirk field (Nord) started on Monday 6th of march, with a preselection file application by ...
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Hélène Gelas
Paris Bar
French, English
Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 53 93 30 00

Hélène Gelas is a partner primarily involved in the energy sector.

With a doctorate in law, Hélène works mainly in the field of energy, the environment and urban planning. She counsels and litigates for French and international major groups and small and medium enterprises and also participates in audits or litigation, in the development of renewable energy projects including wind farms, photovoltaic, hydraulic, marine or biomass.

In particular, she advises them on aspects of urban planning, environmental law and energy law (connections and the compulsory purchase system).

Moreover, she has developed considerable know-how on large-scale development projects that challenge all of her areas of specialisation, in particular authorisations for commercial exploitation and urban planning, expropriation or environment law. Hélène regularly leads training courses and seminars on these subjects.


  • Trophées du Droit 2021:
    – Gold Trophy in Urban planning, Development
    – Silver Trophy in Environment
  • Best Lawyers in France 2022: ranked individually in Administrative Law and Energy Law
  • Chambers Europe 2021:
    – ranked individually in Projects & Energy : Domestic (Band 2)
    – Environment (Band 1)
    – Projects & Energy : Domestic (Band 2)
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2021:
    – Environment (Tier 1)
    – Industry focus: Energy (Tier 2)
    – Administrative and public law (Tier 3)
  • Le Point 2021: Environment (5 stars)
  • Magazine des affaires 2021: ranked in the Infrastructure Palmarès in
    – Energy Greenfield
    – Infrastructure Brownfield
    – Infrastructure Greenfield
    – Refinancing
  • Law Trophies 2020: gold trophy in the category Renewable Energy Law
  • Décideurs 2020: recognized in
    – Renewable energies (Outstanding)
    – Energy : market regulation (Outstanding 2)
    – Sites and polluted soils (Outstanding)

    – Classified installations for environmental protection, polluted sites and soil, industrial wastelands (Outstanding)
    – Waste law (Outstanding)
    – Litigation Environment (Excellent)
    – Water and Sanitation law (Excellent)
    – Public Domain (Excellent)
    – Local authority and mixed economy (Excellent 2)
    – Urban commercial planning (Excellent 2)
    – Urban Planning (Excellent 1)
    – Land Management (Excellent 1)
    – Administrative contracts and related litigation (Highly recommended 1)

    – Regulatory (Highly recommended)
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2019: ranked individually (“next generation lawyers”) in the category Energy Regulatory
  • Décideurs 2019: recognized in Town Planning and development (Excellent 2)
  • Law Trophies 2019: gold trophy in Environment