Maude Vallée is Principal Legal Counsel at the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). She has been with the ALSF since April 2012. She assists with the development of strategies and management of partnerships with key institutions and organizations. She oversees projects and capacity building programs in the areas of natural resources and extractive industries (oil, gas & mining), infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), sovereign debts, and commercial creditor litigation. She leads a team of lawyers in providing legal advice to over 35 African governments, assessing member countries requests, and supervising the selection of legal counsel. She regularly advises senior government officials on negotiation strategy, project structure, and related legal issues.
Prior to joining the ALSF, she served as Legal Counsel at Agence Française de Développement (AFD) where she worked on the structuring of projects financed by AFD in Africa, Middle East and Asia. She has also worked at Frilet Law Firm in Paris, a boutique law firm specializing in large-scale infrastructure, PPP, and mining projects. During this time, she was Chief Representative of the French Institute of International Legal Experts (IFEJI).
Maude Vallée is a business lawyer with 15 years of experience. She is a member of the Quebec and Paris Bars. Maude Vallée holds a Bachelor’s degree in law (LL.B) and a Master’s Degree (LL.M.) in Business Law from University of Montreal, Quebec.