Prior to founding PRA, Christine Rufenacht co-headed the Paris Projects Group of Allen & Overy LLP (2009-2020), working on all aspects of the development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy and infrastructure assets around the world with a particular interest in market firsts and management of political risk.

Christine advises domestic and international sponsors, lenders and public authorities on English and French law matters. Her broad experience allows her to reach consensus quickly.

Christine primarily focuses on renewable energy (wind, solar, hydropower) and infrastructure (dams, airports, highways, tramways, tunnels).

Christine has been recognised by key market players for its ability to represent clients in their most strategic and complex transactions.

She is regularly ranked as a top practitioner in her fields of expertise.

  • Since 2020 PRA Avocat, Paris

Founding Partner

  • 2004-2020 Allen & Overy LLP, Paris

Associate (2004-2009) then Partner (2009-2020), team Internation Projects Team

  • 1999-2004 White & Case LLP, Londres



  • Institut des Hautes Etudes de Défense Nationale (IHEDN)
  • 62e Session Nationale


  • Admission comme solicitor (Angleterre et Pays de Galles)


  • Admission au Barreau de Paris


  • Admission au Barreau de New York


  • LL.M. in International Legal Studies, American University, Washington D.C.


  • Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques Appliquées (DEJA), droit anglais et américain
  • Maîtrise de droit privé, Université de Paris-X-Nanterre
PRA Avocat