THE FIRM The large banking and finance group at this magic circle firm excels on cross-border deals, drawing upon the firm's international network. It covers a broad range of matters, including acquisition and leveraged finance, asset and property finance, refinancing, structured products and receivables finance. It recently advised PAI partners on obtaining a EUR287 million loan for the acquisition of CERBA European Lab.
Sources say: "An authority when it comes to acting for banks.”
KEY INDIVIDUALS Department head Roderic Cork is a “great banking lawyer,” say peers. He recently advised Sodexho on its EUR600 million and USD800 million multicurrency revolving credit facility.
Sources highlight Adrian Mellor as an excellent team player whose in-depth familiarity with the English legal system is invaluable on cross-border deals. He has been extremely busy recently leading major deals, including advice to PAI partners on the CERBA European Lab deal.
Carine Chassol recently led the team advising the banks on the EUR6 billion syndicated revolving credit facility granted to France Telecom.
Clients describe Christophe Jacquemin as an “excellent transactional lawyer with impressive negotiation skills.” He recently assisted Israel Discount Bank with the acquisition financing of BP's retail fuels and convenience business in France by Delek Europe.
Younger but well-respected lawyer Julien Roux was involved in several of the team's major deals recently, including advice to Deutsche Bank on the pan-European financing of 34 light industrial properties in France, Holland and Belgium.