Corporate star Pierre-Yves Chabert also distinguishes himself in capital markets and securities regulations. He has an impressive international background, and is admitted to practice in France and the USA. Recent achievements include helping Natixis establish a USD5 billion MTN programme.
Andrew Bernstein comes highly recommended by market sources: "You can go to him for any capital markets question. He's pragmatic and helpful - a really smart lawyer who will always find a solution." He frequently advises on securities offerings by French companies in connection with the USA.
Interviewees admire John Brinitzer's performance on deals: "He's completely on the ball and gives excellent advice." His key clients include Veolia Environnement and Crédit Agricole. He is active in international capital markets, M&A and corporate transactions.
Marie-Laurence Tibi remains a key member of the team. She recently represented the underwriters in a EUR360 million bond offering by CGG Veritas. She also regularly advises clients on corporate finance and M&A matters, including joint ventures.
Commentators say Fabrice Baumgartner "is determined and does impressive work." He is a member of the New York and Paris Bars, and focuses on financial and corporate matters, including international securities offerings, joint ventures and M&A.
Valérie Lemaitre remains an integral part of the team, with a practice covering structured financings, leveraged transactions and securities offerings.
Middle East expert Gamal Abouali is fluent in English, French and Arabic. He is active on capital markets, M&A and financing transactions across the Middle East, and has particular knowledge of the oil and gas, telecommunications and infrastructure industries.
The Russia desk offers capital markets, corporate and litigation expertise, with Mark Adams and Russell Pollack as the key contacts in Paris. Pollack was one of the founders of the Moscow office, and he often assists with M&A and capital markets transactions involving Russia. The team has experience spanning industries such as oil and gas, biotech, financial services and telecoms.