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Global Guide

Banking & Finance: Financial Services Regulation — France


Allen & Overy LLP - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Leading international practice advising a range of foreign borrowers and lenders on export finance, asset finance and financial services regulation. Strong expertise in both French and English law.

Brice Henry heads the firm's regulatory and investment fund group, and is a noted expert in the financial services field. Clients are impressed by his work, reporting: "Brice Henry is very good and very reactive. He knows his subject very well and has great knowledge."

Roderic Cork is qualified in both English and French law and gains market recognition for his wealth of knowledge and experience across the banking sector. He is highlighted for his negotiating skills and in particular for his ability to remain "very cool under pressure."

English law-qualified Adrian Mellor heads the firm's banking and finance practice in Paris and advises on both domestic and cross-border transactions. His activity spans the full banking and finance spectrum, including matters involving acquisition, structured and project finance.

Carine Chassol specialises in asset and structured finance transactions. She assists both lenders and borrowers with French and international matters relating to areas such as acquisition finance and syndicated loan facilities.

Sources praise Christophe Jacquemin for his "strong know-how in real estate financing." He is also highly experienced in structured finance transactions and syndicated loans, advising a range of borrowers and lenders.

Julien Roux is an expert in structured and property finance, regularly advising lenders and sponsors on domestic and pan-European deals. One client appreciates the fact that "he is hands-on on his deals and very involved at all stages, which is most valuable."

Jean-Christophe David is widely appreciated by market commentators, one of whom notes that he is "very technical and smart with a good business sense, and a nice person to work with." His areas of expertise include leveraged finance and restructuring.

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Clifford Chance Europe LLP - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Excellent full-service practice known for its bench strength and international scope. Benefits from close collaboration with its European and London offices to advise leading international banks and financial institutions on both French and English law.

Thierry Arachtingi, who specialises in acquisition and real estate finance and debt restructuring, continues to be held in high esteem as "a top face in the market." One client reports: "It's reassuring that he doesn't just have up-to-date and precise legal advice, but also sufficient experience, and that's really something precious and important."

Frédérick Lacroix heads the firm's financial services and asset management practice and is renowned for his regulatory expertise. Sources highlight the fact that he is "competent, intelligent and has a sense of client service."

According to clients, Daniel Zerbib is "a must when it comes to restructuring and technically complex transactions." He offers particular strength in debt restructuring, infrastructure and acquisition finance.

Benjamin de Blegiers is highly skilled in the areas of acquisition and leveraged financing, gaining widespread recognition for his "outstanding knowledge of the infrastructure market." Clients praise his ability to "propose alternatives using a very transparent and straightforward dialogue."

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Linklaters - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Market-leading capabilities in handling cross-border financial matters for an impressive international client base. Integrated French and English banking law practice is highly regarded on the market.

Bertrand Andriani heads the banking and projects practice and advances in the rankings after being described as a "brilliant guy" who is "without contest one of the best lawyers on the banking and finance scene in Paris." He offers solid expertise across the structured finance spectrum.

Head of the financial regulation department Marc Perrone maintains a stellar reputation for his "fantastic negotiation skills." One client reports that "he meets expectations and is very reactive, likeable and available."

Kathryn Merryfield specialises in leveraged and acquisition finance and receives praise from numerous sources for her "true expertise in banking law and market practicality." She is particularly experienced in English law and is reportedly "a very hard-working woman who is always trying to find a solution."

Nathalie Hobbs is qualified in French and English law and is based in the firm's Hong Kong office. She has long-standing experience of the French legal market and focuses her practice on acquisition financing.

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DUHAMEL BLIMBAUM AARPI - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

What the team is known for Respected boutique dedicated to banking and financial services, regularly assisting both French and foreign investors.

Jérémie Duhamel heads the practice and is the key point of contact for banking and financial services matters.

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Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI - Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for Strong French firm representing numerous major domestic and international banks, with additional expertise in Shari'a-compliant financings.

Eric Cartier-Millon is renowned for his experience in the leveraged, structured and project finance sectors. He is described by peers as "a great leader" who is "very respected on the market."

Kamel Ben Salah offers particular specialism in matters involving asset and real estate finance. He receives praise from clients for being "an expert in his field, capable of providing legal advice both oral and written in English and French."

Sources appreciate Rémi Tabbagh for his "excellent capacity to anticipate problems." His principal area of expertise is structured finance, with a particular focus on real estate transactions.

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Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP - Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for Highly regarded financial services team offering expertise across multiple jurisdictions including the USA, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

According to sources, Hubert de Vauplane "has a lot of connections and is really well known in the market." He is a banking and finance regulatory expert with strong knowledge in the areas of industry financing and asset management.

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Spitz & Poulle - Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for Respected financial regulatory boutique acting for a number of leading banks and asset management companies and offering both French and English law expertise.

Jean-Baptiste Poulle is commended by sources for being "outstanding in his knowledge and application of rules." He is an extremely well-regarded figure in the financial services market, specialising in post-market regulations, asset management and disciplinary proceedings before the French authorities.

Nicolas Spitz is an expert in the financial regulatory field, possessing notable expertise in negotiating contracts involving derivatives and prime brokerage, in addition to litigation before the French courts. According to one client, he is "intelligent, clear and pedagogical with good sensitivity to commercial aspects."

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Allen & Overy LLP

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Brice Henry heads the firm's regulatory and investment fund group, and is a noted expert in the financial services field. Clients are impressed by his work, reporting: "Brice Henry is very good and very reactive. He knows his subject very well and has great knowledge."

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Frédérick Lacroix

Clifford Chance Europe LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Frédérick Lacroix heads the firm's financial services and asset management practice and is renowned for his regulatory expertise. Sources highlight the fact that he is "competent, intelligent and has a sense of client service."

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Linklaters

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of the financial regulation department Marc Perrone maintains a stellar reputation for his "fantastic negotiation skills." One client reports that "he meets expectations and is very reactive, likeable and available."

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Jean-Baptiste Poulle

Spitz & Poulle

From the Chambers Global guide

Jean-Baptiste Poulle is commended by sources for being "outstanding in his knowledge and application of rules." He is an extremely well-regarded figure in the financial services market, specialising in post-market regulations, asset management and disciplinary proceedings before the French authorities.

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Spitz & Poulle

From the Chambers Global guide

Nicolas Spitz is an expert in the financial regulatory field, possessing notable expertise in negotiating contracts involving derivatives and prime brokerage, in addition to litigation before the French courts. According to one client, he is "intelligent, clear and pedagogical with good sensitivity to commercial aspects."

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Frédéric Bellanca

DS Avocats

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Frédéric Bellanca of DS Avocats is reported to have "great experience and a real commitment to the issue being dealt with." He handles both transactional and litigation matters within the financial regulatory sphere.

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Hubert de Vauplane

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

According to sources, Hubert de Vauplane "has a lot of connections and is really well known in the market." He is a banking and finance regulatory expert with strong knowledge in the areas of industry financing and asset management.

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Jean-Jacques Essombè

Orrick Rambaud Martel

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources call Jean-Jacques Essombè "a technically brilliant lawyer," commenting in particular on his expertise in the financial services regulatory sector. He also possesses notable knowledge of African jurisdictions.

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Jones Day

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Philippe Goutay is an expert in the field of financial litigation and regulation, for which he receives high levels of praise from market commentators. One client reports that he demonstrates "the precision of a silversmith, tireless perseverance and endurance."

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FIDAL

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Jean L'Homme of FIDAL is a well-respected banking regulatory lawyer with particular knowledge of infrastructure projects and PPPs. He wins acclaim for being "very familiar with large banking and finance agreements and experienced on international agreements."

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Martine Samuelian

Jeantet

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Martine Samuelian heads the Paris banking and finance department at Jeantet, and is well regarded for her regulatory, transactional and litigation expertise in the field. She is reportedly "extremely constructive and always relating accurate details to the bigger picture."

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CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Jérôme Sutour is the head of financial services and asset management at CMS, specialising in investment and private equity funds. Sources confirm that he possesses a strong reputation on the market.

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