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Chambers Review

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Capital Markets: Equity - France
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Allen & Overy's team boasts a strong offering in all areas of capital markets with particular expertise in debt and structured finance, for which it remains a national leader. The practice has further strength in derivatives and ECM transactions and acts for a number of major domestic and international banks, as well as leading French corporates. Allen & Overy's lawyers offer additional expertise in sovereign and green bond mandates. The team maintains a solid reputation for its cross-border capabilities, with a large team that includes UK and US-qualified practitioners.

Notable practitioners

Hervé Ekué boasts a stellar reputation as a leading practitioner in debt and derivative capital markets matters. He regularly advises French and international banks on the issuance of green and subordinated notes and digital bonds. He demonstrates further capabilities in derivative products mandates. One interviewee describes Hervé Ekué as "astonishingly good," while another source praises his "excellent knowledge of the market."

Fabrice Faure-Dauphin remains a leading figure within the structured finance market. He has particular expertise in securitisation mandates, acting on behalf of leading financial institutions. A client praises Fabrice Faure-Dauphin's "quality of communication, fine understanding of business issues, leadership and sense of humour, which is always appreciated during complex closings."

Julien Sébastien is recognised for his debt expertise, regularly advising banking pools on bond structurings. An impressed client remarks that "he has an excellent knowledge of the market and is a fine lawyer," and adds: "Working with Julien Sébastien is a real pleasure."

The "fantastic" Olivier Thébault moves up the equity rankings this year. He assists with rights issuances, convertible bond offerings and recent COVID-19-related mandates, including capital increases.

Dan Lauder is dual-qualified in France and the UK and has significant experience advising on debt mandates. He assists lenders with bonds issuances and structured debt issuance programmes.

Ranked Lawyers at
Allen & Overy LLP

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France

Capital Markets

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Dan Lauder
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Foreign expert for UK
Capital Markets: Debt

Hervé Ekué
Star Individuals
2
Julien Sébastien
2
Band 2
4
Dan Lauder
4
Band 4
Capital Markets: Derivatives

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Hervé Ekué
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Band 2
Capital Markets: Equity

3
Olivier Thebault
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Structured Finance

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Fabrice Faure-Dauphin
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Band 1