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Europe 2022
France Capital Markets
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Band 2

6 Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

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

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has market-leading capabilities in ECM, regularly acting on major IPOs and rights issues. The team offers expertise in the field of debt, with notable strength in a variety of bond issuances as well as EMTN programmes and private placements. The practice is best known for its work for large corporate issuers, sovereign states and leading banking institutions. The team features experts in French and US law.

Work Highlights

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  • Advised Accor Acquisition company on its EUR300 million IPO listed on Euronext Paris.

Notable Practitioners

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John Brinitzer
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John Brinitzer
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Band 1

John Brinitzer is a renowned equity specialist who is qualified to practise at the Paris and New York Bars. He advises on high-value IPOs within the tech and biotech sectors, in addition to convertible bonds and rights offerings. John Brinitzer is described by a source as "a real asset" distinguished by his "deep knowledge of capital market transactions involving French issuers on US markets," in addition to being "always available and a real gentleman."

Pierre-Yves Chabert
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Pierre-Yves Chabert
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Band 1

Pierre-Yves Chabert has a leading presence in the equity market. He is noted for his broad expertise that encompasses share capital increases and rights offerings. A client describes Pierre-Yves Chabert as "a standout and well-respected practitioner who is excellent in technically difficult transactions and in designing tailor-made solutions."

Marie-Laurence Tibi
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Marie-Laurence Tibi
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Band 1

Marie-Laurence Tibi is renowned for her equity expertise, frequently assisting with IPOs and rights issuances. She advises both domestic and international issuers. A source states: "Marie-Laurence Tibi's personality and technical capabilities, as well as her experience and reputation, are phenomenal," before noting that "whenever her name comes into conversation with senior bankers they all agree that she is absolutely stellar."

Andrew Bernstein
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Andrew Bernstein
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Band 2

Dual-qualified in France and the USA, Andrew Bernstein has a practice that spans both debt and equity capital markets. He advises on notes offerings, Panda bonds, IPOs and share capital increases. Andrew Bernstein is described by sources as "a very reliable collaborator."

Valérie Lemaitre
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Valérie Lemaitre
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Band 3

Valérie Lemaitre is noted for her debt advice. She assists with bond offerings and medium term notes issuances for large financial institutions. A client comments: "She is extremely solid on technical aspects and has the ability to negotiate the best possible financing terms and conditions."

Jeanne Theuret
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Jeanne Theuret
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Up and Coming

Jeanne Theuret enters the rankings this year. She advises international clients on share capital increases, rights offerings and IPOs. A client praises Jeanne Theuret's "very good knowledge of market practices, expertise, rigour and great responsiveness."

Ranked Lawyers at
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Capital Markets: Debt

Andrew Bernstein
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Andrew Bernstein
3
Band 3
Valérie Lemaitre
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Valérie Lemaitre
3
Band 3
Capital Markets: Equity

John Brinitzer
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John Brinitzer
1
Band 1
Marie-Laurence Tibi
1
Marie-Laurence Tibi
1
Band 1
Pierre-Yves Chabert
1
Pierre-Yves Chabert
1
Band 1
Andrew Bernstein
2
Andrew Bernstein
2
Band 2
Jeanne Theuret
U
Jeanne Theuret
U
Up and Coming