The French team of the international powerhouse covers the full spectrum of capital markets matters. The practice remains a market leader in debt and structured finance, often dealing with complex hybrid bond issuances and securitisation transactions, and is additionally active in ECM and derivatives matters. The team acts for an impressive range of clients including banks, insurers and corporates and benefits from US and UK law capabilities based locally in Paris. Clifford Chance's lawyers can access the firm's wider European resources to offer further support to clients.
The "very established" Cedric Burford maintains an exceptional reputation for his work in debt capital markets. He advises on the issuance of senior notes, green bonds and social bonds, in addition to the establishment of medium term note programmes. Cedric Burford is qualified in France and the UK.
Jonathan Lewis is triple-qualified in France, New York and England & Wales. His practice spans derivative and structured finance, and he regularly advises on the structuring of corporate reorganisations, COVID-19 response bonds and compliance and securitisation regulations. His clients include a roster of large financial institutions.
The "impressive" Julien Rocherieux moves up the rankings this year on the back of increased market visibility. He advises leading French banks on domestic and cross-border trade receivables matters.
Aline Cardin assists key French corporates and banks with capital increases, share buy-back programmes and IPOs. Clients describe her as a "well-rounded lawyer, very friendly, easy to work with and available."
Alex Bafi advises major financial institutions on IPOs and bookbuild offerings. He often acts on cases involving African and Middle Eastern jurisdictions. He is qualified to practise in the USA. Clients note his "very deep experience" and ability to work across different geographies.