CMS

Capital Markets Department

France
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What the team is known for Particularly highly regarded for its debt and structured finance expertise. Assists with the drafting of German or English law-governed security agreements. Advises issuers or arrangers and dealers on a range of transactions involving Euro PPs, the issuance of covered bonds and the establishment of EMTN programmes. Offers further experience in trade receivables securitisation, leveraging close ties with offices in the network to advise major French and international banks.

Strengths The team elicits praise for its "great availability and responsiveness," as well as its ability to offer "practical and tailored responses" to capital markets questions.

Work highlights Acted for Société Générale, as arranger, on the ALD International EUR40 billion EMTN programme.

Notable practitioners


Grégory Benteux
's broad practice spans the full gamut of structured finance matters comprising covered bonds, RMBS transactions and trade receivables securitisation. His impressive client portfolio consists of leading banks as well as major corporations.


Marc-Etienne Sébire
stands out for his availability, as well as his ability to provide clear responses, with sources deeming him to be "technically excellent." He acts for financial institutions and corporate clients on a variety of DCM mandates including covered bonds, EMTN programmes and bond issuances.


Rosetta Ferrere
is active on bond issuance, EMTN programmes and covered bonds. She mainly acts for leading banking institutions and wins praise for being "available at any time for her clients."