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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, green bonds, 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 Clients highlight the lawyers' accessibility, saying: "They are easy to approach and the partners are actively involved in the discussions. They are quick to respond, easy and constructive to work with."

Clients say: "The high quality of the service provided in a short timeframe was really impressive," and add: "The lawyers' responsiveness and ability to provide tailor-made legal advice is really appreciated."

Work highlights Acted for the arranger and dealers on Bpifrance's EUR35 billion EMTN programme.

Notable practitioners


Grégory Benteux
is praised by clients for his "practical solutions and experience." He offers expertise in structured finance and securitisation transactions, where he usually advises French and international financial institutions.


Marc-Etienne Sébire
is highly recognised for his work on debt capital markets matters. His expertise covers EMTN programmes, Euro PP and covered bonds.


Rosetta Ferrere
is praised by market sources for her technical skills. She handles DCM matters, including EMTN programmes, covered bonds and Euro PP. She represents French and international financial institutions.