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Herbert Smith Freehills

Capital Markets

2 ranked lawyersBand 3FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Notable DCM practice active on Euro PPs, EMTN programmes and bond issues. Acts predominantly for issuers, including high-profile French corporates. Frequently handles mandates in collaboration with other European offices from the network, notably the Frankfurt and London offices.

Strengths

Clients praise team's ability to work globally, saying: "The lawyers have strong capabilities in terms of managing cross-border transactions in an efficient and pragmatic manner. They are always available."

Another highlights the lawyers' customer-centric approach, saying: "They work fast, they are reliable and they understand our constraints as client."

Work highlights

Advised Safran on its EUR800 million convertible bonds issuance.

Notable practitioners

Louis de Longeaux is sought after by issuers on mandates linked to private placements, bond issuances and EMTN programmes. One client highlights his "strong technical skills and experience," and adds: "He really defends his client's interests. He is very responsive and provides valuable practical advice."

Vincent Hatton is recognised for his expertise in structured finance matters, including trade receivables securitisations. One client enthuses: "He is a fantastic lawyer. He has extensive experience across a broad range of securitisation transactions and is always ready to provide helpful, timely advice," and adds: "He is incredibly skilled in understanding key client concerns."

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France

Capital Markets: Debt


Louis de Longeaux
Band 3

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Vincent Hatton
Band 3