Hogan Lovells

Banking & Finance Department

France
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What the team is known for Specialises in leveraged acquisition finance and debt refinancing matters, acting for a range of leading French banks and asset managers. Active across a range of industry sectors, including energy, media and telecommunications.

Strengths Clients laud the lawyers as "very efficient, business-oriented and pragmatic," with one source adding: "They are reachable and very responsive."

Sources also admire the team's ability to handle cross-border matters, noting: "Hogan Lovells is a full-service law firm with an international network of local offices all over the world."

Work highlights Acted for Société Générale and a pool of banks on the EUR53 million acquisition financing of Tofane Group in the context of a carve-out transaction.

Notable practitioners

Michel Quéré possesses a noteworthy corporate finance practice, regularly acting for major French banks on acquisition matters. He remains particularly well regarded for his long-standing reputation as a "legend"in the Paris market.

Sabine Bironneau-Loy handles an impressive caseload of major debt refinancing mandates. Her strong client roster comprises leading French banks. Interviewees commend her business-oriented and pragmatic approach.