Jones Day

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Notable expertise in corporate, real estate, structured and leveraged finance. Boasts further experience in debt refinancing. Acts for a range of domestic and foreign banks as well as asset managers and leading French corporates. Draws on the firm's global network of offices for cross-border matters.

Strengths Clients laud the team's proactive approach as well as its "strong know-how in corporate finance."

Another source adds: "They are very detail-oriented and good for complex deals," going on to describe the lawyers as "experts in their field."

Work highlights Acted for the lenders on a EUR125 million unitranche financing to RemadeGroup for corporate and debt refinancing purposes.

Notable practitioners

Diane Sénéchal frequently represents lenders in debt refinancing and acquisition finance matters within the healthcare and technology spaces. She is reported to be a "very technical" practitioner by market sources.

Frédéric Gros advises major French clients on a range of corporate finance mandates, with additional experience in handling financial-related litigations.

Philippe Goutay represents multinational banks and asset managers as well as corporate clients in a range of banking regulatory issues. His workload encompasses legislative matters, enforcement and the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions.