Linklaters

Banking & Finance Department

France
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What the team is known for Well respected for its services across the banking spectrum, advising lenders and borrowers on acquisitions, real estate, general corporate and bond financing matters. Represents a portfolio of clients comprising leading banks, private equity houses and major corporates. Offers capabilities in both French and English law.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "very strong awareness of market terms and trends," going on to praise its "depth of resources and commitment to delivering transactions in the required time frame."

Interviewees are also quick to point out the firm's strong international network, noting: "They have offices all over the world, which is helpful in cross-border transactions."

Notable practitioners

French- and English-qualified Kathryn Merryfield handles a broad range of cross-border banking and finance mandates. Satisfied clients note: "She has a very good knowledge of the French market and she is extremely committed to delivering a complicated transaction within a short time frame."

Rhéa Christophilopoulos advises on an array of high-value acquisition finance and debt refinancing mandates for a client base predominantly comprising multinational banking institutions. Sources deem her to be a "very technical practitioner."