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Capital Markets

6 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong capital markets practice with demonstrable expertise in the debt, equity and securitisation fields. Advises on both domestic and cross-border deals governed by French, UK and US law. Offers fully integrated services thanks to close links with the firm's corporate, banking and tax teams. Regularly acts in coordination with team members based in Europe, Hong Kong or London. Client list includes leading investment banks, corporates and insurers.

Strengths

Clients highlight the firm's global network and full-service offering, noting that "the quality of the teams over different practices is excellent."

Another praises the lawyers for "being available and good at investing in the relationship with clients."

Work highlights

Advised SUEZ on its EUR700 million bonds issuance under its EMTN programme.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Bertrand Sénéchal mostly advises clients on private placements and shares offerings. He shows particular expertise handling cross-border ECM transactions. Clients highlight his customer-centric approach, saying: "He is always available to answer and builds an extremely close relationship with clients."

Colin Chang recently joined Linklaters from White & Case. He is particularly active in DCM mandates, advising top financial institutions on high-yield offerings.

Qualified in France and the UK, Luis Roth boasts expertise in both the ECM and DCM spheres and advises clients on IPOs, rights offerings and bonds issuances. One client states: "He is a problem solver, he is practical and he goes straight to the point."

Patrice Doat "is very reactive, defends his clients really well and is flexible in his approach," according to clients. He remains a leading figure in the structured finance market and acts on a range of securitisation mandates, including RMBS transactions.

Veronique Delaittre is recognised for her expert practice advising both domestic and international clients on a broad range of bonds issuance programmes. Clients say: "She is excellent in her work and analysis."

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Capital Markets

Linklaters

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Location

25 Rue de Marignan

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

France

Capital Markets: Debt


Colin Chang
Band 4
Luis Roth
Band 4
Veronique Delaittre
Band 2

Capital Markets: Equity


Bertrand Sénéchal
Band 2
Luis Roth
Band 4

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Patrice Doat
Band 1