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What the team is known for

Maintains a standout reputation in the debt and equity fields, both domestically and on a global scale. Handles a wide range of complex transactions including rights issues, capital increases, the establishment of EMTN programmes, bond issuances and securitisation transactions. Shows further capabilities in high-yield bond refinancing matters. Has a strong client base of issuers, shareholders and investment banks. Frequently works with its other offices across the globe on cross-border transactions.

Strengths

One client praises the depth of expertise at the firm, saying: "This is truly a strong platform," and adds: "It is a well-oiled team with a lot of experience."

Another highlights that the team is easy to work with, saying: "You know from the onset that it will be a smooth process."

Work highlights

Acted for the bank syndicate on Capgemini's EUR3.5 billion bond issue to refinance the acquisition of Altran.

Notable practitioners

The "excellent" Cenzi Gargaro has notable expertise in a wide range of DCM mandates, including sovereign bond issues. He is experienced representing both issuers and underwriters.

Emmanuel Lebaube has particular strengths in securitisation cases and handles transactions across a range of asset classes, including auto, residential mortgage and consumer loans. He routinely represents top domestic banks.

The "dynamic" Grégoire Karila assists clients with a wide range of DCM transactions, including large-scale bond issuances and EMTN programmes. He advises banks and corporates active in the energy and IT sectors.

Head of department Philippe Herbelin remains a key player in the ECM market. He is often sought after to assist with IPO and equity offering mandates, acting on behalf of both banks and corporates.

Séverin Robillard is highly acclaimed for his work in the ECM area and acts on IPO and secondary offering mandates. He is also well versed in bond issue and tender offer cases. His impressive client portfolio includes key French and international financial institutions.

Thomas Le Vert offers substantial expertise in IPO cases, where he acts for both issuers and underwriters. He also boasts experience in capital increase and secondary offering transactions.

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Capital Markets

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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


Cenzi Gargaro
Band 1
Grégoire Karila
Up and Coming
Séverin Robillard
Band 3

Capital Markets: Equity


Philippe Herbelin
Eminent Practitioners
Séverin Robillard
Band 1
Thomas Le Vert
Band 2

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