Global France Capital Markets: Debt
- Séverin Robillard White & Case LLP
- Andrew BernsteinCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Louis de LongeauxHerbert Smith Freehills
- Thomas Margenet-BaudryLatham & Watkins LLP
- Valérie LemaitreCleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Up and Coming
1Clifford Chance Europe LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 1 |The French team of the international powerhouse covers the full spectrum of capital markets matters. The practice remains a market leader in debt and structured finance, often dealing with complex hybrid bond issuances and securitisation transactions, and is additionally active in ECM and derivatives matters. The team acts for an impressive range of clients including banks, insurers and corporates and benefits from US and UK law capabilities based locally in Paris. Clifford Chance's lawyers can access the firm's wider European resources to offer further support to clients. 1Gide Loyrette NouelCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 1 |Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts a strong DCM team with further skills across the wider capital markets field, with a move up in the ECM rankings this year. The law firm is well reputed for its presence on complex deals, offering particular knowledge and experience of European private placements and high-yield bond issuances. The team also has notable expertise advising on IPOs, capital increases and securitisation transactions, as well as derivatives matters. The practice maintains a varied client roster of leading banks and French corporates. 1White & Case LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 1 |White & Case maintains a standout reputation in the debt and equity fields, both domestically and on a global scale. The law firm handles a wide range of complex transactions including rights issues, capital increases, the establishment of EMTN programmes, bond issuances and securitisation transactions. The team shows further capabilities in high-yield bond refinancing matters. The practice has a strong client base of issuers, shareholders and investment banks. The team frequently works with its other offices across the globe on cross-border transactions.
- Allen & Overy LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 1
2CMSCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 2 |CMS is particularly highly regarded for its debt and structured finance expertise. The law firm assists with the drafting of German or English law-governed security agreements. The team advises issuers or arrangers and dealers on a range of transactions involving Euro PPs, green bonds, the issuance of covered bonds and the establishment of EMTN programmes. The practice offers further experience in trade receivables securitisation, leveraging close ties with offices in the network to advise major French and international banks. 2LinklatersCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 2 |Linklaters' strong capital markets practice has demonstrable expertise in the debt, equity and securitisation fields. The law firm advises on both domestic and cross-border deals governed by French, UK and US law. The practice offers fully integrated services thanks to close links with the firm's corporate, banking and tax teams. The lawyers regularly act in coordination with team members based in Europe, Hong Kong or London. The law firm's client list includes leading investment banks, corporates and insurers.
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 2
- Latham & Watkins LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 2
3Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLPCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 3 |Hogan Lovells is a robust international team with an established presence in structured finance deals and notable expertise in securitisations and RMBS transactions. The law firm is also highly experienced in domestic and international DCM mandates, including EMTN programmes, liability management and bond issues. The team covers both English and French law within the capital markets practice in Paris.
- Herbert Smith FreehillsCapital Markets: Debt2023 | Band 3