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France: Banking 2017

This chapter identifies 17 individuals who stand out for their work in the banking sector, handling regulatory and transactional work on behalf of corporate clients and financial institutions.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Eric Cartier-Millon Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris
2. Pierre-Yves Chabert Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Paris
3. Laurent Mabilat Ashurst, Paris
4. Colin Millar Simmons & Simmons, Paris

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL co-leads the research this year with an impressive three listings, as the team are recognised for the top-tier banking and financing services they provide to major clients around the globe.
Xavier de Kergommeaux is a banking and finance specialist, and focuses his first-rate practice on asset-backed financings, securitisations, covered bonds and major financing transactions.
Eric Cartier-Millon is “clearly someone to mention” and is highlighted for his fantastic work in the sector. Structured finance, project finance and debt restructuring agreements are just some of the areas in which he excels.
Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville enjoys a great reputation among peers and clients alike. He regularly advises banking and financial institutions on regulatory matters, financial markets and related litigation.

BREDIN PRAT also achieves three listings in this chapter. The team is widely recognised for its excellent work acting for borrowers and issuers across a wide range of transactions.
Alexander Blackburn is internationally recognised as a leading name in the space, and is considered an M&A specialist among peers.  
The “brilliant” Raphaële Courtier is widely respected for her expertise handling banking and capital market transactions.
Samuel Pariente draws praise from sources around the world for his excellent banking and finance practice, as well as his great transactional experience.   

Laurent Mabilat at ASHURST is “an absolute must for inclusion”, according to sources. He is recognised in the market as a true expert in leveraged finance transactions.

At SIMMONS & SIMMONS, standout name Colin Millar is well versed in advising financial institutions and corporate entities on a wide range of financial transactions.

Pierre-Yves Chabert at CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON is highlighted for his excellent corporate practice, and is commended by sources for his work in the banking and financial regulatory sector.

CLIFFORD CHANCE’s Thierry Arachtingi is widely recognised for his strong banking and finance expertise, and is particularly noted for his work handling acquisition and real estate finance matters. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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