France: Capital Markets 2018

This year’s research features 18 highly regarded lawyers with expertise spanning the full gamut of capital markets transactions, compliance and regulation.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Sharon Lewis Hogan Lovells LLP, Paris
2. Olivier Hubert De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, Paris
3. Hervé Ekué Allen & Overy LLP, Paris

Independent French law firm DE PARDIEU BROCAS MAFFEI sees two capital markets lawyers listed here.
Olivier Hubert impresses peers with his expert handling of complex capital markets transactions and stands out as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in this year’s research.
Antoine Maffei enjoys an outstanding reputation in the French market. He receives praise for his long-standing experience in the financial sector and extensive capital markets expertise.

Two lawyers from international law firm ALLEN & OVERY are highlighted in this chapter.
Hervé Ekué is known for “his straight to-the-point and accurate advice” on debt and hybrid securities and draws praise from peers and clients alike for “his technical sharpness, warmth and generosity”.
Dan Lauder is a prominent lawyer in the capital markets arena and wins praise from sources who note, “He is at the top level,” and commend his “up-to date, practical insights”.

Global powerhouse CLIFFORD CHANCE is home to two highly regarded lawyers.
Jonathan Lewis “is a top name” for complex transactions in France and is highlighted for his astute strategic insights when it comes to securitisation and structured finance matters.
Cédric Burford is highly regarded for his strong expertise in debt and equity bond transactions spanning European and US markets where he is regularly engaged by major clients.  

International business law firm WHITE & CASE achieves two listings here.
Gilles Endréo is described as “one of the top lawyers” for securities and capital markets offerings. He is a long-standing expert in the field and is a trusted adviser to corporations and financial institutions.
Philippe Herbelin is “a leading name” in France according to peers, who highlight his broad technical knowledge of IPO and equity securities.

Sharon Lewis of HOGAN LOVELLS ranks prominently in this year’s research and is widely endorsed for her expert handling of sophisticated international transactions and complex securitisation matters.

At SULLIVAN & CROMWELL, “elite practitioner” Patrick Bonvarlet boasts broad experience in capital markets transactions and is highlighted for his outstanding regulatory knowledge.

KRAMER LEVIN NAFTALIS & FRANKEL is home to Gilles Saint Marc, a highly regarded adviser who “masters capital markets financing”. Clients speak highly of “his reactivity at the international level, helicopter view and ability to propose pragmatic solutions”.  

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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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