This year, we present the top 21 banking specialists in the French market. They are well versed in representing clients from a broad range of sectors in complex financing and regulatory matters.
Most highly regarded:
Gide Loyrette Nouel stands out with four nominations.
Xavier de Kergommeaux is identified as a standout lawyer who excels in asset-backed financing, securitisations and trust matters.
Eric Cartier-Millon is “a legend and reference in the banking sector” according to impressed peers.
Bredin Prat performs well with three listings.
Raphaële Courtier is a renowned banking lawyer with extensive experience in acquisition finance, leveraged buyouts and capital market transactions.
Samuel Pariente is a go-to practitioner for acquisition finance, capital markets transactions and debt restructuring.
Alexander Blackburn is held in high esteem for his first-rate practice, which covers M&A transactions, international financing matters and restructuring briefs.
Laurent Mabilat at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer emerges as a market-leading banking lawyer with vast skill and experience in advising clients on restructuring and financing issues.
At Clifford Chance, Thierry Arachtingi is viewed as “a reference in the market” thanks to his fine track record in acquisition and real estate finance.
Christine Ezcutari of Norton Rose Fulbright comes highly recommended by respondents for her expertise in cross-border finance transactions.
Jean-François Adelle with Jeantet enjoys a stellar reputation as a finance and regulatory specialist. He has amassed considerable experience advising multinationals on debt financing transactions and secured lending.