Jean-François Adelle is internationally recognised as one of the leading banking lawyers in the country. His expertise spans complex transactional and regulatory matters across the sector.
Jean-François is a senior finance lawyer at Jeantet, one of France’s leading independent law firms whom he joined as a partner in 2003.
Jean-François is an experienced practitioner in debt finance transactions, spanning corporate, acquisition, trade, project, secured syndicated lending, receivables and debt instruments for a clientele of financial institutions, funds and corporate groups. He also has an important regulatory practice covering credit, collateral management, cash management, servicing, trusts (fiducie), debt instruments and derivatives.
He furthermore represents financial institutions and funds in international litigation and arbitration in cases relating to finance transactions and investments and has been involved in several high-profile cases.
His practice is to a large extent cross-border and he has significant experience involving African countries and clients.
Jean-François is responsible for the firm’s banking and finance practice group and is a member of the firm’s legal opinions committee.
He is active in several market practice groups in secured finance, banking regulations and finance litigation, including Paris Europlace and the International Chamber of Commerce. He has chaired the Paris Europlace security and fiducie law reform proposals and co-chaired the work stream international financing of the ICC task force on financial institutions and international arbitration.
Jean-François is a member of several international associations including the International Bar Association, where he sits on the banking committee. Jean-François regularly speaks and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in the field of banking and finance transactions, regulation and litigation, including in the Butterworth Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, Option Finance and Revue de droit bancaire.
Jean-François holds an LLM from Penn, post-graduate degrees in business and tax (Nancy) and in European community law (Paris Assas) and a specialisation certificate of the Paris Institute of Comparative Law.