France: Banking 2018

In this chapter, 16 leading lawyers are highlighted for their expertise handing regulatory and transactional work in the banking sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Eric Cartier-Millon Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI, Paris
2. Laurent Mabilat Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL performs well in this chapter and sees three individuals recognised for their leading expertise in the banking space.
Eric Cartier-Millon stands out as the foremost banking specialist in the French market. He is well known across Europe for his deep finance expertise, most notably when it comes to projects work.
Xavier de Kergommeaux boasts a first-rate banking and finance practice and draws particularly high praise from sources for his tremendous knowledge of securitisation matters.
Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville leads the firm’s financial services practice. He is a well-established figure in the domestic market where he is highly respected for his impressive work on banking regulation and disputes.

BREDIN PRAT also sees three practitioners recognised in this area.
Samuel Pariente is a banking and finance specialist whose top-notch practice encompasses a wide array of related matters including restructuring, acquisitions and private placements.
Raphaële Courtier focuses her practice on bank financing matters and comes highly recommended by international peers for the first-rate counsel she delivers to banks and corporate entities. 
Alexander Blackburn is “an excellent M&A and corporate lawyer” who stands out among peers for his superb work handling a range of matters across the sector including restructurings and international financings.

FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER’s Laurent Mabilat is a widely recognised figure in the French banking space who is recognised for his outstanding work advising corporate clients, financial institutions and private equity funds.

Christine Ezcutari at NORTON ROSE FULBRIGHT is commended for her strong expertise on the asset finance and transactional side, where she is recognised for her top-tier work on behalf of banking clients.

At CLIFFORD CHANCE, Thierry Arachtingi is a well-recognised banking and finance practitioner who receives plaudits for his broad expertise in the field, including acquisitions and real estate finance.

Carine Chassol at ALLEN & OVERY is “very active” in the French banking space where she is highlighted by respondents for her strong transactional capability. 

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