France: Banking 2019

We highlight 16 standout practitioners in this chapter, recognising them for their excellent work handling financial, regulatory and contentious matters across the banking sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Samuel Pariente Bredin Prat, Paris
2. Jean-François Adelle Jeantet AARPI, Paris
3. Raphaële Courtier  Bredin Prat, Paris

Bredin Prat sees three impressive practitioners listed in this chapter.
Samuel Pariente is recognised as one of the most prominent banking experts in the French market, He excels in a wide range of banking issues including financing, debt restructuring and transactions.  
Raphaële Courtier is a top-tier banking and financing specialist applauded for his impressive work on a wide array of matters including leveraged buyout and acquisition financing.
Alexander Blackburn possesses deep experience in corporate financing and banking issues, and is regarded as a go-to name in the French market.

Gide Loyrette Nouel also has three experts noted.
Xavier de Kergommeaux regularly acts in multimillion-dollar deals across the banking sector. He has a diverse practice with experience acting for high-profile institutional clients in the market.
Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville is a well-respected figure when it comes to banking regulation and disputes, with experience acting for state and institutional clients on an international level.
Eric Cartier-Millon dedicates his practice to advising clients on high-value banking and financing issues, offering clients deep expertise in debt and structuring financing.

Jean-François Adelle at Jeantet AARPI is internationally recognised as one of the leading banking lawyers in the country. His expertise spans complex transactional and regulatory matters across the sector.

Laurent Mabilat of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has extensive experience in the banking sector, expertly advising a wide variety of clients in acquisition and leveraged financing.

At Norton Rose Fulbright, Christine Ezcutari focuses her first-rate practice on advising domestic and international banks in sophisticated financing and transactional issues.

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