France: Capital Markets 2019

We highlight 15 individuals in this chapter who are renowned for their expertise in transactional and regulatory matters in the capital markets field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Hervé Ekué  Allen & Overy LLP, Paris
2. Cédric Burford  Clifford Chance Europe LLP, Paris

Allen & Overy has impressive standing in the market and sees two practitioners listed in this chapter.
Hervé Ekué is a leading light in the capital markets space and is known for his impressive expertise in a wide range of matters including regulations, debt and securities. 
Dan Lauder has experience in a variety of capital markets issues, displaying impressive acumen on complex bonds, warrants and regulations matters.

Clifford Chance is also home to two outstanding individuals.
Cédric Burford excels in debt and bond issuances, and frequently represents institutional clients on an international level in high-value proceedings.
Jonathan Lewis is a long-standing expert in the French market who focuses his top-tier practice on securitisation and debt financing matters.  

Linklaters sees two experts listed this year.
Patrice Doat advises a variety of clients in financing, bonds and securitisation matters, distinguishing himself as a highly knowledgeable practitioner in the field.
Bertrand Andriani specialises in complex financing matters and is applauded for his work acting for clients in international transactions that span a range of sectors.

Valérie Lemaitre from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has extensive experience in capital markets transactions where she advises on issues that range from IPOs to bonds.

Olivier Hubert of De Pardieu Brocas Maffei offers clients deep expertise in regulatory and transactional matters in the capital markets sphere, drawing on his vast experience in the banking sector.

Philippe Herbelin at White & Case heads the firm’s EMEA capital markets group. He is credited for the first-rate counsel he delivers to clients on cross-border financings and securitisations.

At Hogan Lovells, Sharon Lewis is a well-known name among peers, who has extensive knowledge of capital markets issues. She is frequently engaged in acting for institutional clients on high-value transactions and complex regulatory matters. 

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