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Banking & Finance Lawyers

The global banking and finance industry is faced with increasing financial and regulatory pressures and new and more complex rules and practices that you need to anticipate and take advantage of. For your cross border business, you also face potentially conflicting market practices and rules, but also new opportunities. Our team of 30 specialist lawyers can ensure you are always one step ahead of market developments across the spectrum of regulatory issues, mutual funds and banking, structured finance and capital markets transactions .

Whether you are a financial institution, corporate, asset manager, mutual fund or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, capital markets, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best business outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

"I'm very satisfied with the work on all accounts. The team is fully dedicated and available. I am not the only client, but I'm given that impression. When I work with this firm I know the job will be done, because it has brilliant negotiation skills and a high level of technical understanding of the law. We like working with CMS because the lawyers are always creative and offer easy solutions to our problems. I always receive the documents within the strict deadlines. We've built a trusting relationship with them, they advise us on how to improve our scope of business and give information on the market. What is important for us is their global view and knowledge of the European markets." Chambers 2015

"In capital markets the firm has one of the most respected debt teams in the jurisdiction." IFLR 1000 2016

"CMS' team, which has ‘very good industry knowledge’, recently completed a number of landmark transactions. CMS advises on derivatives and has a strong securitisation practice." Legal 500 2014

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Grégory Benteux
Part­ner
Head of Securitisation and Structured Finance
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Grégory is a well-known expert in securitisation and covered bonds. As such, he advises financial institutions and their clients on the setting-up and implementation of securitisation programs. ...
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Marc-Etienne Sébire
Part­ner
Head of Capital Markets
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marc-Etienne advises financial institutions, issuers and investors on capital market transactions including debt capital markets (plain-vanilla and structured bonds, European private placements (Eu...
Arnaud Reygrobellet
Arnaud Reygrobellet
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Arnaud Reygrobellet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2008.
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Laurent Mion
Part­ner
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurent Mion is a partner specialising in insurance law within the Banking and Finance Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. His practice encompasses all types of financing operations both for...
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Jérôme Sutour
Part­ner
Head of Financial Services
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jérôme joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2007. He is responsible for the Financial Services Group within the firm's Banking, Finance & Insurance Department and co-chairs the Funds and Re...
Karima Lachgar
Coun­sel
Head of Market Intelligence and Regulatory Watch
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Karima Lachgar joined the firm in April 2017. Previously, for more than seven years she held the post of director general of the French Association of Securities Professionals (AFTI – Association F...
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Alexandre Bordenave
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Alexandre advises financial institutions and their clients in the implementation and negotiation of securitisation and structured finance transactions. Alexandre is very keen on practising law...
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Rosetta Ferrère
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Rosetta Ferrère has a broad experience in advising corporate clients and financial institutions on capital markets and financing transactions, notably with respect to: debt offerings (plain-vanilla ...
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Benjamin Guilleminot
Coun­sel
Head of Structured financing
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Benjamin Guilleminot advises banks and financial institutions (as well as borrowers, on occasion) with regards to all types of financing (both in French and cross-border transactions). He has...
 Geoffroy Levesque
Geoffrey Levesque
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Geoffrey joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018 as Counsel in charge of project finance. He has developed a recognized expertise in financing in the infrastructure and energy sectors (greenfield...