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Capital Markets Lawyers

The Capital Markets team advises issuers (public and private), financial institutions and other participants on all types of capital markets transactions, including in relation to equity and equity-linked products, debt offerings and derivatives.

Our Practice areas

Our team advises issuers, financial institutions and other participants on all types of capital markets transactions:
Equity and equity-linked products;

  • initial public offerings
  • secondary offerings
  • convertible and exchangeable bonds
  • preference shares
  • certificates
  • warrants

Debt offering

  • plain-vanilla and structured bonds
  • Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) programmes
  • hybrid instruments (including Tier 1 and Tier 2 for financial institutions and insurance companies)
  • covered bonds
  • obligations foncières
  • obligations de financement de l'habitat
  • high yield
  • commercial paper programmes (including French law titres de créance négociables) 
  • debt restructuring
  • liability management transactions

Derivatives

  • advice and assistance to clients on the regulation applicable to derivative instruments
  • structuring and documenting transactions, including for equity derivatives (including structured financing, hedging and monetization transactions involving forwards, options and swaps)
  • drafting and negotiating ISDA and FBF master agreements
  • securities lending and repo transactions
  • credit derivatives

The members of the Capital Markets team have been working for a long time with regulators such as the Autorité des marchés financiers, the Autorité de contrôle prudentiel,  the Banque de France, NYSE Euronext and Euroclear France, allowing an optimal and smooth treatment of the transactions by such authorities.

Our approach 

A great reactivity, very often essential for market transactions
Synergy of expertise: we call upon the skills of other experts in the firm to ensure that the matters to which we are entrusted are dealt with in the best possible manner and that every transaction is fully covered
Ability to deal with complex issues: our team works on innovative cross-border transactions along with our CMS network partners as necessary, including on US and English law aspects
Innovative, customised solutions: attentive to our clients, we respond in the best possible way to their present and future needs.

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Picture of Grégory Benteux
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...
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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...
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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 ...
Pierre Maunand
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre Maunand joined the Capital Markets team of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018, after having assisted the team during a six-month internship. He advises corporate clients and financial...
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Yaël Fitoussi
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Yaël Fitoussi 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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Myriam Issad
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Myriam Issad advises financial institutions, issuers and investors on numerous market transactions in the area of debt securities (bond issues, European private placements (Euro PP), EMTN...
Délany Chelliah
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Délany Chelliah joined the Capital Markets team of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017. Délany advises financial institutions, issuers and investors on numerous market transactions in the area of d...
Pauline Larroque
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pauline Larroque advises financial institutions, asset managers and corporates on derivative transactions, repurchase agreements, stock loans and their documentation (ISDA, FBF, GMRA, GMSLA Master...