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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

 
Gregory Benteux
Grégory Benteux
Partner
Head of Securitisation and Structured Finance
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Grégory has joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2009 and is in charge of the securitisation and structured finance and debt activities.He specialises in both domestic and offshore securitisation and structured...
Alexandre Bordenave
Alexandre Bordenave
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Alexandre joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2009. He advises financial institutions and their clients in the implementation and negotiation of securitisation and structured finance transactions. Alexandre...
Rosetta Ferrère
Rosetta Ferrère
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Rosetta joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2011.Rosetta Ferrère has a broad experience in advising corporate clients and financial institutions on capital markets and financing transactions, notably...
Geoffrey Levesque
Geoffrey Levesque
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Geoffrey joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2018 as Counsel in charge of project finance.He has developed a recognized expertise in financing in the infrastructure and energy sectors (greenfield or brownfield...
Laurent Mion
Laurent Mion
Partner
Lawyer
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurent joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 1986. A partner in the firm since 1998 and former member of the Supervisory Board, he now manages the Banking and Finance Department, which employs around twenty...
Arnaud Reygrobellet
Arnaud Reygrobellet
Partner
Professeur à l’Université de Paris Nanterre
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Arnaud Reygrobellet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2008
Marc-Etienne-Sébire VDEF
Marc-Etienne Sébire
Partner
Global Co-Head of the CMS Banking & Finance Group
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Marc-Etienne is partner and co-heads the CMS Banking & Finance Group, which consists of over 550 lawyers in 40 countries.Marc-Etienne set up the Capital Markets practice in France. He advises on a wide...
Bertrand Sénéchal
Bertrand Sénéchal
Partner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Bertrand Sénéchal joined CMS Francis Lefebvre as a partner in November 2023.His main practice is securities law and in particular equity capital markets transactions (initial public offerings, capital...
Jérôme Sutour
Jérôme Sutour
Partner
Head of Financial Services
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jérôme joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2007. He is responsible for the Financial Services Group within the firm's Banking, Finance & Insurance Department and co-chairs the Funds and Regulation Practice...
Mathieu Françon
Mathieu Françon
Of Counsel
Financial Services
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Mathieu Françon joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in April 2023, as a member of the financial services team.He focuses on banking and financial law, as well as payment services law. He advises French and foreign...