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Structured financing Lawyers

From globalisation and market sophistication to fiercer competition at a domestic and international level, greater regulatory pressure and increasing legislation – the environment and market for structured finance transactions are constantly changing in terms of practices and techniques.
To ensure the success of your transactions and manage risk in this changing environment, it is important to structure them securely, in accordance with applicable regulations and banking market practices. Another area for attention is the production of financing documentation, which must respond to your internal constraints and secure each transaction in connection with all types of financing. Finally, it is important to ensure an even distribution of risks between the parties involved in each transaction and ensure that each party's interests are protected according to the type of transaction at hand.

This triple challenge means you need to have access to a reliable source of legal knowledge and be advised by specialised and dedicated professionals able to provide you with an excellent quality of service in a sometimes very short timeframe.
Our Structured Finance team, composed of experts in banking and finance, supports you to ensure the smooth treatment and reliability of all types of financing, in relation to national and cross-border transactions.
Based on an in-depth knowledge of practices, our team will assist you on structuring your finance transactions (to define the terms and conditions and specific characteristics of each transactions and guide your choices based on applicable regulations and potential developments) all along the life of a transaction until completion (drafting and negotiation of financing and related documentation, term sheet and final documents, managing relations with the various participants, checking conditions precedent, and proceeding to necessary formalities in relation to the financing and security documentation). Our specialists advise our client on corporate finance transactions (financing of working capital, refinancing of existing debt and debt restructuring), acquisition financing (acquisition of companies' shares or goodwill, with or without leverage – including LBOs – and capex and external growth financing) as well as project finance transactions (infrastructure and renewable energies notably).
Our team also advises on real-estate finance transactions, stock financing and asset finance. It also has significant experience in terms of Euro PP financing, both in loan and bond format, with or without security interests.
In collaboration with other teams of our firm, whose expertise are called upon on a case-by-case basis, our experts are able to offer you a comprehensive understanding of all legal and tax issues which may arise over the course of a financing transaction.

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Grégory Benteux
Part­ner
Head of Securitisation and Structured Finance
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Grégory has joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2009 and is in charge of the securitisation and structured finance and debt activities. He specialises in both domestic and offshore securitisation...
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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 banks...
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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 Regulation Pr...
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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 significant...
 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 or...
Pauline Coulon
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pauline joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Banking and Finance department in 2020. Previously, she worked as a trainee lawyer in projects, infrastructures and finance departments of major international...
Sadri Desenne-Djoudi
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Sadri Desenne-Djoudi joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2015, after being associate for several years in the Banking and Finance department of Ashurst LLP and Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats.Sadri mainly...
Hurstel Charles-Antoyne
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018.He is specialized in project finance and PPP/PFI projects advising financial institutions and borrowers on French and cross border transactions,...
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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 programmes,...
Charlotte Tachet
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Charlotte Tachet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2017. Charlotte's practice focuses on banking and financial matters, in both domestic and international transactions, with special emphasis on...