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Benoît Fournier

Benoît Fournier

Associate

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages English, French

Benoît Fournier advises banks and borrowers on all types of financing. He specialises in banking and finance, in particular in acquisition finance, corporate finance, real estate finance and distressed finance.

Benoît joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in September 2014.

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Relevant experience

  • Lecturer at University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne in the "Master II Droit Financier" course (under-graduate diploma in financial law)
  • Lecturer at University Paris-Est Créteil in the "Diplôme Universitaire Contentieux International des Affaires" course (under-graduate diploma in international business litigation)
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Education

  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to act as a solicitor or barrister in France) (October 2014)
  • Post-graduate degree (LL.M.) in banking and financial law, University of Luxembourg (2012)
  • Post-graduate degree (D.U.) in international business litigation,  University Paris-Est Créteil (2012)
  • Post-graduate degree (master) in comparative law, University Paris-Est Créteil (2011)
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Memberships

  • Founding member of database Lynxlex.com.
  • Member of the « Conseil de l’Ordre du Jeune Barreau » (young sollicitors' association) (Since june 2017)
  • Bar Admission, Hauts de Seine, France (2015)
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Publications

  • Publication d’un avant-projet de réforme du droit des sûretés, co-author – Option Finance (December, 2017)
  • Le modèle LMA après la réforme du droit des contrats, co-author – Revue de droit bancaire et financier, LexisNexis (July, 2017)
  • Garantie autonome : l'affirmation jurisprudentielle d'un principe d'intransmissibilité, co-author – Revue Lamy Droit Civil (March, 2017)
  • Le guide de la réforme du droit des contrats - La pratique bancaire, co-author – Option Finance (Hors série) (April, 2016)
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Expertise

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10 December 2018
Ac­quis­i­tion of Sopral by Par­quest Cap­it­al
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats ad­vised the lenders in re­la­tion to the ac­quis­i­tion by Par­quest Cap­it­al of a ma­jor­ity stake in Sopral, a com­pany spe­cial­ising in the for­mu­la­tion, pro­duc­tion and mar­ket­ing in...
12/09/2018
Circle Me­dia Group ad­vised by CMS on the ac­quis­i­tion of CPI
CMS as­sisted Circle Me­dia Group with the ac­quis­i­tion of the CPI group, one of the lead­ing play­ers in the European book print­ing mar­ket. The CMS team was com­prised of more than 70 as­so­ci­ates from six jur­is­dic­tions...
24/01/2018
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats and Her­bert Smith Free­hills on in­sert­ing en­vir­on­ment­al...
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats ac­ted as coun­sel for Fro­mager­ies Bel, and Her­bert Smith Free­hills as coun­sel for the banks, in con­nec­tion with in­clud­ing en­vir­on­ment­al and so­cial cri­ter­ia in Fro­mager­ies Bel's...
16/10/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises banks as part of the fin­an­cing of the...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre was leg­al ad­visor to the banks in the own­er buy out (OBO) of the Aserti Group, one of the European lead­ers in op­er­a­tion­al re­pair and main­ten­ance of in­dus­tri­al equip­ment.As...
28/07/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised the lenders of the fin­an­cing of the...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised the lenders on the fin­an­cing of the primary LBO by the InCA group, a spe­cial­ist in the con­struc­tion of de­tached homes.Sup­por­ted by GSO Cap­it­al (the Crédit Ag­ri­cole...
19/07/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises lenders on Bastide Group's syn­dic­ated...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised the lenders on the Bastide group’s syn­dic­ated loan.The Bastide group, a spe­cial­ist in home health­care pro­vi­sion, health­care in­sti­tu­tions and home­care ser­vices, has...
04/04/217
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises lenders in con­nec­tion with the Arche...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ac­ted as coun­sel for the Arche ac­quis­i­tion of La­forêt.Arche, the hold­ing com­pany for Citya (the third largest French play­er in as­set man­age­ment), has re­cently ac­quired the...
20 October 2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises NGE on the Op­tim­isa­tion of its Fin­an­cial...
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre was ad­visor to NGE, the French multi-dis­cip­lin­ary pub­lic works group, for a threefold trans­ac­tion de­signed to op­tim­ise its fin­an­cial struc­ture. The trans­ac­tion in­volved the...
20/01/2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises banks on the ac­quis­i­tion of a stake...
King & Wood Mal­lesons ad­vised Salve­par (Tike­hau group) on its ac­quis­i­tion of a stake in Neoness. Salve­par in­ves­ted €25 mil­lion in shares and con­vert­ible bonds, giv­ing it 25% of the cap­it­al, along­side...
21/07/2015
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises the CCI of the Nord de France re­gion...
Fol­low­ing the sig­na­ture in Feb­ru­ary with the Nord-Pas-de-Cal­ais re­gion of the 50-year con­ces­sion con­tract re­lat­ing to the man­age­ment, op­er­a­tion, up­keep, main­ten­ance and de­vel­op­ment of the sea ports of...
23/03/2015
SILL re­fin­ances its debt and In­vest­ments: CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vises...
The SILL Group, a fam­ily agri-food group based in Brit­tany, suc­cess­fully re­fin­anced its ex­ist­ing debt, via a Euro PP private bond place­ment and bank fin­an­cing, which will also al­low it to fin­ance its...