Classements

Banque-Finance

Classements Chambers Europe – Banking & Finance 2012/2021

Chambers Europe 2012 / 2021 : Banking & Finance (Band 2)

What the team is known for : Offers notable capabilities across the full range of banking and finance matters, including debt refinancing, real estate and asset finance, as well as LBO acquisition financing and syndicated finance. Solid client base consisting of leading international and French banks, in addition to credit institutions. Provides a full-service offering for clients through cooperation with its real estate, tax and corporate teams. Strengths : Sources highlight the team for its client service and dedication, with one interviewee also highlighting the lawyers for their « ability to be structurally creative, to involve the various departments of the firm and to cover all aspects of a single transaction, » which is « particularly impressive. » Clients also applaud the team members for « very high reactivity, good execution quality and proactivity in managing issues. » (2021)

What the team is known for : Offers notable capabilities across the full range of banking and finance matters, including debt refinancing, real estate and asset finance, as well as LBO acquisition financing and syndicated finance. Solid client base consisting of leading international and French banks, in addition to credit institutions. Also advises corporate clients from the IT, retail and leisure sectors. Provides a full-service offering for clients through co-operation with its real estate, tax and corporate teams. Strengths : Clients laud the lawyers for being « technically very strong and having very good judgement on situations. » (2020)

What the team is known for : Offers notable capabilities across the full range of banking and finance matters, including debt restructuring, real estate and project finance, as well as LBO acquisition financing and syndicated finance. Solid client base consisting of leading international and French banks, in addition to European and US investors and credit institutions. Also advises corporate clients from the natural resources, life sciences and renewable energy sectors. Provides a full-service offering for clients through co-operation with its real estate, tax and public law teams. Strengths : Clients highlight the team’s « reactivity, knowledge of local practices and anticipation and measurement of the risks » as its main strengths. Interviewees also describe the lawyers as « thorough and precise, » and admire how they « really facilitate the negotiations by going straight to the point. » (2019)

What the team is known for: Offers notable capabilities across the full range of banking and finance matters, including debt restructuring, real estate and project finance, as well as LBO acquisition financing and syndicated finance. Solid client base consisting mainly of leading French banks, in addition to European and US investors and credit institutions. Strengths: « Client are impressed by team members’ « amazing attention to customers at any time of the day or night; they make you feel like you are their only client. » Interviewees appreciate the team’s « efficient interactions on key topics or problems during negotiations. » (2018)

What the team is known for: Offers notable capabilities across the full range of banking and finance matters, including LBO acquisition financing, real estate and project finance. Solid client base consisting mainly of leading French banks, in addition to European and US investors and credit institutions. Strengths: « The team has a good understanding of banks’ expectations, but also takes into account the limits acceptable to the clients in terms of negotiation. » (2017)

What the team is known for Strong French firm advising banks, investors and credit institutions on mid-cap transactions. Particularly focused on real estate finance, but is also active in other areas of financing including acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): « De Pardieu is a really good firm, responsive, with great quality in the work and good knowledge. » (2016)

What the team is known for: Sizeable practice handling LBO financings, real estate finance and project finance. Also noted for the cross-disciplinary nature of its transactional work, and its coverage of structured finance, securitisation and derivatives. (2015)

What the team is known for: Well known for its market-leading real estate finance practice. Also noted for its securitisation, derivatives and regulatory work. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): « I like that the firm has a partner who’s the main point of contact and who’s always involved. Partners there don’t follow things from afar but are very present on the deals. » (2014)

This widely respected French firm has a solid offering in the banking sphere. Real estate finance is perhaps the team’s strongest suit, but commentators are also full of praise for its work on mid-cap acquisition financings. The banking team works closely with the firm’s market-leading restructuring and insolvency group, and houses experts in financial services regulation. Sources say: Very high quality and very good for real estate.” “Strong on the French market.” (2013)

This acclaimed banking and finance group regularly advises national and international financial players, insurance companies and public sector bodies. The team is traditionally renowned for its property finance work, and draws upon this strength for many mandates involving key international property operators. Sources say: “The go-to lawyers for mid-cap deals in Paris.” (2012)