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Alexander Premont

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Banking

Position

Alexander Premont, partner, is a banking and finance lawyer based in our Paris and London offices. He is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and to the Paris bar as an Avocat. Alexander has an extensive cross-border finance practice covering acquisition/leverage, asset and insurance financings. He regularly advises financial institutions, alternative credit providers, corporates and private equity sponsors in acquisition and leveraged financings in the insurance, hotel, maritime and aviation industries. Alexander has a breadth of leverage product knowledge (including European and U.S. Term Loan B (TLB), covenant-lite, super senior revolving credit facilities and pari high yield bond transactions).

Languages

English, French

Member

Franco – British Lawyers Society

Education

LL.B (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University, 2005; L.P.C., Inns of Court School of Law, London; Masters, University of Paris XII


France

Aviation finance

Within: Aviation finance

With the French-English dual-qualified Alexander Premont at the helm, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has a strong international practice. The group impresses with its rich experience in a large number of financing instruments, ranging from export credit agency financings to acquisition financings and securitisations. Islamic finance and tax-based financings, in particular French, German and Japanese tax-based financings. Recent highlights include advising Swissport Financing on the financing and acquisition of ground handling operator Aerocare, an international instruction which saw the firm leverage its global footprint. The client roster also features Société Générale, UBS and Natixis.

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Banking and finance: transactional work

Within: Banking and finance: transactional work

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has a combined finance and capital markets team with an international outlook, for which outbound financing - particularly involving African states - is an especially busy area. Recent highlights include advising Swissport Financing on a €660m refinancing which involved fourteen different jurisdictions and drew on a team of lawyers spread across the firm's Paris, London and New York offices. Another standout matter was the representation of senior lenders in the financing of LBO France's acquisition of Bexley France and Bexley Belgique. The core quartet of lawyers in the practice are Sabine Bironneau-Loy, Olivier Fille-Lambie, Alexander Premont and Michel Quéré. Clients also include Barclays, Société Générale and Chequers Capital.

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Shipping finance

Within: Shipping finance

The 'dedicated' team at Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP impresses with its 'extensive experience'. 'As a go-to team in the field', the practice combines 'good knowledge of the market with the capacity to adapt and find workable solutions'. The group's portfolio of expertise comprises all vessel types, with substantial debt, tax-structured and capital market financing expertise. In a recent highlight, Société Générale instructed the team on the structuring of the unwinding of the existing financing for two container ships chartered to Cosco, including the drafting of indemnity provisions for different creditors and the unwinding of tax leases and hedge agreements. BNP Paribas Suisse, UBS and Natixis are also clients. 'Excellent lawyer' and practice head Alexander Premont 'is very much available for his clients' and 'very reliable'.

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London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

A 'strong player in the aviation sector', Hogan Lovells International LLP has developed robust ties with a range of clients in the industry including operators, funds, lessors, banks, manufacturers and export credit agencies, thereby ensuring not only that it receives a significant volume of work but also that it has an excellent perspective across the market as a whole. Team head Robert Fugard handles a significant amount of work for core client Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA including acting for it on its first AFIC-backed financing of six B737Max8 aircraft and on its UK Export Finance-supported JOLCO financing of a B787-9 aircraft (the airlines' first ever JOLCO financing and the first time that a JOLCO had ever been combined with a UKEF-supported Boeing financing). Richard Goss is rapidly gaining a strong reputation in the sector and recently advised Pembroke Capital (the aviation lessor of Standard Chartered Bank) on the sale and novation to Goshawk Aviation of a portfolio of eight aircraft on lease to a number of different airlines, including Norwegian Air, South African Airways and Vueling. Outside of the aviation sector, Alexander Premont uses his expertise across many financial products to provide a very commercial service to stakeholders on new money financings and restructurings in the shipping sector; he recently advised Société Générale and a pool of lenders on the restructuring of 14 financial leases and related loan financings with the Greenship Gas group. Shalini Bhuchar is also recommended across both aviation and shipping finance work, often involving an African nexus, while Simon Gwynne has a strong reputation in the rail sector. Clients include RBS/Lombard, SMBC, Bank of China Aviation and African Export-Import Bank.

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