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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

Aviation finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Alexander Premont - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Within: Aviation finance

Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP’s team ‘demonstrates expert knowledge and skills together with a top-notch ability for execution’. The group has ‘an encyclopaedic knowledge of the asset financing industry’ and provides clients with ‘a true sense of partnership between the lawyers and their clients’. The department has a varied workload ranging from credit export agency financings to acquisition financing and pre-delivery payment financings, frequently with an international element. The ‘excellent’ and ‘extremely responsive and commercial’ Alexander Premont, who is dual-qualified in English and French law, ‘treats every matter with the utmost importance and professionalism whatever its size or value’; he jointly heads the team with Olivier Fille-Lambie. Highlights included advising Chinese investment company HNA Group on its $1.2bn takeover offer for airline catering company gategroup, and assisting the same client with its acquisition of an approximately 50% stake in Servair from Air France. The team also assisted GE Capital Equipment Finance with the disposal of its portfolio of corporate jet financings in the UK and France. Babcock International Group, Natixis and UBS are other clients. Richard Jadot joined HFW

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France: Banking and finance

Transactional work

Within: Transactional work

The ‘excellent’ Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP provides ‘a broad range of financing expertise’ and ‘a highly experienced team of lawyers capable of offering expert advice in both French and English law’. Key advisers Michel Quéré and English-qualified ‘impressive negotiator’ Alexander Premont specialise in corporate, acquisition, real estate, asset and insurance finance, but also undertake work in debt restructuring. The group has a regional focus on Africa, where its knowledge of commodities and export finance is a strength. Recent highlights include advising IDI and Orca on the financing of the acquisition of an Italian target, involving a senior acquisition financing and a mezzanine unitranche financing. The firm was appointed to the panel of HSBC France and counts Swissport, Europcar and Colina Capital as clients. Julien Martinet was a new arrival from Jeantet.

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France: Shipping

Shipping finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Alexander Premont - Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP

Within: Shipping finance

Following the arrival of dual-qualified practice head Alexander Premont in 2015, Hogan Lovells (Paris) LLP has built a solid high-end financing practice that has ‘expert knowledge and skills in various jurisdictions’. Premont, who is noted for his ‘in-depth knowledge, pragmatism and responsiveness’, and his team ‘are good at anticipating issues before they arise’ and handle instructions pertaining to a large number of vessel types, including container ships, cruise liners, ferries and offshore oil and gas vessels, with a portfolio of expertise that covers debt and project finance, shipping loan securitisations, Islamic finance and capital markets finance instruments. Associate Joseph Newton is ‘an excellent lawyer’ who ‘always thinks a step ahead’. The group advised Société Générale on the French tax lease financing of a vessel chartered to Corsica Ferries. Other clients include BNP Paribas and A. P. Moller – Maersk.

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