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Norton Rose Fulbright

PARISEIGHT, 40 RUE DE COURCELLES, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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France

Aviation finance
Aviation finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has well-established capabilities across a broad range of asset financing work, with key recent developments for the practice including the increased implementation of French 'optimal lease' structures, as well as a growing use of innovative new funding sources for aircraft, such as insurance companies. The group's strong bench includes practice head George Paterson, Marc Hamilton and Alex Wass, all of whom have an extensive track record in assisting with cross-border cases.

Leading individuals

George Paterson - Norton Rose Fulbright

Marc Hamilton - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Banking and finance: transactional work
Banking and finance: transactional work - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is especially strong in asset financing and boasts an impressive track record in receivables financing in connection with factoring, discount facilities, reverse factoring and supply chain finance. The key contacts are practice head Christine Ezcutari and Janet Butterworth, both of who focus on structured finance, project finance specialist Anne Lapierre,  asset finance expert Marc Hamilton and George Paterson, whose specialism is export credit finance. Of counsel Jean-Norbert Pontier focuses on cross-border structured finance and project finance in the infrastructure, mining and commodities sectors.

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Capital markets: equity capital markets
Capital markets: equity capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Compliance
Compliance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright shows ‘excellent technical knowledge’ and offers ‘personalised legal advice that turns into practical measures’. Headed by the ‘dedicated and efficient’ Christian Dargham, who has ‘a very high level of expertise’, the ‘available and flexible’ team ‘speaks both the regulatory and business languages and is absolutely expert in the field of ethics and compliance’. The practice advises on the setting up of anti-corruption programmes and is also assisting companies and banks with French and multi-jurisdictional investigations, notably through the conduct of internal investigations. In addition, Nadège Martin provides data protection expertise, while Marta Giner Asins is the key contact for antitrust compliance issues.

Leading individuals

Christian Dargham - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime
Dispute resolution: White-collar crime - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

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EU, competition and distribution
EU, competition and distribution - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

The practice at Norton Rose Fulbright advises clients on sensitive regulatory investigations into cartel and other anticompetitive behaviour, dawn raids, and merger control issues with a particular focus on African jurisdictions. The team recently welcomed new public law and regulatory expert Marion Roquette-Pfister, who is particularly strong in the life sciences and healthcare sector, from Clifford Chance, and promoted Arnaud Sanz to of counsel. Practice head Marta Giner Asins has been supported by senior associate Yann Anselin in her work in the banking sector.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is praised for its ‘high involvement and responsiveness’ and fields ‘a knowledgeable and efficient’ team. Philippe Hameau is a well-known figure in the market.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's caseload displays a good spread of transactional, regulatory and litigation work. Fintech and Insurtech instructions and mandates to assist with transactional risks insurance are stand-out specialisms. Benedicte Denis heads the practice, with key support coming from of counsel Orsolya Hegedus.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Shipping finance
Shipping finance - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright primarily acts for financial institutions, and is also experienced in advising export credit agencies and shipping companies. With the French-English dual-qualified Christine Ezcutari at the helm, the practice demonstrates particular strength in structured financing and export credit financing work. Counsel Alexandre Roth is also noted.

Leading individuals

Christine Ezcutari - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers

Alexandre Roth - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

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France: Industry focus

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences
Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright fields a multi-disciplinary healthcare and life sciences team which includes competition expert Marta Giner Asins and corporate specialist Stéphane Sabatier. Also notable is of counsel Arnaud Sanz, who supports Giner Asins on the competition side of the sector.

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Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

The 'special attention to detail and in-depth understanding of the needs and interests of her clients, great professionalism and availability' of Norton Rose Fulbright's Nadège Martin make her particularly popular with clients. She recently led the advice to an international retailer on the launch in North Africa of a 'smartstore', and collaborated with the regulations and investigations team to guide a real estate client through the fallout of a cyber attack which caused data breach and other complications. In other highlights, the team advised on GDPR compliance programmes, as well as IT due diligence and contractual renegotiations in the context of M&A transactions.

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Industry focus: energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is a popular choice for sponsors and investors in the renewable energy sector. It advises on large offshore wind projects, landmark solar projects and oil and gas and mining work. Practice head Anne Lapierre is highly regarded. Other key names include Christophe Asselineau, Arnaud Bélisaire and Alain Malek.

Leading individuals: Energy project

Anne Lapierre - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next generation lawyers: Energy project

Arnaud Bélisaire - Norton Rose Fulbright

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Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

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Turkey

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