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Johanne Hague

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Juristconsult Chambers


Position: Legal & Tax Consultant


Johanne Hague is a Legal & Tax Consultant at the firm. She was admitted by the Law Society of England and Wales as a solicitor of England and Wales in September 2007, after completing her Diploma in Legal Practice at BPP Law School in London and her training contract. Johanne holds an LLB in English and French Law, having graduated with first class honours at King’s College London. She also holds a “Maîtrise en droits francais et anglais” (Mention Bien) from the Université de Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne. Prior to joining Juristconsult Chambers, Johanne worked for three years at the London offices of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, as an in-house tax lawyer and Vice-President of the Corporate Tax Section. Between 2005 and 2010, she was a trainee and a solicitor at Linklaters LLP London working in its London and Dubai offices. Johanne’s practice areas cover various aspects of corporate, banking and commercial law, with particular focus on tax and finance. She has considerable experience on tax legislation in the UK and a number of emerging markets and regularly advises on international aspects of cross-border transactions and restructuring of companies. She also has significant experience in various types of financing products, including conventional loan finance, securitisation, project finance, Islamic finance, derivative instruments as well as equity and debt capital markets. She has advised a number of leading international corporates and banks on the efficient restructuring and disposal of businesses. She also has knowledge of competition law.


English, French & Creole


Solicitor of England and Wales


2007- Admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales; 2004- 2007- Diploma in Legal Practice, BPP Law School, London, UK; 2002-2004- Maîtrise en droit francais et anglais (equivalent to an LLM with specialisation in English & French Law, Kings’ College London, UK & Université de Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, France ; 2000-2002- LLB in English & French Law, Kings’ College London, UK & Université de Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, France


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The ‘knowledgeableJuristconsult Chambers is ‘near the top for corporate finance’. Nicolas Richard has ‘excellent analytical skills’ and advised Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, as trustee, on an aircraft financing. Johanne Hague and chairman Marc Hein are also noted.

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