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Bredin Prat

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Brussels, Paris

Karine Sultan

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Bredin Prat

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Karine Sultan, Partner, is a member of the Financing team. She specialises in banking and capital markets, with a particular focus on acquisition finance, debt restructurings and real estate financing.

Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2007, she was with Watson, Farley & Williams and Orrick, Herrington & Suttcliffe.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999.


Born in Gabon, she is a graduate of the University of Lille II (Licence in Private Law, 1996), the Institut Supérieur de Commerce de Paris (1996) and the University of Paris V Descartes (DESS in international Business Law, 1997).


Banking and finance: transactional work

Within: Banking and finance: transactional work

The¬†Bredin Prat¬†team impresses with 'a solutions-oriented pragmatic approach' and 'takes into account client needs in negotiations'. 'Dedicated, thorough and available', the group is 'very well integrated with the firm's other practices, giving it an advantage when trying to solve complex issues'. The 'seamless integration with best friends firms' is a clear asset in cross-border mandates. Borrowers provide a strong flow of instructions, but the group also regularly acts for lenders, with a notable emphasis on acquisition finance, restructuring and financings involving capital markets aspects. The team, which is led by practice head¬†Rapha√ęle Courtier, includes the 'very hands-on'¬†Samuel Pariente,¬†whose 'large horizon of transactions allows for different types of approach' 'turned towards finding the optimal alternative for both parties in fast-track mode', and¬†Karine Sultan,¬†who 'has a lot of relevant experience to share'. One recent standout matter saw Courtier advise Groupe Arnault on a ‚ā¨9bn fundraising to finance the cash component of its public offer for a 26% stake in Christian Dior. Ramsay G√©n√©rale de Sant√©, Iliad and Core Equity Holdings are also clients of the firm.

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Capital markets: debt capital markets

Within: Capital markets: debt capital markets

The 'incredible' team at¬†Bredin Prat¬†offers expertise in hybrid securities, both domestic and international, private placements, including by accelerated book building, high-yield offerings, eurobond issues and commercial paper and medium-term note programmes.¬†Samuel Pariente¬†assisted Ingenico Group with its issue of ‚ā¨600m 1.63% bonds due 2024 and¬†Karine Sultan¬†advised Ubisoft on a ‚ā¨500m inaugural bond issue with an annual coupon of 1.29%, with the order book reaching an oversubscription of 4.4 times and totalling ‚ā¨2.2bn.¬†Rapha√ęle Courtier¬†heads the practice. Other clients include Korian and Orpea.

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France: Private Equity

January 2019. By Karine Sultan, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to private equity laws and regulations that may occur in  France . This Q&A is part of the global guide to Private Equity. [Continue Reading]

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