Ms Laetitia Lemercier > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
Paris
75008
France
Laetitia Lemercier photo

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)

Position

Laetitia Lemercier was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001 and specialises in structured finance. She is a member of Gide’s Banking & Finance practice group and has significant experience in real estate finance, project finance, acquisition and corporate finance, as well as in debt restructuring.

She regularly advises financial institutions or borrowers and investors at all stages of the structuring or restructuring, drafting and negotiation of complex financing transactions.

Laetitia Lemercier co-authored the model Euro PP credit agreement and is an external speaker at Science Po Paris. She holds a postgraduate degree in business law and taxation and a master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, as well as a master’s degree in management sciences in finance from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

Laetitia Lemercier is recommended in banking and finance law by the international legal guide Legal 500 EMEA.

 

Career

Laetitia regularly advises French and foreign institutions (lead arrangers, senior or mezzanine lenders) or borrowers (investors, corporate, sponsors) on the structuring or restructuring, drafting and negotiation of complex financial transactions, acquisition or real estate development transactions, infrastructure financing, acquisition financing, asset and fleet financing, off-balance sheet and corporate financing, as well as refinancing transactions in these same areas.

Laetitia has worked on the PPP financing of the Seine Musicale on the Ile Seguin, which was the first mixed financing (banking and securitisation) of a PPP, on the mixed refinancing of the PPP relating to the Ministry of Defence in Balard and to the Palais de Justice (court house) in Paris. She advised on the refinancing of the Eiffarie debt for the acquisition of the motorway company APRR in 2012, 2015 and 2020. She has also worked on the financing of the acquisition of portfolios of logistics assets, hotels or EHPAD and the refinancing of the debt and development of a hotel group.

Laetitia recently acted for the sponsors in the financing of the development of a campus in Nanterre. She has been involved in the unwinding of several PPP financings (including recently the Nantes University Hospital). She also recently advised the concessionaire for the refinancing of the Tancarville and Normandy bridges and one of the potential buyers (not retained) in the financing of the acquisition of Equans.

Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel (2016)
Joins Gide Loyrette Nouel (2001)

Languages

French and English

Education

Admitted to the Paris Bar (2001)
Post-graduate degree (DESS) in business and tax law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University  (1999)
Master’s degree in business law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (1998)
Master’s degree in economics and finance, Paris IX University  (1995)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

(Leading individuals)

Laetitia LemercierGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s team garners client praise for its ‘incomparable expertise in the banking and finance market’. Its offering spans bank lending, structured finance, equity and bond issuances, and derivative products traded both over-the-counter and on regulated exchanges. Focusing on French, English and US law, the group benefits from the local expertise of the firm’s international network. Eric Cartier-Millon has extensive experience of structured finance and project finance, representing major banks, sponsors and corporates in LBO finance transactions. Rémi Tabbagh is highly regarded for his ‘strong expertise in real estate financing and investment’Laetitia Lemercier is another key contact. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in May 2021. Since publication, Kamel Ben Salah left the firm.

France > Project finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Laetitia LemercierGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is home to an excellent international project practice, with a strong presence in Africa where it advises all types of stakeholders on infrastructure and energy projects. The team handles a high amount of energy-related work, advising on multiple solar projects as well as on large-scale hydropower projects. Several transport and real estate African infrastructure projects also feature in the caseload. The group’s expertise in European and Asian project work was sought after by EDF for the development of several billion-dollar nuclear EPR projects. Marie Bouvet-GuiramandJohn CrothersVictor GrandguillaumeNicolas Jean and Stéphane Vernay are all excellent. The international practice is completed by strong domestic capabilities. Public law expert Thomas Courtel and finance partners Laetitia Lemercier and Farah El-Bsat, who was promoted to partner in July 2021, have a very good reputation in France for public infrastructure projects, notably for road and transport projects. The firm is increasingly present in French offshore wind projects. The named partners share the lead of the practice.

France > Real estate

(Leading individuals)

Laetitia LemercierGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

The ‘highly responsive and dedicated team’ at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. provides counsel at all stages of the real estate value creation chain, from zoning permits and construction through to sophisticated and tax efficient investment vehicles. The setting up of joint ventures and share-deals, leasing matters, asset-management, structured financing, and downstream investments through both share and asset deals are other core areas. Frédéric Nouel leads a team of acclaimed real estate lawyers: Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Christopher Szostak, Hugues MoreauRémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier. Antoine Mary was promoted to partner in July 2021. Since publication, Kamel Ben Salah left the firm.

Paris > Immobilier

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Laetitia LemercierGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. dispose d’une « équipe très réactive et dévouée », capable de traiter l’ensemble des problématiques juridiques et fiscales propres au marché immobilier ; de l’obtention des permis de construire à la création de fonds d’investissement. Le champ d’expertises couvre notamment la création de partenariat, la gestion d’actifs, les financements structurés et les opérations d’investissement. La pratique est dirigée par  Frédéric Nouel et comprend de nombreux avocats très réputés: Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Christopher Szostak, Hugues MoreauRémi Tabbagh et Laetitia Lemercier. Antoine Mary a été promu associé en juillet 2021.

Paris > Financement de projets

(Les grands avocats de demain)

Laetitia LemercierGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. abrite une excellente pratique de grands projets internationaux. Le cabinet est très présent en Afrique où il conseille tous types d’acteurs impliqués dans des projets énergétiques et d’infrastructures – dont de nombreux projets photovoltaïques, de grands projets hydroélectriques, ainsi que des projets immobiliers et d’infrastructures de transport. Le champ d’intervention géographique est large. Le cabinet est notamment le conseil d’EDF dans le développement de plusieurs projets d’EPR en Europe et en Asie.  Marie Bouvet-GuiramandJohn CrothersVictor GrandguillaumeNicolas Jean et Stéphane Vernay sont tous d’excellents experts. La pratique internationale du cabinet est complétée par une pratique tout aussi renommée au plan national. L’associé publiciste Thomas Courtel et les expertes en financement de projets Laetitia Lemercier et Farah El-Bsat (qui a été promue associée en juillet 2021) disposent d’une excellente réputation pour la conduite de projets portant sur des infrastructures publiques dans le pays, notamment en matière de projets routiers et de transport. Le cabinet est enfin présent dans de grands projets nationaux d’éoliennes offshore. La pratique est codirigée par l’ensemble des associés mentionnés.

Paris > Banque et finance: Transactions

(Les grands avocats du marché)

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