Mr Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand > Shearman & Sterling LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Shearman & Sterling LLP
7 RUE JACQUES BINGEN
75017 PARIS
France

Work Department

Finance
Financial Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Partner

Career

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand is a partner in the Finance practice.

He primarily focuses on acquisition financing, real estate financing and corporate financing, as well as refinancing; transactions for which he advises financial institutions, investment funds and industrial groups.

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand is also very active in insolvency matters, amicable proceedings as well as debt restructuring. As part of these procedures, both French and cross-border, he advises distressed companies, their shareholders, creditors, investors or business buyers, and works alongside investment funds, turnaround funds, banks or industrial groups.

Before becoming a lawyer, he practiced as an assistant trustee in bankruptcy in Paris. This unique feature, his experience as well as his excellent knowledge of financings enable him to comprehensively address the strategic challenges facing his clients and thus protect their interests, whether they are distressed companies, creditors or investors.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Paris

Education

Université Paris II Panthéon-ASSAS, Ph.D. in Law (Doctorat)

The University of Chicago, LL.M.

Institut  Catholique de Paris, D.E.A. in Canonical Law

Université Paris II Panthéon-ASSAS, D.E.A. in Business and Economic Law

Lawyer Rankings

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

Shearman & Sterling LLP handles a wide range of financing matters for leading banks, alternative debt providers, sponsors and corporates, with a particular focus on real estate financing and LBO financing. Working in collaboration with the firm’s international network across Europe and the US, the team is particularly sought after to act on cross-border mandates. Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand, who leads the practice, is experienced in acquisition finance, real estate finance and debt restructuring. Maud Manon joined the group in January 2022 from DLA Piper.

Paris > Financement de projets

Shearman & Sterling LLP assiste de grands prêteurs internationaux sur le financement de projets d’infrastructures divers, principalement en Afrique. Dirigée par Lachlan Poustie , la pratique parisienne intervient sur le financement ou la restructuration de plusieurs grands projets portuaires, aéroportuaires et de transport au Gabon, en Tunisie et en Côte d’Ivoire. L’équipe est aussi régulièrement impliquée dans des projets énergétiques, dont un important projet hydroélectrique en Sierra Leone. Enfin, l’équipe assiste aussi des entreprises et des sponsors. Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand  contribue aussi à la pratique.

Paris > Banque et finance: Transactions

Shearman & Sterling LLP traite une large gamme d’opérations de financement pour le compte de grandes banques, de fonds de dettes, de sponsors et d’entreprises. Le cabinet est très actif sur les segments du financement immobilier et du financement LBO. L’équipe parisienne travaille en étroite collaboration avec les membres du réseau international du cabinet situés à travers l’Europe et les Etats-Unis, notamment pour le traitement de ses nombreux mandats internationaux. La pratique est dirigée par  Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand, qui est expert en financement d’acquisition, financement immobilier et en matière de restructuration de dettes. A noter, l’arrivée en janvier 2022 de Maud Manon en provenance de  DLA Piper.