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.

Admissions & Courts: Paris

Languages

French
English

Memberships

Admissions & Courts: 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

Paris > Entreprises en difficulté

Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand, de Shearman & Sterling LLP , assiste des débiteurs et des banques créancières. Il intervient notamment lors d’opérations de refinancement, d’injection de new money et de restructuration. Il est impliqué dans plusieurs dossiers importants dans le secteur du textile. Il gère également des dossiers transfrontaliers.

Paris > Banque et finance: Transactions

Shearman & Sterling LLP intervient sur le segment des financements immobiliers, des  financements structurés, des financements LBO et des financements d’acquisition,  de dimensions nationale et internationale. Le cabinet conseille une clientèle française et internationale, constituée d’institutions financières, d’entreprises, de sponsors, de fonds de dettes et de fonds d’investissement. L’équipe assiste également des hedge funds et des prêteurs alternatifs dans la négociation de prêts. Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand est doté d’une grande expérience dans l’assistance aux arrangeurs et investisseurs français et internationaux pour la structuration de financements d’actifs, de financements immobiliers,  de financements d’infrastructure d’énergies renouvelables et de financements d’acquisition. Il a récemment été rejoint par le counsel Lachlan Poustie (ex Allen & Overy LLP) qui conseille des institutions financières de développement, des sponsors, des prêteurs et des agences de crédit à l’export dans des financements de projets.

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

Shearman & Sterling LLP is recognised for its work in asset and real estate finance where it undertakes several large LBOs and acquisition financings every year. Representing both domestic and international financial institutions, as well as corporates, sponsors, debt funds and investment funds, the team is routinely instructed on several high-value transactions. A good example of this is its work advising the mandated lead arrangers on the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of 31 hypermarket and supermarket properties valued at €465m. The group’s partnership has also grown in size with the promotion of project finance specialist Lachlan Poustie, who represents a number of development finance institutions and is dual qualified in England and France. Pierre-Nicolas Ferrand leads the group focusing on LBO, real estate and asset financings.