Mr James Clarke > Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
2 RUE DE LA BAUME
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

James Clarke is a Banking & Finance partner in the Paris office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. 

He acts on sponsor-backed acquisition financing and re-financing, with extensive experience of high yield bond financings for French issuers. Major LBO transactions include 3i’s acquisition of Evernex, Ardian’s acquisition of Revima, Astorg’s acquisition of IGM Resins, OMERS’ acquisition of Trescal and Montagu’s acquisitions of Rexam Healthcare Packaging, Sebia and AquaLung; high yield financings include Kiloutou, Infopro, Paprec and Domus Vi.

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Solicitor, England & Wales; Paris Bar

Education

University of Bristol en 1994 (LL.B Droit européen),
Université de Caen (program ERASMUS)

Lawyer Rankings

France > Banking and finance: transactional work

Working in close collaboration with the firm’s London and US offices, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP‘s banking team is particularly active in acquisition finance, leveraged finance and restructuring financing. Its longstanding relationship with private equity and opportunity funds means the group is typically sought after to advise on LBO financing, including transactions involving term loan B and unitranche facilities and senior secured notes issuances. Olivier Jauffret focuses on acquisition finance and refinancing transactions. James Clarke is qualified in both French and English law and specialises in mid and large-cap LBO financings.

Paris > Banque et finance: Transactions

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Paris opère en étroite collaboration avec les bureaux du cabinet situé à Londres et aux Etats-Unis, dans le traitement des opérations de financement LBO et d’acquisition et des dossiers de restructuration de dettes. L’équipe est très présente aux côtés des fonds de capital-investissement et des fonds opportunistes. Elle est très active sur les opérations de financement LBO (comportant des term loan B, des aspects unitranche et des émissions obligataires). L’équipe comprend : le spécialiste des opérations de financement d’acquisition et de refinancement Olivier Jauffret , ainsi que l’avocat et solicitor  James Clarke qui est expert des financements LBO (mid et large caps).