Banking – Finance – Regulated funds

We advise financial institutions, banks, finance companies and debt funds, investment funds, family offices and management companies, as well as companies.

We offer comprehensive financing expertise, from the initial legal audit to the implementation and monitoring of the financing.

We have particular expertise in real estate financing and project financing in the field of renewable energy (photovoltaic, wind, biomass), as well as in public-private partnerships (PPP) in the construction, transport and infrastructure sectors.

For regulated funds and asset management companies, we assist you with all regulatory aspects, including the procedures for obtaining approval from the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF), and advise you on the structuring and formation as well as on investments and external growth or restructuring operations.

Our solutions

Structured financing

(acquisition financing (LBO, MBO, etc.) / Real estate financing)

 

  • Legal audits
  • Structuring
  • Drafting / review of documentation
  • Assistance with implementation
  • Monitoring and follow-up

 

Project financing

 

  • Legal audits
  • Assistance with competitive tendering procedures
  • Drafting/reviewing of project documentation (project contract and back-to-back contracts)
  • Drafting/reviewing financing documentation
  • Assistance with implementation
  • Monitoring and follow-up

 

Regulated funds and management companies

 

  • Regulatory support
  • Incorporation and structuring
  • Contacting and dealing with custodians, registrars, external valuers and auditors
  • Drafting of the contractual documentation between the various parties (management agreement / investment agreement)
  • Drafting of the fund’s contractual documentation (prospectus, rules, key investor information document, etc.)
  • Assistance with investments
  • Monitoring
  • Reorganisation of activities and compliance services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Restructuring

The team Banking – Finance – Regulated funds

Awards

References

  • Counsel to (i) legal2digital, a major player in legal publicity services and corporate formalities, (ii) the management and (iii) certain investors (Galiena Capital) in connection with the legal structuring, corporate aspects and bank financing of an MBO without a sponsor.
  • Advising a pharmaceutical group in connection with acquisition financing (LBO) (debt: €500 million).
  • Advising a banking pool in connection with the financing of the acquisition and development of a property before its sale: audit of the transaction, drafting of the financing documentation (Debt: €100 million).
  • Advising a renewable energy investment fund in connection with project financing – refinancing of a portfolio of solar power plants (debt: €50 million).
  • Advising a listed property company in connection with (i) the structuring and creation of regulated funds and in particular OPPCI (collective undertaking for real estate investment) and (ii) the regulatory management of a portfolio management company.
  • Advising a management company in connection with the conclusion of a loan agreement for a maximum principal amount of €22 million with the aim of financing the acquisition of 100% of the shares of a target company via its holding company.
  • Advising a bank in connection with the conclusion of a loan agreement with the aim of enabling the borrower to repay its existing bank debts and shareholder current accounts, for a maximum principal amount of €16 million.

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