Hervé Touraine, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is Head of Finance Europe.
Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates,
sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital
providers on French and cross borders transactions. He advises on banking,
structured finance, securitization, and capital markets transactions.
Hervé has worked on numerous complex, strategic and/or innovative
transactions (including many firsts in France and Europe) such as international
securitization transactions, covered bonds, corporate structured bonds, project
bonds, debt funds and the establishment of dedicated origination and refinancing
platforms. He also acted on transactions for financing or refinancing purposes
(including liquidity), and for off-balance sheet or regulatory capital purposes.
As such, he has developed particular skills in handling multi-jurisdictions and
He has developed a substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure
sector in the context of financing and refinancing transactions, using classical
bank structures as well as Euro PP, bond and project bond structures,
specialized credit institutions and dedicated debt funds.
Hervé is described by his clients as a “key person” for structured finance
deals, noting: “when we've got a problem, he's there. We know we can count on
him”. Clients further comment: “He is dedicated and innovative, and an expert in
is field. We see him as a business partner of ours, rather than a lawyer”.
Hervé is an active participant in drafting securitization and structured
finance legislation and regulations in France. Hervé regularly publishes and
speaks in relation to structure finance markets and related point of interest
Before joining Orrick in 2016, Hervé was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus
Deringer LLP where he worked for 20 years, including 18 years as a partner.