Firm Event | September.18.2018 | 8am - 10am (British Summer Time (GMT +01:00))Orrick London
We are pleased to invite you to a breakfast brieﬁng on the ground-breaking reforms of France’s bank monopoly laws. Chaired by Stephen Phillips, European Co –head of restructuring, we will be joined by our experts from Paris, Hervé Touraine, Head of Finance Europe, Olivier Bernard, Structured Finance Partner, and Emmanuel Ringeval, Banking Partner, for a short brieﬁng to discuss reforms which aim to transform direct lending in France.
Our expert Paris team assisted the French government to advise on the reforms, and the brieﬁng will discuss the resulting range of new possibilities for insurers, asset managers, investment funds, private equity funds, debt funds, special situation funds or direct lending funds.
Hervé Touraine is Head of Finance Europe, based in Geneva and also with an office in Paris, where he spends a significant part of his time.
Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital providers on French and cross border 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 multi-practices transactions.
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 points of interest and deals.
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.
Olivier Bernard, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a member of the Banking & Finance group.
Olivier advises French and international financial institutions, insurers, funds and other alternative capital providers, as well as borrowers, on structured finance, debt capital markets and securitization transactions, in relation to a variety of assets, including real estate, transportation fleets and infrastructure.
He has been involved on a number of groundbreaking multi-jurisdictional transactions, privately or publicly placed.
Before joining Orrick in 2016 as a partner, Olivier was counsel in the finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.