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Banking Finance

Presentation

Developments in the banking and finance sector and increased litigation necessitate the skills of specialised lawyers capable of anticipating and integrating the resulting changes to rules and practices.

The department advises financial institutions, investment funds, family offices and borrowers.

Racine’s team handles structured financings (including in the real estate sector), debt restructurings and banking and finance litigation. The team has particular first-rate expertise in handling the financial aspects of turnarounds, especially in the context of complex LBOs.

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FINANCING: STRUCTURING AND ARRANGEMENT OF FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION

For financial institutions

Establishing various types of bilateral or syndicated financing:

  • Corporate acquisition financing
  • Structured financing/LBO, OBO, etc.
  • Project and infrastructure financing
  • Real estate financing (share deals/asset deals)
  • Refinancing of existing debt
  • Property and asset lease financing
  • Drafting and negotiating financing and security documentation

For borrowers

  • Designing and optimising the legal and financial aspects of company, asset and real estate portfolio acquisition structures.
  • Specific expertise in real estate financing, in close coordination with the firm’s real estate and tax teams.

RESTRUCTURING: TRANSFERS AND RENEGOTIATION

Transfers and refinancing

  • transfers of financed assets prior to maturity
  • assignment of receivables and connected securities, debt assignment
  • refinancing of bank and/or bond debt

Turnarounds

  • renegotiating debt and optimising bank and bond debt
  • amicable procedures (ad hoc mandates, conciliation)
  • integrated expertise within the Restructuring/Banking Finance department: handling complex LBOs, restructuring national-level senior and mezzanine debt

LITIGATION: EXPERTISE IN BANKING AND FINANCE LITIGATION

  • amicable negotiation, conciliation and alternative dispute resolution, in particular arbitration and mediation
  • risk assessment and management, securing financing using appropriate and effective securities
  • complete handling and management of litigation proceedings in France (and Belgium), with an understanding of the various local courts thanks to our regional presence
  • risk assessments and proof of damages by using court-ordered evaluations.

Distinctions
of the team

Rankings:

  • Legal 500 - 2016: Banking and finance

Awards :

  • 2018: Top Legal

    Top Legal

  • 2017: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Multi-office firm and regional firm: Silver trophy

  • 2015: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Entrepreneurial firm over five years old: Gold trophy

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News and publications

News flashes

11/04/19

Rankings LEGAL 500 EMEA 2019

Racine is ranked in 10 categories of Legal 500 EMEA 2019. Insolvency – ranked: tier 2/4   “Racine has a strong practice and is regularly instructed by key stakeholders and debtors to handle major industrial and LBO restructuring cases. The team recently acted for leading newspaper and...
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Press releases

2/07/18

Racine advises Tristan Capital Partners on the sale of a portfolio of 7 warehouses for €175 million

Racine advised Tristan Capital Partners and its fund Curzon Capital Partners IV Fund (CCP IV), on the sale to Gramercy Europe of a portfolio of seven logistics assets located in France for €175 million. The portfolio represents 282,700 m².
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Press releases

2/10/17

Racine advising Loyalty Company on the acquisition of Golden Eyes

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