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Baptiste Gelpi


Baptiste Gelpi

'Recommended' partner in Capital Markets - Debt, to quote Legal 500 EMEA (2014), Baptiste Gelpi advises on the full range of capital markets and structured finance transactions, including debt instrument securities, secularization, derivatives, restructuring and other structured products. 

He also has a strong practice in debt funds, desintermediated financings, fonds de prêts à l'économie, EuroPP issues, structured securities, innovative finance transactions, debt restructuring and has been recognized as 'excellent' in derivatives (Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit - 2015). 

In addition, he is a speaker at LMA Seminars on Direct Lending and the lead lecturer at DII training on repos and securities lending.

Baptiste Gelpi is 'recommended' in Capital Markets - Debt

Legal 500 EMEA (2014)

Representative experience

BNP Paribas on a French retail structured note issue guaranteed by Crédit Mutuel Arkéa under the English law SecurAsset €20bn programme.

BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas AM on several EuroPP issues by several corporates : Delpharm, GPS Group, Babilou.

DBRS on the rating of several French law securitisations.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) on a U.S.$250m investment in a U.S.$500m portfolio of trade and commodities receivables.

A private company on a debt fund platform to finance small companies and benefitting from a guarantee of the European Investment Fund.

Education and admissions


  • Postgraduate Degree in Civil Law, Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 1997
  • Postgraduate Degree in Corporate and Tax Law, Magistère, DJCE, Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas, 1996

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Paris


Is ranked as a rising star

IFLR 1000


Philip Boys and Baptiste Gelpi are also the other key figures in the 11-lawyer team which practises French and English law

Legal 500


Hogan Lovells Paris Wins the Silver Award

Palmares des Avocats


Combining French and UK law expertise

Legal 500

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