Luc Bontoux

Luc Bontoux

Senior Associate, Paris

Email luc.bontoux@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +33 1 53 67 22 75

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupFinance

As a senior associate in the Paris banking and finance team, Luc Bontoux's practice involves advising financial institutions and sponsors/borrowers on cross-border acquisition and leveraged financings, syndicated loans, and general lending.

Luc joined Hogan Lovells in April 2018. He was previously an associate in the banking team of a Magic Circle firm in London for around four years (including a six-month secondment in the Beijing office). He then moved to the Paris banking team of a U.S. law firm where he spent four years.

He studied law, focusing on business, capital markets, and banking law, in France (universities of Lyon and Paris) and in the United Kingdom (BPP Law School – London).

He is registered as a solicitor of England and Wales and as avocat communautaire au barreau de Paris pursuant to the European Directive 98/05/EC.

His native language is French, and he is fluent in English.

Education and admissions

Education

Master in Business Law, University of Lyon

Master in Taxation Law, University of Paris

L.P.C., BPP Law School, London

Memberships

Avocat communautaire (registered pursuant to the EU Directive 98/5/CE)

Solicitor of England and Wales

Bar admissions and qualifications

Paris

Court admissions

England and Wales

Representative experience

Advising the Management on their €818m senior facilities and €255m PIK bonds issue in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Ceva Santé Animal group.*

Advising Montagu Private Equity LLP on their circa €540m senior and second lien financings in relation to the acquisition of the Sebia group and its subsequent refinancing.*

Advising Montagu Private Equity LLP on their €135m term loans in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Nemera group and its subsequent refinancing .*

Advising Sagard SAS on their €170m senior facilities in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Alvest group.*

Advising CVC Capital Partners on their €325m senior facilities in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Vedici group.*

Advising CVC Capital Partners and Vedici group on their €725m senior facilities in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Vitalia group.*

Advising Ardian France on their circa €76m facilities in relation to the financing of their acquisition of the Babeau Seguin group.*

Advising, as French local counsel, Advent International Corporation and the Oberthur group on their circa €2.5bn senior facilities in relation to the financing of their acquisition of Idemia. (previously known as OT-Morpho Group).*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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