Hogan Lovells Paris announces the promotion of two new partners in Capital Markets and Restructuring and of five Counsels

Hogan Lovells Paris announces the promotion of two new partners in Capital Markets and Restructuring and of five Counsels

Press releases | 05 January 2022

Hogan Lovells Paris announces the promotion of Laura Asbati as a partner in the capital markets team and Astrid Zourli as a partner in the restructuring team, effective 1 January 2022.

Laura Asbati has over 15 years of experience in the full range of structured finance, securitisation and capital markets transactions, both in France and internationally. She particularly advises French and international financial institutions, asset managers and corporates on the structuring and implementation of securitisations and other receivables financing transactions, covering all asset classes and all industry sectors (automotive, banking, shipping, logistics, industrial and professional equipment, real estate and construction).

She regularly acts on high-profile transactions, such as, in 2021, one of the largest multi-jurisdictional trade receivables securitisations in the market, as well as the first public equipment leasing securitisation with a full capital structure placement.

With Laura's appointment, the capital markets team in Paris, headed by Vincent Fidelle, now comprises 11 lawyers including 4 partners (Sharon Lewis, Katia Merlini, Laura Asbati and Vincent Fidelle).

Astrid Zourli has developed a recognized expertise in national and cross-border insolvency proceedings, in debt and equity restructuring and in distressed M&A. She is also involved in takeovers, restructuring of industrial sites, as well as litigation aspects of insolvency proceedings.

She is active in all industry sectors, such as retail, maritime and road transportation, the paper and glass industries, the health sector, automotive and industrial subcontracting and the energy sector. In recent years, she has been involved in a number of high-profile matters, such as Bourbon, Arc, Technicolor, Mavic and Remade.

With Astrid's appointment, the Restructuring team in Paris headed by Philippe Druon now comprises 8 lawyers including three partners (Cécile Dupoux, Astrid Zourli and Philippe Druon). 

We are also pleased to announce the promotion of 5 new Counsels: Luc Bontoux in banking law, Victor Levy in competition law, Charlotte Le Roux in commercial law, Marine de Montecler and Pauline Faron in litigation.

"The promotions of Laura, Astrid, Charlotte, Marine, Pauline, Luc and Victor reflect the dynamism of our Paris office and testify to Hogan Lovells' willingness to invest in its talent and in high value-added practices, after an exceptional year of steady, healthy and controlled growth", said Xenia Legendre, Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells in Paris.

With more than 180 lawyers in Paris, including 39 partners and 22 counsels, the Paris office offers a comprehensive range of business law services. Its practice groups and industry sectors enjoy strong recognition on the French and international markets.