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Sharon is an English and French dual-qualified capital markets partner, based in Paris and London, and the Sector Group Leader of the Finance, Insurance, and Investment at Hogan Lovells. Sharon is also the Global Head of the Financial Institutions and Insurance Sector and she co-heads the Digital Assets and Blockchain practice.
Sharon advises on the full range of capital markets transactions, including several award-winning and industry firsts in debt capital markets, derivatives, securitization, repackaging, and other structured products, and corporate bonds. She has extensive banking experience, particularly in the fields of structured finance, secured lending, loan restructuring, and loan trading. Sharon also advises clients across several industry sectors, automotive-related financing, insurance-linked securities and energy-related financing.
Sharon created Hogan Lovells Digital Assets and Blockchain practice, alongside partner, John Salmon, in 2022. This practice is global, spanning many practices, including capital markets, banking, payments, data, and litigation, but also many sectors beyond finance, including life sciences, energy and consumer.
Sharon is proudly the co-architect award-winning Hogan Lovells LIBOR Solution tool. Sharon has been recognized by ‘IFLR1000 Women Leaders’ for four consecutive years for Capital Markets and France; recognized in the 'Best Lawyers in France' list two years running; been listed in Innovate Finance’s Women in FinTech 2020 Powerlist under 'Professional and Finance Services' and listed in ‘Senior Leaders’ category since 2019; Listed as '2021's Leading Legal Advisor' by CORPTODAY; and was named a leading individual by Chambers for her expertise in English and French law for banking and finance and structured finance. In 2022, Sharon was listed in 'IFLR1000 Women Leaders', won the 'Lifetime Achievement' award at the IFLR Europe Awards and was listed in Forbes 40 of 40 Lawyers in France.
Advising AXA Bank Europe SCF, a French covered bond structure (société de crédit foncier) on its €9bn entry program.
- First Class Honours in English and French Law, University of Paris XI (Paris Sud)
- LL.B., University of Kent
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Franco-British Chamber of Commerce