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Sophie Lok

Senior Associate
Paris

Sophie Lok

Sophie is a senior associate in the banking & finance practice of our Paris office.

Although she mainly acts for lenders on acquisition and corporate finance transactions, Sophie is also regularly involved in financings on the borrower / sponsor side. She also advises on other structured finance transactions including real estate transactions, project finance transactions and receivables based financings.

Sophie is admitted to the Paris Bar since 2009. Before joining Hogan Lovells, she spent two years in major law firms in Paris and Shanghai and has been working in the structured finance department of a French leading bank.

Representative Experience

Advising ID Logistics as borrower for a €132m term loan facility in relation to the acquisition of Logisters in Spain.

Advising four banks for a €100m term loan facility in relation to the LBO acquisition of Isabel Marant.

Advising Qatari fund as borrower for a €138m real estate term loan facility and a €166m bridge loan facility for the acquisition of Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris.

Advising banks and non-banks lenders in relation to a €40m Euro PP credit facility in favour of La Maison Bleue.

Advising seven banks for a €200m facility in relation to the acquisition of S+B in Germany by JMS.

Advising Powerhouse and SAFRAN in €250m term loan financing and €588.5m real estate term loan facility agreement in relation to refinancing of real estate portfolio.

Advising development and commercial banks regarding €610m multisource financings for iron-one mine in Mauritania for SNIM including Islamic, ECA and UFK tranches.

Advising a pool of development banks in relation to a €400m multi-source financings of a new international airport in Dakar.

Advising BNP Paribas Factor in relation pan-European factoring programs (eg. Pernod Ricard for €500m).

Education and admissions

Education

  • C.A.P.A., E.F.B. Paris, 2008
  • Master 2 (DESS) in Business Law, Paris V University, 2006
  • Master 2 (DESS) in Franco-Chinese Management, IAE Nantes and Shanghai University, 2005
  • Master Degree in Private Law, Paris I University, La Sorbonne, 2003

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