Sophie Lok is a member of the Banking & Finance Group in Paris since 2009. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Sophie spent two years in other major law firms in Paris and Shanghai and has been working in the structured finance department of a French led bank. Her practice primarily covers acquisition finance, corporate finance and project finance.
Although Sophie principally advises banks regarding structured and specialist finance operations, she often acts for borrowers/investors in corporate and acquisition finance transactions. Sophie has also developed significant experience in receivables based financings and PP loans.
Areas of Focus
Advising Qatari fund regarding €166m bridge loan facility agreement and €138m real estate term loan facility agreement regarding acquisition of Grand Hotel Intercontinental in Paris.
Advising seven banks (led by Société Générale/Crédit Lyonnais) regarding €200m facilities agreement in acquiring S+B in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Belgium by JMS.
Advising four banks (led by Société Générale/Crédit Lyonnais) regarding facilities agreement in acquiring telecom activities in la Réunion by Hiridjee Group.
Advising four banks (led by BNPP) in relation to €100m facilities agreement in relation to acquisition facilities for health group, Almaviva.
Advising banks in connection with a €40m PP credit facilities in favour of La Maison Bleue.
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 four development banks / four commercial banks regarding €610m multisource financings for iron-one mine/port in Mauritania for SNIM with Islamic, ECA and UFK tranches.
Advising a pool of development banks in relation to a EUR 400,000,000 multi-source financings of a new international airport in Dakar.
Advising BNP Paribas Factor in relation to various pan-European factoring programs (Pernod Ricard for EUR500,000,000 Novartis for EUR300,000,000, Norilsk, etc).