Sophie Lok

Sophie Lok

Counsel
Paris

Email sophie.lok@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +33 1 53 67 22 77

Fax +33 1 53 67 47 48

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

As part of our banking and finance practice, Sophie Lok regularly advises financial institutions, debt funds, sponsors and corporates on acquisition/leveraged financings. She has a developed an expertise on various products including senior, unitranche, TLB, PIK, mezzanine, PP. She also enjoys working on complex cross-border deals.

Sophie advises in other  financings including real estate and trade receivables financings.

Education and admissions

Education

Master 2 in Business Law, Paris V University, 2006

Master 2 in management, IAE Nantes and Shanghai University, 2005

Master Degree in Private Law, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

Paris

Related knowledge

Supply Chain Support

Representative experience

Advising the arrangers (Crédit Agricole, Crédit Industriel et Commercial and HSBC France) in relation to the 270m€ LBO financing of Emera Group (retirement homes) by Ardian and Naxicap (EV600m€).

Advising the lenders (led by Crédit Lyonnais, Crédit Agricole, Natixis and Société Générale) in relation to a 350m€ financing (2018) and PGE financing (2020) of Etam Group.

Advising Caspar (Hériard-Dubreuil Family) in relation to the 385m€ OPA financing of Onéo by Crédit Agricole and BNP Paribas.

Advising Tikehau in relation to the PIK financing of group Consort (SSII).

Advising Société Général in relation to the acquisition financing by Tofane (Télécom) of targets in US, France, Portugal and Dominican Republic.

Advising IDI funds in relation to a Unitranche financing for ORCA.

Advising Swissport in relation to (US style) €460m TLB loan and €225m incremental loan by Barclays and JP Morgan.

Advising the lenders (led by BNP Paribas) in relation to a €108m LBO financing of EA Pharma by Motion Equity Partner.

Advising BNP Paribas in relation to the 200m€ financing of FFT for the construction of the new Roland Garros.

Loading data