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 groupFinance

As part of our banking and finance practice, Sophie Lok regularly advises financial institutions, alternative lenders (debt funds), private equity 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.

Additionally, Sophie advises in other types of financings including real estate and trade receivables financings.

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.

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, Paris I University, La Sorbonne, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

Paris

Representative experience

Advising Swissport as borrower in relation to (US style) TLB loan of €460m and incremental loan of €225m.

Advising BNP Paribas and a pool of banks for a €108m loan facility in relation to the acquisition of EA Pharma (LBO).

Advising Tikehau IM in relation to the financing of the group Consort.

Advising IDI as sponsor in relation to a unitranche financing for ORCA.

Advising Natixis, Société Générale and a pool of banks in relation of two financings of €350m for Etam Group.

Advising Ciclad as sponsor in relation to the Cronite LMBO (carve-out).

Advising BNP Paribas and Pemberton in relation to a financing of €94m for the Delpharm LBO.

Advising Amundi and a pool of banks in relation to a Euro PP credit facility in favour of La Maison Bleue.

Advising Société Générale and a pool of banks for a €100m term loan facility in relation to the acquisition of Isabel Marant (LBO).

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

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

Advising Powerhouse and Safran as borrowers for a €250m term loan facility and a €588.5m real estate facility.

Advising pool of banks in relation to €1216 billion forward start facility and €4099 billion loan.

Advising a large corporate in relation to a pan european factoring program (on-going) with Factofrance.

Advising BNP Paribas and BNP Paribas Factor for the creation of a new product "Servicing Dailly".

Advising Citibank for the implementation in France of a Supply Chain Financing.

Advising BNP Paribas Factor in relation to €500m pan-European factoring program for a large corporate (wine and spirits).

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Publications

Info Finance Express n° 5 - Avril 2011

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Info Finance Express n° 4 - Février 2011

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Info Finance Express n°3 - Décembre 2010

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Info Finance Express n°2 - Novembre 2010

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