Sylvain Dhennin

Sylvain Dhennin


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5773

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Sylvain Dhennin is a partner in the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice. Sylvain has a broad practice across corporate, private equity and finance transactions. Sylvain advises private equity sponsors, funds, financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of transactions, including merger and acquisitions, disposals, capital raisings, leveraged finance transactions, High Yield bond offerings, Term Loan B and restructurings across Europe.

Sylvain is ranked as one of the leading practitioners in his field by several leading directories, including Legal500 and IFLR. According to Legal500, clients recognize Sylvain for his "long and rich experience and deep knowledge, yet still a humble and down-to-earth approach" and describe his practice as "dedicated, well-staffed, business-oriented and very responsive". 

Awards and recognitions


Leading individual
Legal 500 UK

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Oxford University

Law Degree, Paris II Pantheon-Assas

LL.M., New York University School of Law

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Court admissions

New York

Representative experience

Sun Capital Partners on a number of acquisitions, investments and related financings.

DBAY on the public takeover of Telit Communications Plc and its related financing.

Telit on its merger with the IOT business of Thales.

Rexel on the disposal of its assets in Spain and Portugal to Sonepar

Noteholders and distressed funds on several High Yield bond restructurings in Europe, including in France.

Fressnapf and Cinven on the purchase and related acquisition financing of the Italian Arcaplanet Group from Permira

AENA and Alvarez & Marsal on the world’s largest duty-free shop tender by turnover, involving renewing the management of these commercial spaces at 27 airports in the Aena network.

CACIB, Barclays, HSBC, SG, Natixis, BBVA and Wells Fargo on one of the first European sustainability-linked HY bonds offering in Europe by Rexel.

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