Sylvain Dhennin

Sylvain Dhennin


Email sylvain.dhennin@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5773

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Sylvain Dhennin heads Hogan Lovells' High Yield practice in Europe. Sylvain is ranked as one the leading high yield practitioners 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".

Sylvain focuses on a wide range of public and private debt and equity securities offerings and complex restructurings across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Sylvain has advised companies, private equity funds and banks on some of the most innovative leveraged finance transactions in Europe, involving high yield bond offerings and term loan B.

Awards and recognitions

The Legal 500 - High yield

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

Advising the Swissport Group on its offering of €410m 5.25% senior secured notes due 2024 and €250m 9.00% senior notes due 2025 and the early redemption of its outstanding notes.

BNPP, Barclays, ING, BayernLB, CIC, SG, Wells Fargo, BoAML, Natixis and Standard Chartered on the offering of €650m 3.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 by Rexel.

A club of noteholders on several high yield bond restructurings in Europe including a Croatian company and a large agro-farming Company in Ukraine.

A private equity fund and one of its portfolio companies on a PIK loan note to prepay PIK coupons under its outstanding PIK notes.

Brown-Forman Corporation on a bond offering of €300m 1.2% Notes due 2026 and £300m 2.6% Notes due 2028.

Storke on the liability management of €272.5m 11% Secured Notes in connection with its acquisition by Fluor. 

TS Energy Italy on €40m project bonds.

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