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Michel Quéré


Michel Quéré

Recognized as a leader in his field, Michel is best known for advising banks and non-bank lenders on corporate and acquisition finance transactions, as well as advising borrowers and sponsors particularly in real estate transactions.


While he enjoys working on complex cross-border deals, which require working in a team with lawyers in other jurisdictions and practice groups, Michel is also skilled in debt restructuring and finance transactions.

Thanks to his long-standing experience in an ever-changing financing market, Michel is often solicited by clients to assist in building solutions to resolve complex issues. For Michel, a "good contract" is a contract that both parties will be happy to perform together. He believes in the importance of being open, frank and fair during the negotiations and precise when drafting the agreement.

With a dual French / English legal education, Michel is able to understand and explain the differences that sometimes can be obstacles to a smooth cross-border transaction and to solve the problems before they arise. 

Michel is regularly ranked by the major legal publications as one of the top banking and structured finance lawyers in France. He was very pleased to have been named "Lawyer of the year" in banking in France, by "Best Lawyers" in 2012. Esteemed by clients for being good in negotiations and available, Michel is also applauded for his pragmatic approach.

The managing partner of a well-known financial services group in France, working with the banking department says the service received was “excellent” and “efficient”

by IFLR 1000, 2016

Representative experience

Advising arranger and bonds subscribers in connection with €50m senior bonds financing relating to acquisition of Ciprés VIE by TA Associates (Ares).

Advising lenders in connection with $3.8bn Bridge Loan Facility Agreement in favor of Capgemini regarding financing acquisition of IGate by Capgemini (Morgan Stanley).

Advising Constellation Hotels Grand France SA as borrower for €166m Term Loan Facility Agreement in relation to financing acquisition of Intercontinental hotel in Paris.

Advising ICG as bond subscriber regarding €41.5m bond issue (plus possible €12.5m issue); agreement for Ionisos Bidco SAS regarding financing acquisition of Financière Ionisos SAS.

Advising the lenders in connection with a €40m Euro PP Credit Facility in favour of La Maison Bleue.

Advising the lenders in connection with a total of €85m term and revolving credit facilities for the benefit of LPCR Group.

Advising Ares as bond subscriber in connection with the financing of the acquisition of IP Santé by a consortium led by HLD.

Advising the lenders in connection with a Multicurrency Revolving Facility Agreement in favour of Air France KLM and Société Air France.

Advising the lenders in connection with a Multicurrency Revolving Facility and a Schuldschein facility in favour of Virbac.

Education and admissions


  • B.A., University of Kent, 1982
  • Maîtrise en Droit, Université Paris, 1979


  • ANJB (Association Nationale des Juristes de Banque)


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Chambers Global 2014 (Band 2)


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IFLR 1000 2016 (Band 3)


Quere_M - Michel Quere is a key partner in the Paris office

Chambers Europe 2014 (Band 2)


Quere_M - Michel Quere is ranked as a leading Partner

INFLR 1000 2014 (Leading Lawyer)


Quere_M - Michel described as very pragmatic always available

Chambers Europe 2015 (Band 2)


Quere_M - dans le domaine des financements

Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit 2015 (Band 3)

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