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Sylvain Dhennin


Sylvain Dhennin
English, French, German
Practice Group

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.

Representative experience

Swissport and HNA on the offering of €400 million 6.75% senior secured notes due 2021 and €290 million 9.75% senior notes due 2022 and its recent exchange offer.

BNPP, Barclays, ING, BayernLB, CIC, SG, Wells Fargo, BoAML, Natixis and Standard Chartered on the offering of €650 million 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.

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


The Legal 500 - High yield

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