Ashurst expands European securitisation team with Paris partner appointment

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    Agathe joins from Linklaters and specialises in advising French and European banks, funds and corporates on structured finance transactions. She has considerable experience in domestic and multijurisdictional securitisation deals backed by various asset classes, project bonds, covered bonds, Sociétés de Financement de l’Habitat, real estate financing, FinTech and public-private partnership financing deals.

    Agathe also joins with counsel Aurélien Fournier and associate Lucien Jarry.

    "We are thrilled to welcome Agathe to the firm," Philippe None, Paris office managing partner said. "Agathe has a tremendous breadth and depth of specialist skills and experience across the French securitisation market. Agathe's joining follows that of Olivier Dorgans, who joined our disputes practice in Paris in April 2020 and François Hellot, who joined the Corporate practice in June. We have ambitious plans in France and I have every confidence that Agathe and her team will play a significant role in growing the practice and expanding our offering."

    Tobias Krug, head of global loans & global markets (CEMEA) added that Agathe will be a fantastic addition to the European securitisation team. "Her wide ranging bank finance background and experience in various asset classes and funding structures makes her the perfect fit with our existing strong European securitisation practice. She brings important and dedicated French expertise which is critical to our international financial services clients. Agathe's will greatly enhance our global finance offering and continue to strengthen our expertise across the market."

    "I am delighted to join Ashurst, a firm whose focus on innovation and driving change sets it apart in the market. The continued growth of the global markets practice in France presents a very exciting opportunity and I look forward to contributing to Ashurst's excellent quality client offering," Agathe said.