Ashurst expands Paris global loans practice with senior partner hire

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    Eric joins from Herbert Smith Freehills where he was a partner in the Banking and Finance department and Regional Head of Finance, EMEA. He specialises in acquisitions, property financing and debt restructuring with over 20 years of experience across a wide range of sectors and products. Eric advises clients on corporate acquisition, real estate financing and on the restructuring of bank and bond debt. He acts on behalf of national and international lenders, borrowers and sponsors.

    Eric also joins with counsel Audrey Lesage and associate Louis Regnard.

    Anne Grewlich, EMEA Head of Global Loans and Global Markets commented that Eric will be a fantastic addition to the European global loans team. "His wide ranging background in real estate finance and vast experience within acquisition and corporate finance makes him the perfect fit with our existing strong European finance practice. Eric's expertise means he will be a perfect fit within the team and will enhance our offering – building on our industry focus, adding to the breadth of our offering in Paris and working as part of our integrated European network. We are confident they will play a key role in our continued success in France."

    "We are delighted to welcome Eric to Ashurst," Philippe None, Paris Office Managing Partner said. "Eric has an excellent breadth and depth of specialist skills, and adding his reputation and expertise to our strong global bench will be a major asset. They are key strategic hires for the Paris office, reflecting our aim to continue investing in and strengthening our offering in Paris. We have had a number of critical hires recently in Paris, with Olivier Dorgans, François Hellot and Agathe Motte, and we continue to advance our ambitious growth strategy. Eric, Audrey and Louis will be an excellent addition."

    Eric added that he looks forward to joining the firm. "Ashurst is a firm which has strategic focus on developing and expanding its global finance offering which I am excited to contribute to. The firm's clear drive towards innovation and accelerating change sets it apart in the market, and I am looking forward to working with the global team to deliver some exceptional results for clients."