Counsel Thomas Binet was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2004 and specialises in structured and corporate finance. Recent cases include:
- Structured finance: representing sponsors, senior lenders and/or mezzanine lenders in LBO finance transactions (whether or not associated with high-yield bonds and/or securitisation transactions). Thomas recently advised the mandated lead arrangers for financing the acquisition of the Anios Group. He also advised bank lenders on the implementation of a super senior RCF for the Labeyrie group and the lead arrangers on putting in place the portable funding for the Averys group.
- Corporate finance: representing listed and non-listed companies and/or senior lenders in syndicated loans, in particular advising the Lactalis Group on financing the acquisition of Parmalat. He also recently advised senior lenders on putting in place corporate credit for the Elior group, following its listing on the stock exchange.
- Debt rescheduling agreements: advising creditors or borrowers in a number of debt restructuring transactions on behalf of major French listed and non-listed companies. Thomas has recently advised senior lenders on extending the maturity of the Elior Group and Vivarte group debt.