Avocate au Barreau de Paris depuis 2001, Laetitia Lemercier est spécialisée en financements structurés. Elle a une expérience significative en financements immobiliers, en financements de projets, en financements d'acquisition, ainsi qu’en restructuration de dette.
Elle conseille régulièrement des institutions financières ou des emprunteurs et investisseurs à tous les stades de la structuration ou de la restructuration, de la rédaction et de la négociation d'opérations de financement complexes.
Laetitia Lemercier a co-rédigé le modèle de contrat de crédit Euro PP de place. Elle est titulaire d'un DESS en droit des affaires et fiscalité et d'une maîtrise de droit des affaires de l'Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, ainsi que d’une maîtrise des sciences de gestion en finance de l'Université Paris IX Dauphine.
Laetitia Lemercier est recommandée en droit bancaire et financier par les guides juridiques internationaux Legal 500 EMEA depuis 2017, IFLR1000 depuis 2018, et Best Lawyers in France 2019 & 2020. Elle est également référencée dans le guide ILFR1000 Women Leaders 2018 et 2019.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel ‘combines strong expertise and sector knowledge with strong execution skills’, has ‘a competent and business-oriented team’ and ‘always finds a solution’; the group is further noted for its office network outside France. Structured finance, project finance and acquisition finance are core areas of expertise, but the team also has experience in debt restructuring. The team advised HSBC France on structuring the refinancing of the public private partnership (PPP) related to the construction and maintenance of the French Ministry of Defence, involving project debt, Dailly debt and hedging agreements; and drew on its expertise in the real estate sector to act for BNP Paribas, Natixis and ING on the €550m refinancing of Parisian building complex Quadrans. In the acquisition finance space, it assisted Partners Group with the French aspects of the financing of the acquisition of the Cerba Group, and advised Europcar on its €1.5bn cross-border acquisition of Goldcar. Bank of Ireland, Natixis and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank are other clients. The ‘efficient, discreet and proactive’ Kamel Ben Salah is ‘a very experienced lawyer in real estate financing’ and has ‘strong negotiation skills’. Ben Salah jointly leads the practice with Eric Cartier-Millon, Laetitia Lemercier and Rémi Tabbagh. Thomas Binet was promoted to the partnership in January 2018. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« The impressive Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is ‘among the top law firms in Paris, comes first for large deals’, is ‘very professional, delivers on time, and gives good insights on the market’s latest developments’. The large 49-lawyer team serves many high-profile European listed property companies, French and international investment funds, developers, industrial operators, high end-users and lenders and is consistently involved in the market’s largest investment deals. [...] The firm is also second-to none for property finance work: the team is ‘excellent, commercial and always finds solutions’ and includes two of the market’s most well-known figures, namely the ‘efficient, discreet and commercial’ Kamel Ben Salah, who is ‘extremely well connected and has strong negotiating skills’, and Rémi Tabbagh. Laetitia Lemercier is also involved. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« The 57-lawyer practice has a broad range of other expertise, advising lenders, corporations and sponsors on acquisition finance, asset finance and project funding. Other highlights included assisting the senior lenders with the financing of Partners Group’s buyout of Foncia, as well as acting for FNAC on financing the acquisition of Darty. Eric Cartier-Millon is a leading figure. Also recommended are counsel Thomas Binet and recently promoted partner Laetitia Lemercier. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017