Gide partner Hubert du Vignaux specialises in capital markets. He acts for the most active arrangers and issuers on a wide range of capital market transactions, mainly on debt securities (Bonds, MTNs, Commercial Paper), with a particular emphasis on structured or innovative products and operations (Euro PP, high yield, tier 1, covered bonds, mortgage bonds, restructuring, buy-backs) as well as on equity securities (IPOs, share capital increases etc.) and equity-linked securities.
He is the primary contact of ICMA (International Capital Market Association) for the firm, is frequently consulted by market authorities and associations, and is a teacher at University Paris I and Sciences-Po Paris. One of the major players on the market, Hubert is highly ranked by all professional directories and has been granted numerous awards over the last few years.
« Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux is highly reputed for his work across the DCM field. He is considerably active in private placement matters both within Europe and abroad, with recent work highlights including advice to Veolia as the first French issuer to issue Panda bonds on the domestic Chinese market. »
Chambers Global 2018
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. demonstrates strength across the board of debt capital market financings, with 144A debt transactions by French issuers and Euro private placements areas of particular expertise. The team has a largely domestic workload but also excels in complex, cross-border matters, such as the work undertaken for Groupe FNAC on the issuance of €650m senior notes, which are governed by New York law, listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on the Irish Stock Exchange’s Global Exchange Market. In another cross-border highlight, the team advised Veolia Environnement on the first issuance of a panda bond by a French issuer. Domestic highlights include advising Europcar Groupe on the issuance of 144A high-yield senior notes. Other clients include Société Générale, Gecina and BNP Paribas. Practice heads Arnaud Duhamel, Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux and US-qualified Melinda Stege Arsouze are the key names. Laurent Vincent was promoted to counsel. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux retains a top ranking for debt-focused work, having been endorsed for his impressive knowledge of bond markets. One client remarks: 'He's very experienced and knows about regulatory matters as well'. »
Chambers Global 2017
« The ‘competent and available’ Hubert du Vignaux is a great reference. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux is clearly a standout practitioner in Debt Capital Markets in Paris. He has been described as 'sharp and always straight to the point.' He is particularly noted for his work drafting documentation for the Euro PP charter. »
Chambers Global 2016
« A leading light in debt transactions, sources say Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux 'knows the ins and outs of the market, the regulations and the practice. He is amongst the very few top lawyers in this field'. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2015