Karine Imbrosciano co-heads the Derivatives & Structured Products group in London. Specialised in OTC derivatives products, she has in-depth knowledge of French and English law legal structuring and advisory support on a broad range of derivatives and structured products across various asset classes (Fixed Income, Credit, Funds, Equity). Karine has strong expertise in credit derivatives (CDO, CPPI, CPDO, CFXO) and in hedging of structured finance transactions (covered bonds, securitisation, project finance), with a focus on the negotiation of swaps complying with rating agency criteria. She also has significant experience in setting up and restructuring French structured funds. Karine also regularly advises clients on regulatory derivatives matters.
Having graduated from HEC Business school, Karine joined Gide in Paris in 2005 and the London office two years later. Leveraging her dual qualification and experience as a French Avocat à la Cour and English solicitor, Karine shares her time between London and Paris, working closely with Gide's finance teams in both offices. She has benefited from a secondment to the corporate solutions group of a French bank in Paris and from a one year secondment to a leading US investment bank in London in its structured products and derivatives teams.
Karine Imbrosciano is listed as Leading Lawyer in Derivatives in IFLR1000 2018, and recommended by Legal 500 since 2015.
« The derivatives practice is ‘extremely good, including when it comes down to tight deadlines and execution of complex transactions’; key contacts include ‘dealmaker’ Arnaud Duhamel, who ‘manages to close highly strategic transactions thanks to his very fine risk analysis’, and London-based Karine Imbrosciano, who is ‘definitely one of the leaders in French derivatives’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is known for providing ‘good, reliable service from an accessible and proactive team’ led by the ‘very client-focused’ Karine Imbrosciano. Imbrosciano advised an investment bank on a €1.2bn equity derivatives structure for shares in a French company. Dimitrios Logizidis is also recommended. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« The firm is also active in the derivatives field, wherein Arnaud Duhamel and Karine Imbrosciano are the key contacts. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016