Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2008, partner Laurent Vincent specialises in structured finance and capital markets and has recognised expertise in structured products. He regularly advises financial institutions and French and foreign corporates on their issuance, investment, debt-rating and liability management transactions.
Laurent also has a strong expertise in derivatives, structured products and related regulatory and post-market issues. He notably assists financial institutions and commercial companies with the structuration and documentation of their derivative transactions, repos/stock-lending transactions and on the regulatory and documentation issues associated with clearing. More generally, Laurent advises on a wide range of securities issues and on various aspects of stock markets and financial regulations.
Prior to joining Gide’s Capital Markets team, Laurent worked for seven years within the International Capital Markets team of a Magic Circle law firm. He holds an LL.M. in Commercial and Financial Law (2008) from King’s College London, a Master's Degree in Banking and Financial Law (2006) and a Master's Degree in Business Law (2004) from the University Paris II – Panthéon-Assas. Laurent also holds teaching positions in various master degrees of Sciences Po Paris and Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University.
Laurent Vincent is recommended in Capital Markets and Derivatives by international legal guides Legal 500 (as Next Generation Lawyer), Best Lawyers in France and IFLR1000 2018, 2019 & 2020.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s team 'has significant expertise in a wide range of debt capital market instruments'. 'The particularly reliable' practice 'provides high-quality advice'and 'is very close to its clients'. Able to assist with the entire gamut of debt capital market transactions, it regularly acts on the most high-profile mandates, including high-yield offerings. Recent stand-out instructions range from advising Europcar on a concurrent dual offering of high-yield bonds under Rule 144A, including an issuance of senior notes and senior secured notes with an aggregate value of €950m, to assisting Crédit Logement with the restructuring of its market debt through a liability management transaction and issuance of new hybrid notes. The 'really client-oriented' Arnaud Duhamel heads the practice alongside the 'pragmatic and open-minded' Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux and Melinda Stege-Arsouze.Counsel Laurent Vincent 'is always able to provide technical as well as business-oriented advice on both debt and derivatives matters'. Société Générale, Gecina and Banque Palatine are also clients. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 | Debt Capital Markets
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.provides 'a great platform to handle complex cross-border transactions for French clients'and 'delivers a great service'. The 'responsive', 'dedicated' team is noted for its 'very constructive ideas'. Equity derivatives are the group's mainstay, but it also demonstrates strength in advising on securitisation matters and covered bonds. In addition to assisting Arélia with the derivatives aspects of the new Paris courthouse refinancing, including developing a hedging structure, it also assisted Europcar with the extension of its car fleet securitisation programme, increasing the programme's aggregate amount from €1.3bn to €1.7bn. Arnaud Duhamel, who gives 'valuable input when implementing innovative solutions', and Xavier Chassin de Kergommeaux head the practice.Counsel Laurent Vincent 'always goes the extra mile'. Idinvest Partners, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Bouygues Bâtiment International also count among the team's clients. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 | Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation