Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2008, counsel 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) and IFLR1000 2018 & 2019.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. combines ‘a high level of business acumen’ with ‘quick response times’, ‘direct access to partners’ and ‘stable teams’. The team’s strengths lie in derivatives and structured products, flanked by regulatory expertise, but the group also advises on securitisations and has expertise across all asset classes, as well as in repurchasing transactions and securities lending mandates. Paris-based Arnaud Duhamel and counsel Laurent Vincent, and London-based Karine Imbrosciano, who is ‘very client-focused’, jointly head the practice. Duhamel’s skillset in structured products and strategic equity derivatives is noted, along with his strong regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 | Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
« Gide Loyrette Nouel 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 | Debt Capial Markets