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Aude de Chavanne

T: +33 1 44 15 80 79 M: +33 7 87 45 78 17 Email Aude | Vcard Office: Paris

Aude de Chavanne Counsel

Contact details

Aude de Chavanne

T: +33 1 44 15 80 79 M: +33 7 87 45 78 17 Email Aude | Vcard Office: Paris

With fifteen years of asset financing expertise and a particular focus on ships, aircraft, rail and rolling stock, Aude has experience in advising a range of French and international banks and financial institutions on complex transactions.
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Aude's practice covers the whole spectrum of French banking and finance law, including export credit, tax leasing, structured financing for French and international financial institutions.

She has built strong relationships with ship-owners, charterers, brokers and shipbuilders.

Aude has extensive experience on shipping matters and has an extensive knowledge of ship registration with a wide range of registries.

In the project finance sector, Aude advises banks and sponsors in relation to infrastructure and renewable energy projects.

Aude speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris bar.

  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Finance

€42 million vessel financing

Advised BNP Paribas and CEPAC on the financing of a fleet of seismic support vessels by way of a French tax lease structure.


Advised Natixis on the French tax lease financing for the purchase of vessels by Jaccar Holdings.

Bridgepoint/Compagnie du Ponant

Advised on an innovative financial structure between France and Italy for the financing of a luxury cruise vessel, by way of a French tax lease set up by Italian insurance company SACE.

More: Ship and offshore finance

Tax lease

Advised French and foreign leading banks on structuring complex transactions, dealing with the associated economic and banking issues.


Advised on restructuring of a portfolio of financings in the context of an insolvency proceeding for a French company.

Portfolio acquisition

Advised on the acquisition by a leading foreign bank of a loan portfolio.

More: Finance

  • Shipping
  • Banks and banking

Ship finance

Advising financial institutions and owners and operators on innovative ship financing arrangements.


Advised clients on charter contracts and registration of ships in various jurisdictions.


Advising on shipbuilding contracts and broker arrangements.

More: Shipping

Complex transactions

Advised French and foreign financial institutions on complex transactions.


Advising clients on refinancing in the context of insolvency proceedings for French companies.

Security package

Advising on the implementation of security packages in favour of financial institutions within the context of complex financing.

More: Banks and banking
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