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Yann Beckers

T: +33 1 44 15 82 11 M: +33 6 82 59 15 48 Email Yann | Vcard Office: Paris

Yann Beckers Partner

Contact details

Yann Beckers

Yann Beckers
Partner

T: +33 1 44 15 82 11 M: +33 6 82 59 15 48 Email Yann | Vcard Office: Paris

A banking and finance partner with a focus on acquisition, real estate and structured finance, Yann has also developed a strong expertise in alternative financings such as private placement (EURO PP, unitranche and mezzanine), factoring and leasing transactions.

His previous experience working as an in-house lawyer at CCF (now HSBC France) has given Yann a particular insight on the issues his banking and institutional clients are facing.
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Yann has extensive experience in a wide range of national and cross-border secured financing transactions. He advises on general banking transactions, including ECA, trade and commodities finance, factoring and cash-management transactions and debt restructurings.

Yann has experience of both the negotiation of these transactions and their restructuring. He also advises on their transfer and related French regulatory issues.

His clients include international banks and financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, private equity, private debt and investment funds.

Yann speaks French, English and German and is a member of the Paris bar.

  • Corporate lending and acquisition finance
  • Finance

Acquisition finance

Advising US bank on a secured cross-border acquisition financing involving a French target company.

Advising the holding company owning and operating specialised private schools in France and Italy on the acquisition and financing of private educational establishments privately controlled by investment funds​.

French private bank

Advising on the drafting of its loan and security documentation and French law consumer rules.

French start-up

Advising on the implementation of a pan-European non-recourse factoring transaction.
 
Advising on the refinancing of an existing debt and structuring a new capex facility for up to €36 million.

French corporate

Advising on the implementation of a confidential factoring transaction involving its UK subsidiary.

US financing and leasing company

Advising on the acquisition of a participation in a secured movie financing, including French law security and the enforceability of an US law credit agreement against the French obligor.

More: Corporate lending and acquisition finance

Private placement (EURO PP)

Advising insurance company on the subscription of secured bonds and its pari passu ranking rights with banking lenders under inter-creditor arrangements.

Advising insurance company on the acquisition of a participation in a secured LBO financing and related inter-creditor issues between senior and subordinated creditors.

Asset finance

Advising global investment bank on the potential acquisition of a portfolio of French law finance lease agreements.

Regulatory

Advising a French branch of a foreign bank on bank regulatory issues, including advice in issues concerning the Bank of France, banking regulations relating to changes in corporate governance and capital risk requirement calculations.

French bank

Advising on the implementation of on-line cash deposit solution and benefit of the French deposit guarantee in favour of the investors.

More: Finance
  • Banks and banking

French bank

Advising on the implementation of on-line cash deposit solution and benefit of the French deposit guarantee in favour of the investors.

French private bank

Advising on the drafting of its loan and security documentation and French law consumer rules.

US bank

Advising US bank on a secured cross-border acquisition financing involving a French target company.

More: Banks and banking

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