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Hervé Ekué

Managing Partner

Paris

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Hervé Ekué

Managing Partner

Paris

Hervé specialises in financial services regulation and has been an expert in the capital markets field for over 20 years. He advises financial institutions and corporates on financial law and in particular on the issuance and listing of debt, hybrid and derivative securities. His derivatives experience covers jurisdictional OTC derivative transactions and those admitted to clearing houses in a broad range of asset classes.

Band 2
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Capital Markets: Derivatives)
 
Star Individuals
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Capital Markets: Debt)
 
"Hervé Ekué boasts a stellar reputation as a leading practitioner in debt and derivative capital markets matters. He regularly advises French and international banks on the issuance of green and subordinated notes and digital bonds. He demonstrates further capabilities in derivative products mandates. One interviewee describes Hervé Ekué as 'astonishingly good,' while another source praises his 'excellent knowledge of the market'."
Chambers Global/Europe 2022 - France (Capital Markets: Derivatives)

Market leader (Industry sector: Financial services) IFLR 1000 2021 - France (Capital Markets: Debt, Capital markets : Derivatives)

"Managing partner of the Paris office, the "brilliant" Hervé Ekué is widely recognised as a leading individual in the market. He mostly acts for top French and international banks on notes issuance matters. He demonstrates further capabilities in derivative products mandates."
Chambers Global/Europe 2021 - France (Capital Markets: Derivatives, Capital Markets: Debt)

"Leading Individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Capital Markets: Debt)

"Highly regarded - Capital Markets: Debt, Derivatives & Industry sector: Financial services" 

"Leading individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - France (Capital Markets: Debt)

"Leading individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - France (Derivatives & Structured Finance)

"Highly regarded"
IFLR1000 2020 - France (Capital Markets: Debt & Derivatives; Financial Services)

"Lawyer of the Year 2020"
Best Lawyers 2020 - France (Banking and Finance Law Capital Markets Law Derivatives Structured Finance)

"Hervé Ekué - excellent advisor, always available and provides analysis that is always remarkable."
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (Derivatives & Structured Finance)

"Office managing partner Hervé Ekué heads the derivatives practice in Paris and advises on jurisdictional over-the-counter derivative transactions and those admitted to clearing houses."
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (Derivatives & Structured Finance)

"Possessing market-leading expertise in DCM, Hervé Ekué is considered to be an "excellent lawyer," who is "technically very strong, always available and has a strong commercial acumen,"according to market sources. Ekué is a market leader in DCM, acting on significant notes issuances, and demonstrates further skill in derivatives matters."
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Capital Markets: Debt & Derivatives)
 

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Expertise

Practices

Capital Markets

Sectors

Banks

Office

Paris

Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1999

Academic

Master in Business and Private law, University of Paris V Descartes, 1995

Post Graduate Degree, Banking and Finance, University of Paris V Descartes, 1996

Published work

  • Video: Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, February 2022
  • Press Release: Allen & overy lance un appel à candidatures aux LegalTech et RegTech pour rejoindre son incubateur Fuse, January 2022
  • Interview with Chloé Enkaoua, L’AGEFI Hebdo, “L’avocat en entreprise”, February 2021
  • Filming for the series “Je le jure”, Doctrine, February 2021
  • Interview with Océane Lantheaume, Le CODE (Association étudiante de l’Université Grenoble Alpes), February 2021
  • Tribune, La Tribune, « Le 17 mai, agissons collectivement pour un monde plus inclusif », May 2021
  • Interview avec Thomas Feat, Option Finance, « L’émission de security tokens réalisée par la BEI », May 2021
  • Interview with Samir Hamladji, Les Echos, « Lutte contre les discriminations : comment Allen & overy s’évertue à responsabiliser le monde du droit », May 2021
  • Press Release « Allen & Overy Paris poursuit son engagement en faveur de la diversité et de l’inclusion dans le monde juridique », May 2021
  • Press Release : « Allen & Overy poursuit son développement sur la place de Paris et annonce son déménagement », July 2021
  • Contribution : ""Rapport Contrat-Cadre ISDA 2002 (Droit Français)"" du Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris, November 2020
  • Interview with Frédérique Garrouste, L’AGEFI, Dossier spécial "Dérivés", May 2020
  • Interview with Chloé Enkaoua, L’AGEFI, “L’organisation des cabinets d'avocats d'affaires face à la crise du coronavirus", April 2020
  • Interview with Caura Barszcz, Juristes Associés "E-Manager au temps du coronavirus", April 2020
  • Tribune pour le dossier spécial « Finance Verte », L’AGEFI Hebdo "La finance durable a besoin d’un cadre réglementaire plus adapté", March 2020
  • Interview with Alexandra Milleret, Option Finance, “Les mesures mises en place par les institutions européennes face à la crise du coronavirus", March 2020
  • Interview with Aurélia Granel, La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires Magazine, "Le Télétravail dans les cabinets d’avocats", February 2020
  • Interview with Léa Taieb, Les Echos Start, "Congé paternité : ces boîtes qui ont pris les devants !", June 2019
  • Interview with Frédérique Garrouste, L’AGEFI, “L’impact du Brexit sur les dérivés”, June 2019
  • E-alert France: "EMIR - La révision d'EMIR en route vers une entrée en vigueur", April 2019
  • E-alert France: "New French Brexit-Related Ordinance", March 2019
  • Interview with with Laure-Emmanuelle Husson, Challenges, Dossier “L’IA et l’emploi”, “Stratégie d’innovation et utilisation d’outils technologiques par Allen & Overy", March 2019
  • Interview with Nicolas Monier, Le Nouvel Economiste,  « Dossier sur l’innovation dans les cabinets d’avocats d’affaires: « Avocats 2.0 », March 2019
  • Interview with Laurent Lequien, La Tribune "A&O et l’innovation", February 2019
  • E-alert France: "Le droit français précise les conditions d'éligibilité au rang senior non préféré en définissant la notion d'élément non structuré", August 2018
  • Révision d’EMIR : les deux objectifs de la réforme, Bulletin Joly Bourse, May-June 2018
  • Les nouvelles obligations d’échange de garanties pour les dérivés non compensés centralement au titre d’EMIR : révolution et continuité, Bulletin Joly Bourse, July-August 2017 
  • A tool to satisfy capital requirements: an overview of Tier 1 issuances under Solvency II, Bank + Insurance Hybrid Capital, March-April 2015, co-authored with Crédit Agricole CIB
  • EMIR/DFA - Quelques enjeux de l'extraterritorialité, Agefi Hebdo, June 2013
  • La commercialisation de produits financiers en France, Revue Banque et Droit, November-December 2009
  • Lehman Brothers : une contrepartie dans les opérations de dérivés, RDBF, September-October 2009
  • Lehman Brothers : une contrepartie dans les opérations de dérivés, Droit des sociétés - actes pratiques, September-October 2009

Recognition

Awards

Highly regarded

IFLR1000 France, Capital Markets: Debt & Derivatives; Financial Services, 2020