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Hervé Ekué

Partner

Paris

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Hervé Ekué

Partner

Paris

Hervé specialises in financial services regulation and is 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.

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"

"Star Individual"
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Capital Markets: Debt)

Band 2
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Capital Markets: Derivatives)

"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)
 

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Arion on first EUR300m covered bond issuance

Allen & Overy has advised Arion Bank hf. on its first issuance of a Euro denominated covered bond. Over a decade on from the financial crisis, the EUR300m issue represents the first time an Icelandic…

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News: 26 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys as Young Leader of the France China Foundation

Allen & Overy announces the nomination of Laurie-Anne Ancenys, Counsel and Head of the Tech & Data practice of the Paris office, to the 2021 selection of the Young Leaders of the France China…

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

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At the highest levels of the legal industry, even in the most international firms, people from minority backgrounds are under-represented. Movement on this issue has been slow, but A&O – like many…

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Expertise

Practices

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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

Awards

Highly regarded

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

Published work

  • 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

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