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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 15 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.

"Leading Individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS)

"Leading Individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (DERIVATIVES AND STRUCTURED FINANCE)

"Hervé Ekué — excellent advisor, always available and provides analysis that is always remarkable." 
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (DERIVATIVES AND 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 AND STRUCTURED FINANCE)

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

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

"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)

"Leading individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 – France (Capital Markets: Debt) "Lawyer of the Year" 2020 (recognised by Best Lawyers since 2017) 
Best Lawyers 2020 – France (Banking And Finance Law Capital Markets Law Derivatives Structured Finance)

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

News & insights

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Publications: 11 AUGUST 2020

Cross-Border Distribution of Collective Investment Funds

The regulatory landscape for marketing funds in Europe is complex due to the divergent approaches taken by the various Member States in implementing fund distribution and marketing rules. 

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2020

Russia: Law on categories of investors has been adopted

The Federal law dividing all investors in the financial market into two categories, regulating investment activities carried out by individuals and reforming the procedure by which non-qualified…

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Publications: 05 AUGUST 2020

Don't let the 2020 campaign season affect your ability to seek investment from public investors

With less than 100 days before the November 2020 election, campaign fundraising is entering its busiest period of the cycle. Although campaign fundraising is largely virtual this year, there is no…

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Publications: 24 OCTOBER 2019

The first step is understanding the barriers that exist

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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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

  • 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