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Herve Ekue

Partner

Paris

Ekue Herve
Herve Ekue

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.

"Star Individual - Hervé Ekué has a formidable presence in DCM mandates. He advises major French banks and insurance companies on the issuance of hybrid capital instruments. He is also skilled in the drafting and negotiation of OTC derivatives contracts, acting for leading French and international banks."

CHAMBERS & PARTNERS 2019 - CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT & DERIVATIVES (FRANCE)

“Leading individual”

LEGAL 500 EMEA 2019 – CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT (FRANCE)

"Lawyer of the Year" 2020, Recognized by Best Lawyers since 2017

BEST LAWYERS 2020 - BANKING AND FINANCE LAW CAPITAL MARKETS LAW DERIVATIVES STRUCTURED FINANCE LAW (FRANCE)

“Highly regarded” 

IFLR1000 2019 –CAPITAL MARKETS: DEBT & DERIVATIVES; FINANCIAL SERVICES (FRANCE)

News & insights

Publications: 13 DECEMBER 2019

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 29 November 2019 to 5 December 2019

Allen & Overy publish weekly updates on key regulatory topics affecting the financial services sector. 

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Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

What is the direction of travel of European pre-insolvency reforms?

Associates Musonda Mutati and Harini Viswanathan have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, highlighting the differences between the European and proposed UK reforms.

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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 firms – is trying to make faster progress.

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Publications: 07 AUGUST 2018

French law clarifies eligibility conditions for senior non preferred ranking by defining "non-structured" instruments

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Expertise

Practices

Capital Markets

Insurance

Sectors

Financial Institutions

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