DLA Piper boosts Finance & Projects practice
20 Sep 2012
DLA Piper today announces the appointment of Fabrice Armand as a partner in its Finance & Projects Group. Fabrice joins DLA Piper from Clifford Chance where he was Counsel.
Fabrice has spent the last nine years at Clifford Chance in Paris in its Finance & Capital Markets Group. He specialises in capital markets, debt securities, derivatives transactions, investment services and regulatory.
Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Fabrice spent twelve years working in senior roles at Société Générale followed by Crédit Agricole CIB where he held the position of Head of Capital Markets in the legal department until 2003.
Doctor in law, Fabrice is the author of numerous articles relating to derivatives and investment services and of a book in relation to banking and financial transactions made by French public authorities.
Charles Morrison, DLA Piper International Head of Finance & Projects, said: "Fabrice has gained impressive experience in the banking sector from the time he has spent in both private practice and in-house at French banks. His appointment will boost our banking and finance expertise in Paris considerably and we look forward to welcoming him to the team."
Véronique Collin, Finance & Projects Location Head, said: "Fabrice is an outstanding professional and will contribute greatly to the expansion of our Finance practice in Paris. He will develop our Debt Capital Markets and Regulatory group in cooperation with our corporate and Equity Capital Market team. I am very pleased that he joins DLA Piper at this exciting time of unprecedented growth."
Bijan Eghbal, Country Managing Partner at DLA Piper, added: "the appointment of Fabrice comes shortly before DLA Piper's Paris office will be joined with boutique firm Frieh Bouhenic in October. It is part of the firm's strategy to bolster our Corporate and Finance offerings in Paris, and the addition of these new partners illustrates our commitment to being one of the leading practices in France."
Fabrice Armand added: "I am delighted to be joining the Finance & Projects Group at DLA Piper. This is an exciting time for the Paris office and the investment the firm is making into the Finance and Corporate Group is significant. Joining a firm with such a remarkable global footprint will allow me to offer the best possible service to clients both locally and across the world."