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HFW Continues To Expand Transactional Practice With Paris Corporate Partner Hire

Global, sector-focused law firm HFW has continued to expand its global transactional offering with the hire of senior corporate partner Aline Poncelet.

Aline specialises in French corporate, M&A and capital markets work, and joins HFW's Paris office from Paul Hastings.

She will work closely with HFW's Paris finance team, including partners Diane de Moüy, Jean-Marc Zampa and Richard Jadot.

Guillaume Brajeux, Paris Office Head, HFW:

"We are very pleased to welcome Aline to the firm. Her arrival marks an important step in the continued development of our transactional practice in Paris, and significantly strengthens our capabilities to assist clients in M&A and capital markets."

Diane de Moüy, Partner, HFW Paris:

"Aline's practice is recognized and reputed for its excellence, and her expertise perfectly complements the other practices of HFW Paris. Her experience and knowledge of legal issues will enhance our ability to respond to the increasingly complex needs of our clients".

Aline has more than 25 years' experience in public and private M&A, capital markets, share issues, takeover bids, financial services and corporate governance. She acts on behalf of listed and private corporations, insurance companies, financial institutions, fintech and investment funds.

Aline Poncelet, Partner, HFW Paris:

"I am very happy to join HFW, a firm set apart by its strategy founded on the interconnected and growth-generating sectors of the global economy. I look forward to helping develop the firm's corporate practice in Paris."

Aline's arrival continues HFW's significant expansion of its global corporate and finance practices.

HFW has now added 18 transactional partners since 2018, including lateral hires in Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, HoustonLondonMonaco, Paris and Singapore.

The firm recently opened in Monaco with the hire of a market-leading team and has now completed 11 international office openings, mergers and associations since 2016, including a fully-integrated US merger and other moves in BrazilChinaIndonesia and the Middle East.

About HFW

HFW is a leading global law firm in the aerospace, commodities, construction, energy, insurance, and shipping sectors. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 185 partners, based in offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. HFW prides itself on its deep industry expertise and its entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative culture.

For further information, please contact:

Chris Johnson
Head of Communications
D +44 (0)20 7264 8159
M +44 (0)7976 939864
E chris.johnson@hfw.com

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