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HFW continues investment in finance practice with Partner hire in Paris

International law firm HFW has appointed Paris-based finance expert Diane de Moüy as Partner, effective as of 20 September.

Diane de Moüy is an experienced finance lawyer with a recognised practice and a high-profile track record of working on international finance transactions over 26 years. Qualified in Paris and New York, she has extensive experience in corporate finance, stock exchange regulations, restructurings, banking, export finance, cross-border, multi-jurisdictional leveraged finance, acquisitions finance, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications transactions.

Diane commented: "I am pleased to be joining HFW's finance practice. The strength and depth of the existing international finance team offers an excellent platform for my practice. I am looking forward to working with the team to develop new opportunities from the finance market which continues to re-model with both traditional and new forms of investment and structures."

Robert Follie, Managing Partner of HFW's Paris office and Head of the firm's global Energy and Resources practice said: "I am delighted to welcome Diane to our growing international team. Diane's technical knowledge, drive and enthusiasm fits perfectly with our existing practice. She is a well-known lawyer whose finance work is highly appreciated by her clients. These are challenging times for economies across the world, especially in Europe, but we continue to work alongside our clients to help them take advantage of opportunities to expand their businesses. Diane's experience ensures that we are able to offer our French-based and international clients on-the-ground support for their future finance needs. She will be a real asset to the team."

Diane's recruitment comes on the back of a number of other significant hires into the firm's finance and corporate teams over the last two years, including Partners Jean-Marc Zampa and Franck Bernauer in Paris, Georges Racine in Geneva, Tien Tai and Shyamal Jeewoolall in Dubai, Haydn Dare in Indonesia, Leigh Borrello in Sydney, David Brotherton in Singapore, Justin Sun in Hong Kong, and Stephen Marais in London. The international finance team will be further strengthened in January 2017 by Olivier Bazin who will join as a Partner in the Geneva office.

This move is part of the firm's commitment to develop the capabilities it can offer to clients from its Paris office and more specifically to grow its finance capabilities in Paris.

Diane joins the firm from Orrick in Paris. She will be joined by Associate Olivia Crouzat who was in Diane's team at Orrick.

For further information please contact: Samantha Maher, Marketing Communications Manager, on
+44 (0)20 7264 8148, or email samantha.maher@hfw.com, or Robert Follie, Managing Partner of HFW’s Paris office, on +33 (0)1 44 94 40 50, or email robert.follie@hfw.com.

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