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HFW strengthens corporate capability in Paris with Partner hire

16 April 2015

International law firm HFW is delighted to announce that we have further strengthened our Paris office Corporate Finance team with the arrival of Partner Jean-Marc Zampa and his Associate Serge Rastorgoueff.

Jean-Marc has specialised for nearly 20 years in banking and finance and in particular in international syndicated loans, acquisition finance, asset finance, export finance and tax-advantaged financings. His expertise includes ship finance and he brings with him a portfolio of clients including shipowners, banks and large corporate borrowers.

Before joining HFW, Jean-Marc was a Partner at Orrick (Paris) from 2004 where he was Head of the Banking and Finance group. He has previously also worked with Watson, Farley & Williams, HSBC CCF and Arthur Andersen International.

Jean-Marc is joined by an Associate Serge Rastorgoueff, who specialises in ship finance and aviation finance. He holds a LLM in Banking and Financial Law from the Boston University School of Law (2007) and joined Jean-Marc’s team in 2014 from DLA Piper.

The arrival of Jean-Marc and Serge boosts the finance capability of the firm, in particular in asset finance and corporate finance, and this will complement our existing offering and create new synergies within the firm’s international finance team.

Robert Follie, Managing Partner of the Paris office and head of the corporate energy practice said: “Jean-Marc is a high calibre individual in banking and finance and in particular in asset finance and acquisition finance. His expertise extends the capabilities we can provide to clients in our sectors of focus and will be particularly valued by clients who operate in the shipping, aviation and energy sectors.”

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