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PARTNER MOVES - Squire Patton Boggs Strengthens Financial Services Expertise in Paris

07 Apr 2016

Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce the appointment of Veronique Collin as a partner in the firm’s Financial Services Practice in Paris.

An experienced and highly regarded French banking and finance lawyer, Ms. Collin was a long-standing partner consecutively with Freshfields and DLA Piper, having worked with the former in London, Paris and Tokyo.

Ms. Collin has over 25 years’ experience advising France-based and international clients on real estate finance, structured finance, bond issues, acquisition finance and refinancing, asset finance, transaction rating work and general banking law. She has acted for a wide range of banks and other financial institutions, as well as alternative lenders and also corporate borrowers, on both domestic and cross-border transactions. Recent highlights in her wealth of experience include a number of high-value portfolio transfers, advising on loans and real estate financings, securitization and bond issues, pan-European factoring and export credit matters. Ms. Collin has worked in sectors as diverse as the automotive industry, biotech and precision technology, hospitality, data centres and agri-business.

Christopher Wilde, Office Managing Partner in Paris, said: “We are delighted Veronique has joined our team at Squire Patton Boggs. She is a very highly regarded finance and banking lawyer in the French market and her broad finance experience will have a clear synergy with our practice in Paris and, more broadly, other practice groups, across the firm.”

James Barresi, head of Squire Patton Boggs’ global Financial Services practice group, commented: “Veronique’s in-depth knowledge of French banking law and her international background will undoubtedly enrich our Financial Services Practice, which has an increasingly multijurisdictional client base. Her experience will be valuable to our clients who are based and operating in France as well as those who may participate in cross-border financings that are affected, in part, by French law. We are very pleased to welcome Veronique on board.”

Ms. Collin read law at the University of Paris and studied English and German at the Institut Supérieur d’Interprétariat et de Traduction (ISIT) in Paris. She also holds an MPA from Indiana University. Ms. Collin is recommended by both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.