Pinsent Masons hires project finance partner in Paris

16 Mar 2020 | 11:24 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm has hired partner Eran Chvika to expand the firm's project finance capability in France and Francophone Africa.

Eran has French-law financing expertise with a focus on the energy and infrastructure projects. This includes structured, acquisition and real estate finance in additional to multi-sourced energy project financings in France and Francophone African jurisdictions. Eran has over 14 years’ experience and joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Eran advises on both lender and sponsor led transactions with key clients such as InfraRed, NTR, and Nord/LB . He advises banks, international financial institutions, sponsors, investment funds and developers on a wide range of domestic and cross-border complex financing and acquisition transactions.

Paul Harkin, Head of Pinsent Masons' Paris office said,  "We are delighted to welcome Eran as we continue to invest behind our growth strategy for Paris.  His practice strikes a good balance between French and international work, and aligns well with the firm's global energy and infrastructure sector expertise. With an increasing pipeline of projects in France and Francophone Africa – particularly in the renewables sector and recognition of the international increase in decarbonisation – Eran's experience acting for lenders and borrowers on the a full range of debt-financing structures will bring considerable value to our clients."

Michael Watson, Head of Finance & Projects at Pinsent Masons said, “I am very pleased to welcome Eran as a partner into the global finance and projects practice – his financing experience across the infrastructure and energy sector will enhance our ability to respond to and support developer and lender clients globally as part of our strategic development."

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