Debt Dialogue: June 2016
SEC Enforcement Action Highlights Need for PE Fund Advisers to Address Potential Broker-Dealer Issue
Dana Anagnostou advises European and American clients on several aspects of international business law, including finance and financial services, and M&A. Her finance practice focuses on banking, structured finance, capital markets, derivatives and EuroPP. She also advises French, EU and non-EU funds (UCITs and AIFs), fund managers, administrators and custodians on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues (including AIFMD and EMIR), as well as on a wide range of contractual and operational issues. Her M&A experience centers on cross-border acquisitions, generally involving France and/or the US, and often in the finance or technology fields. Her clients include financial institutions, industrials and private equity funds. Fluent in both French and English, she is an American who began her career in 1994 in the New York office of a large firm, moving to Paris in 1998. She is a member of the New York and Paris bars. Ms. Anagnostou is ranked by Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit 2014, for being a “highly recommended” lawyer (forte notoriété) in Acquisition Finance. She was also ranked by Legal 500 EMEA and Paris 2015 in Banking & Finance: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP has ‘very strong expertise in the banking field, especially for litigation’. Jean-Pierre Mattout co-heads the ten-lawyer team, drawing on its in-depth knowledge of the banking industry, which assists major financial institutions such as Crédit Agricole, BNP Paribas, and Société Générale, as well as insurers and asset managers. The practice is involved in various structured finance and toxic loan disputes. The team was also assigned to handle FinTech matters in connection with the use and development of new technologies applied to the banking industry. Gilles Kolifrath’s recent arrival strengthened the team (Legal 500 EMEA and Paris 2015).