Funds Talk: October 2016
Kramer Levin Elevates Three to Partnership
Dana Anagnostou focuses on cross-border investments and mergers and acquisitions, generally involving France, the U.S. and/or the UK, in the finance or technology fields. Ms. Anagnostou’s clients include private equity funds, financial institutions, FinTech and other technology companies, as well as clients in the fashion and consumer brands sector. Ms. Anagnostou’s finance experience includes securitization, structured finance and capital markets transactions. She also advises French, EU and non-EU funds, fund managers, administrators and custodians on a wide range of corporate governance, contractual and operational issues. 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, and moved 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 10-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).