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Fernand is a partner in King & Spading’s Paris office advising on domestic and international acquisition and project financing transactions. His clients include private debt funds, private equity funds and financial institutions. He also represents international corporations with footprints in Europe and the MENA region.

In addition to his in-depth knowledge of unitranche, PIK, mezzanine, second-lien, senior and other leveraged debt structures, he regularly advises some of the world’s premier development banks on energy and infrastructure financings.

Fernand is a member of the Paris bar, the New York Bar and the Beirut Bar.

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Credentials

LL.M., Boston University

D.E.A., Université Paris Nanterre

Master, Université Saint Joseph, Lebanon

Beirut

New York

Paris

Arabic

French

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Recognized as a Leading Lawyer


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In the News · Source: La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires, Le Monde du Droit, Legal Business, Les Echos Capital Finance, Private Equity Magazine, CFNEWS, The Global Legal Post, Les Décideurs and International Employment Lawyer

September 2, 2022
Partners Fernand Arsanios and Alice Mony Decroix join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Paris

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Advising the PE fund and the founders on the financing of the LBO of a major group in the construction sector.

Advising a debt fund on its PIK financing of a group in the pharma sector in the context of a full refinancing of the group’s unitranche debt.

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the LBO financing of a group in the insurance sector.

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Advising the PE fund and the founders on the financing of the LBO of a major group in the construction sector.

Advising a debt fund on its PIK financing of a group in the pharma sector in the context of a full refinancing of the group’s unitranche debt.

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the LBO financing of a group in the insurance sector.

Advising the major shareholders on the financing of a take-private transaction.

Advising a group in the renewable energy sector on its fourth ESG financing.

Advising another group in the renewable energy sector on its inaugural ESG financing.

Advising CREI Capital on the financing of the building and installation of telecommunication towers in the Philippines.

Advising EBRD on several intra-bank lending transactions backing various local environmental initiatives.

Advising the portfolio company of a PE fund on the refinancing of its banking indebtedness.

Advised Banque Palatine, CIC and CEP on a NAV financing to a PE fund (2022).

Advised UI Investissement and the founders on the financing of the LBO of Proxiad (2022)

Advised Banque Palatine and a pool of lenders on the corporate financing of a group in the cosmetic sector (2022).

Advised a group in the medical imagery sector on its unitranche financing made available by ICG (2022).

Advised Banque Palatine and a pool of lenders on the corporate financing of a family-owned group (2022).

Advised Delsey on its largest trade financing (2022).

Advised EBRD on several intra-bank lending transactions backing various local environmental initiatives (2022).

Advised IFC on a financing in the Middle East dedicated to the construction of an environmentally friendly plant (2022).

Advised EBRD on a corporate financing in Romania (2022).

Advised Permira Credit on the financing of the LBO of two real-estate website companies by Oakley Capital.

Advised Sparring Capital on the financing of the LBO of Pure Trade.

Advised Banque Palatine on the financing of the LBO of a transport company by Cube Infrastructure.

Advised CACIBSG and Natixis on the financing of the tender offer for ClubMed.

Advised EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of the Saran solar plant in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 100MW (“Solar Deal of the Year – Central Asia” EMEA Finance Award).

Advised the Asian Development Bank and EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of 2 solar farms and a wind park in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 150MW.

Advised EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of a solar farm in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 100MW.

Advised CACIBRBSINGBNPPNatixis and other lenders on the €5.4 billion financing of the acquisition of Hagemeyer by Rexel SA.

News

In the News · Source: La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires, Le Monde du Droit, Legal Business, Les Echos Capital Finance, Private Equity Magazine, CFNEWS, The Global Legal Post, Les Décideurs and International Employment Lawyer

September 2, 2022
Partners Fernand Arsanios and Alice Mony Decroix join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Paris

View all

Matters

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the financing of the LBO of a major group in the construction sector.

Advising a debt fund on its PIK financing of a group in the pharma sector in the context of a full refinancing of the group’s unitranche debt.

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the LBO financing of a group in the insurance sector.

See more
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Matters

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the financing of the LBO of a major group in the construction sector.

Advising a debt fund on its PIK financing of a group in the pharma sector in the context of a full refinancing of the group’s unitranche debt.

Advising the PE fund and the founders on the LBO financing of a group in the insurance sector.

Advising the major shareholders on the financing of a take-private transaction.

Advising a group in the renewable energy sector on its fourth ESG financing.

Advising another group in the renewable energy sector on its inaugural ESG financing.

Advising CREI Capital on the financing of the building and installation of telecommunication towers in the Philippines.

Advising EBRD on several intra-bank lending transactions backing various local environmental initiatives.

Advising the portfolio company of a PE fund on the refinancing of its banking indebtedness.

Advised Banque Palatine, CIC and CEP on a NAV financing to a PE fund (2022).

Advised UI Investissement and the founders on the financing of the LBO of Proxiad (2022)

Advised Banque Palatine and a pool of lenders on the corporate financing of a group in the cosmetic sector (2022).

Advised a group in the medical imagery sector on its unitranche financing made available by ICG (2022).

Advised Banque Palatine and a pool of lenders on the corporate financing of a family-owned group (2022).

Advised Delsey on its largest trade financing (2022).

Advised EBRD on several intra-bank lending transactions backing various local environmental initiatives (2022).

Advised IFC on a financing in the Middle East dedicated to the construction of an environmentally friendly plant (2022).

Advised EBRD on a corporate financing in Romania (2022).

Advised Permira Credit on the financing of the LBO of two real-estate website companies by Oakley Capital.

Advised Sparring Capital on the financing of the LBO of Pure Trade.

Advised Banque Palatine on the financing of the LBO of a transport company by Cube Infrastructure.

Advised CACIBSG and Natixis on the financing of the tender offer for ClubMed.

Advised EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of the Saran solar plant in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 100MW (“Solar Deal of the Year – Central Asia” EMEA Finance Award).

Advised the Asian Development Bank and EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of 2 solar farms and a wind park in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 150MW.

Advised EBRD on the financing of the construction, development and operation of a solar farm in Kazakhstan for a total capacity of more than 100MW.

Advised CACIBRBSINGBNPPNatixis and other lenders on the €5.4 billion financing of the acquisition of Hagemeyer by Rexel SA.

News

In the News · Source: La Lettre des Juristes d'Affaires, Le Monde du Droit, Legal Business, Les Echos Capital Finance, Private Equity Magazine, CFNEWS, The Global Legal Post, Les Décideurs and International Employment Lawyer

September 2, 2022
Partners Fernand Arsanios and Alice Mony Decroix join the firm's Corporate, Finance and Investments practice group in Paris

View all

Credentials

LL.M., Boston University

D.E.A., Université Paris Nanterre

Master, Université Saint Joseph, Lebanon

Beirut

New York

Paris

Arabic

French

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer


Best Lawyers in France, 2023

Recommended


Legal500 EMEA 2022

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Close

Recognition

Recognized as a Leading Lawyer


Best Lawyers in France, 2023

Recommended


Legal500 EMEA 2022