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Banking law

Alerion’s Banking and Finance Department advises its clients, in particular banking and financial institutions, and assists them in disputes.

The firm’s lawyers assist banks, credit institutions and investment service providers in issues related to banking, financing and financial law.

They represent their clients before the civil, commercial and criminal courts and also help companies negotiate their financing documentation.

The biggest financing operations are handled by our private equity team.

Skills

Financing and credit operations

- Medium- and long-term financing arrangements
- Financing of acquisitions
- Property financing arrangements
- Asset financing arrangements
- Equipment and property leasing
- Factoring
- Consumer credit

Security and guarantees

- Pledges of financial instrument accounts, company shares, account balances or cash collateral
- Setting up of intra-group guarantees, in a national and international context, and presentation of a capacity opinion
- Mortgages
- Personal security and signed undertakings

Recovery

- Recovering debts from principal debtors, guarantors and other pledge providers
- Taking conservatory measures
- Implementing means of enforcement and handling disputes about enforcement

Insolvency proceedings and means of enforcement

- Defence in liability proceedings for improper support, unfair loans or sudden cessation of credit
- Claim proceedings, preservation of collateral comprising assets included in a transfer plan
- Declarations and disputes of claims
- Appeals against opening judgements
- Appointing an inspector and supervising the procedure
- Ad-hoc and conciliation mandate procedures

Banking and financial regulations

- Compliance with the internal control regulations (prudential ratios, internal control, subcontracting, ethics) and drafting internal documentation (anti-laundering manual, internal regulations, charter of ethics)).
- Assisting investment service providers in their relations with the supervisory authorities