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Baptiste has more than 20 years’ experience in advising arrangers, dealers, originators, sponsors, investors and issuers in connection with a wide range of debt instruments, including securitisations (domestic and cross-border), disintermediated financings, funds, debt issuances (Euro private placements, Islamic bonds/sukuks, impact finance), liability management, distressed and portfolio debt acquisitions, and derivatives. Baptiste’s practice also covers fund-related work, including fund structuring and establishment, and counselling on fund-related regulatory and compliance issues. He also regularly advises on structured debt restructurings.


  • Université Paris II - Panthéon - Assas, Paris, Postgraduate degree in civil law, DEA Droit Privé Général
  • Université Paris II - Panthéon - Assas, Paris, Postgraduate degree in business corporate and tax law, Magistère de Juriste d’Affaires, DESS Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité

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Premios y reconocimientos

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in France for Banking and Finance Law, 2020-2024, Structured Finance Law 2020-2022, and Capital Markets Law,  2019-2024, and named in the 2024 'Lawyer of the Year' list for Capital Markets Law. 
  • Listed as Highly regarded in IFLR1000 Global for France Capital Markets: Debt, Derivatives, and Structured Finance and Securitization, 2022-2024, and for France Capital Markets: Derivatives, 2023-2024
  • Awarded “Commended” status at the Financial Times Europe Innovative Lawyers awards, 2018
  • Ranked in Legal 500 for Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives, and Structured Finance, 2019
  • Ranked “Excellent” for Derivatives and Securitisation, Capital Markets and African work by Décideurs Juridiques et Financiers
  • Ranked among the top 50 lawyers active in Africa by Jeune Afrique, 2017