Christophe Garcia
Senior Associate

PARIS

T: +33 1 56 88 21 21
D: +33 1 76 40 16 17
M: +33 6 70 84 98 83

Summary Open

Christophe is a Senior Associate in the Finance group in the Paris office of Watson Farley & Williams.

He has more than ten years’ experience in asset finance (ships, aircraft), project finance (energy) and acquisition finance.  He advises lenders, investors, borrowers and bond issuers (banks, financial institutions, investment funds, industrial groups, PMEs, shipowners) on complex structured operations (leasing, tax leases, export credit, derivatives, bond issues, securities, LBOs and MBOs).  Christophe has worked in both leading international law firms and in the legal department of a large listed group as well as for an internationally renowned private bank.

In addition, Christophe has developed a practice in capital markets, in particular in respect of derivatives (ISDA, FBF), clearing, regulatory aspects (EMIR, MIFID, PRIIPS) as well as in relation to bond issue contracts (EMTN, Stand Alone, EuroPP, USPP).

Education Open

  • 2001: Master’s degree in International Business – Kedge Business School
  • 1999: Postgraduate diploma in business and taxation law – University of Bordeaux
  • 1998: Master’s degree in business law – University of Bordeaux
  • 1997: Degree in law – University of Bordeaux
  • 1996: Diploma (DEUG) in law – University of Bordeaux

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • “Les plans face aux accords de subordinationʺ, Les Petites Affiches, 23 July 2012
  • ʺTrust, dette parallèle et droit français, l’apport de l’arrêt Belvédèreʺ, Banque et Droit, March-April 2012
  • ʺCession des créances d’un organisme de titrisation selon les formalités de l’article 1690 du Code civilʺ, Revue Lamy Droit des Affaires, March 2012

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Paris Bar
  • Inter Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
  • Club Finance HEC

Employment Record Open

  • 2015 – 2016: In-house lawyer, Edmond de Rothschild (France) (Legal Department)
  • 2013 – 2014: In-house lawyer, Danone (Legal Department)
  • 2011 – 2013: Associate, Olswang France
  • 2007 – 2011: Associate, Dechert (Paris)
  • 2005 – 2007: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2003 – 2005: Associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe