Paul Hastings Expands in Paris with Addition of Leading Leveraged Finance Partner Olivier Vermeulen

January 15, 2016

Paris, France – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that leveraged finance partner Olivier Vermeulen has joined the Paris office as a partner and head of the Finance practice in the office. Mr. Vermeulen joins from King & Wood Mallesons, where he was head of the Paris Finance department, and brings a team of three lawyers with him.

Mr. Vermeulen has broad experience in leveraged finance, funds financing, structured finance, debt restructuring and general lending and securitization, advising financial institutions and private equity funds. He is recognized in Chambers Europe and Legal 500 EMEA for Banking & Finance.

“Paul Hastings is growing throughout Europe, particularly in leveraged finance, and Olivier is a great asset for the firm,” said Olivier Deren, chair of the Paris office of Paul Hastings. “He has developed innovative solutions to assist clients in a rapidly changing market, across a wide range of finance areas, and complements our existing reputation in private equity.”

Linked to our global network of offices in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S., our Paris-based team has developed a solid reputation in private equity, M&A and real estate transactions.

This announcement follows other recent partners appointments in Europe including corporate and TMT partner Bernd Meyer-Witting in Frankfurt and regulatory and energy partner Sylvain Bergès in Paris, and a series of new partners in London including restructuring and debt finance partner David Ereira, structured finance and capital markets partner Paul Severs, private investment funds partner Duncan Woollard,  leveraged finance partner Luke McDougall, and high-yield finance lawyer Peter Schwartz.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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