Olivier Vermeulen is Office Chair of the Paris office of Paul Hastings and head of the Finance department. With a focus in banking and finance, he has extensive experience in leveraged financing (senior, second lien, mezzanine, unirate/unitranche, and SSRCF/high-yield financings), fund financing (EBF and capital call facilities), structured finance (securitization), debt negotiations, and Islamic finance.
Mr. Vermeulen advises both sponsors and borrowers (private equity and infrastructure funds as well as large corporate funds) as well as financial institutions (senior/mezzanine lenders and debt funds).
His strengths in innovation are very clearly demonstrated through the creation of a new product for the French bank finance market in the form of the equity bridge finance facility for European funds.
Mr. Vermeulen joined the firm from another law firm where he was head of the Finance practice. Prior to that, he worked for two other international law firms as counsel and part of the finance team.
Leveraged Finance Transactions
Keensight Capital Acquire Majority Stake in Sogelink
December 12, 2019
Amundi, BPI France, and Socadif Invest in Wifirst
October 14, 2019
Keensight Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Smile
October 10, 2019
Keensight Capital Invests in Geodesial
October 01, 2019
Volcom Management Launches Multi-National Operating Company in Partnership with Authentic Brands Group
April 03, 2019
Olivier Vermeulen Appointed Chair of Paul Hastings’ Paris Office
March 12, 2019
Equistone Partners Europe Invests in Wallenborn Transports Group
September 26, 2018
Qualium Investissement Invests in Labelium Group
February 20, 2018
Paul Hastings Named European Law Firm of the Year by Private Debt Investor
March 01, 2017
Paul Hastings Adds Leading Real Estate Partner Jean-Louis Martin and Team to Paris Office
January 26, 2017
Paul Hastings Expands in Paris with Addition of Leading Leveraged Finance Partner Olivier Vermeulen
January 15, 2016
Recognized by Chambers Global 2019
Chambers Global 2019: The World’s Leading Lawyers listed the firm in 37 research areas and named 59 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms adept in complex international work and with strong cross-border capabilities.
February 14, 2019