Christine Ezcutari is co-head of transport for Europe, Middle East and Asia and head of the Paris banking team. She is qualified as a Solicitor and as an Avocat at the Paris Bar and so well positioned to assist French and/or international banks on a variety of French law and international finance transactions including complex syndicated debt financings. She also provides our clients (international banks and operators) with advice on commercial matters and is experienced in the coordination of multi-jurisdictions financing.
Christine has particular experience in structured financings, either in the form of complex multi-jurisdictional financing, tax structures and export credit financings where she acquired a particular expertise. She regularly acts on behalf of large European financial institutions, lessors, banks, ship owners and rail operators on many ship and/or export credit financings, including on issues relating to bills of exchange and letters of credit. Christine also advises on general commercial matters (charters, sales and leaseback).
Christine has acquired a particular expertise in the field of export credit financing and has represented a number of banks in transactions involving Bpifrance/COFACE, SINOSURE, JBIC, Finnvera/FEC, the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation (KSURE), the Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), Eksportfinans, ONDD, HERMES, Atradius, SERV and SACE. She has also acquired expertise dealing with companies established in the Middle East.
Christine was named a Knight of the National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l'ordre national du Mérite) for her career as a shipping and rail financing lawyer by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (November 2015) and appointed by ministerial decree to the French Merchant Shipping High Council (CSMM) as a qualified member (August 2016).