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Reed Smith hires Hogan Lovells’ Gelpi

by Krystal Scanlon 6 April 2020

Reed Smith has hired structured finance lawyer Baptiste Gelpi as partner in its financial industry group, based in Paris.

He joins from Hogan Lovells where he worked for 20 years and headed up the firm’s French debt capital markets practice.

Gelpi covers debt funds, alternative/direct lenders, fund structuring and set up. He assists foreign investors with their allocations in France, including side letters, subscription agreements, co-investment and parallel funds, as well as regulatory and compliance fund-related issues.

Gelpi also advises clients on capital markets and structured finance transactions including securitisations, funds, debt issue and securities, derivatives, as well as financial regulation and compliance.

“Baptiste’s arrival strengthens our French and wider pan-European structured finance, debt capital markets and French law financial services regulatory practices,” said Ed Estrada, global chair of Reed Smith’s financial industry group.

Gelpi holds postgraduate degrees in civil law and corporate and tax law from Université Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.

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