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04-05-2021

Eversheds Sutherland welcomes Sindhura Swaminathan as Partner who will head its Paris-based banking and finance practice and Louis-Jérôme Laisney as Counsel

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to welcome Partner Sindhura Swaminathan, who will head its Paris-based banking and finance practice, and Counsel Louis-Jérôme Laisney.

Sindhura Swaminathan, a dually qualified solicitor in England and Wales and at the Paris Bar, has more than 10 years’ international experience. She has built a strong reputation for leading major transactions in project finance, asset finance and export finance transactions, notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Sindhura is praised by her clients and peers for her ability to bring innovative solutions to complex transactions. She has a reputation for being commercial and getting transactions across the line. Her dual qualification in both English and French law is greatly valued by her clients.

Louis-Jérôme Laisney is a member of the Paris Bar and has over a decade’s financing experience including project finance, acquisition finance, corporate finance and debt restructuring. In addition to French law, he is also recognised in OHADA law, having been a member of the experts committee appointed by the World Bank (FIAS) on the reform of the OHADA Uniform Act, enforced from May 2011. Clients highlight his fair and pragmatic approach and ability to achieve consensus between parties.

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Sindhura and Louis-Jérôme aim to build an innovative and cross border practice at Eversheds Sutherland, and develop further the firm’s close collaboration with both French and international clients.

Partner Eric Knai, added:

“Thanks to Sindhura and Louis-Jérôme, the development of Eversheds Sutherland France has reached a new stage. The talent and energy they bring will enrich the firm’s range of expertise and strengthen its strategic capacity to support its clients on complex and international projects in growth sectors, such as energy and infrastructure.”

Sindhura Swaminathan, said:

“I have always been driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion to see my projects come to life. I like project and asset finance because they always lead to a concrete and tangible result which is immensely satisfying. Leading the Paris banking and finance practice at a dynamic and promising firm like Eversheds Sutherland gives me the opportunity to strengthen the practice internationally and to build a market-leading team. On a personal level, I am also delighted to be joining the firm that welcomed me to one of my first professional experiences during my second year of university.”

Louis-Jérôme Laisney, agreed:

I am very pleased to join Eversheds Sutherland, which offers Sindhura and me the opportunity to continue to strengthen and build our team together. We both know that we can rely on our complementary skills to develop a practice that is recognised in our respective fields of expertise. As such, our ambition is to grow a leading practice in project development and financing, both in France and across the globe.”

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