Alexander Premont joins Hogans Lovells as finance partner
Premont will start in the London office and then transfer to Paris by the end of August. He said: “Hogan Lovells attracts high quality, complex finance work that will allow me to experience a greater variety and complexity of asset finance and mainstream finance work. The Paris market offers significant opportunities and Hogan Lovells’ Paris office offers one of the best platforms from which to exploit them. I am very much looking forward to working with the team to grow a stand-out English law asset finance and mainstream finance practice not only in Paris but globally”.
Premont was previously the managing associate at Linklaters. He is qualified in both French and English law with a principal focus on asset finance and in shipping and aviation finance in particular, as well as insurance financing. He also has considerable acquisition finance and general banking expertise.
His high profile clients include BNP Paribas, Citibank, China Development Bank, ING and Société Générale in the asset finance space.
Global Head of Hogan Lovells’ finance practice, Sharon Lewis, said: “Paris is an important hub for asset finance, particularly aircraft and shipping finance, with French banks playing a leading role in high value, complex asset finance transactions. Hogan Lovells has strong and well-recognised French law asset finance and banking practices in Paris and Alexander’s arrival will help us to capitalise on market opportunities and grow our English law asset finance and mainstream finance capability both locally and globally”.
Premont has also been recommended by a number of other lawyers and banks as a leading superyacht lawyer.