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Diane Sénéchal


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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA [postgraduate degree] in Business Law 1991); University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (Maîtrise in Business and Tax Law 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Paris

Diane Sénéchal focuses on banking and finance matters with a particular emphasis on the financing of acquisitions of listed and nonlisted companies (leveraged buyouts and strategic acquisitions) for all types of lenders (credit funds and banks), borrowers, and sponsors. She has significant experience in debt restructuring, acting for lenders and borrowers.

Diane has worked extensively on matters in the infrastructure sector regarding greenfield and brownfield projects. She also has experience with financing for the life science sector including by way of bespoke structured financings, acting for specialised debt funds. She has advised lenders on many high-level transactions and also has in-depth experience in corporate finance, including various types of receivables-based financing. Diane practiced for 14 years at an international law firm in Paris prior to joining Jones Day in 2015.

Diane is a member of the AFTE ("Association Française des Trésoriers d'Entreprise") legal committee as well as the contract law workgroup within the "Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris."

Honors & Distinctions

  • Listed yearly in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500 EMEA

    "One source praises the way she ‘went beyond the call of duty to get us a solution that worked in a tough environment’" (Chambers Global, 2016)


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