QianHu

Partner

Paris + 33.1.56.59.38.37

Qian Hu advises financial institutions, investment funds, and corporations on the regulatory and transactional aspects of complex OTC derivatives, structured repos, securities lending transactions, and investment products. She has strong experience in equity derivatives, including strategic acquisition, disinvestment, hedging, share buyback transactions, portage, shareholding financing or refinancing, as well as equity-linked securities. She is also active in structured credit derivatives and synthetic securitization.

Qian has acquired significant experience advising institutional clients on the new financial regulatory environment in Europe, including IBOR transition, bank resolution, and Brexit-related issues. She is experienced in reporting, clearing, margining, and capital treatment of derivative products and reorganization of credit institutions and in market abuse regulations and securities law issues.

Before joining Jones Day, Qian practiced in the Paris, London, and Beijing offices of a major French law firm. During her time in Beijing she advised numerous French clients in their negotiations with Chinese authorities (MOFCOM, SAIC, SAFE, PBOC, etc.). In addition she assisted several French clients in the creation of JVs and in handling prelitigation matters with Chinese partners.

Experience

  • Crédit Immobilier de France Développement completes first public securitization transaction of residential loansJones Day acted as legal adviser of Crédit Immobilier de France group in its first public securitization of residential loans through the French fonds commun de titrisation “Harmony French Home Loans FCT 2019-1” in connection with a portfolio of French residential loans of €710 million (US$792.8 million).
  • Natixis and BofA Merrill Lynch act as joint lead managers on French residential loans securitization BPCE Home Loans FCT 2019Jones Day acted as legal adviser of Natixis and BofA Merrill Lynch, joint lead managers, and Natixis, interest rate swap counterparty, in connection with the securitization of French residential loans originated by the Banques Populaires and the Caisses d'Epargne through the French fonds commun de titrisation “BPCE Home Loans FCT 2019”.
  • CIF Group completes First STS Securitization in EuropeJones Day advised Crédit Immobilier de France (CIF) Group on the French home loans securitization made through "Private Harmony French Home Loans FCT".
  • Consortium of senior creditors finance €230 million project on roads of Walloon Region in BelgiumJones Day represented a consortium of senior creditors with the financing of a €230 million (US$260.1 million) project consisting of the design, modernization/replacement, financing, maintenance and operation of the public lighting on the roads of the Walloon Region in Belgium.
  • Companhia Brasileira de Distribuiçao sells Ordinary Shares of Via Varejo S.A.Jones Day represented Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA, as a counterparty, in connection with the sale by Companhia Brasileira de Distribuiçao (GPA) of 50,000,000 Ordinary Shares of Via Varejo S.A., representing 3.86% of its share capital, in the form of total return swap entered into with a Brazilian financial institution.
  • Group Casino, Guichard-Perrachon sells 15% stake in Mercialys for €213 millionJones Day advised Group Casino, Guichard-Perrachon SA, a leading food retailer, in connection with the sale of 15% stake in Mercialys for €213 million (US$249 million) through an equity swap.
  • Vivendi sells stake in Ubisoft Entertainment for approximately €2 billionJones Day advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB) in connection with the sale by Vivendi of its stake in Ubisoft Entertainment (Ubisoft) for approximately €2 billion.
  • Fédération Bancaire Française and French Banks seek advice in drafting FBF collateral documentationJones Day assisted Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF) and French Banks with drafting FBF collateral documentation which complies with variation margin and initial margin requirements as set forth in Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of July 4, 2012 ("EMIR") and its delegated regulation and issued legal opinions.
  • La Banque Postale finances four wind farms in Meuse, Loire-Atlantique, and AveyronJones Day represented La Banque Postale in connection with the €80 million (US$96 million) project financing for the development, design, construction, and operation of a portfolio of four wind farms with an aggregate target capacity of 50 MW located in Meuse, Loire-Atlantique and Aveyron and sponsored by Quadran, one of the key players in the renewable energy field in France.
  • Unicredit-led syndicate provides financing for consortium in connection with acquisition of shares owned by French State in Société des Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur (Nice Airport)Jones Day acted as counsel to Unicredit SpA; Intesa SanPaolo SpA; Banca IMI SpA; Cassa Depositi E Prestiti SpA; MPS Capital Services Banca per le Imprese SpA; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd; and MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V. in connection with a €1.222 billion (US$1.296 billion) investment for a consortium formed by Atlantia, Aeroporti di Roma, and EDF in connection with the acquisition of the shares owned by the French State in Société des Aéroports de la Côte d'Azur.
  • Ingenico Group completes partial hedging of €500 million senior unsecured bondsJones Day advised Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, on the partial hedging of its €500 million senior unsecured bonds convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares (OCEANE) due 2022.
  • La Banque Postale finances four wind farms in PicardieJones Day represented La Banque Postale in connection with the €50 million (US$56.2 million) project financing for the development, design, construction, and operation of four wind farms with an aggregate target capacity of 32 MW located in Picardie, sponsored by Quadran, one of the key players in the renewable energy field in France.
  • BNP Paribas acquires certain assets and liabilities from RBS relating to its structured retail investor products and equity derivatives businessJones Day advised BNP Paribas on its acquisition of certain assets and liabilities from Royal Bank of Scotland PLC relating to the structured retail investor products and equity derivatives businesses.
  • Fédération Bancaire Française seeks advice in drafting of Execution AnnexJones Day is providing advice to Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF) regarding the coordination of a working group set up by the FBF in connection with the drafting of an Execution Annex.
  • Fédération Bancaire Française seeks advice in drafting of clearing documentationJones Day is providing advice to Fédération Bancaire Française (FBF) regarding the coordination of a working group set up by the FBF in connection with the drafting of a Clearing Annex to the FBF standard master agreement for derivatives transactions.
  • Casino Guichard-Perrachon issues €500 million of bonds redeemable in shares (ORA) by MonoprixJones Day represented Casino Guichard-Perrachon in connection with its €500 million (US$684.2 million) issuance of bonds redeemable in shares (ORA) by Monoprix S.A., a subsidiary of Casino Guichard Perrachon SA and French retail chain.
  • BNP Paribas acquires equity derivatives and structured products book from Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment BankJones Day advised BNP Paribas in connection with the transfer of the equity derivatives and structured products book from Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 21 novembre 2018
      Séminaire sur les nouveaux contrats-cadre ISDA
    • November 21, 2018
      The New French/Irish Law Governed ISDA Master Agreements
    • 4 octobre 2018
      3ème Matinale Africaine de la Finance 2018
    • October 4, 2018
      3rd Africa Finance Breakfast
    • February 13, 2018
      Contrats-cadre de Produits Dérivés ISDA / FBF
    • May 15, 2017
      New FBF EMIR Compliant Collateral Documentation - Conference at the French banking federation
    • February 2, 2017
      Contrats-cadres de Produits Dérivés ISDA/FBF, Development Institute International
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