Christine Van Gallebaert's practice focuses on securitization, covered bonds, debt funds, and structured financings that are backed by receivables (notably trade receivables, mortgage loans, receivables over public entities, consumer loans, and nonperforming loans).
Christine has been recognized as an experienced practitioner in securitization deals by leading legal publications. She has assisted clients in the formation of a number of French covered bonds issuers and in securitization transactions of various financial assets. She set up French debt funds authorized as a European Long Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) by the French Market Authority for the purpose of granting loans directly to European SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) as well as French direct lending securitization funds. More recently, she advised the originator in the first securitization in Europe that has been notified with ESMA and published on its website as STS (simple, transparent and standardized), since the entry into force, on January 1, 2019, of the EU Regulation 2017/2402 dated December 12, 2017, laying down a general framework for securitization and creating a specific framework for simple, transparent and standardized securitization.
Christine has lectured on securitization as part of the Master 2 banking and financial law program at the University of Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne since 2009.
She also regularly writes articles for noted financial publications, including Capital Finance and Revue Banque & Droit.
- 14 février 2019
Tendances et actualité du Private Equity
- 13 novembre 2018
Projet de loi PACTE : Deux séminaires dédiés chez Jones Day
- November 13, 2018
Jones Day dedicates two seminars to PACTE
- June 21-22, 2018
Conflict of laws issues and European Commission's Proposal on the law applicable to the third-party effects of assignment of claims, Summer School in International Financial Law, University of Milan
- 16 janvier 2018
Actualité du private equity 2018 : la SLP, Fonds de dette, Actualités européennes, Actualité fiscale
- University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (DEA [post-graduate degree] in Private Law 1997; Master's in Private Law 1996)
Listed yearly among the best lawyers in securitization by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe: "identified by market sources as a ‘talented young partner’ and a ‘rising star’" (Chambers Europe) and "clients highlight her ability to clearly explain complex topics and praise her ‘hands-on approach’" (Chambers Global 2019)
Ranked as an "elite leading individual" in securitization in France by The Legal 500 EMEA (2018 and 2019)
- French, English