Frédéric Gros has practiced banking and finance law for more than 20 years, with a particular emphasis on real estate finance. He acts both as transactional lawyer and as litigator in financial matters before civil and commercial courts.
Frédéric recently advised Blackstone in its first transaction in France as direct lender in a VEFA financing relating to an office building in the Pas-de-Calais. He also advised the German bank pbb in connection with the financing of the purchase of the Artillery Hotel to the French State by the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques. He advised Unicredit and the arrangers in connection with the privatization of the Nice Airport and its purchase by the consortium formed by EDF-Atlantia and Aeroporti di Roma. He also advised EDF and its co-investor on the financing of the acquisition of the 59,000 sq.m Ecowest building in Levallois-Perret.
Frédéric represents banks such as Dexia Crédit Local, SFIL, and Caisse Française de Financement Local (CAFFIL) and Depfa Bank plc in litigation related to structured loans and derivatives or to interest rates challenged by borrowers. In this respect, he represented the banks in various cases where the Cassation court dismissed all the cities' claims against Dexia Crédit Local, SFIL, and CAFFIL (Cour de cassation: Saint-Leu-la-Forêt (28 March 2018); Saint-Cast-le-Guildo (26 June 2019) and Sassenage (12 November 2020)) and Depfa Bank plc in the SIDRU de Saint-Germain-en-Laye case where the Cassation court dismissed all the claims of this syndicate of municipalities against the bank (Cour de cassation, 5 September 2018).
Green Buildings: The Epicenter of Responsible Investing, ESG Disclosure Requirements and Financial Incentives
SIDRU Judgment: Hedging Transaction Not Rendered Speculative Even if It Exposes Party to Unlimited Risk
Palestras / Aulas
- 13 novembre 2018
Projet de loi PACTE : Deux séminaires dédiés chez Jones Day
- 12 avril 2018
Finale de la 4ème édition du Prix Jones Day/Paris II/ESSEC
- 4 juillet 2017
Actualités du contentieux bancaire et financier
- 31 mai 2016
Réforme du droit des contrats et du droit des obligations - 2ème volet : enjeux pour les banques et acteurs financiers
- February 14, 2013
European Banking – On the Road to Union and Harmonization?
- 10 février 2011
La structuration des financements à l'épreuve des nouvelles règles fiscales de sous-capitalisation
- 29 avril 2009
Comment sécuriser le financement de l'opération ?, Commission M&A de l’AFJE “Comment sécuriser vos transactions en temps de crise ?” (link)
- University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas (CAPA 1993); Jean Moulin University, Lyon III (DEA in Business Law; DESS in Banking & Finance Law)
- Paris Bar
Leading individual in dispute resolution: banking litigation by The Legal 500 (2018-2020)
Team ranked 4 stars in Litigation in France — Option Droit & Affaires (2020)
Banking/Finance prize at the Palmarès du Droit awards — Le Monde du Droit and AFJE (2020)
Annually listed as a leading lawyer in France in banking & finance by Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, and The Legal 500 EMEA
- English, French