White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help the firm’s clients achieve their ambitions in today's G20 world. As a pioneering international law firm, White & Case’s cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for clients. In both established and emerging markets, the firm’s lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving clients insights into the local business environment alongside the firm’s experience in multiple jurisdictions. White & Case work with some of the world's most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.
Denise Diallo is the Executive Partner of White & Case Paris and a member of the Global Banking Practice. Denise Diallo counsels clients on wide-ranging lending and corporate finance transactions, and has extensive experience in the New York and European finance markets. Clients benefit from her understanding of complex lending structures and cutting-edge knowledge of the latest leveraged finance trends, including senior bank/bond, bridge to bond, super senior revolving facilities, evolving complex intercreditor arrangements and the issues raised by the French "double Luxco" and similar structures. In addition to banks and corporations, clients include private equity funds and other institutional investors. She guides them in their financings in respect of private and publicly traded companies. Denise also advises creditors and debtors on debt restructurings and debtor-in-possession financing, mezzanine financing, investment grade or corporate unsecured financing, cash-flow and asset-based loans as well as tender and public securities offerings.
Head of the Bank Finance Practice in Paris, Raphaël offers the benefit of his considerable experience in leveraged acquisition finance, structured finance, corporate finance and syndicated lending. Clients also value his extensive, hands-on knowledge of financial restructurings, successfully guiding creditors and debtors through complex debt restructuring matters. A regular team leader, Raphaël is adept at coordinating advice across the Firm's offices to execute challenging domestic and cross-border transactions. Chambers 2014 notes that "he has a strong understanding of market practices, and he always tries to be as creative as possible… [to] find solutions for all parties involved." Recognized by top legal directories as a leading practitioner, his track record has attracted a client portfolio which includes banking and financial institution giants, such as BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole CIB, Natixis, Société Générale, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.
Céline Domenget Morin guides corporations in distress, as well as their shareholders or creditors, through judicial or out-of-court restructurings. She also provides knowledgeable, value-driven advice to investors seeking opportunities in distressed businesses. Drawing on her thorough understanding and experience of French and European restructuring and insolvency law, she handles complex out-of-court (mandat ad hoc and conciliation) and insolvency proceedings (safeguard, accelerated safeguard and bankruptcy). Clients that have benefited from her representation include debtors, investors and creditors, especially with respect to troubled LBO's. Céline also has significant experience in distressed M&A and insolvency proceedings litigation.