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Francois Marshall

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Marshall, Francois
Marshall Avocats




Attorney at law


A member of the Paris Bar, with a Master’s Degree in Business Law, specialising in International Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon -Sorbonne, and a Postgraduate Degree in Taxation with International Taxation from the University of Paris XII Saint-Maur, François MARSHALL began his career as Taxation Consultant with the brokerage firm Cholet-Dupont. In 1991, he joined the Legal Department of Chargeurs, as Legal Director of Chargeurs Wool, then as Legal Director/G.C. of Chargeurs with responsibility for Corporate Finance and Development. He is the founder and partner of the firm Marshall Avocats.

François MARSHALL is a specialist in Business Law, in the field of Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring and Corporate Finance (Structured Finance, Asset and Acquisition Finance).

Language skills: French (mother tongue), English, Spanish

His activities include international contract negotiation.

He is a former Vice-President of the Cercle Montesquieu (the French General Counsels’ Association), head of its Commission on Finance and Stock Market.
He is a director of the Institut de Finance Structurée in Paris (“I.S.F.P.” is a think tank on structured finance).

He has written articles and given lectures on various subjects relating to Securitisation, Structured Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions:

 Lectures on structured finance and securitisation:

• LES ECHOS (1999) ;

• E.F.E. (2000/2002/2003) ;

• D.I.I. (:2002/2003/2004/2005/2006) ;

• I.F.S.P. ;

• IEP PARIS (2010)

• A.F.J.E. (2003) ;
• Articles: Option Finance, International Securitisation Review.

 Lectures: “Making the most of your JV negotiations in China” - E.F.E ; H.E.C.;

 Organisation of Conferences and Speaker:

• “Contribution made by the reform of securities in the asset finance market” (Published in Petites Affiches), 2007 ;

• “Stock Market information: management’s responsibility”, 2008 ;

• “The new tools of enterprise mobility in Europe, Cross-border
Mergers” - CREDA 2008 (Published in Revue Lamy Droit des Affaires, April 2009);
• “Corporate governance and the Financial Crisis” -INSEAD/Wharton, 2009.

 Article: “Decriminalisation of business law: removal of responsibility from corporate and economic players, or driver of economic efficiency?” – Décideurs Juridiques et Financiers, December 2007.

He has been involved in various cases over the last twenty years concerned with:
 Mergers and Acquisitions;

 Restructuring and Outsourcing in Europe, the USA and South America;

 Listed company capital transactions;

 Corporate cases;

 Partnership agreements (Europe, Australia, China);

 Securitisation / Structured finance ;

 Corporate Finance;

 Acquisition Finance.

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