Jones Day bolsters Paris finance team with Gide hires

Jones Day has recruited a structured products team from Gide Loyrette Nouel in Paris led by partner Alban Caillemer du Ferrage.

Caillemer du Ferrage joins Jones Day along with of counsel Quian Hu, counsel Karole-Anne Sauvet and associates Clément Saudo and Mathilde Nicand. The five lawyers start work at the US firm today (8 October).

The team focuses on structured and derivative products and market infrastructure. They will sit within Jones Day’s banking and finance group, which currently advises on financing, debt restructuring and financial litigation. Caillemer du Ferrage is also the International Swaps and Derivatives Association counsel for France.

Caillemer du Ferrage said in a statement: “The increasingly complex regulatory environment requires the ability to provide advice in a wide variety of jurisdictions. Joining Jones Day offers us the opportunity to practise in a truly global firm that offers a broad range of services at the highest level, in the world’s main financial and business centres, to an exceptional client base of financial institutions and corporates.”

Last year Jones Day brought on board Norton Rose’s French corporate finance head Hervé Castelnau and his team (12 September 2011). However, the firm lost employment partner Anne Boileau to Gide in February this year (2 February 2012).

The firm is bulking up in other parts of Europe too, having announced the launch of an Amsterdam office last week (1 October 2012).