CC bolsters Paris finance with second W&C raid

Clifford Chance has boosted its French acquisition finance offering with the hire of four assistants, including two from White & Case.

The hires follow December’s hire of partner Thierry Arachtingi, who also joined from White & Case. Arachtingi and the new assistants join Clifford Chance’s Paris-based acquisition finance team led by Diane de Moüy.

Senior assistants Mustapha Mourahib and Eric Massart both move from White & Case, joined by Laetitia Costa from Allen & Overy and Alhassane Barry from Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Clifford Chance’s acquisition finance department in France has recently worked for clients such as Macquarie Infrastructure Group on the financing of the partial privatisation of the state motorway system.