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Maria Sol Martínez Head of Legal & ComplianceHSBC Bank Paraguay
We refer to the IFLR1000 because of the breadth of jurisdictions it covers, the succinct clear layout and leading lawyer recommendations.
We use the guide in particular where we are taking security in unknown or little-known jurisdictions.
Hannah AyodeleLegal CounselLoan SyndicationsDanske Bank (London)
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As an independent Belgian firm most of the work done by Simont Braun addresses local issues. It is certainly strongest in M&A and that is where much of the focus of the work is.
In the banking space the firm is more focused on advisory and regulatory work than transactional work. Much of the work done by the capital markets team has a focus on real estate.
One peer describes the M&A team as being "involved in major, high-profile or difficult rather francophone transactions".
Though the team is headed by Sandrine Hirsch she is really only seen in the major transactions, according to clients. Of the rest of the team one senior banking client was impressed with the work of partner Paul Alain Foriers, citing "his capacity to use accumulated expertise" as something that stood out. "He's straight to the point," they add. "He understands your problem very quickly and can tell you if this is worth it or not."
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