Jean-François Adelle

Jean-François Adelle


Recognized since 2020

Paris, France

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

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Jean-François Adelle advises financial institutions, investment funds and major French and international groups on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters (mainly in international cases). He heads the firm’s Legal Opinions Committee.

He assists clients in a wide range of general and structured finance transactions: fund financings, asset-based facilities, acquisition financings, equity and debt financings, bond issues, project financings (energy, telecom), trade finance, as well as in refinancing, debt restructuring, acquisitions and disposals of claim portfolios (including NPLs) and cash management transactions.

His practice also includes regulatory advice and financial engineering related to credit disintermediation (debt funds, alternative financing, crowdfunding platforms, etc.), payments, crypto-assets, financial product marketing, trust, derivatives and prime bokerage.

Finally, he provides his clients with expertise in litigation matters before state or arbitral courts in disputes relating to financial transactions (financial sanctions, wrongful termination, claw back, enforcement of security interests, liability claims, etc.), mainly in international cases.

Jean-François is the author of many publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences on financial and banking matters. He is Senior Vice-Chair of the Banking Law Committee of the International Banking Law Committee. He has also led the work that inspired legislative reforms in the areas of trusts and security interests, as well as the ad hoc regime for security trustees. He co-chaired the Work Stream International Financing of the ICC Financial Institutions and International Arbitration Task Force (2016).


  • 11, rue Galilée
    Paris 75116

Headquarters: Paris, France

19 The Best Lawyers in France awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in France awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in France 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law

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