David Franco

Contact

Tél : +33 (0)1 56 43 48 30

Fax : +33 (0)1 42 25 13 43

Mail : dfranco@fway.fr

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Distinctions

Legal 500 2019 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : “David Franco is solid, very pragmatic in negotiations and has an extremely good eye for detail”. 

Legal 500 2018 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” For property finance work, David Franco is ‘respected by the market’s senior partners”. 

Legal 500 2017 – Band2 – Real Estate Section

Legal 500 2016 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” David Franco is a praised for his exceptionally deep understanding of financing” he is described as “

Legal 500 2014 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” David Franco is a “highly responsive and sharp” finance expert ” 

Chambers Europe 2019 – Band 4 – Real estate section/Finance : David Franco handles the financing aspects of real estate transactions across a variety of assets such as offices, logistics and retail. Clients say: “He is very commercial, keeps the clients’ views in mind, finds the solutions that allow us to unlock situations, is very constructive during the negotiations and puts forward his clients’ interests with a collaborative spirit.

Chambers Europe 2018 – Band 4 – Real estate section/Finance : he possesses a great mastery of real estate finance with a good understanding of the business aspects,” according to clients.

Chambers Europe 2016 – Band 4 – Real estate section : “Clients appreciate David Franco’s knowledge and skill in structured finance and his capacity to negotiate with counterparts. He also has a strong ability to explain legal issues and propose solutions. His recent matters have involved advising funds on financing and refinancing projects.”

Best Lawyers identified David as “one of the Best Lawyers in France in financing law”. 

About David

David specializes in banking and finance, he mainly concentrates on real estate financing operations (acquisitions or development of business, retail, logistics, hotel or residential assets). David assists investors (land, funds, institutional, family offices, developers) as well as banks and insurance companies.
David also advises in debt restructuring and restructuring of companies in difficulty.

He advises creditors regarding insolvency procedures as well as in negotiations and in prevention against issues with their debtors.

Legal 500 2018 says that  ““David Franco is solid, very pragmatic in negotiations and has an extremely good eye for detail’.

For Chambers Europe 2016 Clients appreciate David Franco’s “knowledge and skill in structured finance and his capacity to negotiate with counterparts. He also has a strong ability to explain legal issues and propose solutions.” His recent matters have involved advising funds on financing and refinancing projects

His clients rely on him for:

– Real estate finance
– Debt restructuring
– Insolvency procedures
– Trusts

Before Fairway

Before joining Fairway, David spent over 6 years in both the real estate and restructuring departments at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei law firm. Before this, he worked in the banking department at the law firm Allen & Overy from 2001 to 2006.

Well before Fairway

Postgraduate degree in Banking and Finance Law, University Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (1998)

After Fairway

Once David leaves Fairway, he will travel around the world. To eat a bife de lomo in Buenos Aires’ La Cabrera, to see Easter Island’s Moaï again, to attend an opera in Sydney and to walk for hours on China’s Great Wall.

Distinctions

Legal 500 2019 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : “David Franco is solid, very pragmatic in negotiations and has an extremely good eye for detail”. 

Legal 500 2018 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” For property finance work, David Franco is ‘respected by the market’s senior partners”. 

Legal 500 2017 – Band2 – Real Estate Section

Legal 500 2016 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” David Franco is a praised for his exceptionally deep understanding of financing” he is described as “

Legal 500 2014 – Band2 – Real Estate Section : ” David Franco is a “highly responsive and sharp” finance expert ” 

Chambers Europe 2019 – Band 4 – Real estate section/Finance : David Franco handles the financing aspects of real estate transactions across a variety of assets such as offices, logistics and retail. Clients say: “He is very commercial, keeps the clients’ views in mind, finds the solutions that allow us to unlock situations, is very constructive during the negotiations and puts forward his clients’ interests with a collaborative spirit.

Chambers Europe 2018 – Band 4 – Real estate section/Finance : he possesses a great mastery of real estate finance with a good understanding of the business aspects,” according to clients.

Chambers Europe 2016 – Band 4 – Real estate section : “Clients appreciate David Franco’s knowledge and skill in structured finance and his capacity to negotiate with counterparts. He also has a strong ability to explain legal issues and propose solutions. His recent matters have involved advising funds on financing and refinancing projects.”

Best Lawyers identified David as “one of the Best Lawyers in France in financing law”. 

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