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
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)
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.