Overview

Admitted to the New York and Paris Bar, Jean-Pierre Lee is a partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the Paris office.

He works as a transactional lawyer in the areas of leveraged acquisition and other structured finance transactions; corporate mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. 

Jean-Pierre has been a partner since 2001. He has practiced law in France and the United States.

In addition to his native French, Jean-Pierre is fluent in English.

Spoken Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

Some of the matters in which he has recently been involved include:

  • Advised BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management France in connection with the acquisition of the building 51-53 Boulevard Haussmann.
  • Advised BentallGreenOak in connection with the disposal of French assets out of a pan-European logistics assets portfolio.
  • Advised GreenOak on the acquisition of Corelog’s portfolio of French logistics assets.
  • Advised a group of individuals on the sale of a 28,000 square meters building of offices and retail located in the heart of Paris to Norges Bank Investment management (NBIM).
  • Advised The Dow Chemical Company on the sale of its Global Specialty Films business branch in France to Transilwrap Company Inc., a value-added manufacturer, converter and distributor of specialty film products.
  • Advised Digicel in connection with the sale to Phoenix Tower International (PTI) of 215 telecom towers situated in the French Caribbean and Guyana.
  • Advised Digicel on the sale of 215 communication towers to Phoenix Tower International.
  • Advised The Dow Chemical Company on the sale of its Speciality Film division to Transilwrap.
  • A pan-European securitization program arranged by a French bank for one of the world's leading chemical companies;
  • A trade receivable securitization program in which he represented one of the world's leading cement conglomerates;
  • Several other securitization and structured finance matters involving a wide variety of assets;
  • The financing of some of the largest private equity and LBO investments in Europe over the past several years;
  • The sale by a financial investor of vineyards and inventories acquired from a publicly traded French seller in several wine producing regions of France and California;
  • Several acquisitions of real property companies and assets in France by one of the world’s main financial services groups;
  • Syndicated and CMBS conduit-financed secured credit facilities extended by lending banks, including in the hotel, leisure and office areas;
  • Transactions in the luxury goods, hotel and other industries on behalf of a leading US-based private equity firm; and
  • Numerous  other finance, corporate and real estate transactions.

Education

Columbia Law School, LLM

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, DEA, 1987; Maîtrise 1986; Licence, 1985

Lauréat de l'Université, 1985 (Première Mention) and 1986 (Premier Prix)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Paris

Continually recommended by the legal directories as a Leading Individual :

2020

  • The 2020 IFLR 1000 issue, a guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms, has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as “Highly regarded” in Banking, Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation, Financial services regulatory, Investment funds and M&A in France.

2019

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as “Highly regarded" in Banking and Finance, Financial Services Regulatory, Investment Funds, Capital Markets and M&A practices in France.
  • Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking law, Real Estate law and Finance law practitioners in France since 2010.
     

2018

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as "Highly regarded" in France. 
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking law, Real Estate law and Finance law practitioners in France since 2010.
  • Décideurs has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as “Excellent” in Acquisition Financing, Securitization and Structured Financing, and Banking and Finance.

2017

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as “Leading lawyer” in Banking and Finance, Financial Services Regulatory, Investment Funds, Capital Markets and M&A practices in France. 
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking & Finance and Real Estate Law practitioners in France since 2010.
  • Décideurs has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as “Excellent” in Securitization and Structured Financing, and Banking and Finance practices in France. 

2016

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as "Leading lawyers" in France.
  • "Jean-Pierre Lee specialises in acquisition, leveraged and other structured financings. He has been described as a calm person who gives very good advice." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe.
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking & Finance practitioners in France since 2010.
  • Décideurs has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as "Excellent" in Banking & Finance. 

2015

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as "Leading Lawyers" in France.
  • "First ranked in Chambers Europe 2007, Jean-Pierre Lee's practice encompasses structured finance, real estate finance and securitisations." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe.
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking & Finance practitioners in France since 2010. 

2014

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as "Leading lawyers" in France.
  • "Key partner Jean-Pierre Lee advises banks and financial investors on structured finance transactions including leveraged and acquisition finance. He also handles real estate financing transactions." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe.
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking & Finance practitioners in France since 2010.

2013

  • IFLR 1000 has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the "Leading lawyers" in France.
  • "Jean-Pierre Lee is a cross-border specialist. He advises on complex real estate and acquisition financing deals, and is vastly experienced in structuring corporate transactions." Chambers Global/Chambers Europe.
  • Best Lawyers has recognized Jean-Pierre Lee as one of the leading Banking & Finance practitioners in France since 2010.