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The international law firm, Herbert Smith Freehills, has announced that Pauline Bournoville will be joining its Paris office as a partner within its finance practice. Pauline's arrival will help strengthen the firm's finance team with the addition of her expertise in restructuring. Pauling will closely work with Paris and EMEA finance, projects, disputes and corporate teams.

Pauline specialises in corporate debt restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, relating to French and international groups. This expertise has enabled her to be involved with commercial, banking and financial litigation cases, advising creditors, banks, financial lessors and factoring institutions as well as other debt providers.

Pauline is a member of the Paris Bar. She holds an advanced degree (DESS) in tax and business law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

"I am delighted to welcome Pauline to the partnership. Her excellent knowledge of the restructuring and insolvency market, particularly in the banking sector, will be key to help develop our already strong finance practice in Paris." states Jason Ricketts, Global Head of the Finance, Real Estate and Projects businesses at Herbert Smith Freehills.

"The arrival of Pauline aligns perfectly with the further development of the firm in Paris. Her stellar experience in restructuring and insolvency is a great addition to the firm." adds Régis Oréal, banking & finance partner and Regional Head of finance EMEA.

Pauline Bournoville concludes: "I am delighted to join Herbert Smith Freehills, and I look forward to contributing to the development of both the Paris and the wider restructuring practice."

Established in France since 1964, with more than 120 lawyers including 29 partners and 15 of counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the most highly regarded international law firms in the Paris market and counts among its clients many CAC 40 companies and the SBF 120 and French and foreign institutional investors.

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