Neeloferr Roy

Neeloferr Roy

Banking Counsel, Paris

"I have extensive experience advising on complex cross-border and French domestic financing transactions, taking a solutions-oriented pragmatic approach. Dual-qualified in English and French law, I am particularly focused on accompanying international clients navigating the French market as well as advising French clients accessing the international financial markets."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Based in the Paris office for 10 years, Neeloferr advises on a range of banking products, including leveraged finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, restructurings, structured lending and corporate finance. She acts for bank and fund clients (both sponsors and debt funds) at all levels of the capital structure (including senior TLB, first lien / second lien and unitranche structures). She advises equally on English and French law transactions, in both the English and French language.

Neeloferr recently spent 6 months with the London leveraged finance team, working in particular on large cap covenant lite products both on sponsor and lender side. She was seconded to the syndicated finance team of BNP Paribas (CIB) in 2016. Prior to arriving in the Paris office, Neeloferr spent 2 years at a firm in the United Kingdom.

Work highlights

Recent transactions include advising:

  • PAI Partners on the leveraged first lien / second lien financing of its acquisition of Euro Ethnic Foods (the grocery division of the French group Grand Frais)
  • Montagu on the unitranche bond financing of its acquisition of Maincare Solutions
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers on the leveraged / infrastructure financing of the acquisition of the Proxiserve group by a Mirova/Asterion consortium (one of the first leveraged financings to incorporate sustainability linked loan provisions)
  • The Mandated Lead Arrangers on the leveraged financing of the acquisition of iPayment by Paysafe
  • LaSalle (direct lending) on the real estate bond financing of a portfolio of properties in France
  • The Finance Parties in relation to the M&A financing for the acquisition of Syntel by Atos

Professional experience

Neeloferr leads an annual seminar to Master students at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) on international finance transactions.

Education and qualifications

Neeloferr holds a Masters in International Business Law (Master 2 Professionnel Juriste d’Affaires Internationales) from the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France) where she studied for three years. Prior to that she obtained an LLB (Hons) degree in English Law and French Law from the University of Manchester (UK).