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Richard Vilanova

Senior Counsel

Richard Vilanova

Senior Counsel
Paris +33-1-7304-1000+33-1-7304-1000 +33-1-7304-1010+33-1-7304-1010
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Richard Vilanova has extensive financing and project finance and capital markets experience. He is recognized for his expertise in finance and securities law having represented both issuers and financial institutions in transactions, including privatizations and complex structured financings. He has also advised lenders and institutional investors in a variety of resource, transportation infrastructure and industrial project financings.


Mr. Vilanova has been recognized consistently as a leading lawyer in consecutive editions of:

  • Chambers Global: Capital Markets
  • Chambers Europe: Banking and Finance
  • IFLR1000 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • European Legal Experts: Banking and Finance
  • European Legal Experts: Project Finance/Energy
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook: Equity Capital Markets
  • PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook: Energy
  • PLC Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook (2009)
  • Best Lawyers in France: Capital Markets and Finance (2010)


  • Labco on the amendment to its refinancing
  • Alcatel-Lucent on its $750 million high-yield offering
  • Eastman Kodak on its restructuring
  • AXA on certain financing aspects relating to the acquisition of AXA PE
  • Total on an SEC-registered offering of guaranteed notes in an aggregate principal amount of $3 billion
  • Whitehall Funds on the financing aspects of the €440 million sale of 5 hotels in Paris and in Amsterdam to Host Hotels & Resorts Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs infrastructure funds in connection with the refinancing of Eurotunnel
  • The underwriters in a €335.1 million capital increase by ANF, a publicly listed subsidiary of Eurazeo
  • The underwriters on the €1 billion initial public offering by Eutelsat
  • The underwriters in EDF’s €7.5 billion privatization, considered as one of the largest IPOs ever in France
  • The underwriters in SANEF’s €900 million privatization