About Jean-Jacques Essombè

Jean-Jacques Essombè is of counsel who co-leads the French banking and finance group with Boris Martor, and advises French and international clients on financing, refinancing and other key business activities, including assisting on investment funds work. He is also a member of the Africa Strategy Group, which is in charge of developing Bird & Bird’s presence in Africa and expanding the client base within the Bird & Bird Africa desk. Jean-Jacques has more than two decades' experience in advising French and international banks and other financial institutions, as well as major non-financial clients, and provides legal expertise in relation to lending, financing and refinancing, restructuring, banking and financial market regulation, and investment fund work. He is also highly experienced in fund structuring and formation, and in the creation, reorganisation and merger of banking and financial institutions.


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