October 13, 2004 – Paris, FRANCELAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm n…

October 13, 2004 – Paris, FRANCELAWFUEL – Law, legal, law firm news Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP today announced the appointment of Jean-Pierre Mattout as a partner, resident at the firm’s Paris office. Mr. Mattout, who most recently served as General Counsel of France Telecom Group since 2002 and who previously served as General Counsel of the Paribas Group (since 1990) and as General Counsel and member of the Executive Management Board of the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of BNP Paribas (since 2000), joins the firm effective today.

Mr. Mattout also engages in part-time teaching as a Professor at PARIS II University Pantheon Assas and is the author of various publications in commercial, banking and finance law including the book “International Banking Law “, which was awarded with the prize of the Association Law and Commerce (3rd edition published in October 2004).

“We are delighted with the addition of Mr. Mattout to our partnership ranks as it signifies an important step in further strengthening our capabilities to service the needs of our banking, financial services and CAC 40 clients with the highly skilled insight and experience in contemporary financial transactions and corporate governance that Mr. Mattout brings to the firm,” said Paul Pearlman, Managing Partner of the Firm.

”Over the past several years, I have come to know and strongly appreciate a number of attorneys at Kramer Levin. I am very impressed with both the quality of their lawyering skills and creativity in servicing their clients and the reputation of the firm as a whole. I am looking forward to bringing my expertise to bear in their sophisticated practice”, said Mr. Mattout.

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP is a premier full-service New York based law firm with an alliance with Berwin Leighton Paisner in London and Brussels and an affiliation with Studio Santa Maria in Milan and Rome. Kramer Levin’s Paris office focuses on banking and corporate law, financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, workouts and bankruptcy, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.


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