Cenzi Gargaro | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Cenzi Gargaro
Cenzi Gargaro

Cenzi Gargaro

Partner, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 90

T +33 1 55 04 15 15

E cgargaro@whitecase.com

Cenzi Gargaro has long-standing experience in the areas of debt-linked securities and structured finance. One client comments: “He’s very reliable, helpful and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He’s also very friendly.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Overview

Clients look to Cenzi for his extensive experience handling international securities and structured finance deals, as well as his deep insight into regulatory/hybrid capital and liability management matters.

Widely recognized by professional directories as a leading practitioner in these areas, his reputation is based on his track record both at White & Case, and at the Paris office of a Magic Circle law firm, where he previously practiced for more than 25 years.

Clients who have benefited from Cenzi’s knowledge and judgement include major domestic and international corporations in an array of industries, as well as financial institutions and sovereign nations.

Adept at steering his clients through complex, cross-border deals, he has taken a leading role in a number of ground-breaking matters, including the first ever green bond issuance for a real estate business in the European market.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar
  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

Education

  • Diploma in Advanced European Law, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium
  • Diploma in Legal Practice
  • LLB (Honours), University of Strathclyde, Scotland

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Experience

EMTNs programs

Dexia Crédit Local, Belfius Bank, BFCM, SNCF Réseau, Société Générale, Unibail-Rodamco, Total, Peugeot.

Debt Offerings

Wendel Investissement, Air Liquide, Engie Romania, Peugeot, Nexity, Unibail-Rodamco Green Bonds.

Regulatory Capital

BFCM, Crédit Agricole, CNP Assurances, Laser Cofinoga, Natixis, Société Générale.

Corporate Hybrids

Air France-KLM, Total, Louis Dreyfus Commodities B.V., Finnair.

Tender Offers

Banque PSA Finance, BFCM, Ciments Français, Laser Cofinoga, Michelin, Peugeot, Wendel, Veolia Environnement.

Exchange Offers

Gabon, Lafarge, Publicis, Wendel.

Sovereign Offerings

West African Development Bank, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of Gabon.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer (Band 1), Chambers Europe 2016, Chambers Global 2016

Capital Markets: Debt – France

Leading Lawyer, IFLR 1000, 2015

Capital Markets – France

Leading Lawyer (Band 1), The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

Capital Markets – France