Cenzi Gargaro

Partner, Paris

Biography

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

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 and Recognition

Leading Lawyer (Band 1), Chambers Europe 2019, Chambers Global 2019
Capital Markets: Debt – France

Leading Lawyer, IFLR 1000 2019
Capital Markets – France

Leading Lawyer (Band 1), The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Capital Markets – France