Grégoire Karila

Partner, Paris



Grégoire Karila is partner in the Firm's Capital Markets group in Paris.

After having practiced 3 years as in-house legal adviser at an international investment bank and 7 years at a Magic Circle law firm in Paris, he joined White & Case in 2013.

Grégoire's experience includes debt capital markets products (bond issues, regulatory & hybrid capital, structured MTNs and liability management transactions), and derivatives.

Bars and Courts
Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
Post-Graduate Degree (DESS) in Banking and Financial Law


Groupe BPCE – Inaugural Local Economic Development Bond issuance, 2018
Advised Groupe BPCE in its €1.25 billion 0.625 per cent. Senior Preferred Social bond/Local Economic Development due 26 September 2023.

ENGIE – Dual issuance, 2018
Represented ENGIE in its dual issuance of €500 million 0.875%. Notes due 19 September 2025 and €500 million 1.875%. Notes due 19 September 2033.

Crédit Agricole CIB – Uridashi Issue, 2018
Advised Credit Agricole CIB in connection with an Uridashi USD90.2 million issue Fixed Rate Notes due September 2021 (Series 4248, Tranche 1) issued under the €50 billion Structured Debt Instruments Issuance Progtamme dated 9 May 2018 established by Crédit Agricole CIB.

A65 Motorway – Refinancing, 2018
Represented Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A., Banco de Sabadell S.A., Banco Santander S.A., Bankia, BNP Paribas, CaixaBank S.A., Commbank Europe Ltd., Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, La Banque Postale and Société Générale in the refinancing of the A65 motorway.

Unibail-Rodamco – Bonds issues, 2018
Represented Bank of America Merrill Lynch as joint lead manager in connection with a dual hybrid bond issue by Unibail-Rodamco SE of €1.25 billion Deeply Subordinated Perpetual Fixed Rate Resettable Perp-NC5.5 Bonds and €750 million Deeply Subordinated Perpetual Fixed Rate Resettable Perp-NC8 Bonds.

Arcos/Vinci Concessions – Financing for A355 Motorway in France, 2018
Represented the lenders of Arcos, a subsidiary of Vinci Concessions in respect of the €186 million financing, construction and operation of the A355 motorway concession project in France.

Foncière INEA Green Euro PP Issue, 2018
Represented Crédit Lyonnais as Manager and Arranger in connection with a hybrid bond/loan EuroPP of €100 million issued by Foncière Inéa.

Crédit Agricole CIB – Funding for French business under the Juncker Plan, 2017
Represented Crédit Agricole CIB in connection with the first large-scale operation under the European Investment Plan (Juncker Plan). The EIF has agreed to guarantee Crédit Agricole CIB against potential losses resulting from the nonperformance of the mezzanine tranche of a portfolio of loans to mid and large corporate borrowers, through a synthetic securitisation. Crédit Agricole CIB, in consideration for this guarantee, has committed to the EIB Group to provide French SMEs and ISEs with a subsidised financing package that will be disbursed over three years by Crédit Agricole regional banks.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets – France, Chambers Global 2022

Next Generation Leading Lawyer, Capital Markets – France, The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Leading Lawyer: Capital Markets – France, IFLR 1000 2021