Philippe Herbelin

Partner, Paris



Philippe Herbelin is a partner in the Firm's Capital Markets group in Paris and serves as head of the Firm's Capital Markets Section in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Philippe is a specialist in international finance, French securities and stock exchange matters. His experience includes privatisations, IPOs, equity and equity-linked securities, debt securities and structured finance transactions.

Before joining White & Case in 2013, Philippe practiced in the Paris office of a Magic Circle law firm for 22 years.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Post-Master's Degree in International Business Law
University of Paris V
Master's Degree in Business Law
University of Paris XI


IPOs or Re-IPOs
Carmila (2017, €623m), Kaufman & Broad (2016, €282m), Showroomprive (2015, €260m), SPIE (2015, €1bn), Coface (2014, €957m), Worldline (2014, €832m), Numericable Group (2013, €750m), Medica (2010, €290m), Rusal (2010, €2bn), Bureau Veritas (2007, €1.2bn), OFI Private Equity (2007, €75m), Olympique Lyonnais Groupe (2007, €96m), EDF Energies Nouvelles (2006, €390m), Klémurs (2006, €136m), Legrand (2006, €990m), Aéroports de Paris (2006, €4.3bn), Gaz de France (2005, €4.5bn).

Share capital increases/rights issues
Foncière des Régions (2017, €400m), Air Liquide (2016, €3.3bn), Parrot (2015, €300m), Nicox (2015, €27m), Arkema (2014, €350m), Nexans (2013, €284m), Soitec (2013, €72m), Alstom (2012, €350m), Peugeot (2012, €1bn), Saint-Gobain (2009, €1.6bn), Saft (2009, €120m), Klépierre (2008, €356m), EDF Energies Nouvelles (2008, €500m), Poweo (2007, €155m), Schneider Electric (2007, €1bn).

Convertible and/ or exchangeable bond issues
Vallourec (OCEANE) (2017, €250m), SEB (ORNANE) (2016, €150m), Nexity (OCEANE) (2016, €270m), Rallye-Casino (Exchangeable) (2016, €200m and 2013, €300m), Unibail-Rodamco (ORNANE) (2015, €500m and 2014, €500m), Soitec (OCEANE) (2013, €100m), Rallye-Casino (Exchangeable) (2013, €300m), Crédit Agricole-Eurazeo (Exchangeable) (2013, €338m), Orpéa (ORNANE) (2013, €198m), Atos (OCEANE) (2009, €220m), Peugeot (OCEANE) (2009, €500m), Technip (OCEANE) (2010, €500m), Gecina (ORNANE) (2010, €320m), OL Groupe (OCEANE) (2010, €24m), Publicis (OCEANE) (2009, €625m).

Block Trades
EBM Trirhena AG / Direct Energie (2017, €75m), Bolloré / Havas (2015, €601m), Airbus / Dassault Aviation (2015, €1.6bn), French State / Safran (2013, €900m), Crédit Agricole SA / Bankinter (2013, €224m), Crédit Agricole SA / Eurazeo (2013, €174m), Lagardère / EADS (2013, €2.3bn), Renault / Volvo (2010, €3.1bn).

Bonds issues
Gecina (2017, €1.5bn), Danone (2016, USD5.5bn), Air Liquide, Total (2015, €5bn), Air France-KLM (2015, €400m subordinated notes and €200m tap issue), Bourbon (2014, €100m), Direct Energie (2014, €40m), Groupe Réside Etudes (2013, €50m), Foncière Inéa (2013, €30m), Ville de Lyon (2013, €10m and €10m), Peugeot (2013, €600m), Banque PSA Finance (2013, €1.2bn), Medica (2013, €40m), Plastic Omnium (2013, €500m), Sodiaal (2013, €10m and €20m), Laboratoire Français du Fractionnement et des biotechnologies (2013, €50m), Laurent-Perrier 2013, €15m), Tessi (2013, €20m).

Awards and Recognition

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

Leading Individual (Band 1), The Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Capital Markets: Equity – France