Linda Bessa, a financing specialist with more than fifteen years of experience working with borrowers, banks and financial institutions, joins Racine as a partner.
Linda's practice focuses on acquisition finance, corporate and specialty finance, and turnaround and debt restructuring. She works with funds, acquirers, banks and financial institutions.
With fifteen years of experience working on high-profile cases, Linda will help strengthen Racine's M&A and private equity financing practice within the Banking, Finance and Insurance Department. Racine's finance team, now led by three partners, consists of seven lawyers.
Linda, who was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, was previously a partner at Ayache. Prior to that, Linda worked at Norton Rose and Stephenson Harwood in the banking and asset finance departments.
Xavier Rollet, co-managing partner of Racine, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Linda, a leading finance professional who is recognized by her peers and highly regarded by her clients, as a partner. Her arrival will allow us to further strengthen our Banking Finance Insurance practice, whose very strong growth is fully in line with our overall development strategy. Welcome Linda!”
Partner Linda Bessa: "I am delighted to be joining Racine! I have decided to join Racine based on recent and long-standing professional relationships. I was attracted by the firm's resolutely multidisciplinary and full-service character, as well as the cross-disciplinary nature of its transactional practice. Together, we will be able to meet all our clients' legal needs, both in France and abroad.”
RACINE is an independent French business law firm with nearly 250 lawyers and legal advisers in 7 offices: Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Strasbourg and Brussels.
RACINE is characterized by its 'full service' approach to business law, both advisory and litigation.
Its committed and pragmatic lawyers provide clients with innovative solutions for their day-to-day business, support for strategic projects and crisis management. They are committed to building solid, long-term partnerships with clients.
RACINE works for companies in a wide range of industry and service sectors, professional and inter-professional organizations and public authorities.
The firm has developed particular expertise in the luxury goods, media, real estate, agri-food and distribution sectors.
RACINE is a member of the international network of law firms Multilaw.