Antoine Fortier Grethen: Partner & Head of the Fund Finance Practice of SJL

LEGAL500 2024

On real estate matters, Antoine Fortier-Grethen‘s ‘ability to grasp complex matters very quickly is impressive’, ensuring he is the principal contact for the most challenging secured lending matters".

‘Antoine Fortier-Grethen is technically adept and also practical and responsive. He has provided first class service throughout my dealings with him and is my first choice for Luxembourg lawyers in the field of fund finance.’

Antoine Fortier Grethen

 

Practice Areas & Description

Antoine is a Partner and heads the Fund Finance practice of SJL and is advising on Banking & Finance transactions, with a particular focus on fund finance, real estate finance, debt capital markets, corporate and acquisition finance transactions.

Career

Before joining SJL, Antoine spent 12 years at Loyens & Loeff, including 2 years as local partner.

Endorsements

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Legal 500

Antoine is recommended by the Legal500 as a “Next Generation Partner” since 2021.

  • Legal 500, 2024
    • Antoine "is a great business partner as well as a lawyer. He has consistently gone the extra mile to meet our needs on deals.’"
    • On real estate matters, Antoine‘s "‘ability to grasp complex matters very quickly is impressive’, ensuring he is the principal contact for the most challenging secured lending matters"
    • ‘Antoine "is technically adept and also practical and responsive. He has provided first class service throughout my dealings with him and is my first choice for Luxembourg lawyers in the field of fund finance."
    • Antoine "is a key member of the team and has a ‘strong knowledge of all legal aspects of a deal and of the fund financing market.’"

  • Legal 500, 2021
    • He is recognized as “technically knowledgeable and pragmatic”, “whose versatile knowledge in the space includes advice to borrowers and lenders across equity bridge facilities, management lines, co-investment and carry schemes financings.
    • The responsive and reliable Antoine Fortier-Grethen is attuned to our needs, and our client’s needs, as Luxembourg finance support for global fund financings.
  • Legal 500, 2019
    • The 'constructive and helpful' Antoine Fortier-Grethen has a particular expertise in relation to fund financing."

Seminars & Publications

  • Antoine is the author of major publications in fund finance transactions, in particular on the impact of investors’ side letters, security structures and pledge in respect of investors’ commitments in fund finance transactions. He co-authored for several years the Luxembourg Chapter of the “pink book” on Fund Finance published by Global Legal Insight. 
  • He is also a regular contributor to the Doing Business Project of the World Bank Group.
  • Antoine is a regular lecturer since 2008 for master degrees at the University of Lorraine, on contract law, business law and finance transactions.

Education & Memberships

Antoine holds a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Institution d’Administration des Entreprises and a Master Degree in Business Law – International Trade Law, University of Lorraine.

He is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar and the Paris Bar.

Antoine is fluent in English, French and has good written and verbal knowledge in Luxemburgish.

 

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