Michael M. Ettannani is counsel in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins.

His capital markets practice includes advising clients on:

  • High yield and other debt capital markets transactions   
  • IPOs
  • Mergers and acquisitions with a capital markets financing element    
  • Compliance with US securities laws

Prior to joining Latham in 2012, Mr. Ettannani practiced in the capital markets group at the New York office of another international law firm.

Mr. Ettannani represents corporate clients and investment banks, as well as private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, with respect to international capital markets matters. He has particular experience in initial public offerings and high yield debt securities offerings.

Recognition

‘Michael Ettannani: facilitates all stages of the process. Great anticipation, excellent technicality, very pleasant communication.’ The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Mr. Ettannani’s representative transactions include advising:

  • The banks in connection with Faurecia’s €700 million of sustainability-linked senior notes due 2026
  • Loxam, France’s market leader and the fourth-largest global player in equipment and tool leasing, in connection with a €130 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB)
  • The underwriters of Faurecia’s €705 Million Rights Issue
  • Derichebourg, a leading global provider of environmental services, in its inaugural €300 million green notes offering
  • J.P. Morgan and other banks in connection with the €2.8 billion bank/bond refinancing of Biogroup, the leading private medical lab services company in France and Belgium
  • BNP Paribas and the other initial purchasers in connection with the inaugural high yield offering of Tereos, a leading global agro-industrial company
  • J.P. Morgan and others as initial purchasers in connection with the inaugural high yield offering and subsequent add-on issuance of high yield bonds by Rubis
  • Terminal, a leading European independent group specialized in the storage of petroleum products, chemicals, agro products and fertilizers.
  • Groupe Casino, a leading retailer in France and Latin America, in connection with its high yield refinancings
  • Loxam, the leading European equipment rental group, in connection with its €500 million high yield refinancing and its €1.4 billion financing for the acquisition of Ramirent
  • J.P. Morgan, ING, KBC, and Société Génerale in connection with the €1 billion bank / bond financing for House of HR, a leading provider of HR solutions in Europe
  • iQera (formerly MCS Groupe), a leading French credit management services group, in connection with several high yield debt issuances since 2016
  • BNP Paribas and other initial purchasers, in connection with several high yield debt securities offerings by SNF Floerger, the global leader in polyacrylamide production
  • Fives, a leading global industrial engineering group, in connection with its €600 million high yield debt offering to refinance its existing debt
  • BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, and the other underwriters of the initial public offering of Delachaux Group, a leading provider of equipment and solutions for use in rail infrastructure and other niche industrial applications
  • Morgan Stanley and other initial purchasers in connection with several issuances of high yield debt securities by Vallourec, a leading provider of tubular solutions, totaling an aggregate of €950 million
  • Burger King France, a leading quick service hamburger restaurant chain, in connection with simultaneous €200 million senior pay-if-you-can PIK notes and €60 million senior secured notes offerings to refinance its existing debt and finance the acquisition of a franchisee
  • Credit Suisse, Natixis and Société Générale as initial purchasers, in connection with a €365 million high yield debt offering by Banijay Group, the world’s leading independent producer of television programs
  • Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, and the other underwriters of the attempted initial public offering of Oberthur Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of chip-based digital authentication products and related solutions 

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2008
  • Postgraduate Degree Law and Economic Globalization, Sciences Po Paris, 2007
  • BA in Political Science, Yale University, 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French