Mr Hervé Touraine > Orrick > Paris, France > Profil de l'avocat

61 rue des Belles Feuilles


Structured Finance



Carrière professionnelle

Hervé Touraine is Head of Finance Europe, based in Geneva and also with an office in Paris, where he spends a significant part of his time.

Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital providers on French and cross border transactions. He advises on banking, structured finance, securitization, and capital markets transactions.

Hervé has worked on numerous complex, strategic and/or innovative transactions (including many firsts in France and Europe) such as international securitization transactions, covered bonds, corporate structured bonds, project bonds, debt funds and the establishment of dedicated origination and refinancing platforms. He also acted on transactions for financing or refinancing purposes (including liquidity), and for off-balance sheet or regulatory capital purposes. As such, he has developed particular skills in handling multi-jurisdictions and multi-practices transactions.

He has developed a substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure sector in the context of financing and refinancing transactions, using classical bank structures as well as Euro PP, bond and project bond structures, specialized credit institutions and dedicated debt funds.

Hervé is described by his clients as a “key person” for structured finance deals, noting: “when we’ve got a problem, he’s there. We know we can count on him”. Clients further comment: “He is dedicated and innovative, and an expert in is field. We see him as a business partner of ours, rather than a lawyer”.

Hervé is an active participant in drafting securitization and structured finance legislation and regulations in France. Hervé regularly publishes and speaks in relation to structure finance markets and related points of interest and deals.


French, English


Co-founder and General Secretary of The Paris Structured Finance Institute (IFSP)

Formation académique

Université Paris II Panthéon – Assas, LL.M (DESS), Business and Tax Law

Classements des avocats

Paris > Titrisation, dérivés et financements structurés

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Hervé TouraineOrrick

The specialists at Orrick assiste de grandes institutions financières (BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale), ainsi que des entreprises actives dans les domaines de l’aérospatiale, de la location de voitures et de l’énergie. Le cabinet intervient dans de larges opérations de titrisation et de financements structurés, de dimension nationale ou internationale. La pratique est dirigée par Hervé Touraine (qui est le président de la Commission de titrisation de Paris EUROPLACE). L’équipe comprend aussi : le très expérimenté  Olivier Bernard ; l’avocate aux barreaux de Paris et New York Carine Mou Si YanJudith Rousvoal (of counsel) qui intervient dans des opérations de financement de grands projets d’infrastructures ; et l’experte en financements structurés  Laure Seror.