Expert resume of Antoine Maffei
Founding Partner, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I.; former Legal Advisor, World Bank; former Chairman of the Capital Markets Forum, IBA; P.R.I.M.E. Finance Expert
Antoine Maffei is “Avocat Honoraire” at the Paris Bar and a founding partner at the law firm De Pardieu Brocas Maffei. He is also a member of the Brussels Bar. He is a doctor at law from the University of Ghent School of Law and graduated from the New York University Law School (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence) in 1970.
From 1970 to 1972 he worked for the New York law firm Dewey Balantine. He joined the World Bank in Washington in 1973 as a legal adviser, where he mainly focused on international project finance.
In 1978, Antoine Maffei joined Banque Française du Commerce Extérieur (BFCE), where he spent about 10 years as a senior legal adviser on international legal matters, handling, among other things, aircraft project financing matters and complex international workouts.
Antoine Maffei became a member of the Paris Bar in 1989 and specialized in banking law and regulation as well as syndicated loan facilities. He advises clients in large international project finance transactions and financing of large scale projects, leveraged buyouts, securitization, capital markets and derivative products.
He joined de Pardieu Brocas Maffei in late 1993. He now advises major French and foreign banks in various fields, including asset financing, export financing, trade financing, Euro lending and leasing.
Antoine Maffei has a strong capital markets practice focusing on public and private issues of bonds and complex debt instruments, equity issues, securitization matters, payment and DVP systems, as well as derivatives transactions and related collateral matters.
He was also a member of the UNIDROIT study group on Harmonized Substantive Rules regarding Securities Held with an Intermediary and a member of the drafting committee for the proposed preliminary UNIDROIT draft convention on substantive rules regarding intermediated securities.
He was member of the drafting committee related to The Hague Securities Convention. He also acted as an expert on the EU Legal Certainty Project and former chairman of the Capital Markets Forum of the International Bar Association.
Antoine Maffei has been appointed as an arbitrator in several ICC-related arbitration cases.