Chapter Event - Paris: The French ABL Market

When:  Oct 3, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM (FR)


Banque Neuflize OBC
Main Hall
3 avenue Hoche
Paris, 75008


SFNet Europe is pleased to a Chapter meeting at the offices of Banque Neuflize OBC, ABN AMRO's private bank, in the heart of Paris.

The Secured Finance Network Europe’s event in Paris this autumn will explore the French ABL market in detail from both business and legal perspectives. Speakers will focus on the specifics of the domestic market and the opportunities available to dealmakers, including sector-specific trends and the technical differences in the French market.

We are expecting lenders and service providers from the ABL community to attend from across Europe, who have a keen interest in understanding France as a source of potential opportunity.  


12:30 Registration and Networking Lunch

13:30 Welcome
  • Banque Neuflize OBC
  • Jeremy Harrison, President, SFNet Europe

13:45 Keynote: Françoise Palle Guillabert, Director General ASF & Chair EUFederation Délégué Général ASF & Président EUFederation

14:30: An Overview of the French Legal Framework

14:45 Business Panel: Asset Based Lending in the French Market
  • Arjan de Liefde, Managing Director France, ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance
  • Patrick de Villepin, Global Head of Factoring, BNP Paribas Factoring
  • Gaëtan du Halgouet, Founding Partner, Chateaudun-Credit
  • Moderator: Ronald Biemans, Head of Origination & Structuring, ABN AMRO Asset Based Finance

15:30 Closing Remarks followed by a networking reception

17:00 event close

No charge for SFNet members
Guest of a member €29
Non-members €49

Keynote speaker: Françoise Palle Guillabert 
After receiving a French Master degree in law and a Master in Public Affairs from the Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris, Françoise Palle Guillabert joined the Banque de France as an Assistant Manager, where she spent three years as a financial analyst. In 1989, she was assigned to the French Banking Commission, the prudential oversight authority for banks affiliated with the Banque de France.

She was then appointed to the Treasury department of the French Ministry of the Economy and Finance in 1994, where she served as Deputy to the Head of the Financial Markets Office before being named General Secretary of the French Privatisation Committee in 1996. In 1999, she became Head of the Banque de France’s Professional Regulations Department, a legal arm of the French Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Committee (CECEI), the body responsible for authorising institutions to provide banking services, and Head of the French Banking and Financial Regulations Committee (CRBF), which reviews all that body’s applicable laws and regulations.

In April 2003, she moved to the French Banking Federation as Head of the Retail Banking and Remote Banking department.

Since October 2008, Françoise Palle-Guillabert has been the Director General of the French Association of Specialised Finance Companies (Association des Sociétés Financières-ASF), a professional association that comprises all specialised credit institutions: 310 companies, finance companies and specialised bank. (consumer credit, home loans, leasing, factoring, guarantees and financial services). 

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