Martin Gdanski is a banking and finance lawyer based in Paris.
Martin has over 40 years' practice in domestic and international banking and structured finance transactions including transport (rail, shipping and aircraft) finance, acquisition finance and project finance. He is particularly experienced in secured transactions under French law and is responsible for the development and maintenance of our Paris-based knowledge management system, including our precedent bank for French-law security interests and fiduciary arrangements. He is also experienced in secured transactions in sub-Saharan francophone African countries subject to the “OHADA” system of uniform laws. He has written and lectured widely on French law secured transactions, banking regulations and related topics.
Martin began his legal career with a New York legal practice and moved to its Paris office in 1978 before becoming a partner in a large French legal practice in 1988. He joined the Paris practice in 1993.
Martin is admitted to practice in France and New York.
- Attorney at Law, admitted in New York
- Avocat au Barreau de Paris
"The French Law on Fiducie and its Application to Banking and Finance Transactions"; Journal of International Banking LAaw and Regulation.
By government order promulgated on 4th May 2017 (the Order) , France has adopted new rules providing a solid foundation for the granting of guarantees and security interests directly in favour of a security agent designated by creditors, while ensuring that any such security, as well as the proceeds of enforcement thereof, is protected from competing claims by the personal creditors of the security agent..
May 10, 2017
On October 1, 2016, Order n°2016-131 of February 10, 2016, modifying the French Civil Code provisions on contract law and the general regime and proof of obligations, entered into force..
October 10, 2016
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised French banks, Société Générale and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CACIB), on the sale of three rail car fleets and the respective leasing contracts to Alpha Trains Luxembourg (Alpha Trains). The transaction volume was in the three-digit million range. The firm also advised the banks on the repayment of the existing financing on the sold fleets..
April 01, 2016
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Bibby Financial Services Limited on the securitisation of its existing £480m loan book of factoring and invoice fin.
December 15, 2015