Alexia Russell
Partner

FINANCE

PARIS

T: +33 1 56 88 21 21
D: +33 1 76 40 15 60
M: +33 6 78 23 21 36

EmailE: arussell@wfw.com

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Alexia Russell

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Alexia is a Partner in the firm’s Finance group. She specialises in asset finance, leasing and project finance and acts mainly for banks and financial institutions, equity investors, export credit agencies, other lenders and lessors. Her asset finance and leasing practice focuses on transactions in the shipping, aviation and rail sectors and in regard to project finance, she has developed strong expertise in the energy sector, in particular in renewable energy. She has experience in structuring, documenting and negotiating acquisitions, financing and leasing transactions and has been involved in numerous complex restructurings in the last few years. She has also developed an expertise in ECA-backed financings.

Alexia is recommended in Chambers Europe:

“Alexia Russell is noted for her “very high level of expertise” in asset financing. Also offering substantial knowledge of project finance and leasing.” (2017 edition)

“Alexia is noted for her ‘very high level of expertise’ in asset financing. Also offering substantial knowledge of project finance and leasing, she took a lead role in the firm’s recent work on the ‘Seven Seas Explorer’ cruise ship financing for Crédit Agricole, SACE and a syndicate of banks.” (2016 edition)

“Clients note: ‘I would recommend her due to her tenacity in negotiations and approach to solving legal issues’.” (2015 edition)

Alexia was also shortlisted in the Rising Star Finance category at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards in 2013 and 2014. She also heads the French contact group of the professional association Rail Working Group.

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  • “New rail reform and opening the market up to competition”, Magazine des Affaires, June 2018
  • “France will save more than 2.7 billion euros under the new rail protocol” (“Le nouveau protocole ferroviaire fera économiser plus de €2.7 milliards à la France”), Rail Working Group, May 2018
  • “It’s the start of the railroading towards the Luxembourg Protocol” (co-author), “Leasing Life”, March 2016
  • Alexia is recommended in Chambers and Partners (2015 edition) for its shipping finance practice: “Alexia Russell provides legal advice on financial transactions taking place in both the shipping and aviation industries. Clients note: ‘I would recommend her due to her tenacity in negotiations and approach to solving legal issues’.”
  • Alexia was also shortlisted in the Rising star Finance category at the Euromoney LMG Europe Women in Business Law Awards in 2013 and 2014.

 

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • The Rail Working Group

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