David Vaillant
Managing Director, Financial Institutions EMEA, Sovereign Advisory & Restructuring
BNP Paribas CIB

Within BNP Paribas CIB, David Vaillant advises financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, funds - on M&A, ECM, recapitalization and structured transactions. He has also been spearheading the sovereign and public institution advisory practice. As such, he has been involved in a number of situations across the EMEA region, and in Greece in particular.

He notably advised the HFSF in the first round of bank recapitalizations, and the Ministry of Finance in the second round. He also advised Greek financial institutions in their recent recapitalization efforts.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas CIB, Mr. Vaillant was an attorney at law with Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP, and subsequently an advisor with the French Central Bank. Mr. Vaillant is a graduate from HEC School of Management and Sciences Po Paris, and holds a Masters' in Mathematics and Economics from Ecole Normale Supérieure / EHESS. He also is a graduate from the law schools of Panthéon-Sorbonne and Panthéon-Assas, and admitted to the Paris bar. He has taught international securities laws at HEC and international macroeconomics at Sciences Po.