Christine Ezcutari heads the Paris shipping practice of Norton Rose Fulbright.
She joined the Paris practice in 1997, having qualified as both a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and an avocat à la cour. She became a partner in 2006.
Christine regularly acts on behalf of large European financial institutions and lessors. She has experience in structured financings, in the form of complex multi-jurisdictional financing, tax structures and export credit financings. She has advised banks and shipowners on many ship and export credit financings, as well as on general commercial matters. Christine has acquired a particular expertise in the field of export credit financing.
She is recommended in many legal directories including Chambers and The Legal 500 and has been recognised as one of the world’s leading women in business law by the Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides (2012), and as ‘lawyer of the year’ in transportation in France by Best Lawyers (2014/2015).
Christine is a member of the Association Française de Droit Maritime and author of the France section of Marine Money’s Official Guide to Ship & Yacht Registries. She is also a board member of WISTA France.
In 2015, Christine was named a Knight of the National Order of Merit by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy for her career achievements.