Aurélien Jolly

Aurélien Jolly

Counsel, Banking
Aurélien Jolly’s practice encompasses a wide range of debt financing matters, particularly involving acquisition finance, domestic and cross-border syndicated credit transactions, equity derivatives, debt restructurings, and other corporate finance and leveraged transactions.


Mr. Jolly regularly represents French and international companies, financial institutions and investors.

Mr. Jolly’s representations have included: 
  • L’Occitane International S.A. in its proposed acquisition of 83% of Sol de Janeiro Holdings, Inc. at an enterprise value of US$450 million, as well as in several other financing matters;
  • Axian Group in the acquisition of Tigo Tanzania and Zanzibar Telecom Limited (Zantel) from Millicom International Cellular S.A., as well as in several other financing matters involving acquisitions of, or investments in, telecom operators and renewable energy; and
  • Wells Fargo Bank NA in an amendment to Novelis Inc.’s senior secured asset-based cross-border US$1.5 billion revolving facility.

He joined Skadden’s Paris office after having previously worked for 10 years at a leading French law firm in Paris and six years at international law firms in London.



  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2002
  • Maîtrise, University Paris II Panthéon - Assas, 1999
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2003
  • Licence, University Paris II Panthéon - Assas, 1998
  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2001


  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
  • Paris

Aurélien Jolly