Sovereign Advisory

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Does anyone have any insight on sovereign advisory groups? From my research it seems that Lazard and Rothschild are big players in this field although I am having trouble distinguishing what it actually means to be in sovereign advisory or if it's even considered a "group" at all. Lazards list of soverign advisory transactions includes M&A deals involving state owned coroporations, issuing government debt, and fundraising for state infastructure projects. Thanks.

Comments (5)

Mar 28, 2015

Lazard and Rothschild work on Ukraine, Greece.

Mar 29, 2015

Ya the deals they do seem pretty awesome

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Oct 19, 2015

Rothschild Sovereign team is pretty new, they are copying Lazard. Both teams are based in Paris. The sovereign team will work on macro policy or sovereign debt issues and will work in tandem with the other Parisian teams for state-owned M&A and infrastructure finance advisory.
Let's say Lazard has a mandate for the privatization of a public bank in the UAE (this is 100% fictional) then the team will be composed of members from the Sovereign team, the FIG team and the Middle East team, all based in Paris.
Lazard is king of the hill with a quasi-monopoly, besides Rothschild, they have some competition from sovereign advisory boutiques based in London.

Jul 17, 2017

I am interested in Lazard Sovereign Advisory as well, and I was wondering whether anyone had some info to share about entry-level positions and internships within this group.
In particular, I would like to know if the team is based only in Paris or if has a group of people working from the London office as well, and if they offer summer internship schemes to penultimate-year students.
I could not gather this information from their website. Thank you very much.

Jul 17, 2017