Hogan Lovells has enhanced its Paris finance team with the addition of a new partner.

Alexander Premont joins the firm from Linklaters in London where he had been a managing associate and will move to Hogan Lovells' Paris office in August 2015. He had previously worked at Holman Fenwick Willan.

His focus is on asset finance, specifically shipping and he also has experience in the aviation and insurance sectors.

Dual qualified in England and Wales and France, Premont's clients include both lender and borrower side parties including the likes of BNP Paribas, Citibank, China Development Bank, ING, National Express, Carlyle Group and Apax.