Scotiabank boosts bench with fresh hire

Alexandre du Pasquier has joined the firm’s global infrastructure finance team, following the recent hire of Rocio Lozano.

Alexandre du Pasquier has joined the global infrastructure finance team of Canadian bank Scotiabank in London as an associate.

Du Pasquier had previously worked for more than three years at French bank BNP Paribas, latterly as an associate covering infrastructure in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

A statement from Scotiabank said he has worked on “a variety of key European advisory and arranging transactions” including Vinci Park, the refinancing of Brussels Airport, the Euroports refinancing and the acquisition of TIGF by Snam, GIC and EDF.

Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Du Pasquier also had brief spells at French fund manager Antin Infrastructure Partners and Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking.

In April this year, Toronto-based Scotiabank announced it had recruited Rocio Lozano as an associate director in the same team du Pasquier has now joined. Lozano had previously spent more than eight years as a project and acquisition finance associate at Banco Santander and also worked on the Vinci Park transaction.

Two months prior to Lozano’s hire, the team saw the departure of associate director Mike Nowak, who had been with the bank for five years. He left to become an executive director at Italian bank Mediobanca in London.

Scotiabank said it was continuing to strengthen its global infrastructure advisory and arranging team “to address the growing market”.