Elie-Raphaël Soudry is counsel in the Luxembourg office of Goodwin and is part of Goodwin’s Private Equity Business Unit and a member of the firm’s Debt Finance practice. Elie-Raphaël advises clients on all types of debt financing transactions, with highly recognized expertise in (un)secured lending, acquisition finance, and  transportation (aircraft, ship and rail) real estate finance. Elie-Raphaël also advises clients in fund finance, securitization, and debt issuance transactions. Elie-Raphaël joined Goodwin in 2022.

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Elie-Raphaël’s recent experience includes representation of:

  • The bondholders and lenders of a leading global biopharmaceutical developer and manufacturer in the context of corporate restructuring and business combination*
  • HighBrook investors on three external financings obtained for several funds managed by the company*
  • Various international credit institutions on the financing of the successful bid and long form financing by a large private equity firm for the acquisition of a majority stake in a nationally well-known shoe manufacturer*
  • A large multi-national bank on a $3 billion financing package for a private investment firm to acquire a majority stake in a leading data, insights, and consulting company*
  • A large multi-national bank on a $2.5 billion financing package for a private investment firm to acquire a majority stake in a defense and aerospace group *

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin

Professional Experience

Elie-Raphaël has over 10 years of experience in banking and finance in Luxembourg. Before joining Goodwin, Elie-Raphaël spent eight years at Lovens & Loeff in Luxembourg where he was counsel during two years, and prior to that was an associate in the Banking and Finance department at another leading Luxembourg law firm for approximatively three years.

Elie-Raphaël was a co-lecturer of the corporate law course in the Master in Management, Financial Economics track at EDHEC Business School in Nice (France).

Professional Activities

He is an active member of Cluster Maritime where he has been involved in a comparative study of the competitiveness of the Luxembourg maritime sector leading to the drafting of a proposed bill of law.


Elie-Raphaël was rated as a “Rising Star” in Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets by Legal 500 in both 2021 and 2022. He has been described by Legal 500 as outstanding for secured lending and real estate financing operations. He was also rated as a “Key Lawyer” in Real Estate and Construction in 2022.

Legal 500:

“Elie-Raphaël Soudry, who excels at advising on acquisition finance, real estate and transportation finance.” (2022)

“Elie-Raphaël Soudry is really outstanding for secured lending and real estate financing operations. He is knowledgeable and defends his client’s interest, but also always works towards an appropriate and commonly acceptable solution in order to get the deal done. His availability and sense for pragmatic approach are very helpful in tense situations among the principles.” (2021)

“Elie-Raphaël Soudry is very good.” (2021)

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Diploma, Law & Management, Finance & Entrepreneurship Track, 2010
EDHEC Business School
Master's Degree, Banking Law & Private Wealth Management, 2008
Aix-Marseille University
Master's Degree, Business Law, 2007
Aix-Marseille University
Bachelor's Degree, Law, 2006
Aix-Marseille University



Luxembourg (List IV)
France (Marseille)





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