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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Weil, Gotshal & Manges is a top-tier firm advising holding companies, distressed corporates and debtors on restructuring and distressed M&A transactions. The law firm has additional expertise in insolvency proceedings and is also well placed to assist creditors and investors. The team has a strong track record in large-scale financial restructuring in France.

Strengths

Weil, Gotshal & Manges comes highly recommended by sources, who report that it is a "first-class law firm in the restructuring field."

One source highlights the team's "ability to negotiate in complex environments."

Work highlights

Assisted Alteo Gardanne and Alteo Holding with insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Anne-Sophie Noury moves up the rankings this year thanks to increased visibility in the market. Her practice focuses on distressed M&A, safeguarding and insolvency proceedings. Clients say: "She is very strong technically, with great interpersonal skills," and add: "She is able to be very clear in technical explanations to less sophisticated parties and is very good at avoiding escalation during negotiations."

Jean-Dominique Daudier de Cassini is a leading authority in the French restructuring market. He has extensive expertise in corporate recovery and group restructuring operations.

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Overview

The Paris Restructuring Team is the leading bespoke restructuring practices, with 12 restructuring lawyers (including 3 partners), whose practice comprises the highest profile, market-leading French-originated matters, as well as significant work alongside our global restructuring practices on UK, US and European-originated matters. The team has a large and diversified practice in insolvency matters: it handles pre-insolvency and insolvency, debt and equity restructuring, litigious bankruptcy proceedings, distressed M&A, LBO and venture capital insolvency and bids on assets of distressed companies.

The team advises a broad client base that includes debtor and creditor, directors, investment funds, senior, mezzanine and subordinated lenders, purchasers and sellers of distressed assets, and substantial bankruptcy litigation.

The team has notably been involved, over the past year, in the largest and the most significant French LBO restructurings such as Vivarte, Camaieu, Sequana, Alma Group and Quick and bankruptcy proceedings such as SNCM, Altia, Mory Ducros and Reader’s Digest.

The department has the capacity to work on all issues faced by clients, no matter the type of client and the framework of the restructuring. The team advises its clients within all the existing range of restructuring framework, including in and out of court, carve-out, refinancing or distressed leveraged buyouts.

Clients

Butler Industries, Hayfin, Oaktree, Sequana, Sagard, Spir

Industries

Aerospace, Automobiles, Manufacturing,Energy,Mining, Real Estate, Retail,Transportation,Technology

Restructuring/Insolvency

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Location

2, Rue de la Baume

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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France

Restructuring/Insolvency


Anne-Sophie Noury
Band 3
Jean-Dominique Daudier de Cassini
Star Individuals