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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

2 ranked lawyersBand 1FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

2 ranked lawyersBand 1FranceEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Top-tier firm advising holding companies, distressed corporates and debtors on restructuring and distressed M&A transactions. Additional expertise in insolvency proceedings. Also well placed to assist creditors and investors. Strong track record in large-scale financial restructurings in France.

Strengths

One impressed client enthuses: "The quality of work from Weil is of the highest calibre. Any work prepared by the team is impeccable and with the highest degree of protection for their client."

Interviewees also say: "What sets them apart is their ability to work on a multidisciplinary level and delivering all facets to the client."

Work highlights

Advised Rallye on the opening of safeguard proceedings and the global financial debt restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Anne-Sophie Noury moves up the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. Her practice focuses on distressed M&A, safeguarding and reorganisation insolvency proceedings. One client says: "Anne-Sophie’s guidence and strategic recommendations gave us the ability to optimise our position and ultimate outcome," whilst another interviewee remarks: "She is extremely efficient and particularly remarkable in tense environments."

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. Sources say: "He is the best on the market and by far," with clients also remarking: "He simplifies difficult situations and gets straight to the point. He is also very creative and very well connected."

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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 Department

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Department location

2, Rue de la Baume

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Restructuring/Insolvency


Anne-Sophie Noury
Band 4
Jean-Dominique Daudier de Cassini
Star Individuals