I am a partner in the Restructuring & Insolvency practice in Bird & Bird's Paris office. We focus on advising creditors in challenging contexts: preventive restructuring proceedings, refinancing, insolvency proceedings, and insolvency related litigation.
I began my career working in a global law firm right before the 2008 Lehman Brothers's Crisis, which introduced me to challenging cases such as Terreal, HMY, Auto-distribution, Coeur Défense and Novasep.
I have over ten years' experience working in restructuring for global law firms and in the banking industry (Paris and New York restructuring teams of Natixis SA). I am one of the few lawyers in Paris to act as regular counsel for pools of banks in restructuring, and I am particularly well positioned to advise banks, debt funds and financial institutions.
I am also vastly experienced in the Retail & Automotive sector, where I have advised many of the historical players impacted by the digital revolution. I also advise clients who want to purchase distressed companies or assets in the course of insolvency proceedings, especially in respect to distressed LBOs.
I recently advised the financial institutions during the restructuring of Mecachrome, the banks in the restructuring of Groupe Royer, a pool of creditors of Pierre & Vacances, financial institutions during the insolvency proceedings of Europacorp, Rallye Celio and Vallourec, the Trustee during the insolvency proceedings of CGG.