Here we highlight 21 lawyers for their market-leading work advising and representing stakeholders in high-value restructuring and insolvency proceedings.
Most Highly Regarded
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei performs well in this chapter with two lawyers listed.
The “excellent” Joanna Gumpelson enjoys a “great reputation” among peers and clients for her profound expertise in debt restructuring.
Philippe Dubois draws high praise from market commentators who distinguish him as a “technical lawyer with lots of experience” in restructuring proceedings and related litigation.
Reinhard Dammann of Clifford Chance “definitely should be on the list” thanks to his expert handling of cross-border insolvency proceedings.
The established Philippe Druon of Hogan Lovells leads the firms’ restructuring and insolvency practice, and possesses significant expertise in solvent restructurings and crisis management.
Jean-Dominique Daudier de Cassini of Weil Gotshal & Manges is “one of the best” in the market for group restructuring operations.
Alexandra Bigot of Willkie Farr & Gallagher has a “fantastic reputation” among French lawyers, who note she consistently “handles the very large transactions”.
Saam Golshani of White & Case is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who consider him “one of the market leaders, without a doubt” for restructuring transactions.
Catherine Ottaway of Hoche Avocats is hailed for her “great skill” and expertise, particularly in ad hoc conciliation proceedings.
Founding partner Guilhem Bremond of Bremond & Associes is a “top lawyer” who excels in complex restructuring proceedings.
Olivier Puech co-leads the Bredin Prat team and has an “excellent” understanding of corporate restructuring operations.
Jean-Pierre Farges of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is “one of the best” in the French market, and draws plaudits for his adept handling of restructuring-related litigation.
Marc Santoni of Santoni et Associés is a “key player”, regarded as a “leading name” for corporate restructurings.
Philippe Hameau of Norton Rose Fulbright is widely considered a “great lawyer” with a “focused practice” in insolvency proceedings and litigation.