This year, we recognise 21 restructuring and insolvency lawyers who stand out for their expertise and experience advising a range of clients on domestic and international restructuring, insolvency and liquidation matters across a wide variety of sectors.
Most highly regarded
Anja Droege Gagnier of BMH Avocats is commended for her 25-plus years of experience dealing with distressed M&As, restructurings and insolvency proceedings.
Alexandra Bigot at Latham & Watkins sits among France’s foremost restructuring and insolvency lawyers, with peers stating she has “a fantastic reputation for handling very large transactions”.
Saam Golshani of White & Case secures extensive endorsements as “one of the market leaders” in the corporate restructuring and insolvency space.
Reinhard Dammann of Clifford Chance is looked upon with enormous favour by sources who highlight his considerable expertise in domestic and cross-border restructurings.
Guilhem Bremond with Paul Hastings is a “strong lawyer”, heralded for his top-tier restructuring and insolvency practice.
De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is home to the renowned Joanna Gumpelson, who is lauded for her “ability to balance legal analysis with commercial considerations”. One source adds, “She always knows exactly what advice and support alternative investors require.”
Philippe Dubois is a respected name in the market, commended for his “ability to impose his point of view before other skilled advisors as well as his capacity to find consensual solutions”.
Peers speak highly of Catherine Ottaway at Hoche Avocats, who maintains a prominent standing in the commercial litigation and insolvency space.
Patricia Le Marchand at PLM Avocats draws high praise for her exceptional practice, which covers the full range of restructuring and insolvency matters.
Maurice Lantourne with Lantourne & Associes is a prominent practitioner with extensive experience handling contentious insolvency and restructuring proceedings.
Bredin Prat’s Olivier Puech secures high praise from market commentators as “a truly excellent restructuring and insolvency lawyer”.
Philippe Druon at Hogan Lovells enjoys a stellar reputation in the domestic market thanks to his 25 years of experience handling bankruptcy and restructuring briefs.
Jean-Pierre Farges of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher stands out as a go-to name for restructuring and insolvency litigation.
Philippe Hameau with Norton Rose Fulbright is readily endorsed by peers as “a phenomenal lawyer” who excels in cross-border litigation.