Regional news: France

Hogan Lovells leads on €4.5 billion restructuring of French hotel operator

A long list of law and advisory firms have helped international hotel operator AccorInvest Group secure additional financing and complete a multi-jurisdictional restructuring of its €4.5 billion debt pile.

07 April 2021

Europcar completes restructuring, receives US recognition

A New York court has recognised car rental firm Europcar’s French restructuring, a day after a Paris court approved its accelerated financial safeguard plan to reduce its debt by €1.1 billion.

01 March 2021

Faegre Drinker continues rapid growth with US hires

Robins Kaplan’s Los Angeles-based restructuring chair and a Foley & Lardner partner in New York have become the latest additions to Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath’s fast-expanding restructuring group.

22 February 2021

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner hires from Brown Rudnick

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has hired Brown Rudnick partner Didier Bruère-Dawson to help expand its offering in Paris.

22 February 2021

France’s FHB and BTSG takes roles as manufacturer enters safeguard

Paris-based manufacturer Vallourec has entered safeguard proceedings to reduce its €3.5 billion debt pile by more than half, with restructuring professionals from French firms FHB and BTSG taking court-appointed roles.

09 February 2021

Hogan Lovells, BBLM, Norton Rose and Kvale close €3 billion Bourbon Group restructuring

A long list of law and advisory firms have helped maritime transport group Bourbon complete the first-ever judicial takeover by creditors of a French publicly listed company in rehabilitation proceedings, in a two-year, multi-step transaction overseen by a court in Marseilles.

03 February 2021

French firm Franklin expands in Paris

A year on from the foundation of its restructuring practice under Numa Rengot, France’s Franklin has expanded in Paris with a hire from Deloitte’s French firm Taj.

21 January 2021

Community roundup: Hires at Jeantet, White & Case and GÖRG

Updated: European firm Jeantet has established a restructuring practice with a four-lawyer team from France's Fidal in Paris; while White & Case has hired from Clifford Chance in Japan and GÖRG from Anchor Rechtsanwälte in Germany.

11 January 2021

French car rental company seeks safeguard’s recognition in New York

Three days after it entered accelerated financial safeguard proceedings in France to implement a restructuring agreed last month, car rental firm Europcar is seeking Chapter 15 recognition of the case in New York.

21 December 2020

Weathering the Covid-19 Crisis in France

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