Regional news: France

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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15 December 2020

New Paris partner for Charles Russell Speechlys

Charles Russell Speechlys has expanded in Paris with the hire of a former PwC insolvency practitioner from French firm Bersay.

05 November 2020

White & Case announces new partner promotions

Five lawyers with restructuring experience have been promoted to partners in White & Case's London, New York, Frankfurt and Paris offices, effective from January 2021.

12 October 2020

Hogan Lovells adds new partners in Singapore and Paris

Hogan Lovells has hired a new restructuring partner in Singapore from K&L Gates, and welcomed back a former member of its Paris employment practice with restructuring experience.

06 October 2020

US law bondholder group backs French manufacturer’s restructuring

A group that holds US law-governed bonds issued by the Paris-based manufacturer Vallourec will support its request to a French court for the appointment of a restructuring professional to help mediate with stakeholders on a refinancing, White & Case has told GRR.

16 September 2020

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