Restructuring – Corporate Recovery – Distressed M&A

Our Restructuring - Corporate Recovery - Distressed M&A department is a full-service practice offering clients assistance, advice and representation in heading off and turning around financial difficulties and, if necessary, in selling their business.

Our department assists clients every step of the way, from pre-insolvency (non-contentious proceedings: mediation, administration) to formal insolvency proceedings (court-supervised recovery proceedings and court-ordered liquidation). We take a pragmatic approach to restructuring assignments and are ideally positioned to advise on all labor, corporate and financial issues facing distressed businesses.

Acquisition of strategic businesses/assets

Acquisitions of struggling or insolvent targets providing a strategic opportunity for growth for our clients (conducting acquisition due diligence of assets in administration, drafting bids, liaising with the relevant authorities, etc.).

Turnaround assistance

Restructuring of companies in pre-insolvency or insolvency proceedings (bank, payroll and tax debt refinancing; creditor group management; debt swap mechanisms; new money arrangements; staff reorganization; etc.) and shareholder disputes.

Technical assistance – insolvency proceedings (in or out of court)

Full range of legal services to companies in recovery and/or insolvency proceedings (mediation/administration, court-supervised recovery or liquidation, etc.).

Assistance / representation of creditors in insolvency proceedings (in or out of court)

Assistance / representation of directors and/or shareholders in insolvency proceedings (in or out of court)

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2024 – The team is recognized in Insolvency (Tier Four)
    ‘Inventive, dynamic and close to the customer.’
    ‘Rigor, availability and strategy are the characteristics of the restructuring team led by Numa Rengot.’
    ‘Very professional and responsive.’
    ‘Numa Rengot piloted our operation from A to Z, providing us with the perfect strategy to implement in order to anticipate each step to be one step ahead while absorbing the stress of such an operation for us.’
    ‘A united, close-knit team that ensures real follow-up of the file.’
    ‘High knowledge and availability.’
  • Option Droit & Affaires Restructuring 2024:  The team is recognized in “Insolvency procedures” (3 stars) and “Financial difficulties and debt renegotiation” (3 stars)
  • Silver award «  Insolvency Proceedings and Restructuring – Mid Cap » – 2024
  • GRR 100 2023
  • Leaders League 2023: The team is recognized in Restructuring & insolvency – Advising mid-cap companies and their shareholders (Leading)