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Paris Bar (1983)
Partner at Racine law firm since 2003

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Diesbecq, Chaumette, Tisserand, Sauphar law firm (1988 – 2002)

Lyonnet & Bigot law firm (1983 – 1987)


Master, legal careers distinction (Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas)

Specialist in commercial law


Former member of the Paris Bar Council

Chairman of the association Droit & Commerce

Honorary Chairman of the Union Nationale des CARPA (National Union of CARPAs)

Vice-Chairman of the Commission Entreprises en Difficulté of the A.C.E. (Association des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises)

Co-Chairman of the Companies in Difficulty Commission of the Paris Bar Association

Member of the scientific committee of APESA (Association pour la Prévention et l’accompagnement des chefs d’entreprise et Entrepreneurs en Souffrance Aigue – Association for the prevention and support of company directors and entrepreneurs suffering from acute distress)

Member of specialised associations: ARE (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises), A.F.F.I.C

Member of specialised associations: Association for Corporate Turnaround (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises), AFFIC and INSOL


Under the supervision of Professor Antoine Hontebeyrie:
“Mandate: training, insurance and extinction”, Journal Spécial des Sociétés, March 2023

“Are public creditors and equity holders affected parties like any others?”, La Gazette du Palais special issue, Proceedings of the Droit & Commerce conference of 24 and 26 March 2022 – 28 June 2022

“A boost for equity loans”, Option Droit & Affaires, January 2022

“New rules for enforcing pledges”, Journal Spécial des Sociétés, January 2022

“Pledging fungible goods”, Journal Spécial des Sociétés, January 2022

“The new role of stakeholders: capital holders”, JCPE, december 2021

“Breaking the debt wall”, Revue de jurisprudence commerciale, july/august 2021

“Late creditors ? File a foreclosure Statement !”, Juriste d’entreprise n°39, july 2021

“Judicial strategy and adaptation of practitioners”, Livre blanc de l’Association Droit et Commerce, march 2021

“For more attractive and effective prevention”, Revue de jurisprudence commerciale, november/december 2020

“The impacts of the crisis on the restructuring of companies under LBO”, Option Finance, october 2020

“To limit the proliferation of judicial liquidations: a participatory rescue procedure”, Gazette du Palais, july 2020

“Turnaround Guide”, 400 Partners, july 2020

“The legal environment for the turnaround and responsibilities”, CCEF Convergence n°29, may 2020

“The appropriate sanction in distressed company law”, Cahier de droit de l’entreprises, January/February 2017

“The force of contract in the face of distressed company law”, Gazette du Palais, 18 & 19 December 2015

“The creditor of a distressed company may present a plan that contemplates taking control”, Option Finance, March 2015

“Procedural conditions on liability proceedings based on insufficient assets”, Revue des procédures collectives, No. 4, July/August 2012

“Cupidity in distressed company law”, Gazette du Palais, 29 & 30 December 2013

“Internal transfers: A different method of transferring distressed companies”, Gazette du Palais, 21 & 22 January 2009

“The sale of a company through a share deal”, Journal des Sociétés, December 2008

With Professor Philippe Roussel-Galle:
“Projections and distressed company law”, Gazette du Palais, 29 & 30 December 2010

With Laurent Jourdan, attorney-at-law:
“Can the creditor of a distressed company present a reorganisation plan that contemplates taking control?”, Option Droit des Affaires, Special Restructuring Issue, 4 March 2015



  • Legal 500 - 2023: Dispute Resolution
  • Legal 500 - 2023: Insolvency
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2023: Restructuring
  • Décideurs - 2023: Dispute resolution
  • Best Lawyers - 2023: Individual ranking
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2022: Litigation
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2022: Restructuring
  • Décideurs - 2022: Restructuring
  • Best Lawyers - 2022: Individual ranking
  • Legal 500 - 2022: Dispute Resolution : Commercial Litigation
  • Legal 500 - 2022: Insolvency
  • International Financial Law Review - 2022: IFLR
  • Décideurs - 2022: Dispute resolution
  • Chambers - 2022: Restructuring
  • Chambers - 2021: Litigation
  • Legal 500 - 2021: Restructuring
  • Best Lawyers - 2021: Classements individuels
  • International Financial Law Review - 2021: IFLR 1000
  • Legal 500 - 2021: EU Law, Competition and Distribution
  • Le Point - 2021: Corporate litigation and arbitration
  • Chambers - 2021: Litigation
  • Chambers - 2021: Restructuring
  • Option Droit et Affaires - 2021: Restructuring


  • 2015: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Distressed companies: Silver trophy

    Litigation: Gold trophy

  • 2015: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Collective proceedings and corporate restructurings: Silver trophy

    Entrepreneurial firm over five years old: Gold trophy

  • 2018: Palmarès des cabinets d'avocats

    Restructuring: Silver trophy

  • 2018: Top Legal

    Top Legal

  • 2019: Trophées du droit et du contentieux

    Collective procedures and restructuring: Gold trophy

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