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Languages : Français, Anglais

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

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Diesbecq, Chaumette, Tisserand, Sauphar law firm (1998 – 2002)

Lyonnet & Bigot law firm (1983 – 1987)


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

 Specialist in commercial law


– President, Union Nationale des CARPA
– Former member, Paris Bar Council (Ordre des avocats de Paris)
– Director, Droit et Commerce
– President, Distressed Companies Committee, Paris Bar Council
– Co-President, Distressed Company Committee, Corporate Lawyers’ Association (Association des Avocats Conseils d’Entreprises)
– Vice President, Union Nationale des CARPA
– Member, Finance Committee, Paris Bar Council
– Member, Scientific Committee, Association for Prevention and Support for CEOs and Entrepreneurs in Acute Distress (Association pour la Prévention et l’accompagnement des chefs d’entreprise et Entrepreneurs en Souffrance Aigue)
– Member, Information and Prevention Centre (Centre d’Information et de Prévention de Paris, 75)
– Member of specialised associations: Association for Corporate Turnaround (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises), AFFIC and INSOL


“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



  • Best Lawyers - 2023:
  • 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: Legal 500 EMEA


  • 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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