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Alexandre Bastos

Partner
Head of Insolvency & Restructuring team

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English

Alexandre Bastos is a partner responsible for the Insolvency-Restructuring Department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. His background in both law and finance is a valuable asset that enables him to embrace all aspects of the cases entrusted to him.

His advice and litigation work encompasses a full spectrum: emergency procedures/preventive procedures: ad-hoc mandate, conciliation (debt restructuring, standstill agreements, refinancing agreements, implementation of safeguards, negotiations at the CIRI [Comité interministériel de restructuration industrielle, the French Interministerial Committee on Industrial Restructuring], etc.), restructuring of companies through the adoption of safeguard or receivership plans, takeover of companies in difficulty, management of bankruptcy procedures, etc.

He works alongside the company in difficulty as well as its buyer, shareholders, creditors or contracting partners.

Alexandre handles litigation related to the company in difficulty: rights disputes between creditors, civil liability proceedings against directors etc.

Alexandre joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2003, and became a partner in January 2016.

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Leading individual: Daniel Carton et Alexandre Bastos animent l’activité du cabinet.

Legal 500 Paris - 2013

Relevant experience

  • Lecturer, University Paris II - Panthéon-Assas
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Education

  • ESSEC Business School
  • Master's degree in Corporate Law and Taxation (DJCE), University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas
  • Fresfields Price - Les Echos best business law student of the year (1998)
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Publications

  • La société de libre partenariat - Option Finance (November 2015)
  • Commentaire de la décision de la Cour de cassation en date du 20 mai 2014 (n°12-20.313) -La lettre des réseaux de distribution (September 2014)
  • The French insolvency law once again amended - CMS Insolvency Newsletter (September 2014) 
  • Réforme de la prévention des difficultés des entreprises et des procédures collectives : publication in extremis du décret d'application - Option Finance (July 2014) 
  • Réforme en demi-teinte pour l'information et la consultation des IRP - Option Finance (May 2014) 
  • Recherche de solutions aux difficultés des entreprises : de nouvelles opportunités - Parole d'experts (May 2014)
  • Declaration of claims in French insolvency proceedings : application of the Council Regulation n°13/2000 of 29 May 2000 to European Creditors (April 2014) 
  • The Heart of Defense’s case. End of story relating to the opening of its sauvegarde (Eté 2012) 
  • The French “ sauvegarde financière accélérée ” (Summer 2011)
  • The Paris court of appeal overturns a debtor’s improper use of the sauvegarde procedure (Spring 2010) 
  • Can a French court extend insolvency proceedings to a foreign company on the ground of a confusion de patrimoine? (Summer 2010) 
  • Focus on the new French Sauvegarde Procedure (Summer 2009) 
  • The appropriate way to use the sauvegarde in France (Autumn 2009)
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