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Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers

Should you be a company facing economic, financial, social, or legal difficulties, or a creditor, a cocontractor, a partner, a shareholder or a manager of such a company, a purchaser of insolvent businesses, a portfolio manager or a companies-turn-around specialist, our team exclusively dedicated to insolvency matters or financial difficulties and restructuring issues advises and assists you at each step of situations and proceedings into which you may be involved. Based on our firm members’ expertise in all legal, social and tax areas, we will help you find and implement the best solution for your business. Supported by teams in 53 countries, our expertise also covers international issues.

Alexandre Bastos leads this high-level technical skilled team: its experts have over 25 years of experience in restructuring and insolvency law and are able to deal with your needs, whatever your sector of activity. Their professional practice (high-value cases such as SEAFRANCE, ASCOMETAL, RIVE DEFENSE, EUROPEENNE FOOD, ECLAIR GROUPE, SOBRENA, etc.) and their academic involvement (Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Paris IX Dauphine, Management School ESCP, Sciences-Po Paris, etc.) have gained them recognition of the market on which they have become a key player (ranked in Option Droit des Affaires 2016, Legal 500, IFLR, etc.). Our team, well-accustomed to emergency situations and to apprehend any specific issue that may raise in your file, is able, with its access to the firm’s other legal specialists (real estate, industrial and intellectual property, corporate, employment, environment, tax, etc.), to protect your best interests by actively working with you. Our expertise is at your entire disposal to both advise you or represent you in the litigations relating to insolvency proceedings.

"CMS advises both purchasers and companies facing the opening of insolvency proceedings against their commercial partners. Daniel Carton and Alexandre Bastos lead the firm's activity." – Legal 500 Paris 2014

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Alexandre Bastos
Alexandre Bastos
Part­ner
Head of Insolvency & Restructuring team
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
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...
 Geoffroy Levesque
Geoffrey Levesque
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Geoffrey joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018 as Counsel in charge of project finance.He has developed a recognized expertise in financing in the infrastructure and energy sectors (greenfield or...
Bouté Guillaume
Guillaume Bouté
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Guillaume specializes in insolvency law, corporate restructuring, acting both as counsel and litigation lawyer : Insolvency prevention & restructuring (whistleblowing procedures (procédures d'alerte),...
Gironde leo
Léo Gironde
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Léo joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2020.  Before joining the law firm, he worked as an intern at FHB Administrateurs Judiciaires Associés, McDermott Will & Emery, Willkie Farr & Gallagher and...
Hurstel Charles-Antoyne
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Charles-Antoyne Hurstel joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018.He is specialized in project finance and PPP/PFI projects advising financial institutions and borrowers on French and cross border transactions,...
Quintard Clémentine
Clémentine Quintard
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Clémentine joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2018.She specializes in both out-of-court and judicial proceedings relating to the treatment of companies’ difficulties (and of related disputes).