Home / Europe / France / Insolvency & Restructuring

Insolvency & Restructuring

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

07/09/2020
Re­struc­tur­ing & in­solv­ency
The Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic has had a severe im­pact on the eco­nomy and adds up to the deep changes that have emerged over the last few years, in­clud­ing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion, the change in con­sump­tion...

Feed

07/03/2022
EU and UK Sanc­tions against Rus­sia: a fo­cus on the Fin­an­cial Sec­tor
In re­cent days the EU and the UK have ad­op­ted and ex­pan­ded a num­ber of  sanc­tions meas­ures against Rus­si­an and Be­larus­i­an in­di­vidu­als and com­pan­ies. This art­icle fo­cuses on re­strict­ive meas­ures dir­ec­ted...
24/06/2021
Best Law­yers 2022
he 2021 Best Law­yers ransk­ing for France has been pub­lished. We thank our peers for vot­ing for us.The Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers pub­lished on June 25, in part­ner­ship with the news­pa­pers Les...
01/06/2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
02/02/2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
07/10/2020
Ger­many's Busi­ness Judge­ment Rule not ap­plic­able to in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­ors
In a re­cent de­cision, the Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court ad­dressed the ap­plic­ab­il­ity of the Busi­ness Judge­ment Rule to in­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­ors in Ger­many and re­jec­ted the ap­plic­ab­il­ity of the rule in...
05/10/2020
Re­struc­tur­ing out­side of in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings soon pos­sible for il­li­quid...
Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion sub­mits draft bill on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing On 18 Septem­ber 2020, the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion sub­mit­ted a 247-page draft...
07/09/2020
Re­struc­tur­ing & in­solv­ency
The Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic has had a severe im­pact on the eco­nomy and adds up to the deep changes that have emerged over the last few years, in­clud­ing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion, the change in con­sump­tion...
26/06/2020
Best Law­yers 2021
The 2021 Best Law­yers ransk­ing for France has been pub­lished. We thank our peers for vot­ing for us.The Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers pub­lished on June 25, in part­ner­ship with the news­pa­pers Les...
25/03/2020
Ad­apt­a­tion of the right of com­pan­ies in dif­fi­culty
Thus, on 23 March emer­gency law 2020-290 was ad­op­ted to con­front the Cov­id-19 epi­dem­ic. This law au­thor­ises the gov­ern­ment to le­gis­late by gov­ern­ment or­ders to re­or­gan­ise, in par­tic­u­lar, the right of...
19/03/2020
Cov­id-19 and op­tions for com­pan­ies in dif­fi­culty
Faced with an un­pre­ced­en­ted crisis and com­pletely ex­cep­tion­al meas­ures (con­fine­ment, re­stric­tion of eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies to es­sen­tial day-to-day needs, etc.), the eco­nom­ic fab­ric is be­ing severely tested.Two...
02/07/2019
Crowd­fund­ing: The Coun­cil for the EU pub­lishes the next step to­wards an...
On 26 June 2019, the Coun­cil for the European Uni­on pub­lished a com­prom­ise pro­pos­al in re­la­tion to the European Com­mis­sion’s draft frame­work to reg­u­late crowd­fund­ing plat­forms in the EU (the "Crowd­fund­ing...
01/07/2019
Best Law­yers 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of Best Law­yers in France has been pub­lished. We thank our peers for vot­ing for us.On 01 Ju­ly 2019, Amer­ic­an leg­al magazine Best Law­yers, pub­lished, in part­ner­ship with Les Echos, a French...