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  • Nicolas Laurent

    • Nicolas Laurent, partner, co-leads Bredin Prat’s team specialized in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings. He is active both in the context of amicable procedings relating to financial restructurings and insolvency collective proceedings representing debtor or bidders.

    • Professional career

      Prior to joining Bredin Prat, he was with the American law firm Coudert Brothers LLP, in Paris and Beijing.

      He is a member of the French Association for Business Turnaround (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises – ARE) and of the French Association of Turnaround Investors (Association des Investisseurs en Retournement – AIR).

    • Academic career

      Admitted to the Paris Bar since 1998, Nicolas is a graduate of the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (DEA in business law and economic law) where he taught insolvency law.

    • Decorations

      “Nicolas Laurent is lauded for his ‘strategic vision and strong drive’.”
      “Nicolas Laurent is praised by clients for his negotiation skills. He is 'very clever and strategic'. 'He stays calmed but he can be very tough and very technical.'”
      Chambers Europe, 2020-2021

      “Recommended Lawyer” in Insolvency
      “Nicolas Laurent is ‘a superb lawyer with high-level technical skills. He is creative and a leader around the negotiating table. He makes complex areas of law easy to understand’.”
      “Nicolas Laurent shows ‘high level technique and great interpersonal skills’.”
      The Legal 500 EMEA, 2018-2020

      “Highly Regarded” in Restructuring and Insolvency
      IFLR1000, 2020

    • Recent experiences

      Nicolas has recently advised:

      Potel & Chabot in connection with its successful restructuring thanks to financial support of €18 million provided by its historic shareholders and by the French state-owned investment entity, bpifrance, via the sector-specific fund, “Tourism Investment”

      Buffalo Grill in connection with the acquisition of the assets and the takeover of the staff of Courtepaille Group

      Lagardère Media News (Paris Match, JDD) on the insolvency of Presstalis

      Vale Group in connection with the sale of Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie to Prony Ressources Nouvelle Calédonie

      TDF in connection with the restructuring of the French content streaming platform Molotov and change of control to Altice

      Glencore in connection with the difficulties encountered by Recyclex SA's German activities

      St Mamet in connection with the restructuring of its debt and the acquisition of St Mamet by Hivest

      Cinven in connection with safeguard proceedings concerning Camaïeu Group

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