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K&L Gates Welcomes Restructuring and Insolvency Partner in Paris

2 July 2021

Paris - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Julien de Michele as a partner in the restructuring and insolvency practice. De Michele joins K&L Gates’ Paris office from De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés.

De Michele focuses his restructuring and insolvency practice on advising, assisting, and representing distressed companies, their managers or shareholders, investment funds, and takeover entrepreneurs, as well as creditors, in amicable out-of-court proceedings such as ad hoc mandates, credit mediations, and conciliation proceedings, and in court-driven insolvency proceedings including safeguard proceedings and judicial recovery and liquidation proceedings. He also represents managers, shareholders, and investment funds on liability claims initiated in connection with insolvency matters, including professional or financial liability claims and fraudulent bankruptcy and other white collar claims related to insolvency proceedings. 

Dr. Matthias Grund, co-leader of K&L Gates’ finance practice, commented: “With the addition of Julien de Michele, K&L Gates further strengthens its capabilities in distressed finance and preventive restructurings, areas that have already showed increasing demand for creative legal advice for companies, their creditors, and other stakeholders.”

De Michele’s arrival follows the addition of restructuring and insolvency partner Eugene Yeung in Hong Kong in May. They are among the more than 80 partners and of counsel the firm has welcomed since the beginning of 2020. 

“We are very pleased to have Julien join us in Paris,” said Louis Degos, managing partner of K&L Gates’ Paris office. “His strengths and experience in both restructuring and critical litigation will provide our newly created restructuring and insolvency practice with a broad service offering.” 

Combining the firm’s restructuring and insolvency experience with its proficiency in related areas such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity, asset-based lending, secured transactions, distressed real estate, and intellectual property, K&L Gates’ restructuring and insolvency practice offers a broad range of clients such as lenders, borrowers, debtors, creditors, equity holders, committees, trustees, credit providers, asset purchasers, vendors, landlords, and receivers creative legal solutions in areas including transactions, planning, counseling, and litigation.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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