Philippe Dubois has considerable experience in restructuring and insolvency. He advises banking and financial institutions as well as large French and foreign industrial groups in a wide range of economic sectors. His practice focuses on restructuring, litigation and arbitration in diverse areas such as shareholder disputes, indemnification agreements and liabilities.
He manages the firm’s restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution and arbitration teams.
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1994, Philippe Dubois, a doctor at law, teaches business law at the University of Paris X Nanterre. He joined the firm in 2008 as a partner, after working at Jeantet (1984–2005) and Sonier Poulain (2005–2007).
Philippe Dubois is recognised as ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in Restructuring by Option Droit & Affaires magazine (2015).
Recent transactions include: Thomson-Technicolor (advising Thomson-Technicolor on the restructuring of the group); Ascométal (advising a group of French and European investors in connection with their successful takeover bid for Ascométal group, which was approved by the Commercial Court of Nanterre); Groupe Partouche (advised cross-holder lenders of Financière Partouche and Groupe Partouche in connection with the safeguard proceedings); Latécoère (representing one of the major lenders in the framework of a court-approved restructuring agreement); Alma Consulting Group (representing the senior lenders in the context of the first debt-equity swap implemented through accelerated safeguard proceedings); Bata (representing Bata in the context of its rehabilitation proceedings and its court-ordered sale plan; Fram (representing the senior lenders in the context of Fram’s debt restructuring followed by its acquisition by LBO France through a pre-packed sale plan in rehabilitation proceedings); and SNCM (representing SNCM in the context of its rehabilitation proceedings and its court-ordered sale plan).