Cécile Dupoux has 20 years' experience concentrating on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters. As a lawyer used to facing all sorts of crises, she is responsive and provides strategic and practical advice to fix the problem. On top of her business-oriented approach searching for innovative solutions, she knows the key players in the French restructuring world and anticipates their views. This notably includes the Courts and Court appointed trustees, Public Authorities, the financial and legal advisors.
She advises on financial and corporate restructurings and insolvency to a wide variety of stakeholders, including distressed borrowers, creditors, shareholders (mainly international groups), directors, suppliers and customers, as well as investors looking to buy into a distressed situation at either debt or equity level. To address the most complex issues, she collaborates closely with partners from other practices or sector groups depending on the nature of the problem. Cécile has a specific experience in the automotive sector, advising suppliers and car manufacturers with respect to the distressed suppliers' issues or their own reorganisation or restructuring in France. She won 'the Best in Insolvency and Restructuring' award from the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015.
Cécile joined Hogan Lovells in 2012. Prior to that, she was a partner in a Top 10 international law firm and before that she spent more than 10 years at one of the most respected French 'boutique' firms focusing on Business Restructuring and Insolvency matters. Due to her experience with niche firms and global firms, she brings deep local knowledge to international clients. Cécile is dual qualified as a French avocat and a lawyer in England and Wales.
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Areas of Focus
Advising a global auto parts supplier in the reorganisation of its activities in Europe and the acquisition of distressed assets.
Advising a global auto parts supplier in the closing of two major subsidiaries in France.
Advising GE Capital Equipment Finance in the restructuring of its loan facility to a European aviation company.
Advising a worldwide luxury group in its acquisition of a French Tannery in insolvency.
Advising AVIC/Continental Motors Inc. in its acquisition of assets of a French aviation company in insolvency.
Advising Natixis and the senior lenders in the restructuring of a syndicated loan granted to a French company Accès Industrie.
Advising CACIB and Natixis as credit documentation banks in the Vivarte restructuring ( €1.6bn debt).