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Alexandre Koenig

T: +33 1 44 15 82 09 M: +33 6 82 12 32 79 Email Alexandre | vCard Office: Paris

Alexandre Koenig Of counsel

Contact details

Alexandre Koenig

Alexandre Koenig
Of counsel

T: +33 1 44 15 82 09 M: +33 6 82 12 32 79 Email Alexandre | vCard Office: Paris

Alexandre is a restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution specialist in charge of the restructuring and insolvency practice of the Paris office. He advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters, notably on the judicial aspects and related litigation.
  • Profile
  • Services

Alexandre advises and assists the various stakeholders faced with an insolvency situation or crisis (managers, shareholders, debtors in difficulty, insolvency practitioners, creditors, bidders, etc.) both in the context of amicable proceedings (ad hoc mandate, conciliation) or court-supervised proceedings (safeguard, recovery, judicial liquidation).

He has developed a specific expertise in all aspects of restructuring litigation, both during and after the restructuring. In addition to acting in the broad range of disputes arising out of insolvency proceedings, Alexandre also handles complex business litigation related to corporate difficulties and the restructuring or disposal of underperforming businesses. He is regularly involved in the prevention and treatment of liability risks for sellers, purchasers, or managers of companies in financial distress.

He has notably acted in emblematic cases in the industry, transport, technology, leisure, retail, real estate and construction, publishing and media sectors.

Alexandre is a former secretary of the Conference of Lawyers at the Council of State and Court of Cassation.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Alexandre worked in the litigation and restructuring and insolvency practice of major international law firms in Paris. He notably was with Bredin Prat for more than seven years.

Alexandre is a graduate of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris.

He speaks French and English and is a member of the Paris Bar.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency litigation

Advising and acting for all stakeholders involved in restructuring and insolvency litigation, both during and after the restructuring. Prosecuting and defending all types of actions arising out of insolvency proceedings (e.g. challenges to decisions adopted by insolvency courts) as well as liability actions brought against managers, shareholders or co-contracting parties by court-appointed administrators, employees or other stakeholders.

Management liability

Advising and acting for chief restructuring officers handling the management of distressed companies in the prevention and treatment of their liability risks.

Advising and acting for former managers of distressed companies in the context of liability action brought against them by court-appointed insolvency bodies, shareholders or employees.

Shareholder disputes

Advising and acting for shareholders of companies in the framework of disputes arising out of private equity or distressed M&A transactions.

Advising and acting for shareholders seeking or opposing the appointment of a court-appointed provisional administrator due to a governance crisis.

Advising and acting for shareholders seeking the appointment of an expert to investigate potential mismanagement acts.

Disputes relating to commercial contracts

Advising and acting for business partners of companies in distress in the framework of insolvency law actions aimed at terminating prematurely their contractual relationships.

Advising and acting for creditors of companies in distress in the framework of breach of contract and related liability actions.

Enforcement and asset recovery actions

Advising and acting for all stakeholders in their prosecution or defence strategy in the context of enforcement and asset recovery actions, including through the use of insolvency law tools.

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Debtor/company side

Advising listed and unlisted companies in the context of amicable restructuring proceedings leading to the conclusion of court-approved agreements.

Advising companies in financial distress in negotiating (both out-of-court and in the context of court-supervised proceedings) and implementing restructuring solutions with their various stakeholders (shareholders, lenders, business partners, etc.).

Shareholders

Advising domestic and international groups in the context of the cessation of their activities in Europe and the court-supervised proceedings of their French subsidiaries.

Advising domestic and international shareholders in the context of the reorganization or court-supervised restructuring of their distressed subsidiaries.

Creditors

Advising and assisting creditors of companies in financial distressed in the context of negotiations held in the framework of confidential amicable proceedings (ad hoc mandate, conciliation).

Advising and assisting creditors of companies in financial distress through the insolvency proceedings of their debtors (proofs of claims, retention of title claims, consultation on restructuring plans, etc.).

Distressed acquisitions

Advising parties interested in the acquisition of assets of distressed companies in the context of a sale of assets plan submitted in the framework of recovery or judicial liquidation proceedings.

Advising groups of companies in the review and analysis of sale scenarios of underperforming business lines.

Restructuring and insolvency litigation

Advising and acting for all stakeholders involved in restructuring and insolvency litigation, both during and after the restructuring. Prosecuting and defending all types of actions arising out of insolvency proceedings (e.g. challenges to decisions adopted by insolvency courts) as well as liability actions brought against managers, shareholders or co-contracting parties by court-appointed administrators, employees or other stakeholders.

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