There are two partners in the restructuring team: Olivier Debeine et Jean-François Carreras. They are assisted by a team of associates with experience in restructuring and M&A..

The team provides advice at all stages of prevention and handling processes, out-of-court settlements and court proceedings, both through advice and litigation.

Our clientele is essentially made up of French mid-caps, along with court appointed agents and receivers and French and international creditors.

The M&A team works alongside the restructuring team on all aspects of equity and debt reorganisation.

Thanks to its experience and responsiveness, the team is able to provide clients with highly personalised advice that is focused on their industries. We work in French and English.

We have acted on a number of major matters and are regularly called on to advise on complex or international restructuring.


Out of Court Settlement


  • Amicable discussions and arrangements
  • Debt restructuring, investment or sale under confidential amicable processes overseen by a Court Appointed Professional



  • Complex Asset Sales
  • Disqualification of Directors Litigation, Civil Claim against Directors
  • Dispute Related to Liabilities of third parties in the default

In-Court Processes


  • After auditing, and working jointly with specialized accounting professionals, determination and planning of the open options. Advice and support with respect to discussions with Investors, Suppliers and Creditors
  • Building and advocating the reorganization plan
  • Specific disputes: opposition to the opening of the bankruptcy proceedings, claim for repossession, lodged claims dispute, disputes regarding the confirmation of the plan by the Court
  • Acquiring businesses or assets from a distressed or bankrupt entity




Legal 500 – 2022 France



We are ranked « TIER 4 » as part of its advice to companies in difficulty



Décideurs – 2022 France



We are ranked in the “excellent” section as advising mid-cap companies or their shareholders as well as advising legal agents.


Analysis Décideurs Strategy, reorganization and restructuring


Track record:


The firm defends the rights of Adidas, sponsor of a gym, in the context of claims and in discussions with the AJ. Olivier Debeine also intervened as an “expert witness” on a question of French insolvency law for Vergnet, a manufacturer of wind turbines in receivership, before the Supreme Court of the State of New York.




CBR & Associés covers all aspects of restructuring, from financial restructuring to litigation, including distressed M&A. Capable of forming multidisciplinary teams, it can rely on the involvement of all partners, able to handle high-profile files, both debtor and creditor and judicial representative.