Anker Sorensen, was previously a partner of Reed Smith LLP and Julien de Michele was a partner of Latournerie Wolfrom Avocats. They are joining De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés to develop an offer dedicated to restructuring under-performative corporations, covering the overall spectrum of crises scenarii, from distressed M&A to sanction proceedings, including financial or operational restructuring within preventive and judiciary proceedings framework.
They present their project: “Our complementarity is going along with the full service offer developed by De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés and constitutes an asset to accompany clients, particularly in financing, litigation, corporate, employment, tax law and IP-IT.”
Their joint expertise, in counseling and in litigation, provides solution to sectorial challenges that can face De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés’ clients and is in coherence with the current market structural trends.
They both have a deep experience in domestic and cross-border restructuring, concerning clients active in service sectors, notably financial and industrial ones. Furthermore, they will intervene in close collaboration with the other De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés’ partners in transport, press, media, health, and real estate sectors, so as in hotel and industry businesses, such as the automobile industry.
- Admitted at the Paris Bar since 1990, Anker Sorensen is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Strasbourg and has a Postgraduate degree of the Ecole de Management of Strasbourg, as well as two Master’s degrees in Law from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. For the most part, he assists North European and Anglo-Saxon clients in plant closing and transactions during crises scenario. Also, he counsels his clients in their pre-insolvency strategies. Regularly, he writes for journals such as the International Corporate Rescue, The Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, and The International Company and Commercial Law Review. Moreover, he chaired the French section of the Turnaround Management Association until 2007.
- Admitted at the Paris Bar since 2003, Julien de Michele has a Postgraduate (LLM) degree in European Business Law from the Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas University, as well as a Postgraduate degree in Business Law from the Business Law Institute of Aix-en-Provence. He is a member of several associations, more precisely, INSOL Europe, IFPPC, and Droit & Commerce. He is teaching restructuring and insolvency law at the Paris bar law school, so as for the students of the “Judicial prevention of difficulties and restructurings” diploma offered by the Business Law Institute of Aix-en-Provence. Mostly, his clients are French and European industrial corporations, service companies, and investment funds. Julien de Michele has been listed in the Legal 500 Paris.
De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, which has already a proven expertise in the support of struggling companies through counselling and litigation, is willing to develop, thanks to these two arrivals, a unique, complete, and leading practice. Each year, the overall activity of the law firm is rewarded by international guides (Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Décideurs-Leaders League,…).