His practice consists in advising, assisting and representing distressed companies as well as investment funds, managers, shareholders, takeover entrepreneurs, or creditors of companies which are underperforming or suffering from financial difficulties, as well as groups of companies needing to restructure.
He accompanies them in turnaround transactions all along amicable proceedings, known as “preventive” (whistleblowing, ad hoc mandate, conciliation, credit mediation) or along judicial proceedings aimed at resolving financial difficulties (safeguard proceedings, reorganization proceedings and liquidation proceedings) and represents them in liability claims initiated in the context of insolvency proceedings (claims for mismanagement, fraudulent bankruptcy, etc.).
Julien de Michele also handles business litigation matters, as corporate litigation (enforcement/breach of share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements and investment agreements, enforcement of claims under warranties, cancellation of general meetings of shareholders, etc.) commercial litigation (enforcement/breach of commercial contracts, unfair competition, wrongful termination of commercial relationships) debt collection (asset tracing, enforcement of preventive and/or enforcement measures) as well as international and EEC litigation.
He assists and represents corporate executives, managers and shareholders in the context of civil and criminal judicial proceedings (claims for mismanagement, wrongful removal from office, fraudulent use of corporate assets, swindling, breach of trust, forgery, etc.).
Member of professional associations ARE (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises), INSOL EUROPE, IFPPC and Droit & Commerce, Julien de Michele is a regular lecturer at the Paris Bar Law School where he teaches Restructuring & Insolvency law, as well as in the postgraduate degree entitled “Judicial prevention of difficulties and restructurings” at the Business Law Institute of Aix-en-Provence.
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