Baker McKenzie strengthens its Restructuring & Insolvency practice in France with the arrival of Hector Arroyo as a Partner.


Qualified in Brazil (2007) and Paris (2010), Hector Arroyo has also passed the exams to become "Solicitor in England and Wales". He specializes in financial restructuring, insolvency proceedings and distressed M&A, including complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.


Hector focuses on advising international creditors, as well as foreign banks, private equity funds and hedge funds and debtors in complex restructurings. His practice also encompasses acting for institutions investing in distressed situations. He has been involved in a wide range of complex transactions such as CPI, Mobiwire, Gerard Darel, La Tribune, Doux, Camaïeu, Tati, Nyrstar, Maranatha, Carven, Sonya Rykiel and Rallye/Casino.


"In the context of the most recent restructurings, the complexity of the financing structures raises issues that require the application of several legislations. Joining Baker McKenzie is a natural evolution of my practice," said Hector Arroyo. "In the context of the current economic downturn caused by Covid-19, Baker McKenzie's international and multi-disciplinary Restructuring & Insolvency practice will be increasingly sought after by multinational corporations and funds around the world. I am delighted to be able to make my contribution and strengthen this practice."


Eric Lasry, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie, comments this arrival: "Hector Arroyo is a rising star in the restructuring market. He joins us precisely at a time when Covid-19 is causing an unprecedented economic crisis. Hector's expertise will allow us to respond even better to the needs and expectations of our clients."


Strengthening the Restructuring & Insolvency practice in France is part of the firm's overall strategy and will bring synergies among several practices within the Paris office.


Hector Arroyo is Founder and Honorary President of the Association des Jeunes Professionnels du Restructuring (AJR), and a member of the Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE). He was previously a partner at Bremond & Associés, where he practiced for 10 years.


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