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Jean-Pierre Farges is a partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Co-Chair of the firm’s Business Restructuring & Reorganization practice, and heads the Litigation practice in Paris.
Mr. Farges specializes in complex M&A litigation, arbitration, industrial risk, construction, international trade, insurance, reinsurance, equity capital insolvency dispute matters and public and administrative law disputes and regulatory issues. He has been involved in a number of major disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals, acting for banks, funds companies and listed industrial companies.
Mr. Farges regularly helps companies through difficult times. He assists company shareholders with prevention proceedings, as well as by acting for lenders of all types, including credit institutions and CLOs. In recent years he has developed a specific expertise in the restructuring of companies in LBO deals and has implemented pioneering solutions for them. He also works on aspects of restructuring litigation, both during and after the restructuring, and more generally on all types of commercial litigation.
Mr. Farges is ranked Band One in the Restructuring/Insolvency category by Chambers Europe 2021. Mr. Farges upholds an admirable reputation on the market, advising clients across the whole spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters. One client states: “His interests are completely aligned with that of his clients. He is one of the hardest-working lawyers in Paris.” Another source remarks: “Jean-Pierre Farges is absolutely excellent on negotiations.”
Previous editions alluded to him as « one of the leaders » in the French market, explaining: « he has great technical knowledge and a very creative approach. He is always looking for solutions and ways to move matters forward. » Previous editions noted that he is « highly commended» by interviewees, who describe him as «excellent from a technical point of view, » adding, « he is a good fighter in court, brave and independent. He defends his clients in every circumstance. He is very honest and has a great sense of humor. »
Mr. Farges is also recognized by Legal 500 2021 with a tier one ranking for Insolvency and has again been named a Leading Individual. Previous editions praised him for being « highly regarded in the market » ; « an excellent lawyer with broad connections » ; « a great lawyer » ; a « real strategist » ; « aggressive with exceptional insight, and a pleasure to work with. » He had also previously been referred to as « remarkably intelligent and very smart. » Best Lawyers in France (2010-2021) also recommends him for Banking and Finance Law, as well as Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
Mr. Farges is recommended by Chambers Europe 2021 in its Dispute Resolution: Litigation category which praises him for being a “very good negotiator and fine strategist.” Mr. Farges is known to have “a strong presence in court” and “fights very hard and defends the case well”. Mr. Farges is “widely praised by sources for his work on dispute resolution in the field of restructuring” and is described as ‘a leading guy’ in that field. Also described as, “an expert litigator in the context of financial restructurings ; [he] is widely respected in the French market. Sources praise his corporate knowledge and litigation capabilities”.
Mr. Farges is also recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2021 in its Dispute Resolution – Commercial Litigation category (Tier 2), highlighting he is “highly experienced and provide[s] strategic and spot-on advice”. The directory previously described the “practice head” as a “rainmaker”, an “excellent litigator”, “very commercial and client-oriented” and “an absolute star”. Benchmark Litigation 2019 et 2020 has named him a “Dispute Resolution Star”. Best Lawyers in France (2010-2021) hails him for Litigation as well as Arbitration & mediation.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2017, he practiced with Ashurst, creating a dispute resolution practice in Paris in 2001. He was named partner in 2004, where he founded the restructuring practice in Paris.
Mr. Farges is admitted to the Paris Bar and is fluent in French and English.
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - 1994 Doctorat
École de formation du barreau de Paris-EFB - 1994 CAPA
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - 1992 DESS
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - 1992 Magistère
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - 1992 Maîtrise
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris