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Charles Peugnet is a French qualified associate in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he serves as a member of the firm’s Business Restructuring and Litigation practice groups.
Charles focuses his practice on restructuring, in particular in the context of LBOs or complex debts restructuring. He has also developed specific experience assisting listed companies, advising his clients in their relationships with the French financial markets regulatory body, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF). Charles seamlessly represents companies of all sizes and sectors, insolvency practitioners, debtors or creditors (funds, banks or pools of financial institutions) in connection with pre-insolvency proceedings (either mandat ad hoc or conciliation proceedings) and insolvency proceedings (safeguard, reorganization or liquidation proceedings).
His practice covers the finance aspects of restructuring such as credit facilities, debt restructuring (including debt equity swap), sales of business plans and new money funding. He is indeed a part of multidisciplinary team that proposes an innovative approach, as they for instance introduced fiducie structures or golden shares.
Charles is also experienced in insolvency litigation, representing clients in insolvency proceedings litigation, debtors’ recourse, receivables disputes, appeals against safeguard or rehabilitation plans, or disputes related to the appointment of controllers. His litigation practice also encompasses general commercial litigation or arbitration, with a focus on expertise disputes, industrial and product liability.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn in 2017, Charles practiced two years with Ashurst.
Admitted to the Paris Bar, he graduated in corporate and tax law, at the University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, and received an undergraduate diploma in corporate law, from University Paris II – Panthéon Assas.
Charles speaks French and English fluently.
Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne - 2013 Master en Droit
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2012 Master of Commercial Law
Université de Rouen - 2011 DEUG
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris