Moncey Avocats welcomes Pierre-Alain Bouhénic and his team to develop the Restructuring practice


Moncey Avocats welcomes Pierre-Alain Bouhénic and his team to develop the Restructuring practice


Driven by the aim of providing a comprehensive and high-level equity capital offering to its clients, Moncey Avocats is strengthening its team with the arrival of experienced and recognized restructuring partner Pierre-Alain Bouhénic, Thibaut Lefort, Counsel, and Louis Gibon, Lawyer.

Pierre-Alain Bouhénic has a recognized experience in restructuring. As a specialist in corporate turnarounds operations and restructurings, he advises his clients particularly in the context of preventive procedures and distressed M&A. Recently, he has been involved in several high-profile cases such as Presstalis (with the magazine distribution cooperative), Eloane (with Hivest Capital Partners), Gascogne (with the consortium consisting of Biolandes Technologies, DRT, BPI and Crédit Agricole), Ymagis or Maranatha.

He assists French and foreign corporate clients, including groups of companies, listed companies, mid-cap companies, investment funds and turnaround funds. His clients know they can count on Pierre-Alain Bouhénic and his team's tailor-made service and on the creativity of the proposed solutions. Pierre-Alain Bouhénic and his team approach cases with a very operational logic of the solution to bring the best legal outcome.

According to partner Pierre-Alain Bouhénic “joining Moncey is obvious to me for a number of reasons. First, it is obvious in human terms, as I am joining the team led by Frédéric Pinet, with whom I have had the opportunity to work and with whom I know that we are completely aligned. It is obvious in terms of values and excellence as well because we believe in the same essential elements of our profession. Finally, it is obvious because of the complementary of our activities and our clients typology.”

The arrival of Pierre-Alain Bouhénic gives a new dimension to the restructuring activity carried out so far by David Malamed and is aligned with Moncey Avocats’ ambition to respond to the challenges of growth, reorganization and development of its clients both in terms of transactional aspects and operational support in the long term.

"We are thrilled that Pierre-Alain and his team are joining us. We know the quality of his expertise. His arrival demonstrates our twofold desire to be among the key players in transactional work on the French market and to meet our clients' needs with teams adapted to their challenges. Their concerns in relation to the reorganization or restructuring of their companies or joint ventures are more important than ever. We can now respond to them with a team perfectly adapted and dimensioned for that", say Frédéric Pinet, Managing Partner, and David Malamed, Finance Partner.

Less than two years after its creation, Moncey Avocats now brings together 7 partners (Frédéric Pinet, Guillaume Giuliani, David Malamed, Frédéric Bosc, Marie-Victoire James, Philippe Lauzeral and Pierre-Alain Bouhénic) and about twenty associates.

About the team

Pierre-Alain Bouhénic is a member of the Paris Bar since 1994. He started his career at Orrick Rambaud Martel in 1994. He became a partner at Weil Gotshal in 2001. Then, he participated in the creation of the law firm Frieh Bouhénic before it joined DLA Piper. And in 2018, Pierre-Alain Bouhénic joined Brown Rudnick (which closed its Paris office in 2022). He then created his own boutique firm, Bouhénic & Associés, with the ambition to create an equity capital platform, a platform that he finds at Moncey led by a team of experienced lawyers.

Pierre-Alain Bouhénic is recognized for his expertise and is ranked in various French and international guides such as Chambers & Partners.

He joins Moncey Avocats with his two associates: Thibaut Lefort and Louis Gibon.

Thibaut Lefort holds a Master 2 in Business Law from Aix-Marseille University. He started his career at Pinsent Masons (2015-2019). He then joined Bird & Bird (2019-2020), then Brown Rudnick (2020-2022). He joined Moncey Avocats in January 2023, as a Counsel.

Louis Gibon holds a Master 2 in Business Law from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LLM from UCLA. He is a member of the Paris and New York Bars. After 3 years at Brown Rudnick (2019-2022), he joins Moncey Avocats in January 2023.