Thomas Doyen is a counsel in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Restructuring & Special Situations Practice. He has developed important experience in major French pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings cases as well as high profile out-of-court and complex cross-border restructuring matters in a broad range of industries, acting on behalf of debtors, sponsors, and hedge funds, especially with respect to distressed leveraged buyout (LBO) cases (including loan-to-own/debt-to-equity swap strategies). He also benefits from extensive experience advising corporate entities or special situations funds on the acquisition or sale of distressed businesses through share deals (distressed M&A) or asset deals under insolvency proceedings (plan de cession) and has been regularly involved in restructuring litigation cases and distressed merger and acquisition situations.
Mr. Doyen is a member of the French Institute of Insolvency Practitioners (Institut Français des Praticiens des Procédures Collectives, or IFPPC), INSOL Europe, and the Young Restructuring Professionals Association (Association des Jeunes Professionnels du Restructuring, or AJR).
He has also recently been involved in a working committee of the main restructuring professional association (Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises, or ARE) working on the transposition in France of the EU Directive on restructuring and insolvency.
Mr. Doyen also frequently lectures on restructuring matters at business law schools.
Mr. Doyen is ranked Ones to Watch by Best Lawyer 2021.
Mr. Doyen is recognized as Rising Star in the Restructuring and Insolvency category by ExpertGuides 2021.