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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Interview with Thomas Gagossian


Thomas Gagossian, a Associate at BBLM Avocats has given us an perception into the internal workings of their restructuring division and the numerous roles inside this. BBLM Avocats has grown in numbers and experience over time with a robust involvement of their instances as Thomas informs us they take care to grasp their purchasers’ wants, to supply them with glorious options. On this interview you can see trade information and recommendation for firms who may have skilled help from the restructuring division.

 

Thomas, you’re employed throughout the restructuring division of BBLM Avocats, are you able to clarify to us what the roles for this division embrace and what tasks you maintain?

The restructuring division is made up of three companions: Bernard Bouquet, Remy Gomez and myself, in addition to Mahe Vicente and Sophie Mateo. The division works for native and nationwide SMEs and ETIs. Now we have labored, ceaselessly along with different companies, with Bourbon, SNCM, Alteo, Minelli and Alinéa, amongst others. Most of our work is on the debtors’ aspect, however we additionally work alongside funding funds, each upstream in amicable proceedings and within the context of insolvency proceedings. Bernard Bouquet is among the founders of the agency and has additionally had a extremely recognised follow in company. Rémy Gomez started his profession with Maurice Lantourne, a really well-known French lawyer, and I began out in financing earlier than in a short time turning to restructuring. We cowl all of the facet of a restructuring matter and in addition litigation points associated to this matter.

For my part, the important thing phrase is anticipation. It’s indeniable that the earlier difficulties are handled, the higher the possibilities of success.

Your division is made up of three companions, together with you and two associates, how does your crew dynamic work, are you able to inform us the way you utilise everybody’s abilities inside your division and the way working with a more in-depth, extra intimate crew will be useful?

Contained in the crew, we shouldn’t have a set sample for allocating and managing instances, and we work indifferently with any explicit member. We encourage dialogue referring to the issues encountered throughout the instances and attempt to be as agile and adaptable as potential in line with the wants and developments of the initiatives.

 

What recommendation would you give an organization which is dealing with issue and should have to restructure, how ought to they deal with this?

For my part, the important thing phrase is anticipation. It’s indeniable that the earlier difficulties are handled, the higher the possibilities of success. Managers typically have a really poor picture of out-of-court procedures, equating them with insolvency procedures, and are due to this fact reluctant to make use of them, on the expense of efficient dealing with of their difficulties.

 

What’s it that units BBLM Avocats aside from different legislation companies and the way has the agency superior over time, what optimistic modifications have you ever witnessed to create a fair higher agency for the purchasers?

BBLM began with 4 attorneys and we now have greater than 50 attorneys and round 70 total. We wish to proceed to develop however in a coherent, thought-about manner and by creating synergies with the only real goal of continuous to satisfy the present and future wants of our purchasers. One of many parts of our DNA is powerful involvement in instances and understanding of our purchasers’ wants by making an attempt to supply essentially the most complete options potential. Prospects count on agility and responsiveness within the options supplied to them and understanding of their challenges and potential dangers. We due to this fact try to be inventive whereas remaining pragmatic and according to the shopper’s scenario. It may sound commonplace however that is our core worth.

 

Are you able to inform us a few time you labored on a mission and have been capable of assist the purchasers efficiently restructure their enterprise, what’s the key issue to an organization with the ability to get well?

As talked about above, one of many keys to the success of a file is the anticipation past, I’d say that it’s essential to get transparency within the exchanges with our shopper and a excessive responsiveness of its groups. We all know that these troublesome instances are a supply of pressure for the supervisor and his groups however we should have the ability to undertake a disaster group whereas not destabilizing the operational exercise of the corporate.

The assist of a lawyer specialising in restructuring can also be elementary to the success of the case, as she or he will have the ability to information you thru the strategic and authorized choices.

Do you typically need to work with different departments inside BBLM Avocats and the way do you effectively work with different groups to safe a optimistic end result on your purchasers?

Dealing with instances involving a number of departments is a part of the agency’s tradition. Now we have a company, employment legislation, tax, litigation, industrial legislation, mental property and competitors and distribution division. Both on the outset, we’re capable of mobilise completely different departments if essential, or through the course of a case, relying on a particular want, one other division is ready to act shortly. This permits the shopper to acquire all of the solutions required by his case in a unified and coordinated method.

 

How ought to an organization defend and put together themselves earlier than having to achieve out for assist to restructure and what are the errors that administrators typically make when failing to recognise their want for skilled recommendation?

As soon as once more, anticipation is essential, and managers should shortly draw the required conclusions from warning indicators. Managers typically assume that choosing one of these process is an admission of failure, when quite the opposite it is vitally typically the suitable answer to momentary difficulties. The assist of a lawyer specialising in restructuring can also be elementary to the success of the case, as she or he will have the ability to information you thru the strategic and authorized choices. Just lately, on the finish of a gathering with some banking companions, the supervisor stated to me “I’ve simply realised how helpful and useful the assist of a lawyer is. If I’d been by myself, I wouldn’t have handled my difficulties”…”

 

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