Orrick Adds Restructuring Team in Paris Led by Aurélien Loric

2 minute read | April.17.2023

French versionOrrick recrute l'équipe Restructuring menée par Aurélien Loric

  • Aurélien Loric rejoins Orrick as a partner and head of the Restructuring group in Paris. He joins with a team that includes François Wyon, Of Counsel, two associates and a consultant.
  • The team advises debt funds, hedge funds and other stakeholders (creditors, investors, buyers or debtors) in financial or operational restructurings, whether amicable or judicial. They also advise entrepreneurs, managers, companies and investors on corporate matters independent of restructuring activity.
  • Aurélien, who joins Orrick from Eversheds Sutherland, began his career at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and was an associate at both Orrick and White & Case in Paris and New York.

"We are delighted to welcome Aurélien and his team to Orrick. He is a high-quality practitioner who will be a great asset for our clients - funds, tech companies and investors - in today's hectic market," said Patrick Tardivy, M&A and Private Equity Partner and Co-Head of Orrick Europe.

"We are extremely pleased with the arrival of Aurélien and his team, which will enable us to further strengthen our Parisian offering and assist our clients in strategic situations,” said Emmanuel Bénard, Employment Partner and Leader of Orrick’s Paris office.

Recognized as a "Next Generation Partner" in Restructuring by Legal 500 EMEA, Aurélien has recently acted for creditors and financial investors in high-stakes transactions involving listed companies such as Orpea, Pierre & Vacances - Center Parcs and Figeac Aero, as well as in various amicable and judicial mid- cap cases.

"I am delighted to be working with good friends at Orrick, whose excellence and complementary skills have already been proven on cases I have handled in which Orrick was also involved,” said Aurélien.

He further described the potential for development on Orrick’s platform in France: “Orrick’s platform will allow us to consolidate our activity alongside debt funds and financial investors in the full range of mid-cap to large-cap deals, in synergy with its globally recognized restructuring group. It also offers extraordinary opportunities to collaborate on other segments, in particular tech companies and their founders.”

In 2022, Orrick’s Paris team ranked No. 1 for Venture Capital (Pitchbook), and No. 8 for M&A volume in France (Mergermarket). Orrick’s U.S. Restructuring practice consistently ranks among the top 10 law firms as listed by The Deal.

Orrick Adds Restructuring Team in Paris Led by Aurélien Loric