Prominent Restructuring Partner Didier Bruère-Dawson Joins Brown Rudnick’s Paris Office
PUBLISHED ON: 06/08/2015
Didier Bruère-Dawson rejoignent le cabinet d’avocats international en tant qu’associés à Paris
PARIS (1 June 2015) - International law firm Brown Rudnick LLP is pleased to announce that Didier Bruère-Dawson has joined the firm's Paris office as partners in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring Practice.
With the addition of Didier, Brown Rudnick continues to build and strengthen the firm's Paris presence and its international platform in one of the firm's core practice areas. Didier brings complementary skills and experience to the existing restructuring teams in the U.S. and the U.K and have strong connections to key stakeholders in the French restructuring arena.
Didier also has considerable experience handling both international matters in the English language, and matters in other Francophone jurisdictions such as the Middle East and Africa where Brown Rudnick has developed a strong track record in dealing with international disputes and risk management.
Joe Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Brown Rudnick said: "We are delighted to welcome Didier to the firm. He is a very highly regarded lawyer who will play a key role in enhancing Brown Rudnick’s litigation and restructuring presence in Paris. Didier adds a valuable dimension to our global Restructuring team as we look to serve clients and prospective clients in both common law and civil law jurisdictions, and emerging markets such as MENA & Africa.”
Didier’s arrival strengthens further the seamless Transmanche team which Nicholas Tse & Sébastien Bonnard have developed for the firm between London & Paris, which boasts bilingual and dual qualified civil lawyers & common lawyers. Nicholas Tse, Global Co-Chair of International Disputes at Brown Rudnick, said: “ … As a firm, we are determined to have a cutting-edge, seamless civil law & common law team which can deal with the most complex international disputes and restructurings, and suffers none of the internal territorial rivalries which can sometimes hamstring other international firms. The arrival of Didier is a significant further step along this path.”
Sébastien Bonnard, Managing Partner at Brown Rudnick Paris, said : “…We are very excited by the synergies which a truly internationalist Frenchman like Didier will have with our existing team, and the fact that adding Restructuring completes our Paris-based International Arbitration & Litigation offering.”
Didier's main practice focus is debt structuring and restructuring with a focus on distressed mergers and acquisitions, complex and cross border structuring and debt restructuring. He represents various groups, investment funds, investors and high net worth families in their investments, divestments and real estate projects in France and abroad by managing the risks and issues linked to insolvency proceedings, conciliation procedures, ad hoc mandates and recovery takeovers. His transactional and litigation experience in M&A, financing projects and the acquisition of ailing businesses is well recognised.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Didier was head of the insolvency practice at de Gaulle Fleurance, a prominent firm with was recently recognised by The Lawyer, a leading legal publication in the U.K., as 2015 "Law Firm of the year: France", which also named Didier French Restructuring Lawyer of the Year in 2013. Didier was also recently honoured by Corporate LiveWire as the top Restructuring Lawyer for France in its Global Awards 2015.
Didier said: “ The reason why I chose Brown Rudnick above the other law firms who were courting me was because they match my ambitions: they have a quality transmanche team with vision and dynamism who have also had great success in the MENA region, and they are a firm with entrepreneurial flair which has seen them master complex restructurings from the US & the UK in innovative ways. I am very excited about the seamless and combined civil law/ common law capability which we are now adding in the Restructuring space.”
Didier holds a postgraduate degree in business law from Panthéon-Assas University and has been a member of the Paris bar since 1990.
About Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions. Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The Firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees, in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has over 230 lawyers providing advice and services across key areas of the law. Beyond the United States, the Firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the Firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.