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HFW continues Paris corporate growth with restructuring and insolvency hire

9 April 2024

Global, sector-focused law firm has continued to expand its Paris corporate offering with the hire of Armelle Loste.

Armelle advises French and international companies and funds on insolvency and pre-insolvency law, debt restructuring, and business litigation, and joins HFW as Of Counsel from August Debouzy.

This follows HFW’s recruitment of M&A and private equity Partner Thomas Forin to lead the further development of the firm’s corporate practice in Paris.

HFW has been in Paris since 1977 and now has more than 50 lawyers advising on maritime and air transportation issues, insurance and reinsurance, industrial risks, infrastructure and construction, energy, international trade, and commodities, as well as commercial disputes, corporate, finance, and private equity.

Thomas Forin, Partner, HFW:

“I am delighted to welcome Armelle to HFW. She is a brilliant lawyer. We worked with her on two major restructurings in the tech sector during the past months. She combines a wealth of experience with first-class expertise as well as a strong academic background, which makes her a great addition to our team that will also be a benefit for our clients.”

Armelle’s arrival continues a period of sustained growth for HFW globally, with the firm adding more than 30 new partners since the beginning of FY23, including multiple team hires in Australia and further laterals in Hong KongLondonRiyadh, and Singapore.

HFW also launched an office in Shenzhen in 2024 to support its clients in China’s Greater Bay Area.

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