Benoît Fleury is a French qualified partner in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.
Mr. Fleury's practice focuses on one hand on corporate and commercial law (and in particular, securities-related transactions) and on the other, restructuring work.
He regularly advises European and US companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions, which often involve innovative aspects of securities law. He is also involved in some of the most complex recent restructuring matters (mandat ad hoc, conciliation and safeguard), representing both debtors and creditors, notably portfolio companies and funds that he also advises in connection with their strategic investments and day-to-day operations. His practice also includes advising hedge funds in relation to their investments.
Mr. Fleury is ranked as a leading lawyer for Restructuring/Insolvency in France by Chambers Global 2013 and Chambers Europe 2013 and has been described by Chambers as a “down-to-earth, commercial, no-nonsense lawyer” and “an astute analyst of critical judicial situations in the bankruptcy field, and turns things around very fast whilst providing great advice”. Clients have further commented in Chambers that Mr Fleury is “really smart, always available, works quickly and has good business sense” and that they appreciate his “straightforward style and clever strategies”. He is also recommended in the 2013 edition of Legal Experts EMEA for Corporate/M&A, by Legal 500 EMEA 2013 for both Insolvency and M&A, and by Best Lawyers 2013 for Corporate. French business magazine Le Magazine Des Affaires recently selected him as a “rising star among the new generation of top French corporate partners”.
He writes frequently on topical legal issues and was recently interviewed by French publication Capital Finance as an expert on the subject of carve-outs: “Un carve-out ne peut se faire sans l'avis favorable des salariés”, or “carve-outs cannot take place without the favorable view of employees”.
Mr. Fleury teaches corporate law at EDHEC business school, having taught for three years at Evry University. He is fluent in English.