DEFENSE OF EXECUTIVES AND SHAREHOLDERS
UGGC Africa has recognized expertise in liability executives and shareholders’ litigation (action for damages for insufficiency of assets, action to extend procedure, personal penalties).
The firm also advises financial institutions and private equity investors as part of their financial relations with companies in distress and their participation in the management and supervisory organs of these companies.
FROM EXPERTISE TO PEDAGOGY
Throughout these issues, UGGC Africa is frequently associated with processes of legislative and regulatory reform to the benefit of lawyers and judges.
Our team is very present on training actions or disclosure of information among business managers, lawyers or judges.
TAKE OVER OF DISTRESSED COMPANY
UGGC Africa insures advice, assistance and representation of their clients willing the acquire all or part of companies in financial difficulties or which are subject to insolvency proceedings.
In this context, the firm supports its clients with recovery project’s conception and on this occasion, participates in negotiations with different parties involved (creditors, legal entities involved in the proceedings, persons representing public authorities), defines recovery project’s scope, assesses legal risks and assists buyer before the Court.
The firm’s recognized practice in this area allows it to intervene in important procedures involving, in particular, relations with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the Autorité de la Concurrence, the Interministerial Committee for Industrial Restructuring (CIRI) or the various services of local authorities.
ASSISTANCE TO LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES
UGGC Africa assists legal representatives, administrator or creditors’ representatives, for any judicial or legal specific issue they can encounter.
The firm assists them in the day-to-day management of judicial safeguard, reorganization or liquidation proceedings during litigation proceedings to which they may be parties and in the formalization of structured legal transactions (assignments, memorandum of understanding, equity transactions).
The Office is especially reputed for the management of difficult disputes regarding managers and third party liability. It has had an established practice for many years which has led it to operate in numerous important litigation cases.
ASSISTANCE TO SUPPLIERS
UGGC Africa also supports suppliers with the management of their relationships with their partners in distress, whether for the protection of their interests in the context of the continuation of the contracts or for formalizing severance of contractual ties.
UGGC Africa assists creditors in their different procedures (claim declaration, if needed, appointment as controller, actions of recovery and all actions aimed at protecting and preserving the creditors’ interests).
UGGC Africa assists its clients during all steps of insolvency proceedings (safeguard procedure, administration or judicial liquidation), when proceeding began until implementation of the restructuring plan.
The firm assists its clients during negotiations with creditors, with or without creditor committees and to develop recovery or safeguarding plan. Finally, the firm’s team ensure global relations with the Court: President, official receiver, prosecutor, legal representatives, institutional actors (CCSF, CIRI, AGS, etc…).
FROM DIAGNOSIS TO STRATEGY
UGGC Africa advices and supports its clients in distress regarding diagnosis, choice of procedure (provisional administration, prevention, collective processing), strategy, coordination and negotiations with actors of insolvency procedure (legal representatives, creditors, financial or industrial partners, public authorities), management of the litigation and financial restructuring.
The firm’s team is intervene upstream of the insolvency procedures, for advisory missions within the framework of plans for renegotiation and restructuring of the debt or the preparation of a plan of transfer “prepack”.
The Office also assist private equity investors or manufacturers wishing to help companies in distress by way of equity investment within the company or grant of structured credits.
AN ESTABLISHED CROSS – DISCIPLINARY PRACTICE
The Restructuring/ Insolvency team covers all the practice of Insolvency law.
UGGC Africa advises distressed companies, managers or shareholders, creditors, court appointed proxies or business rescuers.
Our firm advises french and foreign clients with a constant concern to stay focus on the expectations of our clients, important firms as SMEs or micro-enterprises.
According to the scope of each case, our team can draw on the skills of the other teams of the office (labour law, environmental law, competition law, tax law, public business law…).
Our practice is cross disciplinary thus, which we allow to have a global vision of every arising issues during insolvency proceedings.
The office operates equally in counseling and litigation.