Céline Domenget Morin | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Celine Domenget Morin
Celine Domenget Morin

Céline Domenget Morin

Partner, Paris

“Céline Domenget Morin boasts an excellent reputation in her field, where clients highlight her as being “experienced and hands-on in day-to-day restructuring” and “great in M&A, debt and equity restructurings and highly knowledgeable in finance.””

Chambers Europe 2015

Overview

Céline Domenget Morin guides corporations in distress, as well as their shareholders or creditors, through judicial or out-of-court restructurings. She also provides knowledgeable, value-driven advice to investors seeking opportunities in distressed businesses.

Drawing on her thorough understanding and experience of French and European restructuring and insolvency law, she handles complex out-of-court (mandat ad hoc and conciliation) and insolvency proceedings (safeguard, accelerated safeguard and bankruptcy). Clients that have benefited from her representation include debtors, investors and creditors, especially with respect to troubled LBO's. Céline also has significant experience in distressed M&A and insolvency proceedings litigation.

A partner in White & Case's Global Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice, Céline is a member of the Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE), the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance (AFIC).

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar

Education

  • Master's Degree, Business Law, University of Paris X Nanterre
  • Master's Degree, Management (Law and Finance), ESCP Europe Business School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

5àsec's financial and capital restructuring, 2015

Céline advised the lenders on the financial and capital restructuring of the 5àsec Group with private equity firm Rive Private Investment joining the business alongside independent investment fund Capzanine and investment adviser IFE Mezzanine.

Forma Dis Group's accelerated financial safeguard procedure, 2014

Céline advised ActoMezz in relation to its reinvestment alongside the Hattemer group and the former sponsor (21 Centrale Partners) in Forma Dis group, through an accelerated financial safeguard procedure.

Gérard Darel's debt restructuring, 2014

Céline advised the lenders in relation to the reorganization of the bank debt and the mezzanine debt of Gérard Darel Group.

Winoa debt reduction and acquisition by KKR, 2014

Céline advised KKR on the acquisition of Winoa Group, the global leader in steel abrasives, from LBO France, as well as on the subsequent debt restructuring and capital structure of the group.

CPI Group's acquisition and restructuring of its debt, 2014

Céline advised Bpifrance Investissement, the investment arm of the French public investment bank Bpifrance, on the restructuring of the financial debt of CPI Group, leading book printer in Europe, and its acquisition by IMPALA, Bpifrance Investissement and Trèfle.

Jardiland's acquisition by L-GAM Advisers, 2014

Céline advised the lenders on the restructuring of Jardiland, the French market leader in gardening, through the takeover by the investment fund L-GAM Advisers.

Electropoli financial and capital restructuring, 2013

Céline advised the Electropoli group, the European leader in surface treatment for the automotive industry, on its financial and capital restructuring by Impala, the energy sector investor, which was represented by Jacques Veyrat.

Packaging and communication company, 2013

Céline represented a pool of lenders in relation to the restructuring of the syndicated facility of a company specializing in communication products for professionals.

Pre-insolvency proceedings, 2013

Céline advised a company specializing in the design, creation and manufacture of furniture and decoration, in relation to its banking negotiation and the entry of a new shareholder.

Judicial reorganisation, 2013

Céline advised a company specializing in digital communication, in relation to its judicial reorganisation and the restructuring of its debt and capital structure.

Publications