Addleshaws is hiring in Paris for the launch of its insolvency practice


Addleshaw Goddard set up a struggling business law firm in its Paris office, hiring a partner from an elite French firm to start the year-long office’s second new practice area in less than six months.

Georges-Louis Harang joins as a partner of Hoche Avocats, where he practiced for 12 years, becoming a partner in 2020, the firm said in a statement.

The creation of a department dedicated to companies in difficulty and insolvency proceedings is part of Addleshaw Goddard’s overall strategy to “create a multidisciplinary firm in Paris”, Rémy Blain, head of the firm.

In addition to leading the new insolvency practice, Harang will also co-lead the commercial litigation practice alongside partner Cécile Terret, whose practice increasingly focuses on compliance and internal investigations, the firm said. .

Addleshaw Goddard’s Paris office has grown rapidly since its inception in February 2021 with a mass defection of 18 lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner and four real estate lawyers from K&L Gates.

In September 2021, the firm recruited a 14-year veteran Ashurst partner, Michäel Cousin, to launch a new competition and distribution practice in Paris.

Just a month later, he expanded his financial practice with a team of three lawyers recruited by Dentons led by his partner Julien Bacus, who led the group of European financial institutions there.

Harang’s arrival brings the firm to nearly 40 lawyers, including 10 partners. His practice includes advice on all aspects of insolvency law: assistance to companies in difficulty, on mitigation procedures (ad hoc mandate or conciliation) but also on safeguard, recovery and judicial liquidation.


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