Alexandra Bigot is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department, a position she has held since 2003. Alexandra is regularly involved in out-of-court and cross-border restructuring matters on behalf of debtors, sponsors and hedge funds, especially with respect to troubled leveraged buyout (LBO) cases (including loan-to-own strategies) and sales of underperforming or distressed branches of international groups. She also advises investors (corporate investors, hedge funds and recovery funds) seeking investment opportunities in insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructuring cases. Alexandra has significant previous experience advising private equity funds in LBO acquisitions with regard to corporate, finance and tax matters. She also gained specific experience as a former private equity investor at Lazard.
Prior to joining Willkie as a partner in 2003, Alexandra was with Fonds Partenaires-Gestion, the management company of the French private equity funds of Lazard Bank, which focuses on majority LBO acquisitions. Here she was responsible for managing portfolio companies and she obtained significant experience handling restructuring matters. From 1991-1999, as a corporate tax lawyer in Willkie’s Paris office, Alexandra specialized in advising private equity funds on an array of corporate, finance and tax matters.
Alexandra is a member of the board of French turnaround association: Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE).