Lionel Spizzichino is a partner in the Business Reorganization & Restructuring Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Paris and co-Chair of the European Restructuring Group.
He has extensive experience in Lender-led and complex cross-border restructurings as well as French pre-insolvency and insolvency matters, including amicable restructuring, insolvency proceedings, restructuring litigation and distressed mergers and acquisitions.
Lionel also advises on mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on cross border acquisitions and complex carve-outs.
His clients include corporate debtors, creditors or investors in a wide range of sectors such as airlines, aircraft, media, chemical, financial services and automotive. He also regularly advises investment funds, recovery funds and hedge funds.
Lionel has been involved in some of the most significant pre-insolvency proceedings, bankruptcy proceedings and high-profile distressed M&A cases in France.
Lionel has been recognized as the "2021 Lawyer of the Year" by Option Droit & Affaires, and is consistently recognized by Chambers Europe, Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA as a leading individual in restructuring and insolvency law in France.