Michel Jockey > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

ADVANT Altana
45 RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
75 017 PARIS
France

Work Department

Business Litigation & Contracts Negotiations

Dispute Resolution & Mediation

Corporate Restructuring

Position

Partner

Career

Michel Jockey is highly respected by market sources for his long-standing experience in Commercial and Corporate Litigation, French restructuring and insolvency matters. He specializes in the prevention and treatment of companies facing financial difficulties, mainly involving large-scale operations of major French and international groups. His clients also rely on his expertise in the area of external growth, sales operations and strategic corporate litigation.

He is an active member of working groups organized under the auspices of the First President of the Paris Court of Appeals.

Partner at Rambaud Martel (now Orrick), he joined Salans (now Dentons) in 2006 and was among the founding partners of ADVANT Altana since 2009. Practicing law since 1978, Michel graduated from the Institute of Judicial Studies of the Paris Universities.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Member of a working group organized under the auspices of the First President of the Paris Court of Appeals and charged with improving the tools provided to legal practitioners for the evaluation of economic damages. The Paris Court of Appeals published the group’s first work, a handbook of practical factsheets, in October 2017.

Education

Bar admission: 1978

Graduated from the Institute of Judicial Studies of the University of Paris

Lawyer Rankings

France > Insolvency

ADVANT Altana has a solid and experienced team that is able to deal with all types of matters, including cross-border cases. The firm often acts for shareholders, bondholders, commercial partners and investors, but also occasionally acts for debtors. The firm recently handled a varied caseload, including matters from the manufacturing, press, entertainment and transport industries. The practice also helped several investors presenting asset and company takeover offers, for example when assisting CDQ with the takeover of French press distributor Presstalis, a matter involving the French government. Michel Jockey and Pierre-Gilles Wogue are in charge. Julien Balensi and Mana Rassouli are key contributors.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

ADVANT Altana has strong litigation know-how and deals with a broad range of disputes, recently growing its already well established client portfolio further by adding several leading French corporations. The team demonstrates strength in corporate and M&A disputes, including several cases related to the Covid-19 outbreak, but it is particularly well known for its strong banking and insurance litigation expertise. The team also manages a busy high-stakes commercial caseload, with matters frequently involving foreign jurisdictions. The additional expertise in mediation proceedings complements the litigation offering well, as does the experience in high-profile product liability cases, for example in the pharmaceutical sector. Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy and Julien Balensi are the practice heads, with Michel JockeyArmand Aviges and Counsel Benjamin Dors as other key players.

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Altana dispose d’un solide savoir-faire en matière contentieuse lui permettant de traiter un éventail de litiges de nature variée. Le portefeuille de clientèle, déjà bien étoffé, s’est encore élargi récemment suite à l’ajout de plusieurs sociétés françaises de premier plan. L’équipe se voit confié des litiges de droit des sociétés et de fusions-acquisitions, dont plusieurs affaires en rapport avec l’épidémie de la Covid-19. La pratique est particulièrement réputée pour sa forte compétence dans le traitement des contentieux bancaires ou relatifs au secteur des assurances. L’équipe gère aussi de nombreux litiges commerciaux aux enjeux élevés, comportant fréquemment des aspects internationaux, et affiche une forte connaissance des procédures de médiation. Enfin, le cabinet est en charge d’affaires en responsabilité des produits de haut niveau, notamment dans le secteur pharmaceutique. Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy et Julien Balensi codirigent la pratique, à laquelle participent également Michel JockeyArmand Aviges et Benjamin Dors (counsel).

Paris > Entreprises en difficulté

Altana dispose d’une équipe solide et expérimentée, capable de traiter une large typologie de dossiers, y compris ceux présentant des aspects internationaux. Le cabinet agit souvent pour des actionnaires, des obligataires, des partenaires commerciaux ou des investisseurs, et occasionnellement pour des débiteurs. L’équipe gère un volant de dossiers de nature variée, en lien notamment avec l’industrie, la presse, le divertissement et les transports. Le cabinet accompagne enfin des investisseurs dans la présentation d’offres de rachat d’actifs ou d’entreprises ; il a notamment conseillé CDQ sur l’opération de rachat du distributeur de presse français Presstalis dans laquelle le gouvernement français a été impliqué.  Michel Jockey et Pierre-Gilles Wogue codirigent la pratique, à laquelle participent  Julien Balensi et Mana Rassouli.