Herve Diogo Amengual represents international clients in transactional and litigation aspects of restructurings and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Diogo Amengual represents the various parties in a restructuring/bankruptcy context (debtors, lenders and other creditors, prospective purchasers, managers, and shareholders) before, during, and after bankruptcy proceedings.

He is also actively involved in the management of the firm, representing the Paris office on the Ethics Committee.

Recognition Highlights

Named Highly Regarded by IFLR 1000 France 2022

Hervé Diogo Amengual is recognized as a Leading Individual. One client notes that "he is versatile and thinks outside of the box." Chambers Europe 2022

“Hervé Diogo Amengual has been tremendous. He has kept his calm and his capacity to analyse tricky situations in all circumstances. At no time has he been led by his ego, but always by a genuine interest in helping his clients. He has exposed a rare versatility in this engagement, but also a level of personal commitment which is not often seen from partners at law firms.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Recognized for his work in restructuring & insolvency. Chambers Europe 2020

“He is very intelligent and strategic, an excellent negotiator who is good at outlining different options.” Chambers Europe 2017

Mr. Diogo Amengual's experience includes representing:

  • Fortress Investment Group in the restructuring of Football Club des Girondins de Bordeaux (Bordeaux FC)
  • The unitranche lender in the restructuring of the LBO financing relating to the acquisition of Football Club Girondins de Bordeaux
  • The unitranche lender in its acquisition of the BVA Group, the third largest French market research and consulting firm    
  • One of Europe's leading paper manufacturers in its bid to acquire the specialty papers business of Greenfield, an ArjoWiggins Group company in bankruptcy proceedings
  • A leading US company in the pharmaceutical industry in the context of the acquisition, in bankrupcy proceedings, of the assets of Biom'Up, a company specializing in the manufacture of haemostatic products     
  • Debt and private equity funds as shareholders in the debt restructuring of Delsey Group
  • Leading international bank as agent in the financial restructuring of CGG 
  • The major senior lender in the restructuring and acquisition of control of Mediannuaire Holding the parent company of Solocal Group (formerly PagesJaunes Groupe) the French listed directories company     
  • One of the world's leading print and finishing systems companies to acquire certain businesses from the Goss Group
  • Shareholders in Hediard's bankruptcy proceedings (delicatessen)     
  • A bondholder in the expropriation by the Dutch state of securities issued by SNS Reaal NV and SNS Bank NV     
  • One of the market leaders in prepaid business services, with respect to acquiring the business of one of its distributors out of bankruptcy (service vouchers)     
  • The major supplier in the restructuring of AreaFranceram (tile manufacturing)     
  • The lenders in the restructuring of the capital structure of Tiama, a world leader in hollow glass inspection solutions, leading to the transfer of control of the group through a debt-to-equity swap
  • The major creditor in the judicial liquidation proceedings of Alkor Venilia (self-adhesive PVC papers and frames)     
  • The major bondholders in the financial restructuring of Orco Property Group (real estate investment and development)  
  • Various purchasers of certain assets of Nortel Networks SA and Nortel Networks France (engineering, manufacturing, installing, and distributing telecommunications systems)   
  • A group specializing in building maintenance, repair and renovation in their bankruptcy proceedings

Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)

Education

  • MBA, HEC Paris, 1992
  • Postgraduate Degree Private Law (DEA), University of Paris V (Descartes), 1991
  • Conference interpreter (French, English, Spanish), ISIT, 1990

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English
  • Spanish