Restructuring Litigation Arbitration

Experience & Strategic law advice

Dammann Avocat provides tailor-made strategic advice.

Reinhard Dammann has had unrivalled expertise for some 30 years.

He has conducted the main cross border insolvency proceedings and restructuring of major groups (Sasea, Eurotunnel, Thompson Technicolor, Nortel, Saur, CGG etc.). He pleaded the Nortel case before the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.

Control and Management of complex files

In particular, Reinhard Dammann distinguishes himself by managing highly complex cross-border litigation and ICC arbitration proceedings involving billions of dollars. 

International Organisations

For more than ten years, Reinhard Dammann has been an expert for governments and international organisations. He participated in the drafting of the new Insolvency Regulation (EU) 848/2015 of 20 May 2015 and the Restructuring Directive (EU) 2019/1023 of 20 June 2019.

He is an expert for the World Bank in advising governments on the reform of their insolvency law (Egypt, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Lebanon).

He represents the Foundation for Continental Law at the United Nations UNCITRAL sessions in New York and Vienna on the drafting of model laws on cross-border insolvency proceedings.

He is a member of the main French and international insolvency associations : International Insolvency Institute (III), Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy, INSOL Europe, Association pour le Retournement des Entreprises (ARE), Comité Français de Droit International Privé, Conseil Scientifique de la Fondation pour le Droit Continental, Comité Insolvabilité du Haut Comité Juridique de la Place financière de Paris, Comité scientifique du Bulletin Joly Entreprises en Difficulté and Comté du Bulletin Joly Sociétés.


At the request of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Reinhard Dammann set up the first trust agreement in France in 2008, which served as a model for subsequent successive reforms.

As a partner at Clifford Chance, he has advised numerous companies on the establishment of a trust structure in the context of restructuring cases.

Dammann Avocat offers a full service since the firm can not only advise in the setting up of the trust structures but also act as trustee.