• Sandra ESQUIVA-HESSE (Partner and founder, New York and Paris Bars)

    Ms. ESQUIVA-HESSE focuses on finance transactions including acquisition, asset and real estate finance, structured financings, banking and investment regulatory advice, debt restructuring transactions and in and out of court workouts, insolvency and liquidation proceedings.

    Her most recent engagements involve transactions in the automotive and aircraft industries, manufacturing of goods, textiles, media-telecommunications-press, real estate and technology.

    In October 2010, she ranked 2nd on the Financial Times Most Innovative Lawyer of the Year list. No other French attorneys or women made the grade and she was furthermore the youngest in her category.

    Mail :, tel :+33 (0)1 42 65 52 68
  • Domitille BREVOT (Associate, Paris Bar)

    Domitille BREVOT joined SEH LEGAL after having worked within the Litigation departments of KALLIOPE and AKLEA. She specialized at university in Business law and rapidly turned towards Business litigation.

    She advises clients on different matters including litigation between manager and/or shareholder conflicts as well as criminal liabilities. Domitille BREVOT has been admitted at the Paris Bar in November 2008.

    In addition to her native French, she is able to work in English.
  • Sarah ESTRACH (Associate, Paris Bar)

    Sarah ESTRACH joined SEH LEGAL after one year in Litigation department of Reinhart Marville Torre.

    Her practice focuses primarily on corporate restructuring and litigious bankruptcy proceedings and civil and criminal litigation.

    Sarah ESTRACH has a degree in Master Business Litigation Law from the University of Paris I and is admitted to the Paris Bar.

    In addition to her native French, she is able to work in English and has a good German language knowledge.
  • Brice BOURGEOIS (Associate, Paris Bar)

    Brice BOURGEOIS joined SEH LEGAL as associate, after a first experience within the Restructuring and insolvency department of Veil Jourde law firm.

    After having graduated from HEC Montréal with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas with the 1st year Master's degree in Business Law and from the University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III with a Master's degree in International Business Law, he chose to focus on pre-insolvency and insolvency matters.

    He has been admitted to the Paris Bar in 2012. In addition to his native French, he is able to work in English.
  • Cyprien de GIRVAL (Associate, PhD candidate)

    Cyprien de GIRVAL joined SEH Legal as associate (legal counsel), after one year in a private equity firm and in a French insolvency practitioner firm.

    His practice focuses primarily on financial restructuring operations and more generally on all aspects of pre-insolvency and insolvency proceedings. He is also PhD candidate attached at the research centre in private law of Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University. His areas of research focus on legal and financial aspects of financial restructuring operations for firms in difficulty.

    Cyprien de GIRVAL graduated from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University (Master in Business Law, pre-doctoral degree) and from EMLYON Business School (Specialised Master in Entrepreneurship). In addition to his native French, he is able to work in English.
  • Charlotte BAMBA

    Office Manager


Attorneys and employees at SEH LEGAL come from international backgrounds and are accustomed to drafting and negotiating in English, as well as revising complex documents. Their specialties complement each other and they provide excellent services while handling large volumes under tight deadlines.

SEH LEGAL lawyers actively represent a wide range of national and international clients, including debtors, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, investors, and boards of creditors and equity committees in complex corporate restructuring, workout and bankruptcy planning, negotiation, and litigation matters.


In matters outside its areas of expertise (for instance, tax, iintellectual property law, environmental law), SEH Legal is able to recommend the services of an extensive network of independent lawyers and experts, with whom clients can build trust-based relationships, in France and around the world. SEH Legal is also accustomed to building relationship with existing advisors of its clients strengthening their teams with their skills and expertise as needed.