Sonia Arrouas, representative of the commercial courts, welcomes the good “resistance” of companies

Sonia Arrouas, president of the General Conference of Consular Judges of France, was the eco guest of franceinfo on Thursday April 15. (FRANCEINFO / RADIOFRANCE)

Are bankruptcies on the rise again? No, according to Sonia Arrouas, the voice of the commercial courts, who chairs the General Conference of consular judges of France, and eco guest of franceinfo Thursday, April 15. According to her, after more than a year of the Covid-19 pandemic, “many companies resist“.

According to a study by Altares, the number of business failures has recently started to rise again, whereas it had fallen in 2020 (-39%, according to the Banque de France), in particular thanks to public aid. But the representative of the commercial courts made a totally different observation. “We believe there won’t be a wave of failures“, explains Sonia Arrouas. In the commercial court of Evry, which I chair, the decrease is 47% compared to last year She insists : “No presiding judge“sees no outbreak”for the time being“.

Should we cancel part of the corporate debt? Bercy is considering it on a case-by-case basis. The Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, says he is preparing a device “tailored“which will be presented in a few weeks, for companies facing a wall of debt.

According to Sonia Arrouas, the current systems already make it possible to respond to the difficulties: “We have adapted solutions. The only thing we ask of business leaders is to anticipate and come see us early. As soon as they begin to have difficulties, for example in paying rent, reducing the number of customers, they must come to see the president of the commercial court, to find solutions before it is too late. .

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