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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

22 COURS ALBERT 1ER, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s ‘highly available and flexible’ team shows ‘remarkable expertise and creativity’, and draws together a broad range of expertise including PPP, regulatory, litigation and urban law. It recently assisted Gepsa with the La Santé Prison rehabilitation project and advised the French state regarding the transfer of state export guarantees from Coface to Bpifrance. Laurent Deruy, Michel Guénaire, Emmanuel Vital-Durand, Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel lead the practice. Alexandre Gauthier was promoted to partner.

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Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is adviser to Global Aerospace as liability insurer for all French airports (except those run by ADP). The practice also advises manufacturers, insurers and victims following air crashes. Airbus Helicopters is a client. Richard Ghueldre heads the practice, in which associate Béatrice Fleuris is significantly involved.

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

The ‘very reliable’ practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has ‘great expertise and is very good at managing tricky situations’. The ‘business-oriented’ team has a comprehensive range of expertise, including complementary regulatory, capital markets and litigation experience. The practice advises leading banks and corporations on the largest corporate and leveraged financing deals and, for example, assisted CACIB, Natixis and Société Générale with the financing of Fosun’s tender offer on Club Méditerranée. The real estate finance practice is also top notch. Key figures in the team include leading ‘referenceEric Cartier-Millon and counsel Thomas Binet for corporate and LBO financing work, as well as property finance specialists Kamel Ben Salah and Rémi Tabbagh.

Leading individuals

Eric Cartier-Millon - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Leading individuals: regulatory and financial services

Stéphane Puel - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation
Derivatives, structured finance and securitisation - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ranks among the market-leading firms for securitisation and covered bond work, and is regularly instructed to advise clients in the context of innovative transactions. The practice recently assisted Société Générale with the issuance of covered bonds by Société Générale SFH, which were admitted to trading on Euronext Paris. Xavier de Kergommeaux, Gilles Saint Marc and Christine Van Gallebaert are all recognised experts. The firm is also active in the derivatives field, wherein Arnaud Duhamel and Karine Imbrosciano are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Gilles Saint Marc - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (Securitisation)

Xavier de Kergommeaux - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (Structured finance)

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EU competition and distribution
EU competition and distribution - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. runs a comprehensive practice that is ‘able to innovate’ and ‘make complex issues simple’. The 22-lawyer team has strong expertise in the retail and banking areas, and assisted Casino as a third party in proceedings regarding Carrefour’s acquisition of DIA. The partners are Antoine Choffel, Joëlle Salzmann, Emmanuel Reille and Dimitri Dimitrov. Yann Utzschneider recently moved to White & Case LLP

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. shows ‘high capacity to put together human resources in a short amount of time’. The 26-lawyer team assists many leading industrial companies with strategic litigation, criminal employment law, restructuring and M&A work. The practice recently advised on a highly sensitive restructuring project. The team is led by Baudouin de Moucheron, Aurélien Boulanger, David Jonin, Foulques de Rostolan, François Vergne and Guillaume Navarro.

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Insolvency
Insolvency - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. advises creditors, investors and distressed companies. It is representing Partouche and its majority shareholder in debt renegotiation and acting for La Mutuelle des Etudiants on the filing of a twelve-month safeguard. Leading figure Gabriel Sonier heads the practice in tandem with Caroline Texier. Banking specialist Eric Cartier-Millon and corporate adviser Jean-Gabriel Flandrois are also names to note.

Leading individuals

Gabriel Sonier - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has the ‘best knowledge and understanding of French and European insurance issues in France’ and ‘stands out for its global, comprehensive and fine expertise’. The 17-lawyer practice assists many leading insurers and reinsurers, as well as some corporations in sensitive regulatory issues and civil liability cases. It recently represented MAF following a major fire disaster in Paris La Villette. Axa and SCOR are also clients. Practice head Richard Ghueldre is ‘the best in town’ and ‘an outstanding and relentless negotiator, who can anticipate all the possible obstacles’. Capucine Bernier has ‘outstanding pleading skills’, while counsel Charles-Eric Delamare-Deboutteville is ‘a reference for regulatory matters and insurance product distribution work’.

Leading individuals: regulatory and corporate

Richard Ghueldre - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Media and entertainment
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Mergers and acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s large practice provides ‘an excellent level of service’ to large French and international corporations, assisting with their deals in France and overseas, particularly in the banking, insurance, retail and energy sectors. Highlights included representing Solairedirect in the sale of 95% of its share capital to Engie and advising Lactalis on the acquisition of an 80% stake in Turkish dairy Ak Gida. BNP Paribas, Total and Crédit Agricole are also clients. Christophe Eck and Didier Martin are standout names, with the following partners also being recommended: Hugues Scalbert, Guillaume Rougier-Brierre, Nadège Nguyen, Antoine Lelong, Jean-Gabriel Flandrois, Axelle Toulemonde and Antoine Tézenas du Montcel.

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is involved in high-profile international power and energy projects in Africa. The practice is also advising the IFC on a water production and treatment facilities project at Kigali in Rwanda, and is handling high-end projects in Brazil and the UK, as well as several airport rehabilitation projects globally. The firm also ranks among the key players for energy and infrastructure projects in France. John Crothers, François Krotoff and Stéphane Vernay are the key contacts for international projects. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are recommended for projects in France.

Leading individuals: energy

François Krotoff - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

John Crothers - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s ‘excellent’ practice is ‘responsive to clients’ demands’ and shows ‘sensible commercial acumen’. The 35-strong team includes 16 lawyers dedicated to the area and has a comprehensive range of expertise. The practice assists a leading client base spanning listed European property groups, sovereign funds, financial institutions, developers and industrial companies. The firm advises on high-profile investment deals in the office and retail sectors, and also handles leasing and property development work. It assisted Goldman Sachs with the acquisition of La Défense’s Tours Pascal and advised L’Oréal on the negotiation of a lease for 12 office floors in the So Ouest Plaza tower. Key figures include ‘star partnerFrédéric Nouel, Renault Baguenault, Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak, as well as Stanislas Dwernicki, who demonstrates ‘a good understanding of business issues’, and Eric Martin-Impératori, who is ‘an excellent technical lawyer with the ability to close transactions’. Nicolas Planchot was made partner. François d’Ornano is now at Jeantet AARPI.

Leading individuals

Frédéric Nouel - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

The ‘excellentGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has leading expertise in the property-related tax and also handles high-profile corporate, capital markets and litigation work. It advised OMEA Telecom on the sale of Virgin Mobile. The 13-lawyer team is led by Laurent Modave, Christian Nouel and the ‘excellentOlivier Dauchez, who has ‘unique experience handling China-related work’. Counsel Bertrand Jouanneau is also recommended. Guillaume Jolly is now at BDGS Associés.

Leading individuals: property

Laurent Modave - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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France: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s 15-lawyer team is regularly retained by underwriters to advise on large DCM issuances. It also advises issuers and has leading expertise in the EuroPP field. The practice recently assisted Orange with its €1bn, €1.25bn and £600m notes issuances admitted on Euronext Paris, and assisted the lead managers with BNP Paribas Cardif’s €1bn bond issuance. Hubert du Vignaux is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Arnaud Duhamel - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Hubert du Vignaux - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (Debt capital markets)

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is ‘one of the few French firms able to compete with the Anglo-Saxon firms’, for issuer and underwriter representations alike. The practice has ‘deep knowledge of French law’ and is also able to provide US law advice including with regard to private placements and US IPOs. The team recently completed a high volume of work in the life sciences sector, notably including advising DBV Technologies SA on its Nasdaq IPO. The practice also assisted the underwriters regarding Solairedirect’s IPO on Euronext Paris and Rule 144A US offering. The team is ‘highly responsive and efficient’. Key figures in the practice include Arnaud Duhamel and Melinda Arsouze, who are both ‘very good advisers’.

Leading individuals

Arnaud Duhamel - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Hubert du Vignaux - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. (Debt capital markets)

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Dispute resolution: commercial litigation - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong expertise in the banking sector. The firm is notably representing Natixis, BNPP and RBS in some ten Madoff cases, and handling more than 100 cases variously for BPCE, SFIL, RBS and Dexia Crédit Local regarding structured loans granted to French local entities. The firm also deals with commercial, tax, post-acquisition and professional liability cases. Corporate clients include Air France. Bruno Quentin and the ‘committed and efficientMichel Pitron are key figures.

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International arbitration
Dispute resolution: international arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. handles commercial and investment arbitration cases and is representing French and international corporations in construction, telecoms and corporate disputes, often in relation to Africa and the Middle East, such as acting for Crédit Foncier de France in three ICC arbitrations regarding the financing of a hospital in Saudi Arabia. The team is led by Carole Malinvaud, Christian Camboulive, Pierre Raoul-Duval, Clotilde Lemarié and London-based Rupert Reece.

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Stock market litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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White-collar crime
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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France: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: energy - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is often involved in international power and energy projects in Africa, Brazil and the UK; it also has strong oil and gas and natural resources experience in Africa and Mongolia. The firm is also a key player for regulatory and litigation work and renewable energy projects in France, and is advising the winning consortium on Cestas’ 300MW photovoltaic solar project. EDF, Areva and Engie are also clients. John Crothers, François Krotoff and Stéphane Vernay are the key contacts for international projects, with Michel Guénaire and Thomas Courtel being recommended for domestic work.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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IT, telecoms and the internet
Industry focus: IT, telecoms and the internet - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong telecoms expertise – where it advises operators, African states and public sector companies on regulatory and project matters – and is equally strong in the data privacy area, where it recently advised on e-projects in the healthcare and gas sectors. Clients include Eutelsat and Orange. Olivier Cousi and Thierry Dor are recommended. Rémy Fekete joined Jones Day.

Leading individuals: telecoms

Olivier Cousi - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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France: Intellectual property

Patents
Intellectual property: patents - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong patent litigation expertise, especially in the pharmaceuticals industry, and regularly acts for new entrants. The 19-lawyer IP team has also been involved in obtaining key results in a high-profile telecoms dispute on behalf of Nokia Siemens Networks. The firm also successfully defended La Maison du Café at first instance to cancel some of Nestlé’s patents on Nespresso coffee machines capsules. The practice is led by the highly regarded Grégoire Triet, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier.

Leading individuals

Grégoire Triet - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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Trade marks, designs and copyrights
Intellectual property: trade marks, designs and copyrights - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. advises prominent French and international brand owners including Pernod Ricard and BMW. The 19-lawyer team handles litigation and is experienced in new product launches. Arnaud Michel, Grégoire Triet, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier lead the practice.

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France: Private equity

Fund formation
Private equity: fund formation - ranked: tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. provides ‘an excellent level of service’. The practice advises a broad range of funds, including private equity and property funds, on structuring, regulatory and fundraising matters. Highlights included assisting the European Investment Bank with its first equity participation in a French fund through a €50m commitment to the Capenergie 3 investment fund. Partech Partners, Amundi and CNP are clients. Ann Baker heads the practice alongside Stéphane Puel, who ‘provides a deep network and support on intricate or policy matters’.

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Venture and growth capital
Private equity: venture and growth capital - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s ‘professional, available and efficient’ practice is an established leader in the field of venture capital, where it handles a high volume of deals each year on behalf of investors and companies. The practice recently assisted Finsecur with a €25m investment by EDRIP and Bpifrance. The ‘smart and responsivePierre Karpik ranks among the best advisers in the market. Karen Noël is another name to note. Olivier Edwards joined Orrick Rambaud Martel.

Leading individuals

Pierre Karpik - Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

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