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

15 RUE DE LABORDE, PARIS, 75008, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 40 75 60 00
Email:
Web:
www.gide.com

Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry

Tel:
Work +33 (0)1 40 75 22 75
Email:
Web:
www.gide.com
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Admitted to the Paris bar in 2004, partner Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry specialises in pre-action claims and litigation cases, more specifically in financial markets, corporate and business criminal law. Jean-Philippe acts in particular in finance-dominated disputes before civil, commercial and criminal courts.

He also assists clients in the implementation of internal investigations or in the context of enquiries, inspection or disciplinary proceedings initiated by financial regulators. His main fields of expertise are:

  • In civil and commercial law:
    - Post-acquisition litigation and shareholder disputes
    - Liability of banking and financial institutions
    - Liability of auditors and accountants
     
  • In law enforcement:
    - Market abuse (insider trading, price manipulation, dissemination of false information)
    - Property crime (fraud, breach of trust, misappropriation of company funds, money laundering)
    - Liability of issuers
    - Disciplinary liability of investment service providers

Career

Jean-Philippe also spent five years at the French financial markets authority (AMF - Autorité des marchés financiers) as an inspector and a Board representative before the Enforcement Committee.

Languages

French, English

Member

A member of the French society for financial analysts (SFAF - Société Française des Analystes Financiers), he contributes regularly to publications and provides insight on financial regulator and appeal courts case law in particular.

Education

Jean-Philippe is an Essec graduate (2000), holds a master’s degree in public and business law (2002 - Paris X-Nanterre), and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (2009).


France

Compliance

Within: Compliance

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘knows its field and is never left without an answer’. The ‘excellent’ team offers ‘splendid client support’ and is also ‘much appreciated for its ability to explain concepts to non-lawyers’. The firm is particularly expert in the financial services industry, where it advises leading banks and asset management funds on compliance issues, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and internal investigations. The practice also assists leading companies with anti-corruption and antitrust compliance matters. The team includes Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who are praised for their ‘high-level skills’; Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who is noted for his ‘knowledge and mastery of his field’; and antitrust specialist Antoine Choffel .

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Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

Within: Dispute resolution: White-collar crime

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has recently represented banks and individuals facing tax fraud and money-laundering allegations. The firm is also handling several cases involving the public sector and is assisting French clients in criminal investigations into their activities in Africa. The team is defending a top manager of Business France in criminal investigations into favouritism following the organisation of a French tech event in Las Vegas in 2016, as well as a Latvian bank and its CEO in appeal proceedings regarding a tax fraud scheme set up by France Offshore. The practice is co-headed by ‘very fine and experienced criminal lawyer’ Bruno Quentin, Michel Pitron and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry.

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France: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong expertise in representing banks and asset management funds facing regulatory investigations, particularly by the AMF. The practice also advises financial institutions, as well as individuals such as bankers, board members and traders, on dealing with AMF investigations into allegations of market abuse, insider dealing and dissemination of false information. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, Bruno Quentin, Stéphane Puel and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry make up a strong team combining specialised knowledge of the financial sector and litigation.

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Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Within: Dispute resolution: commercial litigation

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a team of ‘very good professionals who are responsive and know how to adapt to their environment’. The firm is ‘savvy in financial services’ and is managing a significant caseload in that area, acting for banks and asset managers. It is notably representing BPCE, Dexia Crédit Local, SFIL and RBS in more than 100 cases dealing with structured loans offered to French local entities. The practice also handles commercial litigation and is involved in the enforcement of arbitration awards and cross-border disputes, including a major case in the African oil sector. The team is led by the experienced Bruno Quentin, who is ‘extremely adept at representing clients before the French courts and at dealing with important procedural issues’, Michel Pitron, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Patrick Ouart.

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