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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde

France > Administrative and public law Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. features a large and deep bench which allows the firm to handle a comprehensive range of issues. The firm is particularly recognised for its high-level public procurement concession and projects know-how, acting mainly for sponsors but also occasionally handling work for the French state, public entities or lenders. Recent work includes advising on the tender process linked to major rail, sports and transport infrastructure. Increasingly, the team has seen an uptick in instructions to advise on strategic regulatory issues including before administrative courts. Thomas CourtelBénédicte Mazel and Frédéric Mion are the key contacts for the above. The firm also houses prominent urban planning law expertise and is sought after to conduct large real estate projects, with Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier leading in this area. Counsel Tiphanie Mareuse and associates Alexandre Rennesson and Thomas Brusq provide key support.


‘Responsiveness, attentive to the customer, good understanding of issues, excellent level. On urban planning law issues concerning real estate development, the team is among the best on the market.’

‘Bénédicte Mazel and Tiphanie Mareuse: professional, clear, excellent ability to follow a file over the long term. ’

‘Emmanuel Vital Durant has always given us a clear vision of the risk and the possibilities of recourse.’

‘An excellent team, excellent responsiveness and an excellent balance between the applicable framework and more political solutions.’

‘Thomas Courtel: excellence in the overall understanding of issues and the conduct of negotiations Alexandre Rennesson: excellent mastery of the details of a file, good expertise and proposals, with responsiveness.’

‘Thomas Courtel assisted by Alexandre Rennesson understand the specific challenges of a project, integrate them and have a tremendous capacity to find innovative and adapted solutions that work, outside the paths already marked out by their colleagues. They are perfectly integrated members within larger teams which lead large-scale projects, contributing very positively to the common goal.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the French market, very good expertise and great capacity for innovation in terms of legal-financial structuring. One of the best teams on the market’.

‘Thomas Courtel: excellent knowledge of the market and players in project finance, concession or PPP arrangements; great expertise and great capacity for innovation in terms of legal-financial structuring. Transparent, reliable and friendly.’

Key clients

Grand Est Region

Société Nautique de Mérignac

International Chamber of Commerce

Société du Canal de Provence

Viasat Inc and Skylocig France


OL Group


Consortium AGRE/Novaxia/Cogedim/Icawood

Vinci and Bouygues

French Ministry of Transports


Kaufman & Braun


Bouygues Immobilier




Work highlights

  • Assisting Elsan in challenging the validity of the framework for funding public health facilities in France.
  • Advising the Consortium Vinci and Bouygues on all aspects of the tendering procedure for the acquisition or the renewal of the concession of the Stade de France.
  • Advising the lenders of Grand Est Mobilité with the drafting of a concession agreement and the corresponding financing documentation.

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly recognised for its high-level expertise in the asset management world where the firm assists top French and US investment funds with the regulatory aspects linked to the launch of new products and funds and the conduct of transactions and partnerships. The team is also highly regarded for its excellent know-how in dealing with banking and securities regulators (AMF/ACPR) undertaking compliance audit and disciplinary proceedings. Its range of expertise also extends to fintech and banking regulatory support, as well as providing ESG regulatory guidance and advising on the launch of new ESG compliant products. Stéphane Puel is a highly regarded expert in the field of asset management and co-heads the practice alongside younger partners Olivier Bernardi, Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay.

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Other key lawyers:

Rudolf Efremov


‘Excellent technical expertise, responsiveness and availability, conciseness, precision and clarity of responses and notes, quality of signature, ability to provide operational, innovative responses adapted to customer needs, expectations, context and constraints. A team at the top, exceptional for its good knowledge of regulations, particularly European regulations, and of the interlocutors at the European Commission.’

‘Olivier Bernardi: efficiency, technical expertise, ability to provide innovative analyzes and operational solutions, to understand and adapt to customer expectations, excellent interpersonal skills, availability.’

‘Stéphane Puel: very high competence, significant availability towards his clients, strong expertise in asset management, strong visibility on the market, very good understanding of the subject, transparent invoicing.’

‘Undisputed leadership position of the regulatory team on the market in the person of Stéphane Puel and the most recent and brilliant partners Benjamin Delaunay and Guillaume Goffin. The team has long-standing and recognized experience and a highly developed knowledge of market practices and the regulator’s positions, which sets it apart from other teams on the market.’

‘Benjamin Delaunay particularly stands out within the team for his expertise, the clarity and reliability of his analyzes and his ability to propose innovative and very business-oriented solutions to respond to particularly complex issues. He is a key player.’

‘Great technical knowledge of real estate investment funds and practices. Operational vision that goes beyond regulations allowing a great sense of adaptation to the recommended operation.’

‘Benjamin Delaunay: top expertise in the regulatory market and other practices linked to investment funds and expectations of the regulator.’

‘A reference in matters of law applicable to French funds. Their team covers a wide range of specialties ranging from regulatory aspects to tax advice as well as contract negotiation.’

Key clients

Novaxia Investment


Tikehau Investment Management

La Banque Postale Asset Management

AXA Banque

Agence Française de Développement (the French Development Agency)

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

IDIA Capital Investissement



Work highlights

  • Advised AFD regarding the regulatory aspects of ESG rules.
  • Advised Tikehau on all regulatory aspects regarding the setting up of a first-of-its-kind unit-linked investment product.
  • Assisted Fundimmo in obtaining its conditional authorisation as a crowdfunding service provider (CSP) from the French financial markets authority (AMF).

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has comprehensive banking and finance capabilities that cover the full spectrum of financial services and financing issues, from banking and regulatory matters to structured finance, derivatives and project finance work. Through its international network of offices and notably its London office, the firm is able to provide French and UK law expertise. The Parisian banking and finance transactional team mainly focuses on corporate, acquisition and asset finance deals, assisting leading French banks, investment funds and corporations, regularly assisting with complex large LBO financing and tender offer financing deals while also advising on ESG loans in the real estate sector. The team is jointly headed by the excellent Eric Cartier-Millon, who is a reference for LBO and acquisition finance deals, Nathalie Benoit , who is also another key member in that field, and Laetitia Lemercier and Farah El-Bsat, who have a strong focus on asset and real estate finance.

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‘Very good knowledge of the market and market players.’

‘Eric Cartier-Millon: total mastery of market and products. Very experienced negotiator, always acting in a very consensual manner. ’

‘Farah El-Bsat is an excellent lawyer who provides real added value. She addresses important legal issues and finds workable solutions for everyone. She is very hands-on and fully available. High quality advice.’

‘A very responsive and very competent team, with excellent market knowledge’.

‘Farah El-Bsat knows how to bring projects to fruition that seem bogged down, demonstrating excellent legal skills and unparalleled efficiency.’

Key clients

Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC)


Appolo Funds

Park Square



Grand Est Mobilités (GEM)



Banque Palatine

Banque Populaire Du Sud

BNP Paribas

Caisse D’epargne Et De Prévoyance D’auvergne Et Du Limousin

Caisse D’epargne Et De Prévoyance Du Languedoc-Roussillon

Caisse D’Epargne Et De Prévoyance Ile-De-France

Caisse Régionale De Crédit Agricole Mutuel De Paris Et D’ile De France

Crédit Industriel Et Commercial

Crédit Lyonnais

HSBC Continental Europe


Société Générale

KfW Ipex Bank

European Investment Bank



France > Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s capital markets team is well known for its high-end DCM expertise and ability to handle large and sophisticated transactions, including subordinated and hybrid issuances, liability management and consent solicitation transactions and sustainability-linked transactions. With offices in London and New York, the firm also has the ability to cover US private placement and international work, and assists French banks and insurers while also handling work for French corporations and public sector entities. Key names in the Paris team includes the highly experienced Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux, Laurent Vincent and US securities expert Melinda Stege-Arsouze. Counsel Bastien Raisse provides additional support.

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‘Young, dynamic and proactive team.’

‘Laurent Vincent listens and shows great availability.’

‘Responsive and pro-active team. Relevant advice. Very good knowledge of regulations’.

‘This team is very available and knows the market very well. The answers provided are always precise, informed and pragmatic.’

‘Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux: very pragmatic and available.’

‘One of the standout features of this firm is their multilingual capabilities. Whether it’s French or English, the quality of service remains consistent. This bilingual proficiency has been particularly useful for me in navigating complex legal landscapes. They’re equally adept at dealing with English, French and New York law, which is a testament to their versatility and depth of expertise. Solution-driven and commercially minded’.

 ‘The team is extremely efficient, responsive and competent. The team’s lawyers are dedicated and always available. The partners are very accessible and precise in their analysis.’

‘Laurent Vincent is a very complete lawyer who has very good interpersonal skills and great technical skills. He is a trusted lawyer on whom we can rely.’

Key clients


Autoroutes Paris Rhin Rhone

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Ville de Paris

Crédit Logement


Spie Batignolles

Axa Group

Air France KLM

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole CIB

Veolia Environnement

Ile de France Mobilités

Work highlights

  • Advised the banks syndicate in connection with the issuance of hybrid notes  by Orange for an amount of EUR 1 billion and the concurrent tender offer transaction by Orange for the repurchase of existing hybrid notes for an amount of EUR800 million.
  • Advised the banks syndicates in connection with an inaugural issuance of sustainability linked notes for EUR 500 million for a European mining company.
  • Assisted Société Générale Forge with the structuring and execution of its refinancing of covered bonds in the form of security tokens via MakerDAO.

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. wins plaudits for its ‘in-depth knowledge of topics specifically related to smart grids, connected objects and the IoT. Data protection impact assessments, data breach assistance and major data protection projects are also areas in which the team excels. The ‘exceptionalThierry Dor heads up the practice and frequently assists clients with personal data processing matters, as well as representing clients before the CNIL. Aurélie Pacaud has a focus on healthtech and is notably strong on the rules applicable to the processing and hosting of health data. Camille Truchot is well placed to advise on mandates relating to new technologies such as blockchain and AI.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Dor

Other key lawyers:

Aurélie Pacaud; Camille Truchot; Julien Guinot-Deléry


‘The team is extremely good on all innovation topics, with knowledge going beyond the legal issues. The team have inquiring minds and are up to date with everything that happens in the tech and digital sector.’

‘Julien Guinot-Deléry knows how to mobilise his team. He inspires confidence and is our go-to person on all these subjects.’

‘A team that gets to the bottom of personal data protection issues, with a capacity for mature thinking and in-depth knowledge of topics specifically related to smart grids, connected objects and IoT, etc.’

‘Thierry Dor thought ahead to help us interpret data protection rules and find pragmatic solutions while keeping business issues in mind.’

‘Gide is my go-to, not just in France, but in other parts of the Middle East and Asia. Their privacy work is exceptional and practical.’

‘For privacy and data protection, I work with Thierry Dor. Thierry is well versed in EU and global privacy and data protection laws, is practical in his recommendations and has a business mindset. Thierry is exceptional.’

Key clients

Orange Business (OB)

Reputation Squad

Société Générale


Agence France Presse


Crédit Agricole


France Televisions



France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a high-level dedicated team that assists clients facing AMF regulatory and disciplinary investigations. The team has a strong involvement alongside leading French and international asset management firms which it assists during AMF’s asset management regulatory compliance audit and stock-market abuse investigations. The practice is also retained by CEOs, traders and individual investors and can also act for listed companies (notably in the biotech sector) in AMF-led investigations into stock-market breaches including market manipulation, financial information communications issues and insider trading. A former member of the AMF, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is a is a top name in the field. Other contributors include white-collar expert  Bruno Quentin and asset management experts Stéphane Puel and Benjamin Delaunay. Counsel Marie Robert-Schmid is also noted.

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‘Great expertise, excellent knowledge of business and in particular of the asset management ecosystem. Great creativity and high adaptability. Excellent team.’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is simply remarkable and has surrounded himself with young lawyers of very high quality. ’

‘The multidisciplinary team is made up of former AMF investigators, lawyers, but also forensic and financial experts, which makes it possible to approach the defense on equal terms with the AMF investigation teams. The use of forensic software and secure clouds allows clients to benefit from the same tools as the stock market regulator. The team is particularly responsive and available to respond quickly and efficiently to an investigation. ’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry: his experience as a former AMF investigator and his perfect knowledge of the mysteries and methods of the agency add to his expertise in stock market law.’

‘In addition to extremely advanced technical expertise in the regulatory field, the quality of their response with oriented pragmatic solutions is a constant of their intervention. Their advice makes it possible to build a strategy on a very solid legal foundation. Furthermore, the team has leading expertise in regulatory litigation.’

‘Benjamin Delauney has a keen sense of advice and is truly a trusted advisor.’

‘Team with exemplary professionalism, available, attentive.’

‘Benjamin Delaunay: a knowledgeable professional of very high quality. Benjamin, beyond his very high level professional qualities, has particularly appreciable human qualities: good listening, available, perfect mastery of subjects.’

Key clients




Work highlights

  • Assisted a French leading asset management company in negotiating a settlement agreement with the French financial markets authority (AMF) in relation to the accuracy of published information on the investment strategy of a former range of index funds, including a compensation process for the unit-holders.

France > Employment Tier 1

An established firm with a prestigious reputation in the employment market, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is praised for its ‘highly technical yet pragmatic approach’. The expertise of the group is sought after by leading domestic and international companies it is well placed to handle corporate restructurings, employment-related matters following large-scale acquisitions, takeover bids and employee transfers. David Jonin is a specialist in employment and social protection. Benjamin Krief and Guillaume Navarro are other names to note.  Foulques de Rostolan left the firm in late 2023.

Practice head(s):

David Jonin; Benjamin Krief; Guillaume Navarro


‘Cabinet Gide – expertise and a quality of work. We are very satisfied with the processing of their files and appreciate the technicality and high quality of their response to our problems. In addition to their effectiveness, we highlight their great responsiveness.’

‘Guillaume Navarro is a real leader in labor law.’

‘Undoubtedly one of (if not the) market leader(s). The team has broad capabilities that go beyond the traditional boundaries of employment law, delivers on time (and even ahead of deadlines) and is very responsive.’

‘David Jonin particularly stands out for his broad expertise and availability. On a personal note, he is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Guillaume Navarro: strategist, expert in his field and with experience due to his very interesting customer base.’

‘Guillaume Navarro is always available and efficient, relevant advice adapted to our company and its environment. Excellent interpersonal skills.’

‘David Jonin has a highly technical but still very pragmatic approach. His advice shows real excellence and high value in the knowledge, the solutions and relationship with the client.’

‘David Jonin demonstrated competence in understanding the different labor laws and was able to guide me appropriately.’

Key clients

Air France






French Tennis Fédération (FFT)

Gaz réseau Distribution France (GRDF)



Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE)




Vueling Airlines

Work highlights

  • Advised GRDF within the scope of the major national strike during the winter of 2022-2023 linked to the pension reform.
  • Assisting Rakuten in two successive social plans that resulted in the complete closure of one if its main subsidiaries in the South of France.
  • Advised Transperfect on the takeover bid, and in particular the social aspects (Transfer of 350 employees) of Hiventy which was under Bankruptcy protection.

France > Environment Tier 1

‘Great expertise and responsiveness’ are the calling cards of the environmental group at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. Key areas of expertise for the team extend from matters relating to water and soil contamination and protected species to sustainable project development, regulatory work and environmental litigation. Industrial environmental law specialist Jean-Nicolas Clément heads up the practice and is experienced in matters relating to nuclear and renewable energies. Together with key practitioner Alice Bouillié, who was promoted to of counsel in January 2023, the pair form ‘an exceptional duo’.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Nicolas Clément

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‘Special traits include great expertise and responsiveness.’

‘Jean-Nicolas Clément and Alice Bouillié form an exceptional duo of mastery and sense of strategy in the most complex files. Their accessibility and responsiveness are exemplary.’

Key clients

Vinci Autoroutes – Autoroutes du Sud de la France (ASF)



Vinci Autoroutes – Arcos


Paris Saint Germain Football Club (PSG)

Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs (ANDRA)




Work highlights

  • Assisted ASF with the environmental authorisation process required for the development of highway A680 in the south of France.
  • Assisted Imerys with the environmental strategy for the development of a lithium deposit project of strategic importance for the independence of the national supply in the context of the energy transition.
  • Assisted Prologis with the environmental due diligence and strategic consultancy for the acquisition, leaseback, and redevelopment of the Flins industrial site.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. acts for an extensive roster of major France-based multinationals and international companies, demonstrating standout strength in antitrust litigation and follow-on damages claims (particularly in cartel-related cases). The team has an impressive record of representing clients in some of the most high-profile recent proceedings before the FCA and the national courts; Franck Audran and Laura Castex recently acted for several defendants in the bisphenol A cartel case (alongside the Brussels office), as well as for L’Oréal and Iveco in private enforcement actions. The firm also has a strong merger control practice, including handling multi-jurisdictional filings. Emmanuel Reille and Dimitri Dimitrov are the other leading figures in the practice, with experience across the full spectrum of EU and competition law.

Practice head(s):

Emmanuel Reille; Franck Audran; Laura Castex; Dimitri Dimitrov

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Gautier; Charles Terdjman


‘In-depth knowledge of the relevant authorities. Strong ability to strategize on cases. Availability to accept urgent cases.’

‘Franck Audran remains our reference point for dealings with the authorities, in particular the DGCCRF, thanks to his deep knowledge and ability to strategize.’

‘The main strength of Gide is of course its excellence in its areas of focus.’

‘We work with Franck Audran, who has become a real ally in our risk management and in our strategies. His mastery of his files leads us to rely almost entirely on him.’

‘Franck Audran has excellent expertise, a 360° overview of his cases, and is determined and committed.’

‘Elizabeth Gautier has excellent expertise and is an invaluable contact.’

Key clients

Affinity Petcare


Altaya Wines Ltd

Bureau Veritas


Reworld Media





BMW France



Coca Cola

Compagnie de Saint Gobain


Drouot Patrimoine

Eiffage Construction


Fedrus International

Iveco Group



LVMH and affiliates

NRJ Group


Paris 2024

Phoenix Pharma


Savencia (Bongrain)


Stihl International

Vinci Energies

Work highlights

  • Representing six defendants, notably Bonduelle, in responding to a statement of objections issued by the FCA against companies involved across the supply chain of foodstuffs in containers that may include or have included bisphenol-A (or its substitutes).
  • Defending four Iveco Group entities in 71 damages claims proceedings initiated before the French courts, following the European Commission’s decision to fine several truck manufacturers for participating in a cartel.
  • Defending VM Building Solutions in a claim for damages for abuse of dominant position initiated by Rheinzink before the Paris Commercial Court.

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Distinguished by its unwavering commitment to excellence’, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. provides advisory and contentious assistance to secondary sector clients and investors across the energy sector. Public administrative law is a key strength for the team, while energy and environment matters and sustainable development are further focuses of attention. The firm’s project finance offering is piloted by Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, John Crothers, Victor Grandguillaume, and Stéphane Vernay. Bénédicte Mazel heads the regulatory energy team and has a panoramic view of the application of public business law to public service projects in France. Alexis Pailleret and Anne Tolila are experts in transactional work, with the latter a key contact for public sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Marie Bouvet-Guiramand; John Crothers; Victor Grandguillaume; Bénédicte Mazel; Alexis Pailleret; Anne Tolila; Stéphane Vernay


‘The team is distinguished by its unwavering commitment to excellence, adaptability to dynamic market changes, and a collective focus on delivering superior service. They do prioritise cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment, fostering an atmosphere of innovation and forward-thinking in all aspects of our operations.’

‘In terms of strengths and assets, the team’s deep expertise, seamless collaboration, and utilisation of cutting-edge technology enable them to consistently meet and exceed our expectations. They continuously strive to be at the forefront of innovation.’

‘Their unique blend of expertise, innovation, and dedication positions them favourably among their competitors. They are continually pushing the boundaries of what is achievable, setting new industry standards and serving as a benchmark for excellence.’

‘Under Victor Grandguillaume’s guidance, the team has demonstrated a profound commitment to excellence, adaptability, and an unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional service. Victor’s leadership fosters an environment that values diversity and promotes innovation in various facets.’

‘Great availability, quality of work delivered, and excellent and immediate engagement, even for last-minute requests. Great commercial sense.’

Key clients


Volvo energy












Unibail Rodamco Westfield (URW)


Caisse des Dépôts

Comax France


EKDS Nouvelle

Glencore Xstrata

International Finance Corporation (IFC)



Work highlights

  • Advising EDF on the design, supply and construction of its six EPR nuclear energy reactors of 1650 MWe in Jaitapur, in the state of Maharashtra, India.
  • Assisting Legrand with a contractual matter with Engie in the context of abusive breach of negotiations.
  • Advised AMEA Power, a Dubai-based developer, owner, and operator of renewable energy projects, especially in Africa, in relation to a 50 MW solar power plant project in the city of Bondoukou.

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Headquartered in Paris, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. represents some of the world’s leading luxury brands such as Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton. The firm boasts a cross-practice team with expertise in intellectual property, along with an in-depth knowledge of the emerging NFT market and the metaverse. Leadership is shared between Franck Audran, an expert in French and European competition law; Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, whose focus is on patents and trade mark law; Olivier Diaz, a specialist in M&A and corporate law; Thierry Dor, who takes the lead on information technology and personal data matters; Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in complex IP litigation; David Jonin, a key member of firm’s employment team; and Emmanuel Larere, an expert in contentious and non-contentious trade mark and patent issues.

Practice head(s):

Franck Audran; Raphaëlle Dequire-Portier; Olivier Diaz; Thierry Dor; Julien Guinot-Deléry; David Jonin; Emmanuel Larere


‘The results that this team achieve make them our first choice. Their approach is effective and transparent.’

Key clients

Aura Blockchain Consortium



Christian Dior Couture

Cosmetics Europe/FEBEA

FG Bros

Le Collectionist


Louis Vuitton


Naos Hotel

Parfums Guerlain



Tiffany & Company

Trail & Vendis Capital

France > Insurance Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is widely recognised for the breadth of its insurance offering, with experience in contentious matters, M&A, regulatory issues and the distribution of insurance products, but is best known for its expertise in high-stakes litigation, including handling mass litigation regarding compensation for losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team advises an impressive portfolio of leading French insurers on civil and professional liability, financial, industrial risk and life insurance matters. Richard Ghueldre, a key name for both disputes and regulatory and compliance advice, and Capucine Bernier, who is well versed in non-life and life insurance cases, lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ghueldre; Capucine Bernier

Other key lawyers:

Charles-Eric Delamare-Deboutteville; Sophie Creusvaux; Julie Brulé


‘Dynamic team of experts in their field. They challenge their clients to explore all options.’

‘I worked with Richard Ghueldre and Capucine Bernier. They are the rare kind of lawyers who have in-depth knowledge of insurance beyond litigation.’

‘Capucine Bernier demonstrates exceptional talent for understanding the issues at stake. She has great negotiation skills which is very valuable in the management of high-stakes files. She has a perfect command of both the construction sector and the insurance sector, which is essential and makes her indispensable.’

‘Richard Ghueldre stands out for his competence, availability, seriousness, creativity, reliability, politeness and sophistication.’

‘This team is a leader in insurance law and litigation.’

‘Capucine Bernier stands out for her technical skill, her rigour and her pragmatism.’

‘Gide’s level of expertise in insurance law is among the best on the market. Beyond the quality of advice, the Gide brand is a real plus in legal cases.’

‘Capucine Bernier is one of the rare lawyers who combines a very high level of expertise with real advice. While many lawyers are content to review the law, Capucine systematically seeks to provide a pragmatic solution by taking into account the requirements of her clients.’

Key clients


France Assureurs (FA)


Work highlights

  • Assisting architectural firm Meandre and its insurer in connection with a fire at a school undergoing construction work in Montfermeil.
  • Assisting one of the world’s leading energy producers in setting up distribution schemes for insurance products, particularly in relation to the change in the French regulations on telephone canvassing.
  • Assisting the French Federation of Insurance Companies with regulatory changes applicable to the insurance sector.

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s copyright team is a collaborative unit comprising partners and associates from the IP, technology, media, and telecoms departments. Its expertise spans both litigation and transactional aspects of copyright law, with a strong focus on personal image rights and in-depth knowledge of European copyright legislation, further reinforced by their presence in Brussels. The team, co-headed by four IP specialist partners Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, and Julien Guinot-Deléry, provides consistent counsel to clients in high-stakes copyright disputes across various sectors, including entertainment, media, and culture. The practice also represents producers, talents, and their agents, covering a wide range of matters, including royalty collection, infringement claims, unfair competition, contractual disputes, and offering guidance on copyright licenses and image rights agreements.

Practice head(s):

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; Emmanuel Larere; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry; Julien Guinot-Deléry

Other key lawyers:

Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo


‘Responsive and available.’ 

‘Great knowledge.’

Key clients

Reworld Media

Agence France-Presse (AFP)



Paris 2024

Work highlights

  • Represented Agence France-Presse (AFP) in a major litigation against Twitter on the implementation of the press neighbouring rights, following the implementation of the EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market.
  • Represented La Comédie-Française (French National Theatre) in a significant copyright dispute based on the adaptation rights of a major play.
  • Advising Groupe Cargo and its subsidiary Fabrique de Styles in defence in a litigation against Maisons du Monde, who are accusing our client to have copied its concept store.

France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 1

Under the leadership of Raphaëlle Dequiré-PortierJean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and IP expert Emmanuel Larere, the patents team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has an excellent reputation for its expertise in patent litigation. The group regularly represents clients before European and British courts, and has a strong track record in handling infringement claims, validity disputes, revocation actions and SPC issues. In a prominent development in 2023, the firm announced the creation of a strategic alliance with Regimbeau for patent litigation between lawyers and patent attorneys. In addition to its strength in contentious work, the group continues to handle a steady workflow of non-contentious matters, often acting for pharmaceutical, medical and telecoms entities regarding the drafting and negotiation of IP-related and technology transfer agreements. Counsels Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo is a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; Emmanuel Larere; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry

Other key lawyers:


‘High quality team. Excellent advocates. Thorough in their review of cases and creative in their development of arguments.’

Key clients


Boeringher Ingelheim

C.F.E.B. Sisley

Thomson Licensing


Agri Advanced Technologies






Ono Pharmaceutical






France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands as a formidable presence in the Paris IP market, boasting one of the largest and most accomplished teams. The firm represents a diverse clientele, which includes some of the world’s most prestigious brands in the luxury goods, sports apparel, and cosmetics sectors. The team, led by co-heads Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, a seasoned expert in contentious matters with a pronounced focus on the life sciences sector, alongside Emmanuel Larere, a distinguished trade mark litigator, and Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, a specialist in infringement disputes and technology transfer agreements, demonstrates excellence in both litigation and transactional work. Their particular strength lies in handling trade mark disputes governed by French and European Union law, where they frequently appear before civil, commercial, and criminal courts. Moreover, the team operates a dedicated unit focused on trade mark filing, prosecution, and portfolio management, catering to clients on a national and international scale.

Practice head(s):

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; Emmanuel Larere; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry

Other key lawyers:

Julie Pailhè; Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo; Elise Marie


‘Emmanuel Larere is a sharp, strategic thinker and provides quality legal advice.’

Key clients






Louis Vuitton (vs van cleef)


France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 1

The business-oriented’ team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is a strong choice for VC transactions in France and regularly assists startups, growth equity funds, strategic buyers and institutional investors. The group is particularly adept at advising on transactions involving the insurance, hospitality, retail, and healthcare segments. Three partners share leadership of the practice: Pierre KarpikDavid-James Sebag and Louis Oudot de Dainville. Karpik and Sebag specialise in venture capital and M&A transactions and have particular focus on technology-related deals. De Dainville garners client praise for his ‘availability, empathy and expertise’.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Karpik; David-James Sebag; Louis Oudot de Dainville

Other key lawyers:

Paul Jourdan-Nayrac; Donald Davy


‘A very efficiency-oriented team. Listening is excellent. Very business-oriented.’

‘Louis Oudot de Dainville is recommended for his ability to always keep things simple, and Donald Davy for his responsiveness and efficiency.’

‘Very professional VC/M&A team which provides a seamless link between its Paris and New York-based lawyers.’

‘An exemplary complementarity, always supported by the partner who maintains the lead and knowledge on all subjects, with no gaps in understanding. The Gide brand reassures all stakeholders. Attention to detail, and clearly focused on the client, supported in negotiations by the solidity and reputation of the firm.’

‘Excellent market knowledge. Ability to identify and focus on topics that matter. Excellent customer protection while being a deal-maker.’

‘Louis Oudot de Dainville: availability, empathy and expertise. Douglas Davy: responsiveness, expertise and dynamism.’

‘Paul Jourdan-Nayrac and David-James Sebag – The ability to prioritize the different subjects of a transaction according to its specificities, and to treat them with the appropriate importance according to their potential materiality while being dealmakers is what sets this team apart. Furthermore, the great availability, flexibility, pragmatism they demonstrate.’

‘Very responsive and highly competent team. They always had quick and intelligent answers to the questions we asked ourselves or the problems we encountered. I particularly appreciated their ability to analyze and present to us in a clear and objective manner the universe of possibilities while providing the necessary and appropriate layer of advice on top.’

Key clients



The Collectionist

Younited Credit

360 Capital Partners


Partech Partners

BlackFin Capital Partners



Naïo Technologies

Heal Capital


Expedition Growth Capital LP

Cathay Capital

Omie & Cie


Keen Ventures

Sequoi Capital Operation LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised leading new investors and main existing investors, including the French Public Investment Bank (Bpifrance), on the EUR 160m Series D funding round of Ynsect, the French start-up specialised in sustainable food using insects.
  • Advised French company Le Collectionist on its EUR 60m Series C funding round.
  • Advised Isalt on the EUR 50m Series D of Tissium, a start-up specialising in the development and marketing of polymers for the atraumatic reconstruction of human tissue during surgery.

France > Project finance Tier 1

Rated by clients as ‘an essential reference on the French market’, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. regularly acts for public institutions, manufacturers, investment funds and lenders, and is known for its expertise in the structuring and financing of projects. The group is particularly adept at advising on projects across the construction, oil-and-gas, nuclear energy and logistics industries. The practice is jointly led by Marie Bouvet-GuiramandJohn CrothersFarah El-BsatVictor GrandguillaumeLaetitia Lemercier, Stéphane Vernay, and the ‘extremely competent and very responsive’ Thomas Courtel. Ex-practice co-head Nicolas Jean left the firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Marie Bouvet-Guiramand; Thomas Courtel; John Crothers; Farah El-Bsat; Victor Grandguillaume; Laetitia Lemercier; Stéphane Vernay


‘The Gide project finance team is an essential reference on the French market. It benefits from recognised expertise and stands out for its flawless support on particularly complex files. It can rely on the expertise of all the firm’s lawyers thus ensures perfect project management.’

‘Thomas Courtel is extremely competent and very responsive. His perfect knowledge of the sector and the different players allows him to be proactive and always find appropriate solutions. I have great confidence in Thomas.’

‘Marie Bouvet-Guiramand – expertise in project financing, good knowledge of commercial banks and development banks. Tax expertise and experience of Africa.’

Key clients


Toulouse Football Club


Region Grand Est

Cap Gemini



International Chamber of Commerce

Olympique Lyonnais Group

Viasat Inc.

Skylogic France


Société du canal de Provence

Rivage Investments




Energie de Strasbourg

Immo Mousquetaires


Work highlights

  • Advised the lenders of Grand Est Mobilités on the drafting and negotiation of the contractual documentation enabling it to finance the acquisition and management of rolling stock owned by the Grand Est Region.
  • Advised the Consortium formed by NGE Concessions, Transdev, Chamber of Commerce, and Industry for Oise Department on the tender for operating Paris-Beauvais Airport.
  • Advised Vinci and Bouygues on all aspects of the tendering procedure for the sale or the renewal of the Stade de France concession, including assisting them with the financing of the project.

France > Real estate Tier 1

The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., which one client considers ‘capable of covering the entire range of services that a real estate player may need’, is frequently instructed by real estate companies, fund managers, financial institutions, insurers and hospitality groups. Sales, acquisitions, leasebacks, financing and development mandates are core areas of expertise. The practice is co-led by Frédéric Nouel, who is lauded for his ‘extensive experience and a unique ability to find solutions’, and majors on transactional and financing mandates. Alongside him, Eric Martin-Impératori is well-versed in planning law, construction law and project financing. Additional key department figures include Renaud Baguenault de PuchesseHugues MoreauChristopher Szostak, Rémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Nouel; Eric Martin-Impératori


‘Rémi Tabbagh has the ability to understand the business in depth and the implications in credit documentation, with flawless attention to detail.’

‘A very appreciable real estate department – perfect control of files, dynamism and a commitment to our side that is reassuring and reassuring. Flawless availability, including on subjects of secondary importance. Fluid billing, unquestionable.’

‘Team capable of covering the entire range of services that a real estate player may need.’

‘A multidisciplinary team, extremely professional and dynamic, with a very good ability to anticipate and adapt to regulatory changes. Exceptional negotiation assistance.’

‘Frédéric Nouel is a lawyer who excels in his field with extensive experience and a unique ability to find solutions to successfully complete the most complex projects. Frédéric is a brilliant negotiator. He also demonstrates great availability.’

‘Notable for the quality of the work provided; the size and composition of the team makes it possible to distribute the workload and adapt the profiles of employees to the subjects.’

‘A team with highly recognised expertise in real estate law; expertise which is essential to deal with the most complex files. The Gide team knows how to be proactive in order to advance and complete the most complex operations. A team that does not only play an advisory role but a real partner in matters.’

‘Responsiveness in files, strategic vision of complex files and high quality of negotiation and monitoring.’

Key clients

Primonial REIM




Swiss Life Investment Managers

Ivanhoé Cambridge


Joint venture between Brookfield and Experimental Group


Allianz Trade



Macquarie Asset Management


JP Morgan Asset Management France


Arkéa Reim, on behalf of SCI Territoires Avenir

Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France




Société Générale

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)

Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENDB)

Crédit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank (CACIB)



BECM (Calypso Project)

France > Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.  runs a comprehensive practice, capable of handling a range of work including block trades and private placements, as well as IPOs and complex financings. The team also regularly works on convertible transactions and has in-house US expertise. It assists financial advisers and banks as well as issuers, and has a strong presence in the biotech sector. Arnaud Duhamel, US expert Melinda Stege-Arsouze and Guilhem Richard are the key partners, with of counsel Scott Logan also providing US legal support. In addition, the firm also has complementary expertise advising leading French companies on share capital increase reserved for employees through expert Sami Toutounji.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Scott Logan; Sami Toutounji

Key clients

Antin Infrastructure Partners


Veolia Environnement


Deutsche Bank

BNP Paribas Group

Société Générale



Morgan Stanley

Credit Suisse

Crédit Agricole CIB

EFG Hermes (Egypt)

Citigroup Global Markest


Namsen Capital

JPM Securities

American Industrial Partners




Work highlights

  • Assisted Air France-KLM in connection with an offering of deeply subordinated undated bonds (TSSDI) convertible into new shares and/or exchangeable for existing shares for a multimillion-euro nominal amount.
  • Advised Nippon Steel Corporation on the sale of its shares from Vallourec.
  • Advised GenSight on its initial public offering (IPO) on Euronext Paris, numerous private placements and its prior bond financing with Kreos.

France > Compliance Tier 2

The ‘dynamic and pragmatic team’ at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is noted for its expertise in conducting internal investigations involving issues such as anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, duty of vigilance and breach of international sanctions. The practice is also well placed to assist with the implementation of compliance programmes, in addition to advising on matters concerning cyber security and data protection regulations. The ‘remarkableSophie Scemla, who acts for domestic and international clients in compliance audits led by the AFA, and advises on the setting up of anti-corruption compliance programmes, jointly leads the group alongside Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Scemla; Bruno Quentin; Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry

Other key lawyers:

Diane Paillot de Montabert


‘This team is responsive and available. It covers a wide range of compliance, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, sanctions and protection of personal data.’

‘Sophie Scemla and Diane Paillot de Montabert stand out.’

‘Available, responsive and constructive.’

‘Sophie Scemla and Diane Paillot de Montabert are very attentive.’

‘The team is innovative and attentive. The investigations team offers a comprehensive service and our relationship is based on trust.’

‘Sophie Scemla is remarkable.’

‘A very dynamic and pragmatic team, with good knowledge of white-collar criminal law. They are proactive with their clients and have excellent compliance expertise.’

‘Sophie Scemla is an excellent lawyer.’

Key clients

Doris Group

Mediterranean Shipping Company

Work highlights

  • Represented AXA Banque, a subsidiary of AXA that focuses on retail banking in France, in a disciplinary procedure initiated by the banking supervisor for alleged failure to comply with certain regulations related to AML/CFT matters.
  • Assisted insurance company Allianz in drawing up a risk map for its insurance and reinsurance business, and in setting up an AML compliance system.

France > Derivatives and structured finance Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s team is able to draw on the strength of practitioners in its London office for derivatives and structured finance expertise. The Paris practice assists French and international financial institutions and corporations with their transactional, regulatory, clearing and derivatives needs through Laurent Vincent, who is also a DCM specialist. The group recently advised on innovative sustainability-linked derivative products. Counsel Clément Vandevooghel also demonstrates high-level structured finance and securisation expertise, providing legal opinions and advising on complex transactions.

Practice head(s):


‘A team that is available, creative and pragmatic’.

‘Clément Vandevooghel is reliable, available and always constructive’.

‘It is a very strong team, both in technical and experience terms. They are particularly strong in the areas of securitisation and other forms of receivables based financings, as well as in acquisition finance.’

Key clients



CNP Assurances

EDFI Management Company

Rabobank London

Axa Group

Deutsche Bank

BNP Paribas

Société Générale


Crédit Logement

Crédit Agricole CIB

Air France KLM

Barclays Bank PLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted legal counsel in Spain with the establishment, drafting, and negotiation of all derivative and associated collateral documentation with respect to seven different classes of notes in connection with a Spanish auto-loan securitisation structure renewed every year.
  • Advised Europcar Mobility Group on the setting-up and structure of the securitisation programme of Europcar Group UK.

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is known for its ‘very good’ knowledge of a broad spectrum of issues, advising a varied client roster of dedicated funds, pharma, and medtech and biotech companies. The group exhibits expertise in a whole host of areas, including distribution and marketing, and dealings with the FCA. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier primarily focuses on patent and trade mark disputes in France, and across Europe. IP specialist Emmanuel Larere regularly acts in patent disputes, while Arnaud Duhamel has deep transactional expertise, often advising on securities offerings and privatisations. Promoted to partner in July 2023, Paul Jourdan-Nayrac advises various American and European investment funds, and life sciences growth companies.

Practice head(s):

Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry; Emmanuel Larere; Dimitri Dimitrov; Arnaud Duhamel; Anne Tolila

Other key lawyers:

Guilhem Richard; Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo; Paul Jourdan-Nayrac


‘Very good knowledge of the subjects and the environment. Expert opinions and advice regarding IP and competition law.’

Key clients


Apollo Global Management

Bristol Myers Squibb

Bryan, Garnier & Co

Cathay Innovation

Dreem SAS


Gensight Biologics

Heal Capital



LifeSci Capital

Meril Life Sciences

Ono Pharmaceutical

Obvious Ventures


Phaxiam Therapeutics

Phoenix Group

SVB Securities

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Offering a comprehensive practice in the IT sector, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is skilled in handling contract negotiations, legal structurings of digital technology projects, and cybersecurity issues. Other areas of expertise include software protection and IT-related litigation. The team is constantly consolidating its position in the market as a go-to advisor on Web3, NFT and metaverse matters, and also continues to provide counsel for major players in the banking sector. The team is co-led by Thierry Dor, who advises both domestic and global clients on a breadth of issues from outsourcing to software integration, and Julien Guinot-Deléry, who oversees strategic tech and digital litigation.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Dor; Julien Guinot-Deléry


‘Amazing and highly competent team with a very high quality of legal services across the team.’

‘Thierry Dor has instilled a team approach focused on the clients’ needs, openness, simplifying complex matters and extremely high availability and reactivity. A team which we always want to work with and provides the right solution to our needs.’

‘Thierry Dor is a true partner for any in-house legal team or business team with an excellent knowledge of the business and technology.’

Key clients


Crédit Mutuel Arkea

International Chamber of Commerce

Agence France Presse

Aura Blockchain Consortium

Crédit Agricole


Europ Assistance



Work highlights

  • Assisting Agence France Presse with its software license negotiation with Microsoft, including challenging the pricing conditions.
  • Advised BNP Paribas on its transaction with CACEIS to combine their issuer services activities in a joint venture.

France > Industry focus: Telecoms  Tier 2

Thierry Dor, who specialises in IT, data protection and telecoms matters, and Frédéric Mion co-lead the practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., which is very experienced in advising on the rolling out of fibre broadband and communications networks. The group brings expertise in regulatory matters and contentious issues, and is well known for representing government bodies and private entities in mandates. Dane Tacchini left the firm in August 2023.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Dor; Frédéric Mion


‘Recognized expertise in the regulation sector in West Africa.’

Key clients

Government of Guinea-Bissau

State of Niger

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. represents leading corporations, agencies and artists in the media sector. The team is developing innovative approaches to French and EU regulations, as well as advising clients on contractual practices. Copyright is another key area of expertise. The practice is led by Julien Guinot-Deléry, who focuses on both contentious and non-contentious matters across the whole spectrum of media law. Guinot-Deléry is supported by Camille Truchot, who leverages her sector expertise working in the online media, advertising and video games industries.

Practice head(s):

Julien Guinot-Deléry

Other key lawyers:

Key clients






Reworld Media

Agence France-Presse

La Comédie-Française



French Ministry of Culture and Communication

Fundamental Films

Groupe 1981






Paris 2024

Pernod Ricard

Work highlights

  • Advising Orange in the acquisition of Orange’s audiovisual and content division (OCS and Orange Studio) by Groupe Canal+.
  • Representing OCS (previously known as Orange Cinema Series), a major French television network dedicated to movies and series, in a litigation against Sony Pictures Entertainment before the Paris Commercial Court.
  • Representing Agence France-Presse (AFP), one the three leading press agencies in the world, in major media law litigation against Twitter before the Paris Civil Court.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. field a sizeable team of more than 70 lawyers that are ‘extremely goal oriented and dedicated’ and skilled in handling international and domestic transactions. The team is a go-to for leading banks and major industrial companies including leading names in the energy sector in managing strategic publicly listed and private M&A transactions, as well as handling distressed M&A and corporate restructuring matters. The practice recently worked on headline transactions in the energy, media and logistics sectors. Practice head Olivier DiazAnne TolilaJean-Gabriel Flandrois, Antoine Tézenas du Montcel and Charles de Reals are highly regarded. The team was further strengthened by the arrivals of Marcus Billam, Jean-Baptiste De Martigny and Alexandre Durand from Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier in 2024.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Diaz

Other key lawyers:

Anne TolilaJean-Gabriel Flandrois; Antoine Tezenas de Montcel; Charles de Reals; Marcus Billam; Jean-Baptiste de Martigny;  Alexandre Durand


‘The team is extremely goal oriented and dedicated, eager to work under pressure when needed to get the deal through and without compromising the quality of work.’

‘Very high level, highly recognised M&A skills; very fine expertise in business law. Extremely well maintained customer relations.

‘Antoine Tézenas du Montcel: extreme availability, great responsiveness, high level M&A skills. Great humility. Extremely business oriented. Capable of providing very specialized solutions.’

One of the best teams on the market. Total commitment to customers, availability at all times, enormous capacity to listen, enormous capacity to understand and analyze problems, excellent legal practice and technique, permanent search for innovative, intelligent and effective solutions.

‘Anne Tolila shows great intelligence, human relationships,  rigor and efficiency, and absolute mastery of law. She seeks the most suitable and innovative solutions. She is a great professional.’

‘Antoine Tézenas du Montcel provides very clear and thorough advice, and adapts his legal advice to the practical and commercial constraints that clients face’.

‘The team is particularly available and efficient. The different members of the team are endearing both for their professional and human qualities, which makes working with this firm very pleasant. Clients feel listened to and very well supported.’

Key clients

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA


Apollo Global Management

Assurance Abeille

Reworld Media

Vantiva SA

Groupe Lactalis SA




Eiffage Energie Systèmes

Société Générale

Vauban Infrastructure Partners

Long Path Partners

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert


Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Groupe Beneteau


Work highlights

  • Assisted MSC in the acquisition of 100% of Bolloré Africa Logistics.  
  • Advising Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (“GBL”) in connection with the negotiation of a business combination of Webhelp.
  • Advised Reworld Media in the context of a potential contemplated acquisition of a stake in Editis.

France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 2

Demonstrating 'mastery of financial law' and 'excellent creative abilities', the team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. assists clients with the gamut of funds matters, including formation, structuring, and regulatory work. 'Leading figure' Stéphane Puel steers the practice his well-known for advising on the structuring and establishment of open-end and closed-end investment funds, and is supported by key financial services partners Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay. Nicolas Capelli was promoted to of counsel in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Puel


‘Gide has a key competitive advantage in my view: deep and thorough knowledge of the local asset management regulation, as they are working with a lot of asset managers, they have a great insight into market practices and trends.’

‘I value in particular the great reactivity (the breadth of their skills and their ability to add specialists when needed) and their ability to work with global organizations.’

‘Team particularly aware of market trends on the creation of PE funds, and therefore strength in discussions regarding the creation of new funds, the reorganization of existing funds, and reviews.’

‘Mastery of financial law applied to all types of funds and financial instruments. Excellent creative abilities developed to advise suitable solutions and sufficient authority with the regulator.’

‘The team of lawyers is led by leading figure Stéphane Puel, who is discreet and very committed, constructive and educational, intelligent in his solutions and prudent in his approaches. He is surrounded by experts who are highly skilled in specialized fields.’

Key clients





Neuberger Bergman


Investissements Stratégiques en Actions Long Terme (ISALT)

Vivalto Partners

Tikehau IM

ODDO BHF Asset Management

Arec Occitanie

Bouygues Group

BNP Paribas Asset Management France

Eiffel Investment Group

Omnes Capital

Pierre Premier Gestion

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 2

The group at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is regularly seen on transactions ranging from small to large-cap, assisting sponsors and financing banks. The 'experienced and highly specialized' team displays additional strength in management packages and governance. Olivier Diaz steers the practice and specialises in acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts, and corporate restructurings. Additional key partners include the 'very experienced' Jean-François Louit, the 'pragmatic, efficient' Antoine de la Gatinais, and Caroline Lan, who demonstrates expertise in tax matters, as well as private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Olivier Diaz


‘Experienced and highly specialized team on topics related to management packages.’

‘Jean-François Louit and Caroline Lan are both senior and very experienced.’

‘Very ‘user-friendly’, excellent quality work, offers a complete service allowing you to benefit from the different expertise present within the firm.’

‘Antoine de la Gatinais – pragmatic, efficient, good relations with the various stakeholders, very available.’

‘Very close-knit Gide team that is one with the client’s team. With this approach we have a feeling of moving forward with our projects together.’

‘Caroline Lan stands out for her competence and interpersonal skills. She brings technique to a multitude of subjects and knows how to calm situations. This is very appreciable in M&A to process the file and prepare the merger of two companies.’

‘Very good team with very qualified partners who are involved in the deal until the end. Gide has succeeded in setting up a client-centric and multidisciplinary platform that is very effective in the execution of Private Equity/LBO deals.’

‘Caroline Lan: exceptional professional qualities, very strong work force, total involvement in her files with a deep understanding of the issues of the deal (economic, legal, tax) and an ability to go into the details of LBO models and business agreements, a real ability to find concrete solutions (some very innovative) and to find solutions to the most complex legal blockages, good negotiator, very educational with her clients with precision in the analyses and clarity in her recommendations. Probably the best lawyer I have ever had the chance to work with.’

Key clients

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL)

Primonial REIM



Providence Equity Partners




TRAIL & Vendis Capital

B & Capital




Omnes Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Groupe Bruxelles Lambert on the negotiation of a business combination of Webhelp, 61.5% owned by GBL, and US-based group Concentrix, listed on Nasdaq, creating a prominent global player in customer experience.
  • Advised Primonial REIM on the acquisition of Icade’s stake in Icade Santé, a leading healthcare property company with a portfolio worth €6.9bn.
  • Advised the management of the TSS business of Worldline in the context of its spin-off from the Worldline group.

France > Tax Tier 2

At Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., the tax practice is commended for its ‘extensive experience in real estate and the taxation of different real estate investment vehicles'. Another area of expertise for the team is M&A and private equity where it regularly assists clients with a range of issues relating to transactional tax, specifically the structuring of private equity and LBO transactions. Notable names in the team include Laurent Modave, who is knowledgeable of transactions and group reorganisations; Magali Buchert, who handles tax litigation matters; Paul de France, whose expertise lies in the tax structuring of LBO and M&A transactions and Olivier Dauchez and Bertrand Jouanneau, who are both well versed at handling transactional structuring, specifically in the real estate area.


‘We mostly work with the Gide tax team in relation to management team and incentive plan issues. They have a comprehensive understanding of the relevant tax issues and a commercial approach and are very experienced in multi-jurisdictional transactions.’

‘They are very pragmatic and always available’

‘Paul de France is a stand out tax star. He also has an understanding of other tax jurisdictions and can explain how in broad terms they work. He is always available – takes calls late in evening, gives pragmatic advice.’

‘A privileged relationship with the associate who is personally involved in the organisation and delivery of the mission.’

‘A perfect mastery of technical, complex and innovative subjects. The concern for securing the chosen solution. Total availability.’

‘Magali Buchert and her teams have achieved several opposing objectives: – a perfect detailed analysis of the facts and texts – an ability to explain complex subjects in detail with expert tax teams – at the same time, a perfect mastery of the synthesis for the exchanges with non-specialists.’

‘The assistance of Gide, and particularly of our advisor Bertrand Jouanneau is distinguished by the quality of the work, their responsiveness and their strength of proposal. We were able to appreciate to what extent the solutions found for the management of our disputes were innovative, and were successful!’

‘The team has extensive experience in real estate and the taxation of different real estate investment vehicles. The answers are always precise.’

Key clients

OFI Invest

Amundi Immobilier

Antin Infrastructures Partners


Blackrock France



Experimental Group

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert



Norges Bank




Société Générale

Swiss Life


France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. manages a variety of commercial and corporate litigation, notably spanning shareholders’ conflicts and post-M&A disputes as well as professional liability claims, for companies, investment funds and in some cases senior executives. The team is also adept at handling claims before African courts and has high-end know-how in the financial and asset management fields which regularly earn its mandates on technical cases. The multidisciplinary team also advises on complementary criminal and compliance issues, notably linked to ESG issues. The team is co-headed by Bruno Quentin, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, Sophie Scemla and Jean-Sébastien Bazille who was promoted to partner in July 2023. Counsel Gabriel Hannotin is another key member. The arrival of the highly regarded Olivier Loizon, who was previously with Viguié Schmidt & Associés and joins as as co-head, is a major addition to the practice.

Other key lawyers:


‘Jean-Sébastien Bazille is both pragmatic in the solutions proposed while demonstrating great rigor and responsiveness in the implementation of the strategy.’

‘They are top notch and knowledgeable, very responsive, strategic and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Jean Sébastien Bazille is very responsive and has a perfect command of both legal and technical subjects. He listens very well and is always available. He has a very quick understanding of technical subjects. Great collaborative spirit.’

‘Good ability to listen to the client; high professionalism; responsiveness and availability; good quality of service provided and innovative.’

‘Very available team. Their responsiveness and seriousness allow us to move forward in complicated situations.’

‘The team is very responsive. The written responses and legal consultations are operational and concise. Procedural documents are always written with care and quality, taking clients’ comments into account.’

‘Gabriel Hannotin: very responsive and attentive. He is very pragmatic and a high quality lawyer.’

‘The team is very competent and has experience handling large-scale commercial disputes. The team provides clients with a protected platform to transfer documents and pieces relating to a  file, which is very appreciable.’

Key clients

Corplex France

Phaxiam Therapeutics

Libyan Investment Authority

Work highlights

  • Assisting the State of Libya’s sovereign wealth fund in its dispute against creditors regarding the attachment of its assets in France.
  • Assisting Phaxiam Therapeutic in multiple proceedings instituted by an activist shareholder, Akkadian Partners, which opposes the merger of Phaxiam Therapeutics and Pherecydes Pharma, another biotech.

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a combined London and Paris-based practice that handles commercial and investment arbitration cases on behalf of some European and African state entities but predominantly for companies. The team has a strong involvement in Africa-related matters, concerning mining, oil and gas and construction issues. It has also been recently retained to handle a high-stakes case linked to Russia and another significant case opposing leading insurance companies. The practice also regularly handles exequatur cases before French courts.  Carole Malinvaud, who regularly sits as an arbitrator in ICSID and ICC arbitration cases, is noted. She co-chairs the practice alongside Christian CambouliveAlexandra Munoz and London-based Saadia Bhatty and Rupert Reece.

Other key lawyers:

Sacha Willaume; Astrid Westphalen


‘Gide’s arbitration department is undoubtedly among the best specialized teams on the market in international arbitration. The partners who make it up, like the collaborators, are all excellent professionals. The department has a perfect command of the technologies that allow it to work best on large-scale projects. ’

‘The teams in the UK and France are able to collaborate seamlessly and have enormous experience and knowledge of their respective markets as well as the international one. ’

‘Rupert Reece is excellent. He possesses and applies his huge knowledge and experience in a way that benefits his clients. He is also easy to work with.’

‘Christian Camboulive: detailed knowledge of files and extensive experience of arbitration practices.’

‘Saadia Bhatty is eloquent, persuasive in her answers and very responsive’.

‘Carole Malinvaud leads a diverse and brilliant team. She has terrific judgement and cuts a very authoritative figure in the hearing room. She invariably has the ear of the Tribunal and is very good at putting together and leading the best teams for any given case.’

‘Christian Camboulive, Alexandra Munoz and Astrid Westphalen stand out for their extensive knowledge of arbitration in various economic sectors and the particularities that these different sectors can represent.’

‘Alexandra Munoz is very experienced in international arbitration cases. She has a very keen sense of analysis.

Key clients

Expertise France

Zenith Energy Africa Ltd

Asmidal SPA


The French Republic

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Public Power Corporation

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s team combines strong compliance and white-collar investigation expertise, representing banks, companies and senior executives and individuals. The firm is able to handle investigations and proceedings, spanning a wide range of criminal accusations including international corruption, bribery and tax fraud offences. It has also been retained recently to act on files raising more novel issues including complicity in crimes against humanity and other offences relating to international human rights concerning companies’ operations overseas. The firm has the ability to assist with cross-border investigations and cases, and its involvement also extends to many other areas such as banking products, pharmaceutical trials and cases with a political angle. The highly experienced Sophie Scemla  and Bruno Quentin are the key contacts. Counsel François Voiron provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

François Voiron; Marion David


‘Sophie Scemla has extensive experience in complex cases, an unparalleled “flair” and communicative energy in the search for legal leads and factual research. She has a great mastery of the procedure and is able to very quickly establish a bullet proof strategy. Marion David has a good technical profile.

‘Sophie Scemla is capable of delivering analyzes of great finesse, acting as a strategist and is excellent in customer relations.’

‘Excellent fluidity of intervention, diagnosis, recommendation and implementation of processes.’

‘Sophie Scemla: involvement, interpersonal skills.’

‘Bruno Quentin and his team are very available and responsive. Their analyzes are clear and very professional.’

‘Bruno Quentin immediately understands strategic issues and has the art of summarizing the most complex and voluminous files to the essential elements. His opinions are very clear and eminently professional.’

Key clients

BMW France


Centaurus Group

Crédit Foncier de France

Doris Group


Mr Georges Siffredi




France > Insolvency Tier 4

Guided by M&A expert Jean-Gabriel Flandrois, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s restructuring division encompasses a wide range of cases. This includes pre-insolvency procedures such as mandate ad-hoc and safeguard proceedings, as well as comprehensive insolvency proceedings, covering all aspects of judicial restructuring. The team excels in representing debtors during conciliation proceedings and provides strategic guidance to shareholders and creditors in critical market scenarios. Moreover, the division benefits from the extensive experience of Nadia Haddad, who has a strong track record in litigating insolvency-related matters both domestically and internationally, serving a diverse client base before the French courts.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Gabriel Flandrois

Other key lawyers:

Nadia Haddad


‘Very dynamic team that knows how to deal with complex situations with rare technical mastery, a lot of pragmatism and great humanity. They are one of the best teams on the market.’ 

‘Nadia Haddad has worked on the most important cases in recent years. She leads the department and is always at the forefront in determining strategies and solutions.’

‘Very good team. Nadia Haddad in particular is very constructive and experienced in the subject.’ 

Key clients

Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE)

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

RATP Capital Innovation

Gibson Brands



Dreem SAS


Work highlights

  • Advised Vantiva, the main shareholder of Technicolor Creative Studio’s (“TCS”) (which belonged to ex Technicolor group) in the context of TCS conciliation proceeding, in order to find an agreement on the global financial restructuring of the company.
  • Advising Orpea’s board of directors in connection with several corporate matters, including (i) a shareholder activism campaign involving Orpea and (ii) the financial restructuring of the company.
  • Advised Transperfect, a world leader in language services and technology solutions for major international groups, as part of its acquisition of Groupe Hiventy, an international specialist in the post-production, localization, distribution and restoration of audiovisual and film content.

Turkey > Foreign firms Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.  (in association with Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak) utilises its strong network of international lawyers in Africa, Asia and Europe to advise on insurance, dispute resolution, tax, banking and finance, and corporate and M&A mandates. Bülent Özdirekcan and Arpat Şenocak have international bar qualifications in France and Switzerland respectively. Other key members of the team include Ali Osman Ak, who has in-depth knowledge of employment law, and Esra Dündar Loiseau, who heads the IP practice.

Practice head(s):

Bülent Ozdirekcan; Arpat Şenocak; Ali Osman Ak; Esra Dündar Loiseau


‘The team stands out for its multinational presence. The French and Swiss relations of the team are strong and unique in Turkish market.’

‘Bülent Özdirekcan, having presence in the Turkish market, is a prominent member of Turkish law community. Ali Osman Ak is diligent and provides commercially accurate solutions for all disputes.’

‘ODS stands out for its unwavering commitment to putting clients first. They prioritize understanding clients’ unique needs and tailoring legal strategies accordingly. They also stand out for its multi-disciplinary team.’

‘The team at ODS boasts a broad range of legal expertise, including M&A and corporate law, intellectual property, energy, employment law, banking and insurance law among others.’

‘Arpat Senocak stands out for his exceptional communication and problem-solving skills.’

‘The team stands out for its pragmatic approach and creative mindset.’

Key clients

Agence Française de Développement

Ak Gıda

Akdeniz Turistik Tesisler A.Ş.

ALD Automotive Turkey

ALD International

Air Liquide

Alchem Europe



Allianz Hayat ve Emeklilik A.Ş.


AXA Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.

AXA Sigorta

Believe Digital

Bel Karper Gıda Sanayi A.Ş.

Bereket Tekaful

BNP Paribas Cardif Hayat Sigorta A.S.

BNP Paribas Cardif Sigorta A.S

BNP Paribas Cardif Emeklilik A.S.

BNP Paribas SA


BPF Acentelik ve Aracilik Hizmetleri A.S.

BTA Havalimanları

Carel Industries

Ca Technologies Yazılım ve Bilişim Hizmetleri Limited Şirketi

Cepas Galvaniz Demir Celik Madencilik Insaat Nakliye Ticaret ve Sanayi A.S

Christian Dior


Club Méditerranée SA


Crédit Agricole Ukraine


Eker Süt Ürünleri Gıda San. Tic. A.S.

Electronics for Imaging


Euler Hermes Sigorta A.S.

Euler Hermes (Italy)





GCL Factoring France

Global Enerji

Gestamp North Europe Services S.L.

Groupama Sigorta A.S.

Groupama Emeklilik A.S.

Groupama Assurances Mutuelles

Group Atlantic

Helvetia Swiss Insurance Company Limited

H & M


Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc



Koop Hub

Hakuhodo DY Holding

Lactalis Group


Levi Strauss Co

Lombard Odier

Loyens & Loeff


Maisto E Associeti

MDS AP Tech Yazılım Ürünleri ve Bilişim Hizmetleri Ticaret Ltd. Şti.

Midis Group

NN Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.


OYAK Renault

Orange Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri A.S.


PJSC Rosbank

Reinsurance Group of America

Saint Gobain


SG Hambros

Skandinavska Enskilda Banken

Société Générale Milano

Sojern INC.

Şen-Er Boya Kimya



Steelcase SAS


Taiyuan Iron & Steel (Group) Company Limited

TEB Portföy

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Türkiye Hayat ve Emeklilik A.S.

Türkiye Katılım Hayat A.Ş.

Türkiye Katılım Sigorta A.Ş.

Türkiye Sigorta A.S.

Türkiye Wealth Fund

Union Bancaire Privée


Volvo Group Otomotiv Tic. Ltd. Şti

Volvo Trucks AB


Work highlights

  • Advising AXA Sigorta on the structuring of its distribution relationship with Denizbank in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Turkey > Tax

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.-associated firm Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak assists multinational financial institutions and corporates across the tourism, manufacturing, and energy sectors, in various tax matters ranging from disputes, VAT, income tax, as well as the tax aspects of joint ventures, M&A and restructurings. The group is headed by seasoned tax litigator Bülent Özdirekcan and associate Mustafa Karadaş. Tuygun Can Elbek left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Bulent Ozdirekcan; Mustafa Karadaş

Key clients

Société Générale Milano

Club Med



Believe SA

BNP Paribas

Axa Mediterranean Holding



Ersa Construction

Cuatrecasas Law Firm

LCA Studio Legal

Work highlights

  • Advised Société Générale Milano on tax regimes applicable to a cross-border financial lease delivered to SunExpress, a joint venture formed between Turkish Airlines Inc and Lufthansa.
  • Advising Club Med SA on a right of easement which has been granted for a 49 year period of time by the Turkish authorities to the benefit of the fully owned Turkish subsidiary of Club Med SA.
  • Advised Saint-Gobain within the scope of the formation of a joint-venture with the Turkish Dalsan Group, a manufacturer in Turkey and exporter of construction solutions.

The firm: Gide is a leading international law firm and the first to have originated in France. Founded in Paris in 1920, the firm now operates from 12 offices worldwide. With 550 lawyers, drawn from 35 different nationalities, Gide offers some of the most respected specialists in all sectors of national and international finance and business law. In each of its offices in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, the firm provides its clients with comprehensive knowledge of local markets, regional expertise, and the resources of an international law firm.

With over 200 lawyers working outside France, Gide has a truly international presence, including in New York and London where its American and British lawyers cover all aspects of US and English law and, in particular, international financing transactions. Gide has a long-standing full-service presence in a number of countries where the legal system is based on Roman-Germanic principles and, in particular, in Brussels, Central and Eastern Europe (two offices in Poland and Turkey, and some 80 lawyers), North Africa and the Middle East (four offices in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia and over 40 lawyers) and Asia (two offices in China, and some 30 lawyers).

Gide regularly works in close co-operation with leading law firms in the countries where it does not have offices and is a member of several international legal networks (including the European Network
together with Chiomenti, Cuatrecasas and Gleiss Lutz, and Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms – Gide is the exclusive member firm for France).

Gide is widely regarded as a key player throughout Africa, having advised a broad, blue-chip client base on a range of complex and challenging transactions for some 50 years. Its experience and expertise extend across the entire continent not only in French-speaking Western and Central Africa but also in Southern and Eastern Africa and in Portuguese-speaking countries.

Main areas of practice:  The firm is a full-service international firm. Its areas of expertise include: arbitration; banking and finance/capital markets; bankruptcy/ insolvency; competition/international trade; compliance and corporate investigations; criminal and commercial litigation; data protection; employment; energy; health law; insurance, industrial risk and transport; intellectual property/ telecommunications, media and technology; mergers and acquisitions/corporate law; oil, gas and mining law; projects (finance and infrastructure); private equity; public private partnerships; public law and environment; real estate transactions and financing; tax.

Organised into international practice groups, each specialising in a specific area of business law, Gide can draw on a veritable pool of market-recognised specialists who can act on all kinds of cases. The firm is in a position to set up task forces comprising legal and sector experts to best serve the needs of its clients.

In line with its pioneering spirit and ambition to be a reference law firm as regards innovation, Gide has set up a new team – Gide 255 – dedicated to offering strategic, legal and regulatory advice on all matters related to its clients’ digital transformation.  This team of experts in the fields of regulation, innovation and strategy aims to offer “augmented” advice on changing business models and new behaviours that are deeply affected by the development of advanced technologies. It also offers high-end support to help advance the changing legal and regulatory framework both in France and abroad, whether ongoing or to come. Gide 255 covers in particular the growing stakes of blockchain, ICOs, artificial intelligence, automation and various aspects of data processing.

The recognised know-how of all Gide teams as regards business law, combined with the comprehensive experience of this new team on all challenges pertaining to digital transformation, together enable the firm to offer its clients a unique tool to help decision-making processes in a context that is disrupted by the advent of breakthrough technologies.

Clients: Gide acts for a wide range of private and public clients, including mid-caps, multinational corporations, local authorities, sovereign states, international institutions and start-ups.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Christian Camboulive +33 (0)1 40 75 35 04
Arbitration Carole Malinvaud +33 (0)1 40 75 35 66
Banking and finance Eric Cartier-Millon +33 (0)1 40 75 35 61
Competition/international trade Emmanuel Reille +33 (0)1 40 75 28 95
Criminal and commercial litigation Bruno Quentin +33 (0)1 40 75 35 70
Employment David Jonin +33 (0)1 40 75 35 88
Employment Foulques de Rostolan +33 (0)1 40 75 21 25
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Richard Ghueldre +33 (0)1 40 75 21 55
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Capucine Bernier +33 (0)1 40 75 28 19
Intellectual property Emmanuel Larere +33 (0)1 40 75 60 70
M&A, corporate law Christophe Eck +33 (0)1 40 75 35 21
M&A, corporate law Didier G Martin +33 (0)1 40 75 28 03
Projects (finance and infrastructure) John Crothers +33 (0)1 40 75 28 24
Projects (finance and infrastructure) Stéphane Vernay +33 (0)1 40 75 21 99
Public law and environment Bénédicte Mazel +33 (0)1 40 75 35 11
Public law and environment Thomas Courtel +33 (0)1 40 75 35 18
Real estate, property Hugues Moreau +33 (0)1 40 75 28 60
Restructuring and insolvency Jean-Gabriel Flandrois +33 (0)1 40 75 28 79
Tax Olivier Dauchez +33 (0)1 40 75 60 35
Tax Laurent Modave +33 (0)1 40 75 28 65
Telecommunications, media and technology Julien Guinot-Deléry +33 (0)1 40 75 95 94
Telecommunications, media and technology Thierry Dor +33 (0)1 40 75 28 46
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Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : 350
Contacts : Frédéric Nouel (Senior Partner)
Contacts : Jean-François Levraud (Managing Partner)
Other offices : Algiers
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : London
Other offices : New York
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Tunis
Other offices : Warsaw

Gide is an international firm present in 13 countries, with lawyers of 35 different nationalities and languages spoken representing 41 of the world’s bars, with an average of 22% of non-locals on average in our offices.

Such a rich diversity of its members is a significant performance factor for Gide.

With this in mind, the firm combats all forms of discrimination and actively encourages diversity, in particular in the following fields:

  • Respecting equal opportunities when recruiting and promoting individuals: equal pay for equal work;
  • Providing specific coaching (mentoring & meetings) to women of high potential,
  • Respecting diversity of origins (regional, national, ethnic, cultural, etc.)

Our commitment to diversity is reflected in concrete actions:

  • Signatory to the Diversity Charter since 2018
  • A Diversity workgroup whose first act was to issue a questionnaire on the perception of diversity within Gide, and to establish an action plan to handle this matter
  • Award-winning “Expect to be surprised” recruitment campaign and open positions sent to our Pro Bono partners to encourage diverse applications
  • Gide Talents, an initiative designed by our Executive Committee to encourage applications from diverse backgrounds.