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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
Paris
75008
France

Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s practice focuses on French, UK and US law. The team acts for domestic and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions and investment funds, with extensive experience in bank lending, capital markets and structured finance. The department continues to be a key name for fintech regulatory matters, focusing on legal foresight and structuring on behalf of start-ups, scale-ups and incumbent players. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who leads the practice alongside Stéphane Puel, is a force in regulatory disputes before French and European courts. Guillaume Goffin provides clients with 'detailed and pragmatic technical analysis'.

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Goffin

Testimonials

Guillaume Goffin provides very detailed and pragmatic technical analysis.

In-depth knowledge of OPCIs and their corporate operations. Well-established teamwork. Great time saving and transaction security.

In the field of banking regulation, Cabinet Gide has a competent and professional team with the ability to find pragmatic solutions.

Professional competence; organisation of the relationship with the client; availability; efficiency.

The international dimension and the multiplicity of its fields of intervention provide the advantage of an integrated approach to cases, and of an authoritative name on the domestic and international market.

Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville has surrounded himself with competent people, very familiar with market practices, which make them credible and benchmark interlocutors in the context of banking.

Excellent practice that straddles financial and public law, able to understand clients’ objectives.

In-depth knowledge of regulated financial sectors and a strong sense of legal advice.

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB)

Bank of Ireland

Société Générale

Natixis

CIC

HSBC France

ING

Amundi

Morgan Stanley

Kepler Chevreux

Oddo

Primonial REIM

La Banque Postale

ENI SPA

Lombard Odier Europe

Crédit Suisse

French State

KKR

Westbrook Partners

Nuveen France

Younited Credit

ICAMAP

Banque Centrale de Mauritanie

Agence française de développement

Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 1

Focusing on French, UK and US law, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is active across bank lending, capital markets and structured finance mandates on behalf of lenders, sponsors and borrowers. Equally skilled on domestic and cross-border transactions, the department is also able to advise on the legal aspects of over-the-counter ('OTT') derivative products. As part of a full-service firm offering, the practice is able to 'draw on complementary expertise' from other departments, which was valued by clients. The team features a broad range of expertise, with Kamel Ben-Salah described as 'truly gifted in real estate finance', while Eric Cartier-Millon is highly regarded for structured and project finance. Up-and-coming partner Laetitia Lemercier is another name to note. Thomas Binet departed the firm in March 2020.

Testimonials

Excellent and professional team with the ability to efficiently draw on complementary expertise.

Laetitia Lemercier is a true expert who is always available to her clients.

Gide Loyrette Nouel has deep experience on a wide range of matters. It is just as able advising on a pure financing to a real estate matter.

The firm is able to cover almost everything in-house which makes for expediency in resolving matters.

Kamel Ben Salah and his team are truly gifted in real estate finance.

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB)

Société Générale

Natixis

CIC

HSBC France

ING

Amundi

Morgan Stanley

Lombard Odier Europe

Crédit Suisse

KKR

Westbrook Partners

Nuveen France

Casino Guichard Perrachon

Lactalis

Tikehau

Ariane Group

Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains among the most active debt capital market practices in Paris thanks to a broad range of expertise which includes the most complex deals, such as those involving private placements in the US and in Europe, Rule 144A/Reg S. matters, high-yield offerings and hybrid financings, in addition to more vanilla deals. The group's experience assisting with the issuance of 'Panda', green, social and ESG bonds is a key contributing factor to its continuous success. The French giant houses a strong raft of renowned practitioners, first-and-foremost practice heads: Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux, Melinda Stege-Arsouze (a specialist in US securities law), Arnaud Duhamel and Laurent Vincent - all of whom have earned the trust of major corporations, governments, alternative capital providers and leading financial institutions alike.

Other key lawyers:

Scott Logan

Testimonials

Available and efficient.

Competent, available and personable.

Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux is always available which is rare for a partner of his calibre. Encyclopaedic knowledge of capital market law. Always able to find a solution.

Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux and Laurent Vincent are excellent professionals: absolute experts in capital market law, available and very reliable.

We have appreciated working with Laurent Vincent and Louis Ravaud because of their expertise, availability and guidance.

Key clients

Europcar Mobility Group

Deutsche Bank

Crédit Agricole CIB

Société Générale

Air France KLM

BNP Paribas

Barclays

Veolia Environnement

Gensight

CNP Assurances

Caisse de Refinancement de l’Habitat

Fromageries Bel

Pernod Ricard

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)

Region Ile de France

Eiffage

Derivatives and structured finance Tier 1

In Xavier de Kergommeaux, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. counts one of France's most renowned structured finance experts among its ranks. De Kergommeaux is particularly active regarding public-sector loan company mandates and building society-related work. Arnaud Duhamel and Laurent Vincent co-lead the derivatives practice, which has a strong focus on equity derivatives and financing. Overall, the group shoulders an impressive caseload -often including innovative transactions- and is consistently visible among those legal practices shaping the regulatory framework in France - regarding covered bonds, for example. In addition to its strong presence in France, the firm also offers derivatives and structured finance expertise from its London office where Dimitrios Logizidis and Karine Imbrosciano frequently cooperate with their French colleagues to assist with cross-border matters, often pan-European in nature. Counsel Clément Vandevooghel, a former legal counsel at Natixis, specialises in structured finance. Under the name of Gide 255, the firm's innovation team, the practice has assisted several clients in connection with collateral tokens and on applications of these tokens to derivatives structures.

Other key lawyers:

Clément Vandevooghel

Testimonials

The securitisation team of Gide (Xavier de Kergommeaux, Clément Vandevooghel) is very close to the needs of its clients and at the same time knows how to assert them in the legal framework they are regulates by. They were able to advise us on the best structuring options for our clients. Generally speaking, there is no better value for money for the work that they delivered.

‘Xavier de Kergommeaux and Clément Vandevooghel are always available and listen, both for just a simple question and for work requiring in-depth analysis.’

Young and efficient team.

‘Clément Vandevooghel: efficient and available.’

‘Clément Vandevooghel did a remarkable job in assisting us with our project, demonstrating professionalism and great availability.’

‘Very professional collaboration among the lawyers in this law firm, also perfect allocation of junior associates-through-senior partners to the different tasks of the transaction. High level legal exchange and sound knowledge of transactions; and a great ability to analyse the transaction in detail but also with a holistic view.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the transaction and its circumstances. Great collaboration among associates and senior partners. Very transparent communication with client. High quality of legal knowledge and output (documents, contracts, etc.).’

 

Key clients

Air France / KLM

Citi Global Investment Group

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole CIB

Deutsche Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan

Natixis

Société Générale

Tikehau Investment Management

Environment Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s Jean-Nicolas Clément leads an experienced team that is particularly active for leading companies in the industrial, engineering, oil, energy and nuclear sectors. The practice handles high-profile work in the nuclear sector, such as assisting the national agency in charge of radioactive waste management (Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs) with the landmark CIGEO project consisting in the building of an underground radioactive waste storage site. The practice also advises on various road and land development projects and provides regulatory advice such as recently on the new EU circular economy directive. Associate Alice Bouillié also deserves a mention.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Nicolas Clément

Other key lawyers:

Alice Bouillié

Testimonials

‘Strong experience.’

‘Responsive, competent, efficient and very pleasant team.’

‘Me Clément and Me Bouillié are excellent lawyers.’

Key clients

Vinci Autoroutes

Total

PSG

Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs (ANDRA)

BMW

Eqiom

UMICORE

ExxonMobil

Nintendo

EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. acts for blue-chip French and international clients operating in the technology, media, and transport sectors in complex litigation and investigations involving follow-on damages claims, and on high-profile merger control cases, particularly those involving cross-border issues involving many African countries. The Paris team is supported by the firm's Brussels office. Antoine Choffel advises on distribution and is highly experienced in French and EU competition law. Emmanuel Reille is an expert in complex merger control cases, while Dimitri Dimitrov and Franck Audran both advise on multi-jurisdictional merger control cases and litigation. Additionally, Hélene Vey-Morit was promoted to counsel in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Antoine Choffel; Dimitri Dimitrov; Emmanuel Reille; Franck Audran

Other key lawyers:

Hélene Vey-Morit

Testimonials

‘Gide’s EU Competition team in Paris is consists of excellent experts. The strengths of the team is based on their track record. The French team is very available for its clients. Emmanuel Reille is a very good expert.’

‘The team is highly qualified, responsive and has an extensive technical knowledge regarding distribution law. ’

‘Franck Audran is a very pleasant person to work with who shows great interest in his clients and the work that is needed. He has an extensive technical knowledge on distribution law with experience from many sectors which enable him to respond to clients.’

Gide’s team is exceptional because it is made up of a large number of very high-level lawyers. The Gide team can thus take charge of any type of antitrust case (merger, antitrust, state aid, litigation, investigations, etc.). Whatever its size. The Paris and Brussels offices are excellent and the teams numerous and talented. Foreign offices also have competition specialists in Poland, Turkey, China, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, etc. The network on which Gide relies is also powerful.’

Key clients

Groupe Castel

Transat AT

Fnac-Darty

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfields

Caisse des dépôts et des consignations

Iveco

STIHL

Maus Frères SA

L’Oréal

Cosmetics Europe

Apple EMEIA, Apple Inc

FEBEA

Discovery Group / Eurosport

Fedrus – VM Building Solutions (formerly Umicore)

UHR, Faghit

Accor

Chanel

Paris 2024

GNI

Total

Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has excellent capabilities and is able to deal with all types of work including project, public law, regulatory and M&A matters. The big team is regularly involved in renewables, hydroelectric and nuclear related- matters. Through Michel Guénaire the practice has state-of-the-art regulatory expertise that is sought after by leading French energy producers. The team is notably handling several files before the energy regulator (CRE). The project practice is also top notch, with the team regularly handling major greenfield and brownfield French, European and African energy project work, including on renewables, acting for leading energy producers. Strategic biomass and renewables brownfield transactions are also visible in the caseload. The practice’s strong international reach is further demonstrated by its work on several offshore wind farms in China. Finally, the practice also handles major oil and gas work. Project partners Stéphane VernayJohn CrothersMarie Bouvet-GuiramandNicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume are the key contributors. M&A partner Alexis Pailleret is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Marie Bouvet-Guiramand; John Crothers; Victor Grandguillaume; Michel Guénaire; Nicolas Jean; Alexis Pailleret; Stéphane Vernay

Key clients

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

ALSF

Government of Malawi

Government of the Republic of Botswana

Government of Ivory Coast

TOTAL SA

TOTAL Renewables

EDF SA

EDF International

ENEDIS

ENGIE

EGL

SNEDAI

Société Ivorienne de Raffinage

Petroci Holdings

Brahms Group

NEOT CAPITAL

Caisse Des dépôts et Consignations

Mirova

MERIDIAM and FGIS

Crédit Agricole

BPI France

Tenergie

Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

The 'excellent communicators' at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. are retained by some of world's best-known brands, including Christian Dior and L'Oréal, which benefit from the firm's cross-practice approach to matters. Clients can call on the team's strong IP and especially trade mark expertise for which Emmanuel Larere is a lead contact, as well as on the group's experience in distribution law, with Franck Audran and Antoine Choffel as the two key names. Additionally, the firm fields highly regarded teams in corporate, antitrust, employment and data protection, and has launched Gide 255, a team offering strategic, legal and regulatory advice on the digital transformation of organisations.

Other key lawyers:

Olivier Diaz; David Jonin; Nadège Nguyen

Testimonials

The team listens closely to the client and is always looking for solutions.

Excellent communicators, great client service.

Key clients

Pernod Ricard

CELINE

Christian Dior Couture

Parfums Guerlain

Cosmetics Europe / FEBEA

L’Oréal

Clarins

Industry focus: Telecoms  Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is highly rated for its ability to pull together multidisciplinary teams to assist with all aspects of advisory telecoms work. Typically retained by blue chip French, Chinese and US operators, the practice also has a strong presence in Africa, where clients benefit from the firm's emphasis on streamlined and virtual forms of communication to avoid the costs associated with travelling and on field visits. The department, led by Olivier Cousi, also works closely with the projects team to advise on the structuring and implementation of public service delegation or PPP contracts. Contentious matters are also dealt with.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

SOGEM (Société de Gestion de l’Energie du Manantali) MALI

ARCEP Burkina Faso

Cabo Verde Telecom SARL

Insurance Tier 1

The practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is set up as an insurance, transport and industrial risks group which assists with contentious and non-contentious matters, with advisory work accounting for a particularly significant portion of the workload. With clients including insurers and reinsurers as well as insurance brokers and companies from the team's core sectors, including the transport, industry and construction sectors, the practice can draw on its extensive track record and wide-angle knowledge to assist with complex high-stakes matters. The caseload is primarly domestic in nature, but the firm's offices abroad allow for one-stop-shop coverage. The renowned Richard Ghueldre and Capucine Bernier direct the team.

Testimonials

‘Experience, communication, accessibility, honesty & integrity.’

‘Very experienced in the sector. Very good communication and analytical skills. They have integrity and handle cases in an ethical manner. Very positive relationships with the companies.’

‘They always find the appropriate legal solution. Their knowledge of regulatory matters is very remarkable. ’

‘The firm has a dedicated team and dedicated partners to insurance law. They have very established regulatory and transactional knowledge on insurance matters.’

‘The team has a deep knowledge in insurance sector. The firm has an agile team. They always deliver on time.’

Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. includes both the firm's IP and TMT specialists, demonstrating the practice's awareness of the necessity of intersectional advice. A substantial number of instructions flow from the press and culture sectors, especially matters regarding issues around the collection and payment of royalties. Furthermore,both its international and local French clients benefit from the proximity to developments in EU law that the firm's Brussels office provides. The key partners in the practice are Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Arnaud Michel, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Grégoire Triet; all five IP specialists whose combined expertise includes transactional and litigation experience across copyright, patent and trade mark matters; and media and entertainment specialist, Olivier Cousi. Counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry, who specialises in litigation in copyright, media, communication and culture contexts, is also noted. The firm's digital transformation platform, Gide 255, attests the firm's dedication to technological change.

Testimonials

‘Extremely savvy, able to hit the ground running, and with a broad base of expertise.’

‘Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is a gifted legal advisor. He makes complex matters of IP law very accessible to foreign lay persons.’

‘Very good combination of in-depth knowledge of legal matters and the client’s business flexibility requirements.’

Key clients

Mattel

Fondazione Prada

Experienced Capital Management

Renault

Agence France-Presse

Ubisoft

Newen

Drouot

Radio France

Celine

JJA

Herrmann Global

Shanghai Icicle Fashion

Carven

Intellectual property: Patents Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands out for its versatile partner bench and its focus on the medical device, pharmaceutical and telecommunications sectors. The practice demonstrates particular strength in contentious work, as reflected in the track records of practice heads Grégoire Triet, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry, Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier; the latter four, however, also manage a substantial transactional caseload. Overall, mandates include both domestic and cross-border cases, with a particularly strong focus on multi-jurisdictional matters involving other European states. Internally, the firm's commitment to forming versatile lawyers is reflected in the training of its associates, all of whom work on the gamut of intellectual property matters, involving both soft and hard IP.

Testimonials

‘Consulting and litigation vision, ability to intervene in many jurisdictions, very good understanding of the client ‘s objectives and ability to adapt; great responsiveness.’

‘A very strong competent team of lawyers, with strong legal and technical expertise.’

‘Emanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier are both very well informed, creative and helpful.’

Key clients

Beckman Coulter

Radiometer

ONO Pharmaceuticals

Johnson & Johnson

Pernod Ricard

Bristol Myers-Squibb

Meril

Teoxane

Wsou Investments

Jacobs Douwe Egberts group

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland

Guerbet

Curis

Maury Imprimeur

Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

With a versatile team that offers both soft and hard IP skills, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. focuses primarily on contentious work. Arnaud Michel, Emmanuel Larere and Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier all offer extensive experience in trade mark and patent disputes; while Grégoire Triet and Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry concentrate on patent work. In addition to the strong litigation practice, the team also assists with trade mark prosecution services, including the filing of trade mark applications and representation in the corresponding proceedings before relevant intellectual property offices both in France and abroad. Moreover, as part of a full-service operation, the practice is able to leverage the firm's comprehensive legal offering when expertise in other practice areas is required. In addition, Gide 255, the firm's dedicated digital transformation offering, assists clients with the challenges and opportunities brought about by the on-going digitalisation of businesses.

Key clients

Aiwa Corporation

Magellan

Albéa Services

Christian Dior Couture

Renault

Adidas

Experienced Capital Management

Corum

Sushi Gourmet (Hana Group)

Celine

Château Prince Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte

Nemera

Klesia

Abercrombie

Paris Mutuel Urbain

Levis Strauss

Albea Services

Valentino Couture

Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. represents leading TV broadcasters, radio stations, and has also been retained by the French Ministry of Culture on several matters. Notably, the practice obtained the enforcement of neighbouring rights on press content from the FCA against Google, on behalf of the Agence France Presse. In addition to this more traditional work, the department is also increasingly involved in matters related to the processing of personal data, as  well as blockchain, AI, and programmatic advertising which are becoming more significant for media operators. As part of an international firm offering, the practice is also well placed to advise foreign entities on their operations in France, including film financing and production issues. Olivier Cousi and counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry are the practice heads.

Testimonials

Excellent combination of legal knowledge, underpinned by an understanding of the flexible necessities required by clients in this sector.

Key clients

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP)

UBISOFT

DISCOVERY

RADIO FRANCE

La Comédie-FrançaiseFrance Télévisions

ARTE

French Ministry of Culture and Communication Auzou Editions

WEBEDIA

DROUOT

NEWEN

ALLIANCE DE LA PRESSE (Le Figaro, Le Monde, L’Equipe, Les Echos, Liberation, Ouest-France, etc.)

SPIDEO

Ivorian Ministry for Tourism and Leisure

ICICLE GROUP

Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. successfully maintained its reputation as a venture and growth capital leader, attracting a consistently high flow of matters from investors and issuers. Technology matters account for the majority of transactions, with other key instructions originating in the e-mobility, software, retail and insurance markets. The team of practice heads Pierre Karpik and David-James Sebag also impresses with its experience in private investments in public equity and its ability to assist with employee and management packages and incentive plans. The launch of the online platform Gide Venture in 2017, aimed at providing entrepreneurs, start-ups and growth companies with a number of counselling tools, attested the firm's dedication to France's venture and growth capital scene while the 2018 launch of Gide 255, the firm's digital transformation hub, underlined its commitment to guide its clients through the challenges and opportunities brought on by the digital transformation.

Practice head(s):

Pierre Karpik; David-James Sebag

Other key lawyers:

Louis Oudot de Dainville

Testimonials

‘Very experienced in the technology venture capital field, which is really important for us when we choose outside counsel. Experience is not just at partner level – they have a good team.

‘David-James Sebag – great experience and really responsive. All that you could wish for in a client relationship partner as well as your main transactional partner.’

‘The team is exceptional both for the skills shared by all team members and for their intimate knowledge of market practices, market players and business and regulatory issues.’

‘Pierre Karpik and David-James Sebag lead the team with talent. They are very involved in the files, very available. Julien Negroni and Donal Davy are exceptional assets for the team.’

‘Extremely professional team, perfectly familiar with the workings of the Parisian venture capital market, very efficient and conscientious.’

‘I work with Louis Oudot De Dainville as well as his collaborators: they are precise, meticulous, have a good knowledge of the files, are good negotiators and very aware of what is market practice and what is not.’

Key clients

Idinvest Partners

Balderton Capital

Temasek

Partech Partners

Bpifrance

Highgate Ventures

Cathay Innovation

Eurazeo

Ventech

Allianz

ISAI

360

BlackFin

General Catalyst

EDF

MWM

Spendesk

Meero

Doctolib

Younited Credit

Launchmetrics

Seyna

InsideBoard

Naïo Technologies

Odaseva Technologies

Happytal

Project finance Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a well-rounded practice which assists sponsors, lenders, international agencies and governmental entities with the development and financing of projects in France and overseas. Domestically, the firm has a well established PPP practice, often retained to advise on large public infrastructure projects such as landmark transport projects, including tunnel and metro infrastructure. Public law expert Thomas Courtel and finance partner Laetitia Lemercier are the key contacts. Abroad, the firm is extensively advising oninfrastructure and renewable energy projects in francophone Africa. It is notably involved in smart city projects in Ivory Coast and Benin. The practice also handles key projects in various other parts of the world, for example for key client The International Finance Corporation whom the practice assists with the development and renovation of several airports around the globe. Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, John CrothersVictor Grandguillaume, Nicolas Jean and Stéphane Vernay are the key names for international work.

Practice head(s):

Marie Bouvet-Guiramand; Thomas Courtel; John Crothers; Victor Grandguillaume; Nicolas Jean; Laetitia Lemercier; Stéphane Vernay

Testimonials

Great team.’

‘Thomas Courtel is among the best public law lawyers in France. Laetitia Lemercier is an excellent lawyer (especially in banking law) who remains attentive to find the best solutions for her clients.’

‘Excellent team, very professional with the ability to integrate complementary expertise when necessary with great efficiency.’

‘Laetitia Lemercier is very professional, precise and available with a great ability to adapt the service requested in order to make transactions successful.’

‘Excellent availability, excellent customer support, very good execution.’

‘The team is extremely professional and available. They can respond within very short deadlines and added a lot of value on PPP projects in Africa.’

‘The partners and associates of the firm don’t overcomplicate things and constantly listen to our concerns. They do not hesitate to discuss issues in order to bring solutions and to preserve and safeguard our interests.’

Key clients

EDF

Total Renewables

Organisation de la Communauté Economique des Etats des Pays des Grands Lacs (CEPGL) pour l’Energie des Pays des Grands Lacs (EGL)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Meridiam and FGIS

The Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Government of Barbados

Government of Senegal (CETUD)

Government of the Republic of Botswana

ARELIA and sponsors: Bouygues, DIF and Abedeen

Rivage Investments and Caisse d’Epargne Midi Pyrénées

Ariane group

Lenders supporting Eiffarie and APRR

French State

Eiffage

Vinci, EDF, Renault and Demeter

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

SNEDAI group

Petroci Holdings

Société Ivoirienne de Raffinage (SIR)

AGENCE UNIVERSELLE DU SERVICE UNIVERSEL DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS – TIC (ANSUT)

Real estate Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is a powerhouse in the field; the firm's large team provides the full range of expertise to a highly prominent clientele. The practice excels at handling investment transactions and any other complex upscale off-plan or corporate real estate transactions. It was recently involved in many of the market’s landmark asset and portfolio deals, notably in the office and retail areas. The team also advised ICAWOOD on the launch of the very innovative Arboretum low-carbon offices and service premises campus project in Nanterre La Défense. In the hotel sector, the practice completed a major matter for key client Accor whom it assisted with the €1bn sale of its 85.5% stake in Orbis to AccorInvest, one among many of the client's strategic matters. Finally, the practice fields one of the market’s most renowned real estate finance expertise, often acting for banks on the structuring of the market’s largest financings. Frédéric Nouel directs  the strong practice which also includes: Stanislas DwernickiEric Martin-ImpératoriRenaud Baguenault de PuchesseBertrand OldraChristopher SzostakHugues MoreauJean-François LevraudNicolas Planchot and Constantin Miliotis, who made partner in early 2020. Kamel Ben SalahRémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier are among the best for high-end real estate finance work.

Practice head(s):

Frédéric Nouel

Other key lawyers:

Stanislas Dwernicki; Eric Martin-Impératori; Renault Baguenault de Puchesse; Bertrand Oldra; Christopher Szostak; Hugues Moreau; Jean-François Levraud; Nicolas Planchot; Constantin Miliotis; Kamel Ben Salah; Rémi Tabbagh; Laetitia Lemercier

Testimonials

‘The firm is very business-focused and always a source of solutions and proposals.’

Key clients

Accor

AEW Europe

Abu Dhabi Investment Authority

Allianz

Amundi Immobilier

Angelo Gordon

Ardian

Aviva Investors

Bouygues Immobilier

Brookfield

BNP REIM

Casino

Crédit Suisse

Hammerson

Icawood

Ivanhoé Cambridge

JP Morgan

KKR

Klépierre

Lonestar

Mercialys

Oxford Properties

Paref

Primonial REIM

Schroders REIM

Total SA

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Union Invest

Woodeum

Administrative and public law Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s large team allows the firm to cover most of the market’s strategic public law matters with high-level expertise. In Michel Guénaire, the practice counts a high-level energy regulatory expert among its ranks which fits well in the group's strong wider regulatory expertise. Also of high repute is the firm’s public procurement expertise which is sought after by governmental and local public entities as well as private companies, increasingly so with the advent of new urban transport projects such as free-floating scooter and electric vehicle charging stations projects in Paris. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are the two key names in that area. Finally, Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier both provide excellent urban planning and public domain expertise. They assist public and private sector companies with ambitious public and private retail, infrastructure and construction projects. Environment law expert Jean-Nicolas Clément also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Nicolas Clément; Thomas Courtel; Alexandre Gauthier; Michel Guénaire; Bénédicte Mazel; Emmanuel Vital-Durand

Testimonials

A good knowledge of the file in its local context and a good reactivity.’

‘Gide has recognised experience and expertise in the transport infrastructure concession sector, which is reflected by the quality of its advice.’

‘Flawless availability and responsiveness. Bénédicte Mazel demonstrates great efficiency both in the quality of the advice provided and in the production of legal documents (contracts, analytical notes, etc.) regarding highly complex files.’

‘They are available and responsive. They accompany and assist well the customer in making the right choices.’

‘Extensive experience in the management of administrative files and excellent consideration of political considerations.’

‘Perfect mastery of the field, extensive experience on major issues related to public service delegation and concessions.’

‘Great availability and listening skills on the part of the partner and his team.’

‘High-quality work and remarkable knowledge of the public infrastructure field.’

Key clients

TELT (SAS Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin)

ENEDIS

French State

Lonza

SNCF Réseau, Kaufman & Broad, Altarea-Cogedim, Indigo, and Elogie

US Embassy in France

SMTPC (Company Marseillaise du Tunnel Prado Fairing)

Société NUMA – Partouche Group

Ardian

Isihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK)

Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands out for its combination of a strong practice in France and its track record of acting in capital market transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - a clear stand-out feature among the major French firms. The team's ability to assist with Rule 144A/Reg S. placements (thanks to Melinda Stege-Arsouze's US-qualification) is a key contributor to the group's highly international caseload. Under the joint leadership of Arnaud Duhamel and Stege-Arsouze, the group acts for financial institutions, issuers and alternative capital providers on a wide range of equity capital market transactions, including IPOs, share capital increases and convertible bond issuances. The life sciences and technology sectors make up a significant portion of the caseload. Counsel Guilhem Richard is also noted.

Other key lawyers:

Guilhem Richard

Testimonials

‘The team is made up of highly specialised professionals in their respective fields and covers a wide range of skills.’

‘Arnaud Duhamel is a recognised expert in his field, available and accessible. Melinda Arsouze is a recognised expert in her field with a focus on US law, also available and accessible. Richard Guilhem is an excellent professional and he is very pleasant to to work with.’

Key clients

Oddo BHF

Crédit Agricole CIB

Société Générale

Inventiva

Natixis

Erytech Pharma

BNP Paribas

Air France-KLM

Gensight Biologics

EOS Imaging

Jefferies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)

Goldman Sachs

Citi Group Global Markets

HSBC

Talend

Veolia

Compliance Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. acts for leading companies, banks and financial institutions to assist with the setting up and reviewing of anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programmes. The team's experience spans guidance for clients facing AFA-led audits and the management of corruption and other whistle-blowing allegation crisis situations, often occurring overseas and requiring the conduct of internal investigations. The practice also advises financial institutions on banking and finance compliance.  The practice head group includes Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Sophie Scemla as the key contacts, with banking and finance experts Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville and Olivier Bernardi and competition compliance specialist Antoine Choffel also contributing.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Quentin; Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry; Sophie Scemla; Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville; Olivier Bernardi; Antoine Choffel

Testimonials

‘Very responsive.’

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has established a reputation as a strong data privacy and protection team and is particularly sought after by clients in the banking, fintech, and insurance areas. Thierry Dor leads on high-profile protection projects and GDPR compliance reviews, as well as advisory work and contentious matters. The group has built up a strong base of French clients and continues its relationship with TechLaw, an international network of TMT law firms, to handle multi-jurisdictional matters.

Practice head(s):

Thierry Dor

Testimonials

‘Thierry Dor’s team is undoubtedly one of the most expert that I have come across in my career as a Data Protection Officer. Not only is their responsiveness exemplary, but the speed of response and the quality of their interventions have always encouraged us to come back to whatever the level of sensitivity of the subjects.’

‘As a Data Protection Officer, I was impressed by their ability to simplify complex legal concepts to an operational audience. Then, I appreciated their desire to listen to the customer before delivering a review. When we asked Gide for questions relating to the return of employees to the office in a Covid context, they explored the needs and possibilities of the company to arrive at a “tailor-made” opinion that was perfectly welcomed by the operational staff. Finally, their calm and professionalism in the face of members of the company stressed by critical events made it possible to reassure and to get through the hardships they endured.’

‘Some of their key strengths were their high reactivity, total expertise on the subjects covered, and perfect command of English by the junior, senior, and partner. There was also great involvement of the partner in the topics covered and granular specificity of memos.’

‘The great strength of this team lies in its great availability and its flexibility to respond quickly to questions that may arise on a daily basis. The answers are also always pragmatic and result from an intelligent trade-off between the rule of law and the risk incurred.’

‘We appreciate the availability of Thierry Dor and his ability to quickly analyse situations and provide us with a response whose implementation is proportionate to our resources.’

Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong specialised expertise in assisting financial institutions and asset management firms with AMF compliance investigations and related sanction proceedings. The firm was recently appointed to assist with one-of-a-kind appeal proceedings challenging an AMF sanction concerning a non-regulated entity. The practice also acts in market abuse cases, particularly alongside financial institutions. Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is the key name in the practice. Also involved are Jean-Guillaume de TocquevilleBruno Quentin and Stéphane Puel.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry; Stéphane Puel; Bruno Quentin; Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville

Testimonials

‘A 5-star team.’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is able to deal with the most complicated aspects of financial techniques. He is familiar with regulatory issues and a leading interlocutor on all subjects. He is outstanding.’

‘Highly talented team that combines cutting-edge technical expertise in financial markets, detailed legal analysis and a sound strategic vision in each case.’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry demonstrates great mastery, whether in the definition of the litigation strategy or of the legal arguments. His inventive approach often allows him to come out on top in seemingly inextricable situations.’

Employment Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ’s team advises leading French and international companies, including leading airline, energy and luxury goods companies, on their most strategic issues. The practice is handling several mass disputes relating to M&A, insolvency and downsizing projects as well as expenses and dividends work matters. The team has also been retained by Uber to handle high-stakes claims brought by hundreds of Uber platform drivers’ users asking for their status to be reclassified as employees.  Recently, the group provided key support in dealing with the first Covid-19 lockdown. Aurélien BoulangerDavid JoninBaudouin de MoucheronGuillaume NavarroFoulques de Rostolan and François Vergne share the lead of the practice.

Practice head(s):

Aurélien Boulanger; David Jonin; Baudouin de Moucheron; Guillaume Navarro; Foulques de Rostolan; François Vergne

Testimonials

 ‘A very available, ultra sharp team with a practical approach to issues.’

‘Their availability and the closeness of the relationship established in a short time inspire confidence and reassure.’

‘Gide’s practice in labour law is excellent and absolutely exceptional in labour litigation. I have never found such a high level of expertise and commitment elsewhere in defending cases, as difficult and technical as they are.’

‘Baudouin de Moucheron and Aurélien Boulanger are two excellent lawyers in social and criminal law and remarkable litigators.’

‘Responsive, available, efficient, accessible, pleasant, attentive to our concerns.’

‘Particularly available and responsive team.’

‘High-level advice and strong analytical skills.’

‘Responsiveness and availability.’

‘Global approach to topics and accessibility.’

‘We work with Maître Jonin and Maître Voska-Haimez whose qualities of analysis, availability, responsiveness and understanding of the issues are of great added value.’

‘They show responsiveness, multidisciplinarity, friendliness and, of course, professionalism.’

‘The commitment of the lawyers is very strong and so is the level of professionalism. Guillaume Navarro who is an excellent lawyer and perfectly represents the firm.’

‘Studies are very comprehensive and very well explained. They contain all the needed references and application to specific cases. It helps to measure and manage risks very well. They provide clear advice.’

Key clients

Stora Enso

DFDS Seaways

Vueling

DPD France

Uber

GRDF

Leroy Merlin (Adeo Group)

La Poste

Legris Industries

Paris Inn Group

Groupe Casino

RTE

Enedis

Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

With a client list featuring leading domestic and global laboratories, the practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is best known for its strength in patent litigation, covering the full range of related work. Highlights in the last year have included the granting and extension of patents, in addition to infringement and nullity actions; Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier is the name to note for this work. Other key lawyers include Dimitri Dimitrov, who specialises in competition and distribution matters; the 'extremely knowledgeable' Anne Tolila, who handles transactional mandates; and Arnaud Duhamel, who is highly regarded for equity capital markets work in the sector, with a practice focused on securities offerings.

Testimonials

Gide is among my very favourite firms with which to work. The attorneys work as part of my company’s team and have learned all the hot buttons and negotiating positions of my company and provided consistently excellent support.

Anne Tolila is extremely knowledgeable and is very creative in finding solutions that will work under French law and still satisfy all of our expectations. She works very collaboratively with my company’s transactional teams.

Key clients

Guerbet

Coloplast

Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and ONO Pharmaceuticals (Ono)

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH.

J&J and Pfizer

Teoxane

Beckman Coulter

Radiometer

Meril

Erytech Pharma

Inventiva

Goldman Sachs

Jefferies

Stifel

Citi Group Global Market

Gensight

Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

With 'exceptional technical know-how in the tech and digital sector', Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s 11-lawyer team is retained on significant digital transformation mandates, often working on innovative issues including open source, cryptography, retargeting, blockchain and artificial intelligence. The department is also experienced in contentious work before regulators, notably representing AFP in a procedure against Google before the French Competition Authority regarding the French transposition of EU Directive on copyright in the digital single market. Practice-head Thierry Dor is sought after by French and global clients to advise on the structuring of tech projects and on issues related to outsourcing. Counsel Julien Guinot-Deléry is highly regarded for his expertise in IT projects and related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Julien Guinot-Deléry

Testimonials

Reactive experts who are always precise and competent.

High expertise combined with a proactive approach.

We appreciate Thierry Dor’s pertinent and well thought-out advice.’

The TMT team at Gide is always reactive and produces high quality work.

I appreciate Thierry Dor who demonstrates competent mastery of the subject matter.

Julien Guinot-Deléry is a remarkable professional.

The team has exceptional technical know-how in the tech and digital sector.

Key clients

Agence France-Presse

Michelin

Ile de France Region

Unibail

Ubisoft

Credit Agricole

Drouot

Mergers and acquisitions Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly active in the large and upper-mid cap market segments. The practice is well known for its work on cross-border transactions, leading on Total's  acquisition of the Energías de Portugal’s portfolio of 2.5m customers and combined cycle power plants. Olivier Diaz, who is described as an 'excellent technician' leads the department, specialising in acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. The team has deep bench strength, with key names including Charles de Reals, Julien David, Christophe Eck and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois. It was further strengthened by the arrival of Jean-François Louit  and Caroline Lan who joined from Mayer Brown in September 2019.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Charles de Reals; Julien David; Christopher Eck; Jean-Gabriel Flandrois; Jean-Francois Louit; Caroline Lan

Testimonials

‘Very close-knit team, efficient therefore and with a very good knowledge of the French market.

Olivier Diaz is an excellent technician, a very fine negotiator and appreciated by CEOs for his work combining both business and law.

Easy to access, efficient, clear.’

Gide’s M&A team has unique experience in transactions, small and large, national or international. Very institutional and reassuring while being flexible and agile. General feeling of legal certainty.

Experienced and accessible and simple at the same time. No arrogance, only competence.

Consistent technical excellence. Superb reactivity.

Partner Guillaume Rougier-Brierre is outstanding. He knows how to engage just the right level of firm resources at the right time. A level-headed, astute negotiator.

Charles de Reals is an excellent lawyer.

Key clients

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

BNP Paribas

Fnac Darty

BPCE

Naval Group

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

Groupama

Criteo

Eurazeo

Swiss Life

EssilorLuxottica

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

Pernod Ricard

Casino

LVMH

Cérélia

Rothschild

Société Générale

Crédit Agricole

Total

Michelin

Crédit Mutuel

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

MeilleursAgents

MAIF

KPS Capital Partners

Mirova

Private equity: Fund formation Tier 2

At Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., managing partner Stéphane Puel became the sole head of the practice following the retirement of Ann Baker in 2020. The group impresses with the breadth of its expertise, ranging from impact, investment debt and real estate funds, to private equity and funds of funds. With a strong domestic and cross-border caseload and experience in the mid-cap and large-cap market segments, the group consistently demonstrates its versatility. Guillaume Goffin made partner in January 2019. Counsel Rima Maitrehenry joined Racine in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Stéphane Puel

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Goffin

Testimonials

‘Beyond the legal aspects, I found that the strength of the firm lay in its business knowledge of private placement investment and in the quality of the follow-up.’

‘Excellent technical mastery, great strength. Very strong involvement of the partner.’

‘The team that has great knowledge in its field with a lot of experience. Works with a lot of funds from the Parisian market and in particular institutional funds which allows to have practices in line with the market.’

‘Always available, fully aware of new regulations and market practices. They also know how to ask a business question and not just a legal one.’

‘The team shows great availability and responsiveness in handling cases.’

‘Fund experts, fast, efficient, very pleasant, transparent team.’

‘Very good knowledge of the regulatory environment. Ability to mobilize foreign offices of the Gide network for specific questions of foreign law (in particular taxation of foreign investors) and good drafting technique. Fully satisfied with quality and responsive employees.’

‘The Gide team has in-depth knowledge of the regulatory processes for the creation of management companies and investment funds and excellent relations with the AMF teams in charge of analyzing files. The firm has particular know-how in the segment of management companies and real estate investment funds. Regulatory practice is complemented by corporate and tax services providing access to a high quality global service within a single firm.’

‘Stephane Puel has extensive experience and a global vision of projects allowing a clear understanding of the complexity of the issues.’

Key clients

Amundi

Eiffel Investment Group

Eurazeo

SwissLife Asset Managers

Unigestion Asset Management

Tikehau Investment Managers

Primonial REIM

Oddo BHF Asset Management

La Banque Postale Asset Management

BNP Paribas REIM

NNIP

Mizuho

360 Capital Partners

Gaia Capital Partners

Sigefi Private Equity

Korelya Capital

Omnes Capital

Idinvest

Ibionext

Five Arrows Managers

Future Positive Capital

Hi inov

Naval Group

Partech Partners

Candriam France

Financière Arbevel

ADEME Investissement

Dentressangle Investissement

Equitis

Sienna Capital

EDFI

IDIA Capital Investissement

Tax Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s highly experienced team excels in transactional tax matters. The team is often involved alongside the firm’s corporate practice to advise on the structuring of large M&A and private equity deals, for example in a number of recent matters for leading investment funds or their management regarding the market’s largest private equity transactions. The practice is also highly regarded for its high-level property tax expertise which fits well with the market’s largest investment and other strategic property deals handled by the firm, such as the landmark Arboretum campus project. In addition, the practice handles various fund structuring work and is able to deal with high-stakes litigation. Key names in the team include Laurent ModaveMagali BuchertOlivier Dauchez and Bertrand Jouanneau. Also highly involved are counsels Alexandre Bochu and Brian Martin.

Other key lawyers:

Laurent Modave; Magali Buchert; Olivier Dauchez; Bertrand Jouanneau

Key clients

Amundi Immobilier

Ivanohé Cambridge

Pathé-Gaumont

Casino Group

Paris Inn

Siparex

LVMH

Omnes Capital

Bouwinvest Real Estate Investors

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

Pernod Ricard

Evolem

Cerelia

Icawood

Foncière Atland

MeilleursAgents

Petrofrance

Eurazeo

Harvest

Five Arrows Principal Investment

Woodeum

Atland Voisin

Fnac Darty

Jefferies International Ltd

Baron Philippe de Rothschild

CEP

Tikehau Capital

SWIRU

Société Foncière Lyonnaise

Regie Immobiliere de la Ville de Paris

Brunei Investment Agency

Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. impresses with its versatility. The firm is active in strategic banking and corporate disputes. Banking-related M&A disputes in African jurisdictions, part of the practice's busy cross-border caseload, are another area of strength. The group also offers experience in arbitration award enforcement cases before French courts. Finally, the practice also manages commercial litigation and is involved in several disputes dealing with the revocation of former CEOs. Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Sophie Scemla are in charge.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

‘Very rigorous analyses.’

‘Ability to master the financial aspects of disputes.’

Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s team, which includes several London-based lawyers, handles a high volume of commercial arbitration work. The practice is often involved in construction and energy disputes in relation to Europe and Africa, with instructions coming from French and international clients, including Chinese, Turkish, US and European companies. Exequator cases are another area of strength. The team is co-headed by Christian CambouliveCarole Malinvaud, who was recently appointed as chair in an ICSID arbitration, Alexandra Munoz and the London-based Rupert Reece. Also recommended are counsels Sacha Willaume and Saadia Bhatty, who is based in London.

Practice head(s):

Christian Camboulive; Carole Malinvaud; Alexandra Munoz; Rupert Reece

Other key lawyers:

Sacha Willaume; Saadia Bhatty

Testimonials

‘Gide is the most international of French law firms. They have a large and sophisticated team. In addition, the Paris office can count on the London team for Anglo-Saxon arbitrations.’

‘Christian Camboulive and Carole Malinvaud are excellent advisers and arbitrators and know how to lead teams on very complex cases. Rupert Reece is an extraordinary barrister. ’ 

‘Gide’s practice of arbitration is remarkable, especially for investment arbitration and arbitration relating to Africa. Alexandra Muñoz is a remarkable lawyer and litigator, one of the rising stars of the Paris Bar and of international arbitration practice. ‘

‘The firm is a heavyweight when it comes to Africa.’ 

‘The team led by Carole Malinvaud and Christian Camboulive is surely the best in international arbitration. They have great experience, show strong flexibility; they are truly excellent’.

Key clients

Hope Services LLC

Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SPA and Finmeccanica

International Chamber of Commerce

Crédit Foncier de France

Victor Pey Casado and President Allende Foundation

Petroci

Inter-State Gas Systems Ltd / the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Pakistan

Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 3

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. manages a diverse caseload. The practice regularly assists banks, companies and individuals as victims or plaintiffs with major fraud cases, and defends companies, CEOs and executives as well as banks in tax fraud, breach of trust and bankruptcy-related criminal investigations and trials. Bruno Quentin assists SNCF Mobilités with criminal proceedings initiated following the Eckwersheim train accident in November 2015. The practice also acts in cross-border investigations, handles matters before African courts, and conducts internal investigations. Sophie Scemla is also recommended. Quentin and Scemla direct the practice together with Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Natixis

SNCF Mobilités

AhTop

Insolvency Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s practice is now mainly led by Jean-Gabriel Flandrois following the departure of Caroline Texier for DLA Piper in 2019. The practice also regularly involves co-head of practice and finance expert Eric Cartier-Millon. The team acts for various stakeholders, including shareholders, funds, debtors, lenders and commercial partners. It was recently involved in several high-profile debt restructuring matters, including assisting lenders or key shareholders in CNIM, Europacorp and Buffalo Grill’s debt restructuring proceedings. The firm has also been retained to advise on the restructuring of one of France's biggest companies.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Gabriel Flandrois; Eric Cartier-Millon

Testimonials

‘Jean Gabriel Flandrois demonstrates a great mastering of the practice. His strategic vision is based on his exhaustive and well-reasoned knowledge of the practice. His international background puts things into perspective.’

Key clients

QBE Insurance Europe.

Fundamental FilmsStentys

Fintyre Group

DFDS Seaways

Azul

LMDE

Akers

The Reserve Bank of India

P3

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
Arbitration Carole Malinvaud
Banking and finance Eric Cartier-Millon
Banking and finance Xavier de Kergommeaux
Competition/international trade Antoine Choffel
Competition/international trade Emmanuel Reille
Criminal and commercial litigation Michel Pitron
Criminal and commercial litigation Bruno Quentin
Employment David Jonin
Employment Foulques de Rostolan
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Richard Ghueldre
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Capucine Bernier
Intellectual property Grégoire Triet
Intellectual property Emmanuel Larere
M&A, corporate law Christophe Eck
M&A, corporate law Didier G Martin
Projects (finance and infrastructure) John Crothers
Projects (finance and infrastructure) Stéphane Vernay
Public law and environment Michel Guénaire
Public law and environment Thomas Courtel
Real estate, property Stanislas Dwernicki
Real estate, property Hugues Moreau
Restructuring and insolvency Jean-Gabriel Flandrois
Tax Olivier Dauchez
Tax Laurent Modave
Telecommunications, media and technology Olivier Cousi
Telecommunications, media and technology Thierry Dor
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Mr Alexandre Gauthier  photo Mr Alexandre Gauthier Alexandre Gauthier is a partner within Gide’s Public and Environment Law practice…
Mr Richard Ghueldre  photo Mr Richard Ghueldre Partner Richard Ghueldre specialises in insurance and reinsurance law in addition to…
Mr Guillaume Goffin  photo Mr Guillaume Goffin Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, partner Guillaume Goffin specialises in…
 Michel Guénaire  photo Michel Guénaire Partner Michel Guénaire specialises in domestic and international public law, acting for…
Mr Nicolas Jean  photo Mr Nicolas Jean Partner Nicolas Jean specialises in projects, project financing, and banking and structured financing.…
Mr David Jonin  photo Mr David Jonin David Jonin is a partner in Gide’s Employment Law practice group. He…
Mr Bertrand Jouanneau  photo Mr Bertrand Jouanneau Partner Bertrand Jouanneau is a member within Gide’s Tax practice group. He…
Mr Pierre Karpik  photo Mr Pierre Karpik Pierre Karpik is a partner in Gide’s Mergers-Acquisitions/Corporate practice group. He specialises…
Ms Caroline Lan  photo Ms Caroline Lan Admitted to the Paris and New York Bars, partner Caroline Lan specialises…
Mr Emmanuel Larere  photo Mr Emmanuel Larere Emmanuel Larere focuses his practice on non-contentious and contentious patent and trademark…
Mr Antoine Lelong  photo Mr Antoine Lelong Antoine Lelong is a partner in Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He…
Ms Laetitia Lemercier  photo Ms Laetitia Lemercier Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001, partner Laetitia Lemercier specialises in…
 Jean-François Levraud  photo Jean-François Levraud Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2003, partner Jean-François Levraud is a…
 Jean-François Louit  photo Jean-François Louit Admitted to the Paris Bar, Jean-François Louit specialises in M&A transactions, private…
Ms Carole Malinvaud  photo Ms Carole Malinvaud Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide Paris where she co-heads the…
Mr Didier Martin  photo Mr Didier Martin Didier G. Martin, partner since 1999, specialises in mergers and acquisitions, securities…
 Eric Martin-Impératori  photo Eric Martin-Impératori Eric Martin-Impératori has been a member of Gide’s Real Estate Transactions &…
 Bénédicte Mazel  photo Bénédicte Mazel Partner Bénédicte Mazel is a member of the Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)…
Mr Arnaud Michel photo Mr Arnaud Michel Arnaud Michel is a partner within Gide’s Intellectual Property, Telecommunications, Media &…
Mr Laurent Modave  photo Mr Laurent Modave Partner Laurent Modave specialises in French and international tax law. His practice…
Mr Hugues Moreau  photo Mr Hugues Moreau Partner Hugues Moreau advises French and international operators on all legal issues…
Ms Alexandra Munoz  photo Ms Alexandra Munoz Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2002, Alexandra Munoz specialises in international…
Mr Guillaume Navarro  photo Mr Guillaume Navarro Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2004, partner Guillaume Navarro specializes in…
 Nadège Nguyen  photo Nadège Nguyen Nadège Nguyen is a partner in Gide’s Mergers-Acquisitions / Corporate practice group. …
Mr Christian Nouel  photo Mr Christian Nouel Tax partner Christian Nouel joined Gide in November 2013 with eight of…
 Frédéric Nouel  photo Frédéric Nouel A Gide partner since 1994, Frédéric Nouel specialises mainly in M&A transactions,…
Mr Bertrand Oldra  photo Mr Bertrand Oldra Bertrand Oldra became a partner of Gide’s Real Estate Transactions and Financing…
Mr Alexis Pailleret  photo Mr Alexis Pailleret A member of Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate practice group in…
Mr Michel Pitron  photo Mr Michel Pitron Michel Pitron has been a Gide partner for some 25 years. After…
Mr Nicolas Planchot  photo Mr Nicolas Planchot Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006, partner Nicolas Planchot specialises in…
Mr Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry  photo Mr Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry Admitted to the Paris bar in 2004, partner Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry specialises in…
 Stéphane Puel  photo Stéphane Puel Gide’s managing partner since January 2012, Stéphane Puel specialises in financial services…
Mr Bruno Quentin  photo Mr Bruno Quentin Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995 and partner at Gide since…
Mr Emmanuel Reille  photo Mr Emmanuel Reille Emmanuel Reille is a partner in the Competition & International Trade practice…
Mr Hugues Scalbert  photo Mr Hugues Scalbert Hugues Scalbert is a partner within Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate…
Ms Sophie Scemla  photo Ms Sophie Scemla Admitted to both the Paris and the New York Bars, partner Sophie…
Mr David-James Sebag  photo Mr David-James Sebag David-James Sebag is a partner in Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate…
Mr Christopher Szostak  photo Mr Christopher Szostak Partner Christopher Szostak specialises in real estate matters. He is mainly involved…
 Antoine Tézenas du Montcel  photo Antoine Tézenas du Montcel Admitted to the Paris Bar since 2002, partner Antoine Tézenas du Montcel…
 Rémi Tabbagh  photo Rémi Tabbagh Rémi Tabbagh is a partner in Gide’s Banking & Finance practice group…
Ms Anne Tolila  photo Ms Anne Tolila Anne Tolila is a partner within Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate…
Ms Axelle Toulemonde  photo Ms Axelle Toulemonde Axelle Toulemonde is a partner in Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate…
 Grégoire Triet  photo Grégoire Triet Partner Grégoire Triet specialises in patent and trademark law. He has wide-ranging…
Mr Thomas Urlacher  photo Mr Thomas Urlacher Thomas Urlacher is a partner and member of Gide’s M&A / Corporate…
 Stéphane Vernay  photo Stéphane Vernay Partner Stéphane Vernay is a member of Gide’s Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)…
Mr Emmanuel Vital-Durand  photo Mr Emmanuel Vital-Durand Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1999, partner Emmanuel Vital-Durand is a…
Mr Xavier de Kergommeaux  photo Mr Xavier de Kergommeaux Gide Senior Partner, Xavier de Kergommeaux specialises in asset-backed financing, securitisations, setting…
Mr Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry  photo Mr Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2005, partner Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry specialises…
Mr Charles de Reals  photo Mr Charles de Reals Partner Charles de Reals is a member of Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions…
Mr Foulques de Rostolan  photo Mr Foulques de Rostolan Partner Foulques de Rostolan has extensive expertise in restructuring operations and transfers…
Mr Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville  photo Mr Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville is a partner within the Banking & Finance practice…
Mr Antoine de la Gatinais  photo Mr Antoine de la Gatinais Partner Antoine de la Gatinais is a member of Gide’s Mergers &…
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