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

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s financial services team acts for French and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, advising them on their structure, regulatory framework and activities. The innovation and fintech desk, led by Franck Guiader, is a valuable addition and focuses on legal and regulatory foresight, decision-making, and legal structuring in the field of digital innovation. Practice head Stéphane Puel and Guillaume Goffin stand out. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in June 2021.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent banking and finance team: Gide’s team has all the skills to meet the needs of financial intermediaries, particularly in the field of asset management on behalf of third parties (UCITS, AIF). An available team that integrates the operational constraints of its customers. Billing remains moderate.’

‘Stéphane Puel: Essential in the field of asset management. One of the best in his field in Paris. Benjamin Delaunay: young partner, very available and very competent in banking and financial law.’

‘Best regulatory team in Paris, in particular for real estate funds in conjunction with Gide’s tax, corporate and real estate teams, thus offering a complete high-quality service.’

‘Stéphane Puel has been able to build one of the best regulatory teams in Paris and developed a practice that offers his clients business-oriented solutions while providing a reliable and secure legal framework.’

‘Stéphane Puel has been able to create a real relationship of trust with his clients through his technical mastery and his ability to understand the needs of his clients. Stéphane Puel thus establishes himself as the essential reference for any regulatory issue due to his knowledge of fund regulation, market practices, and the regulator and his ability to deliver a clear, synthetic, and precise message on regulatory issues.’

‘Excellent knowledge of OPCIs and prudential regulations on the investments of insurance companies.’

‘Guillaume Goffin has very good knowledge of French real estate funds and has excellent market relations. Benjamin Delaunay has very fine knowledge of SCPI and AMF controls.’

‘Very strong responsiveness of the team. Ability to propose feasible regulatory changes. Huge credibility with supervisory authorities. Excellent teaching skills with non-specialist audiences.’

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 Cheuvreux

Oddo BHF

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

Citadel

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s team garners client praise for its ‘incomparable expertise in the banking and finance market’. Its offering spans bank lending, structured finance, equity and bond issuances, and derivative products traded both over-the-counter and on regulated exchanges. Focusing on French, English and US law, the group benefits from the local expertise of the firm’s international network. Eric Cartier-Millon has extensive experience of structured finance and project finance, representing major banks, sponsors and corporates in LBO finance transactions. Rémi Tabbagh is highly regarded for his ‘strong expertise in real estate financing and investment’Laetitia Lemercier is another key contact. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in May 2021. Since publication, Kamel Ben Salah left the firm.

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Testimonials

‘In addition to Rémi Tabbagh’s strong expertise in real estate financing and investment, I would flag his ability to rapidly analyse an issue in a very comprehensive way, his ability to anticipate potential hurdles addressing them in advance, and his efficient management of the case all the way to its closing.’

Farah El-Bsat – very qualified and benefit from strong expertise in real estate, our chosen partner to work with.

‘Certainly the best real estate finance team in France.’

‘Rémi Tabbagh is very competent and able to adapt to different situations and clients. Backed by a solid, competent and responsive team supported by other departments within the firm (tax, real estate, corporate, hedge, etc.)’

‘Gide offers incomparable expertise in the banking and finance market with high-quality partners.’

‘Laetitia Lemercier is very skilled, reliable and always available. These qualities were expressed during particularly complex transactions to the great satisfaction of not only our bank, who Gide advised, but of the other stakeholders.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (CACIB)

Société Générale

Natixis

CIC

HSBC France

ING

Amundi

Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Advised Veolia Environnement in connection with the financing of its offer for the acquisition of Suez.
  • Advised BNP Paribas, Natixis and Société Générale on the financing related to the acquisition by Swiss Life Asset Managers of ENGIE’s future eco-campus.
  • Acted for Paris Inn group in connection with the refinancing and financing of the Centaurus Group by fund Oaktree Capital Management via a €115,2m convertible bond issuance.

France > Capital markets: debt capital markets Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to shoulder a very busy caseload across a wide range of matters, with a growing practice in security token issuances, Panda bonds and bonds involving ESG standards in addition to the firm’s traditionally strong work in private placements in the US and Europe, Rule 144A bond offerings, high-yield transactions and liability management matters. Led by quartet Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux, the US-qualified Melinda Stege-Arsouze; Arnaud Duhamel and Laurent Vincent, the team is adept at advising on vanilla and structured matters.

Testimonials

‘Exceptional availability of Laurent Vincent and very sharp technical skills.’

Key clients

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

CNP Assurances

Veolia Environnement

Pernod Ricard SA

bioMérieux

Eiffage

Covivio

BNP Paribas

Région Ile de France

Soitec

GenSight

Air France / KLM

Work highlights

  • Advised Veolia Environnement on the issuance of two series of subordinated bonds for a total amount of €2bn admitted to trading on Euronext Paris in connection with Veolia Environnement’s proposed acquisition of Suez.
  • Advised CNP Assurances on the issuance of Tier 3 subordinated notes for an amount of €500,000,000 due 2028.
  • Advised Pernod Ricard S.A. on a Rule 144A $2bn investment grade bond offering by Pernod Ricard International Finance, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pernod Ricard, who acted as guarantor of the issuance.

France > Capital markets: equity capital markets Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. combines sector expertise in the life sciences and technology sectors with longstanding experience in high-profile domestic and cross-border equity capital market matters. The team assists with initial public offerings, capital increases, public M&A matters and private placements, including Rule 144A and Reg S placements in the US thanks to the expertise of the dual-qualified Melinda Stege-Arsouze who co-heads the practice with Arnaud Duhamel. The Paris team frequently joins forces with its counterparts in the London and New York offices. Counsel Guilhem Richard brings his knowledge of the energy, real estate and e-commerce sectors to the table.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent ECM team. Present on most of the operations in France and more and more in the context of operations of French companies for their IPO on the Nasdaq. Very strong intimacy with clients which allows for frank dialogue.’

‘Arnaud Duhamel: great experience, sympathy, relational, pragmatic, knows how to find solutions. Guilhem Richard: rising star, very good relationship with clients, know how to find solutions and how to be innovative, also very friendly.’

Key clients

Renault

Air France KLM

BNP Paribas

Soitec

Jefferies

Inventiva

Goldman Sachs

Erytech Pharma

Oddo BHF

Spartoo

Gensight Biologics

Société Générale

Work highlights

  • Advised the bank syndicate on the capital increase of Air France – KLM in an amount of approximately €1bn through a public offering in France with a priority subscription period and a private placement in certain other jurisdictions, including the United States.
  • Advising the bank syndicate led by BNP Paribas and J.P. Morgan as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners and BofASecurities, Crédit Agricole CIB and Société Générale, as Joint Bookrunners on the sale of 12m shares in Alstom held by Bouygues through a placement to qualified investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding offering for an amount of €500m, including a private placement in the United States.
  • Advised Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Guggenheim Securities and Bryan, Garnier & Co. (the underwriters) on the initial public offering of Valneva on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, through a capital increase reserved to a category of investors, for an estimated total gross amount of $107.6m, after full exercise of the over-allotment clause.

France > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s team is particularly renowned for data protection work in the banking, insurance and fintech sectors, as well as in digital marketing and advertisement, tourism, and retail. Leading high-profile data protection projects and compliance reviews under the GDPR or the e-privacy framework, the team is entrusted by the likes of Axa, Crédit Agricole, Radio France. Thierry Dor leads the team; Aurélie Pacaud has now left the firm.

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Key clients

AXA

Crédit Agricole

Radio France

Wendel

France > Derivatives and structured finance Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains one of France’s finest addresses for structured finance transactions and securitisations, both core lines of work of the renowned Xavier de Kergommeaux. Counsel Clément Vandevooghel provides key support in structured finance, including in asset-backed lending, loan portfolio sales, and securitisation. The practice’s expertise in covered bonds, whose regulatory framework the firm helped shape, is another stand-out feature. The derivatives practice rests on the shoulders of Arnaud Duhamel and Laurent Vincent and focuses largely on equity derivatives and financings. With a strong platform in Paris and London, the firm is a very good choice for multijurisdictional matters, with pan-European transactions accounting for the majority of cross-border cases. Gide 255, the firm’s especially created innovation team, assisted the practice with the use of collateral tokens in derivatives structures. Furthermore, the firm has been involved in the creation of a new French law governed ISDA Master Agreement.

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Testimonials

‘Laurent Vincent knew how to be available and efficient. He is a quality professional.’

‘Great knowledge of securitisation schemes, their updates. Very accessible team who know how to put themselves in their client’s shoes.’

‘Xavier de Kergommeaux and Clément Vandevooghel are humble, didactic and for all that very technical.’

‘Expertise recognized for years. Very professional and very technical. It is reassuring to work with them.’

‘Xavier de Kergomeaux (exceptional: a reference in his field) and Clément Vandevooghel (remarkable: very professional and competent).’

‘Clément Vandevooghel: pragmatism, pedagogy, availability and serenity.’

‘We mainly work with Clément Vandevooghel. The firm has all the necessary resources to handle all aspects of the most complex cases (regulatory, swaps, tax, capital markets, data protection).’

‘Clément Vandevooghel is an excellent lawyer who has solid experience as a lawyer and bank lawyer: he is therefore familiar with both facets of the profession. He shows a lot of involvement in the handling of cases. He knows how to be a very educator with his clients and a source of ideas in difficult negotiations.’

France > Employment Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s excellent team is a popular choice for complex and challenging projects. The team regularly assists clients facing difficult strike situations involving trade unions, especially within French leading corporations. It excels in high-stakes litigation, often involving a high number of employees, for example acting in business-critical proceedings for a leading international digital platform regarding fundamental employment law status issues. The practice is also handling large and strategic restructuring work, notably for a luxury goods company, and is experienced in mass scale redundancy projects. Leading French companies turn to the firm for strategic corporate M&A and reorganisation projects, with the energy and infrastructure sectors core sectors in this line of work. The group recently worked on one of the market’s recent most high-profile M&A deals. The first-class team is jointly led by Aurélien BoulangerDavid JoninBaudouin de MoucheronGuillaume NavarroFoulques de Rostolan and François Vergne. Counsel Benjamin Krief provides key support.

Testimonials

‘Baudouin de Moucheron and Aurélien Boulanger are excellent litigation lawyers, highly competent, capable of originality and creativity, and always combative.’

‘Great availability from Guillaume Navarro’s team. The team is responsive and responds precisely to the legal questions asked.’

‘Privileged relationship with Baudouin de Moucheron, an excellent lawyer with good interpersonal skills and great accessibility and availability. His advocacy skills are indisputable.’

‘A team at the service of the client. Efficiency and responsiveness. Bravo.’

‘David Jonin’s team is responsive, competent and available. It is pleasant to work with this team which seeks to fully understand the issues of the clients.’

‘Baudouin de Moucheron has unique expertise and experience. He has an exceptional ability to provide simple and understandable solutions to complex problems, with great rigour and responsiveness.’

‘Wonderful team. Commercial, innovative and exceptionally knowledgeable.’

‘Foulques de Rostolan is a pleasure to work with. He is responsive, commercial and knowledge. Clients love working with him.’

Key clients

Accor

Air Austral

DFDS Seaways

DPD France

Enedis

GRDF

La Poste

Legris Industries

Leroy Merlin (Adeo Group)

Paris Inn Group (Centaurus Hospitality Odyssey)

RTE

Stora Enso

Uber

Veolia

Vueling

Work highlights

  • Representing Uber in front of Labour courts in the context of claims brought by hundreds of drivers using the Uber platform to be reclassified as employees of the platform.
  • Representing Veolia in front of Nanterre judicial court regarding the social aspects of its takeover bid on Suez.
  • Assisting Hop! with a job preservation plan concerning half of their employees.

France > Environment Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is a firm to note for all activities that have a public administrative law and environmental law component, such as major transactions between administrations and companies, energy, environment, and sustainable development projects, and urban planning projects. Jean-Nicolas Clément leads the team of talented lawyers, including associate Alice Bouillié who specialises in industrial environmental law, nuclear and energy law, as well as in mining and extractive operations law. Both stand out for their ability to ‘identify issues and identify the best strategies to implement to achieve the objectives’.

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‘A great deal of expertise, in-depth knowledge of market practices and great availability.’

‘Alice Bouillié and Jean-Nicolas Clément have a very high quality of listening and analysis. They know how to identify issues and identify the best strategies to implement to achieve the objectives.’

‘Good complementarity of skills within the team, availability, and responsiveness, editorial qualities can also be highlighted. Very good understanding of contractual, regulatory and litigation issues.’

‘Jean-Nicolas Clément: excellent listening quality and availability, particularly at ease in the management of environmental disputes, clarity and relevance of his oral interventions during hearings.’

Key clients

Vinci Autoroute

Total

Paris Saint Germain Football Club (PSG)

Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs (ANDRA)

Icade

Eqiom

Umicore

ExxonMobil

Nintendo

Vinci Grands Projets

Work highlights

  • Assisting ExxonMobil with proceedings concerning an abnormal neighbourhood disturbances claim brought by several residents regarding a platform.
  • Defending Total against a claim brought by the national French rail operator SNCF Réseau arisen from a pollution of chemical origin in the Marseille railway tunnel.
  • Representing a subsidiary of Vinci Autoroutes in the defense of various authorisations issued by the company throughout the Grand Contournement Ouest (2×2 lanes) project in Strasbourg.

France > EU, competition and distribution Tier 1

The competition and international trade team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. demonstrates strength across a broad span of competition law and regulatory issues. Such matters include vertical restraints, merger control, abuse of dominant position, cartels and private enforcement.  The group’s client portfolio features a number of household names, primarily from the food, energy, financial services, transport, retail, luxury goods, banking and media sectors. The team is headed by compliance program implementation expert Dimitri Dimitrov, competition authority proceedings specialist Emmanuel Reille, complex merger operations advisor Franck Audran and Laura Castex, who brings her investigation experience to the table.

Testimonials

‘True teamwork, each member is complementary and yet keeps a very complete vision of the file.’

‘Very broad expertise, accessible, taking into account operational and sectoral constraints.’

‘Very professional, competent and responsive firm. Very good client experience.’

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

Pernod Ricard

Société Générale

ALD

Keolis

Roquette Frères

Velux

CR Hansen

Emile Frey

Lactalis

Ajinomoto

Tate and Lyle

Motiva

Work highlights

  • Successfully advised the Agence France-Presse (AFP) on the precautionary measures ordered by the French Competition Authority against Google News regarding the implementation of press agency and publisher neighbouring rights.
  • Advised Transat AT on the filing before the European Commission of its merger with Air Canada.
  • Advised several players of the hotel industry, including a regional trade association, before the French Competition Authority following an investigation related to an exchange of information between competitors in La Réunion, French island, through the trade association for more than ten years.

France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. can do it all thanks to its large resources and high-level expertise in regulatory, projects and M&A work. In France, the team is one of the go-to-practices for leading operators concerning strategic regulatory issues, including related litigation, thanks to Michel Guénaire. Increasingly, the group is visible as adviser on large M&A transactions and small to large French renewables projects, including new types of biomass projects and large offshore projects. The international practice is also highly impressive and includes acting for EDF on the development of several nuclear EPR projects in Europe and in Asia. In Africa, team regularly assists governments, multilateral institutions and sponsors with large hydropower projects, as well as with numerous solar projects. Project experts Stéphane VernayJohn CrothersMarie Bouvet-GuiramandNicolas Jean and Victor Grandguillaume are all excellent. M&A specialists Alexis Pailleret and Anne Tolila and public law expert Bénédicte Mazel are strong references in their respective fields and complete the lead group.

Testimonials

‘Great rigour and pragmatism; flawless availability and sustained support; impeccable quality of the documents provided.’

‘Very good expertise in renewable energies under the leadership of Alexis Pailleret and Marie Bouvet-Guiramand.’

‘Alexis Pailleret is an exceptional lawyer. He is a pragmatic M&A expert, but also has solid transversal knowledge in renewable energies. His rigour and his capacity for synthesis are remarkable. His availability and responsiveness are flawless. He is also impressive in his fine way of interacting both internally and with his clients. Marie Bouvet-Guiramand is also very competent.’

‘One of the only firms in the Parisian market able to understand and master the subjects of REMIT and transparency concerning the energy markets which are at the crossroads of energy law, competition and financial law, and with an important litigation component.’

‘Michel Guénaire has incredible knowledge of local stakeholders, magistrates, regulators, market participants. He is a leading reference in relation to the opening of the energy sector towards transactional solutions.’

‘Excellent knowledge of solar projects in French-speaking Africa and a great deal of expertise in terms of negotiation and strategies.’

‘Victor Grandguillaume is an excellent lawyer and expert in the mysteries of renewable energy production projects in Africa. He has excellent human qualities and great availability and flexibility, which is decisive in this type of negotiation.’

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

ARIANE GROUP

SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM

Tenergie

Enel Green Power

Eurazeo Infrastructure Partners

Marguerite

ContourGlobal

VEOLIA FRANCE

Work highlights

  • Advising the IFC and the Government of Ivory Coast and Niger on the design and tendering process for a partnership to develop photovoltaic power plants under the ‘Scaling Solar’ initiative, which aims to create a viable market for solar energy in Africa and expand access to electricity.
  • Advising EDF on a high-stakes issue relating to the Regulated Access to the Historical Nuclear Electricity (ARENH).
  • Advising Total Renewables on several offshore wind farms in China as well as on two high-profile wind offshore tender procedures in France.

France > Industry focus: Luxury goods Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. counts some of the largest and best-known companies and brands in the global luxury goods sector to its client list. Handling both contentious and non-contentious matters, the firm has worked on a large number of employment disputes as well as intellectual property management matters. Franck Audran focuses on competition law in the luxury goods sector. Patent and trade mark matters are the focus of Emmanuel Larere. David Jonin takes on employment matters related to luxury goods.

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Testimonials

‘Franck Audran and Elsa Mandel know how to always make themselves available and to listen to our expectations. Very good complementarity between our interlocutors and great technicality of the subjects.’

‘The technicality of sectoral subjects. Privileged relations with the authorities.’

‘Dedicated, responsive, diligent, very professional team.’

‘David Jonin and his team: Creative team, well-versed in the industry of our organisation.’

Key clients

Christian Dior Couture

Belmond

Parfums Guerlain

LVMH / Christian Dior / Gucci

Le Collectionist

Cosmetics Europe / FEBEA

Celine

L’Oréal

France > Industry focus: Telecoms  Tier 1

The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to be a leader in the telecoms space, taking a multidisciplinary approach to advise market players in both the public (international organisations, regulators, government) and private (operators, financial institutions, service providers) sectors, including real estate and financial services clients. Senior associate Dane Rimsevica-Tacchini‘s specialisms include IoT-related matters and internet move service implementation.

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Testimonials

‘A very good firm and a frontline team.’

Key clients

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

ARCEP Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso High Speed Broadband

Work highlights

  • Assisted SOGEM (Société de Gestion de l’Energie du Manantali) with the drafting and implementation of a call for tenders related to the selection of a telco company for the building and operation of telecommunication infrastructures of a communication network lying on the energy infrastructure owned by the OVMS entity (international treaty for energy distribution network) among Mali, Senegal, Mauritania and Guinea.
  • Assisted the Burkina Faso telecommunications regulator ARCEP with the elaboration of a study for the improvement of high-speed broadband connectivity in Burkina Faso.
  • Advised Expedition Capital Partners for the investment of €10m in the capital of French telecommunications operator Ringover.

France > Insurance Tier 1

The insurance, industrial risks and transport group at the Paris office of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to be a dominant force in the market, assisting major insurers, operators in banking and finance, service providers, industrial groups and international law firms, on a diverse spectrum of issues. Matters include class actions, the establishment of distribution schemes and insurance programmes, acquisitions, accident management, settlements, regulatory compliance, and life and non-life insurance contracts. The team is led by insurance and reinsurance authority Richard Ghueldre and civil and professional liability expert Capucine Bernier. Supported by counsel Charles-Eric Delamare-Deboutteville, the group is also recognised for it work involving air, maritime and industrial disasters.

Testimonials

‘Beyond its in-depth legal knowledge of the technical matter of team insurance, Gide’s insurance team also has in-depth knowledge of the workings of the insurance business, as well as the material and commercial constraints involved. It is this global vision of the sector that allows Gide to approach a legal problem from a practical angle.’

‘Capucine Bernier is extremely available to her clients and is committed to providing them with excellent service. She systematically inquires about the operational constraints of her clients in order to offer the most suitable legal solution.’

France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 1

Handling transactional and contentious mandates, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s Paris copyright practice works in close conjunction with the Brussels office, offering clients in-depth expertise in EU copyright law. Representing producers, press publishers and agencies, the group frequently advises on the collection and payment of royalties. With partners and associates from both IP and TMT departments, the team is fully equipped to assist clients with intersectional issues. The group is jointly led by Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier, Emmanuel Larere, Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry and Julien Guinot-Deléry.

Testimonials

‘Very in-depth knowledge of legal matters associated with pragmatic recommendations taking into account the constraints of their clients’ activities. Perfect adaptation to demands.’

‘Julien Guinot-Deléry has in-depth knowledge of matters, making him our partner of choice.’

Key clients

Mattel

Fondazione Prada

Christian Dior Couture

Exerienced Capital Management

Herrmann Global

Carven

Agence France Presse

Paris 2024

France > Intellectual property: Patents Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a strong transactional practice and handles IP litigation. The team has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and telecoms areas, but is also active in a wide range of sectors. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry handles contentious and non-contentious matters in all areas of industrial and intellectual property. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier and Emmanuel Larere are also noted.

Testimonials

‘Friendly and professional.’

‘Very competent Gide patent team with whom it is easy to collaborate.’

‘The team is practical and hands-on and can easily bring in other expertise from the Gide firm such as competition law when needed. Collaborating with the team is always smooth. Top notch people and team.’

‘Highly professional and capable team of lawyers for life sciences intellectual property matters, including patents and supplementary protection certificates.’

‘Emmanuel Larere and Raphaelle Dequiré-Portier are exceptional advocates. Very knowledgeable and professional, and creative when proposing new strategies. They are well supported by Marie-Ange Pozzo di Borgo.’

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of practice and procedure of French IP law and is regularly involved in high-profile patent litigation. The team is very familiar working as part of an international team on multi-jurisdictional cases and, as well as managing the case in France, provides valuable input into the development of the case internationally. The team is very responsive at all levels.’

‘Emmanuel Larere uses his extensive experience of practice before the French courts to provide timely commercial advice and to suggest novel approaches to challenges faced by the clients. Emmanuel is always very engaged with the case and on top of the facts and issues of the case.’

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 GmbH

Guerbet

Curis

Seratec

U-Shin

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly well-known for its strengths in IP litigation, particularly regarding patent and trade mark disputes. Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier and Emmanuel Larere focus on French and European trade mark and patent disputes for clients in the life sciences, telecommunications, luxury goods, technology, and consumer goods industries, among others. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry has extensive expertise in national and multijurisdictional patent disputes. The team is also noted for its international trademark prosecution work. Elsewhere, trade mark filings and portfolio management are other key drivers of mandates.

Key clients

Renault

Magellan

H&M

Castel

Albéa Services

Experienced Capital Management

Corum

Adidas

Sushi Gourmet

Ann Taylor

Celine

Abercrombie

Levi Strauss

Valentino Couture

Christian Dior Couture

Belmond

Mnemo Therapeutics

Work highlights

  • Represented Renault in the defence of its diamond trade mark against a competitor using a diamond/rhombus shape trade mark in the EU.
  • Assisted Magellan in the protection of its Bonobo trademark portfolio against Bonobo Inc., a subsidiary of Walmart.
  • Assisted H&M in strategic trademark matters before judicial courts and trademark office (EUIPO and INPI).

France > Media and entertainment: Television/radio Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s excellent reputation in television and radio law is evidenced by the firm’s role as privileged advisor to the French Ministry of Culture and Communication for all major reforms relating to the audiovisual and communication sector. The practice also acts for private and public radio broadcasters and television channels. In addition to its advisory practice, the group also has a strong litigation offering.  Julien Guinot-Deléry leads the practice.

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Key clients

ORANGE

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE (AFP)

UBISOFT

DISCOVERY

NEWEN (Groupe TF1)

FRENCH MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION

SORARE

WARNER

GROUPE 1981

RADIO FRANCE

ARTE

DROUOT

SPIDEO

LEVI’S

LYLO MEDIA GROUP

WEBTOON

LES BORGIAS & INVEST IMAGE 2

Work highlights

  • Advised Orange on the negotiations for the renewal of its distribution agreements with a major French TV group.
  • Appointed to assist and advise the Paris 2024 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games on all media and entertainment matters in connection with the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

France > Private equity: venture/growth capital Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP remains a go-to firm for venture and growth capital transactions, acting for investors, start-ups and mature companies alike. The team offers a comprehensive range of services, including drafting and negotiating investment and shareholders’ agreements, issuing convertible securities, and employee profit-sharing plans. The team is led by trio Pierre Karpik, David-James Sebag and Louis Oudot De Dainville who bring extensive expertise in the technology and healthcare sectors to the table. Private investments in public equity is another area of strength.

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Testimonials

‘The team is very agile, adapts to all types of cases (expectations, timing, invoicing) in order to be able to deal with promising cases early and follow them over the long term from the start to large potential exits.’

‘Exceptional speed, clarity and quality of service.’

‘Paul Jourdan-Nayrac was the main contact. Very experienced and pragmatic and provided an overall great service.’

‘Dedicated team. Very aware of tech news and excellent advice in terms of benchmarks and market trends in addition to consulting expertise. Support for young companies with an acceptable level of fees and invoicing facilities. Attention to the client and expertise are the two differentiating points.’

‘100% committed to their clients – a real advisory role and not just legal expertise, it supports the development of the company at every stage with as much commitment and motivation as ever. Excellent reading of the protagonists on large operations and puts the interests of the company above all.’

‘Responsiveness, proactivity in exchanges with the target company, flexibility in fees, knowledge of the market and the industry, management of an investor pool in an agile way.’

‘The team: High degree of professionalism – Strong expertise in early stage Venture Capital – Strong negotiation skills – Very strong brand/degree of credibility in the space.’

‘Worked closely with Louis Oudot de Dainville – very positive, pragmatic, sharp, meticulous/attention to details, dedicated, strong expertise.’

Key clients

Idinvest Partners

Balderton Capital

Temasek

Partech Partners

Bpifrance

Highgate Ventures

Cathay Innovation

Eurazeo

Ventech

Allianz

ISAI

360

BlackFin

General Catalyst

Accel Partners

Blossom Capital

Samaipata

Heartcore

New Alpha

Odaseva Technologies

Spendesk

Doctolib

Younited Credit

Launchmetric

Openclassrooms

Meero

Kili Technology

Naïo Technologies

MWM

Happytal

Sinovation Ventures

Local Globe

Sensory Odyssey

Leeway

Headline

Work highlights

  • Advised Temasek on the $355m funding round of ManoMano, Europe’s leading online home improvement company, led by the Californian growth and cross-over fund Dragoneer.
  • Advised Temasek on the funding round of Alan, a France-based licensed health insurance company.
  • Advised Younited on its €140m funding round from Goldman Sachs and Bridgepoint.

France > Project finance Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is home to an excellent international project practice, with a strong presence in Africa where it advises all types of stakeholders on infrastructure and energy projects. The team handles a high amount of energy-related work, advising on multiple solar projects as well as on large-scale hydropower projects. Several transport and real estate African infrastructure projects also feature in the caseload. The group’s expertise in European and Asian project work was sought after by EDF for the development of several billion-dollar nuclear EPR projects. Marie Bouvet-GuiramandJohn CrothersVictor GrandguillaumeNicolas Jean and Stéphane Vernay are all excellent. The international practice is completed by strong domestic capabilities. Public law expert Thomas Courtel and finance partners Laetitia Lemercier and Farah El-Bsat, who was promoted to partner in July 2021, have a very good reputation in France for public infrastructure projects, notably for road and transport projects. The firm is increasingly present in French offshore wind projects. The named partners share the lead of the practice.

Testimonials

‘The team is well acquainted with the transport sector and has a solid local network in Africa.’

‘Nicolas Jean has excellent interpersonal skills.’

‘The team is very responsive and dedicated. It is patient and willing to go the ‘extra mile’. Always attentive to clients’ needs, it understands the clients’ challenges and often provides innovative solutions.’

‘Great responsiveness and ability to proactively meet client expectations.’

‘The team’s broad legal know-how on industrial projects is unique, in terms of knowledge of relevant fields of law, jurisdictions, market practices and creativity.’

‘Stéphane Vernay is an outstanding business lawyer. He possesses a far-reaching legal expertise and masters all fields of law. In addition, he has broad experience in terms of jurisdiction and industries. As a result, he is able to provide high-value advice for structuring a complex industrial project. He is solution-oriented in the way he addresses legal and contractual issues. He is reliable, hardworking and always delivers on time.’

‘The members are committed to finding the best solutions for the client. Full availability to respond to our questions on time and to react to new ideas and ideas that we submit for analysis.’

‘Extremely responsive team, with in-depth knowledge and expertise of files.’

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)

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 NATIONALE DU SERVICE UNIVERSEL DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS (ANSUT)

Work highlights

  • Assisting EDF in the context of the engineering and procurement of six EPR nuclear reactors in India, Jaitapur.
  • Advising Naval Group regarding the design, construction and maintenance of the future Australian submarine fleet.

France > Real estate Tier 1

The ‘highly responsive and dedicated team’ at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. provides counsel at all stages of the real estate value creation chain, from zoning permits and construction through to sophisticated and tax efficient investment vehicles. The setting up of joint ventures and share-deals, leasing matters, asset-management, structured financing, and downstream investments through both share and asset deals are other core areas. Frédéric Nouel leads a team of acclaimed real estate lawyers: Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Christopher Szostak, Hugues MoreauRémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier. Antoine Mary was promoted to partner in July 2021. Since publication, Kamel Ben Salah left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Ultra-responsive dedicated team, getting to the bottom of the issues.’

‘We worked with Romain d’Innocente and Yannick Granjon and appreciated their availability and their pugnacity.’

‘Their availability, kindness, sympathy stand out.’

‘Very responsive with a great knowledge of the market and a lot of client references in the type of files to be treated.’

‘Paul Cheysson is available, adaptable and flexible.’

Key clients

Accor

AEW Europe

Allianz

Altarea

Amundi Immobilier

Angelo Gordon

Ardian

Aviva Real Estate Investors

Bouygues Immobilier

Brookfield

BNP Reim

Casino

Crédit Suisse

Goldman Sachs

Greystar

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

Nuveen

Infrared Capital Partners

MACSF

Paris Inn

France > Administrative and public law Tier 2

Thanks to its deep and experienced bench, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is able to offer a large coverage of public law issues, spanning regulatory, public procurement and urban planning law matters. The team assists a prominent client base, comprising state and other public sector entities, leading French operators as well as leading developers in addition to international companies. The practice is notably handling highly significant work in the energy, aviation and transport sectors, and is a key adviser for public procurement contracts concerning the Paris 2014 Olympics. It regularly handles strategic regulatory energy advice and disputes for leading energy providers, with Michel Guénaire as a leading expert in the field. The practice is also retained to assist with ambitious public and private development projects, including several large Parisian urban renovation projects. Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier are the key contacts for those matters. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are strong references for general public law and public sector projects. Environment law expert Jean-Nicolas Clément completes the lead sextet.

Testimonials

‘Always at the forefront of new developments; strong intellectual acuity and understanding of subjects submitted; exceptionally fast and relevant  analyses; safest and most effective solutions.’

‘Excellent level team: analyzes are always relevant, availability is high and the reactivity is systematically there. I highly recommend this team.’

‘Michel Guénaire is a high-level partner, very close to his clients, very attentive to their needs, and who has a perfect knowledge of public law. He is also surrounded by very committed associates.’

‘An available and experienced team, with in-depth expertise in the field of concessions, always pleasant and efficient.’

‘Their great availability, responsiveness, listening skills and knowledge, the quality and precision of their legal analyses were particularly appreciable.’

‘The team combines very strong legal expertise and pragmatism, with real support to find operational solutions while respecting the interests and choices of the client.’

‘Thomas Courtel shows great responsiveness and expertise. They provide reliable and pragmatic advice in support of decision-making. High quality of customer relationships.’

‘Bénédicte Mazel ‘s team combines a very high level of technical expertise in handling cases and a perfect understanding of the particularities and issues of various subjects. The response to our needs is thus excellent.’

Key clients

SAS Tunnel Euralpin Lyon Turin

Enedis

EDF

Icade

Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques

The French State

REALITES group

Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris

Paris 2024 – Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques

Veolia Eau France

La Banque Postale, Crédit Agricole de Savoie

CCI Seine-Estuaire

EasyJet

Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha

France > Compliance Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. offers the full range of expertise. The firm has a strong practice advising French and international companies on the conduct of internal investigations, often in the framework of international bribery, fraud and terrorism financing allegations. Banks and companies regularly instruct the practice to advise on the setting up of French anti-corruption programmes and on AFA-audits. Finally, the team has strong know-know in anti-money laundering, an expertise widely used by French and international banks. The practice is co-headed by Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry, Sophie Scemla and Olivier Bernardi.

Testimonials

‘An important asset of the firm’s practice is the way in which the compliance and corporate teams were able to work together in a very coordinated and efficient manner on a complex file. There were not two teams, but only one.’

‘Precise knowledge of GDPR constraints and precautions to be taken in the context of internal investigations (Sophie Scemla).’

‘Outstanding team, authoritative guidance on compliance matters in France, the EU and several other jurisdictions.’

‘Sophie Scemla is recognised globally.’

‘Competent team in banking regulation, with good expertise in anti-money laundering, economic sanctions. I recommend them both in advice and in ACPR litigation.’

‘Olivier Bernardi is an available, reliable, attentive partner who knows how to work constructively with his clients and guide them towards effective strategies. He respects all the deadlines in a calm and good mood. Very honest billing, in accordance with what was initially agreed.’

‘Great understanding of  problems, pragmatism and professionalism.’

France > Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly visible as adviser to financial institutions and asset management firms in matters across the full range of AMF matters. The practice is one of the few combining an excellent ability to assist clients with AMF fund regulatory controls and disciplinary proceedings and expertise in defending clients facing stock market abuse investigations, defending companies and CEOs as well as financial institutions. The practice’s busy caseload includes several high-profile AMF investigations relating to financial communication and insider dealing issues. The practice is co-headed by Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who comes highly recommended,  Bruno Quentin and Stéphane Puel. Regulatory expert Benjamin Delaunay made partner in 2021. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville  left the firm in 2021.

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Testimonials

‘Knowledge of AMF ‘s expectations; attentive to the needs of the client; good availability and ability to propose innovative solutions; quality of exchanges.’

‘Great communication within the team, excellent preparation of meetings with clients. They have an extensive network and knowledge of the environment.’

‘Excellent knowledge and skills; ability to challenge and be challenged; hard workers and committed to best standards. Respect deadlines, even very short ones and provides advice in the best interest of the client; very pleasant to work with.’

‘The team is made up of excellent lawyers with in-depth knowledge of financial regulations: they master both legal arguments and technical explanations of their clients’ businesses. Communication is fluid and efficient: everything is clear, rhythmic, with a well-thought-out strategy in the preparation of files.’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is a very high level lawyers: he combines a great technical mastery and a real strategic sense. He has detailed knowledge of the workings of stock market litigation and understands very well the issues faced by his clients. His large work force allows him to get involved in the management of complex files within very short deadlines.’

‘Benjamin Delaunay and Stéphane Puel have unique experience in the regulated sector and related litigation. This is coupled with a real business-oriented approach which is very rare on the market in this sector.’

‘Very good knowledge of the practices and AMF inspectors. Very good advice on the strategy to be implemented in the event of an AMF control. Very good advice on the report to be drafted in response to the AMF.’

‘We mainly worked with Benjamin Delaunay who demonstrated a great capacity for listening, pedagogy and quality in the drafting of documents in response to the AMF.’

Key clients

Amundi

Natixis

Perial Asset Management

France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is increasingly involved in sensitive international corruption, international terrorism and other human rights-related cases. The team is notably retained by leading French oil and gas companies facing criminal investigations for their overseas operations, often in Africa, acting in several key matters and in particular in one case involving both the French (PNF) and US (DOJ) authorities. Sophie Scemla is the key contact. The firm’s caseload also includes the defence of companies, corporate executives, elected officials and banks in tax fraud, breach of trust and bankruptcy-related criminal investigations and trials. The firm is also acting in a matter regarding a major industrial accident and acts for clients in cyber attack matters. Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry direct the practice alongside Scemla.

Testimonials

‘The team was perfectly structured to work on our case.’

‘Their specialisation and rigour of analysis impress.’

Key clients

Natixis

SNCF Mobilités

Former top manager of Business France

Mr Alexander Studhalter

Mr Georges Siffredi

Work highlights

  • Assisting Natixis with criminal proceedings related to the publication in 2008 of allegedly false or misleading information regarding its situation within the framework of the subprime crisis.
  • Assisting SNCF Mobilités in criminal proceedings initiated further to a major TGV accident which occurred in Eckwersheim on November 14, 2015.
  • Assisting a former top manager of Business France, a public agency in charge of promoting French foreign investments, with criminal investigations of favouritism concerning the organisation of a ‘French Tech’ event during in Las Vegas in 2016, involving various top political executives.

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s cross-practice expertise makes it a first-choice firm for emerging life sciences companies and venture funds. With a strong offering in patent litigation, the firm also attracts high-profile patent disputes, such as advising Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH on the French aspects of a multijurisdictional patent infringement case against Mylan regarding a patent covering an injection pen. Co-head of the practice Raphaëlle Dequiré-Portier focuses principally on patent and trademark disputes in the life sciences sector. Dimitri Dimitrov specialises in co-operation agreements and distribution networks in France and overseas, and represents companies in litigation, namely for the abrupt termination of commercial relationships. Jean-Hyacinthe de Mitry is the go-to lawyer for IP in life sciences. Arnaud Duhamel has a clear focus on equity capital markets. On the transactional side, Anne Tolila is the name to note.

Testimonials

‘The Gide team is very familiar with the healthcare and life sciences sector. Our collaboration in these sectors is very good.’

‘Excellent team, present on most ECM healthcare matters in Paris. Strong intimacy with clients, pragmatic and always finds relevant solutions.’

‘Arnaud Duhamel: Very strong experience, client proximity, innovative.’

‘Guilhem Richard: Client proximity, great capacity for work, innovative, pragmatic and finds solutions.’

Key clients

Guerbet

Eli Lilly

Seratec

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

Bryan Garnier

JP Morgan

Gensight

Work highlights

  • Assisting Ono Pharmaceutical in two complex appeal proceedings before the Paris court regarding the refusal of two supplementary protection certificates by the French patent office.
  • Advised Inventiva on its $102m IPO on Nasdaq.
  • Acting as counsel for Bpifrance in relation to its investment in Cerba Healthcare.

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. frequently handles major digital transformation projects and high-stakes IT projects. This year the team assisted the Aura Blockchain Consortium, composed of LVMH, Cartier and Prada, with the launch of the first global blockchain solution dedicated to the luxury goods industry. Complex IT disputes and major IT licensing and servicing agreements are other areas of strength. Thierry Dor is the name to note for IT. Newly appointed to the partnership in July 2021, Julien Guinot-Deléry is also highlighted for his involvement in the Unibail litigation.

Key clients

Agence France-Presse

Michelin

Ile de France Region

Unibail

Ubisoft

Credit Agricole

Drouot

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Europ Assistance

Paris 2024

LVMH

Orange Group

Sorare

Fieldbox AI

Work highlights

  • Acting as counsel for Agence France Presse in a technology-related litigation with a technology service provider which consolidates all analytics functionalities for all users in one product.
  • Advised Aura Blockchain Consortium on the launch of the first global blockchain solution dedicated to the luxury goods industry.

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I., a French firm with offices in London and Brussels, among other locations, is also a member of several global law firm alliances, most notably Lex Mundi. Its M&A department has been particularly busy in the retail, healthcare and life sciences, financial and retail industries of late and is helmed by Olivier Diaz, a lawyer with 25 years’ worth of experience in public and private acquisitions, joint ventures, leveraged buyouts and corporate restructurings. Further key practitioners include distressed M&A specialist Jean-Gabriel Flandrois, and Anne Tolila who is proficient in representing both industrial clients and investment funds. Up-and-coming partner Charles de Reals complements his transactional prowess with corporate governance, strategic dispute and securities law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘What is immediately striking are the fluid, complementary and constructive relationships that the M&A team seems to maintain with lawyers from other specialties within GIDE law firm. The excellent coordination of the various contributions under the leadership of the M&A team results in a very good overall work on complex projects.’

‘Alexis Pailleret is an exceptional lawyer. Rigour, efficiency and availability are just a few of its many qualities. He is very attentive and also knows how to strategically orient his clients towards pragmatic solutions integrating both the legal and commercial dimension. He is a clear communicator. Whatever the pressure, he always seems to be in control and remains, under all circumstances, pleasant. He leads without imposing. Alexis Pailleret forms a beautiful pair with the very discreet, but no less efficient Chloé Bouhours.’

‘The team led by Olivier Diaz, perfectly assisted by Charles de Réals, presents the best combination of technical excellence and experience.’

‘Charles de Réals combines strong technical expertise and extensive transactional experience (listed and unlisted, buying and selling, financial sectors and other industries). Charles proves to be extremely competent, available, concise and precise in his interventions, and always endeavors to deal well with all the problems of his clients, calling on other departments if necessary. Charles’s presence provides security in the quality/timing of the production of legal documentation. Very present during negotiation sessions, Charles demonstrates pedagogy and clarity to overcome many potentially conflicting situations. Charles leads a talented team (including Corentin Charlès), which is also very committed to client satisfaction.’

‘The practice is unique because it is tailored to the client while providing advice that goes far beyond the scope and size of the company. The consultancy offer is considered to be the best because it is linked to the reputation, excellence and size of the firm. We know that we have access to the best advice, and if necessary the firm allows us to access other specialized institutions with expertise in the matter, contributing to the success of the case.’

‘Relations with the Gide firm have always been human and close. Excellent relationship management and transmission of this relationship to other colleagues in charge of a specialty. Very good follow-up and fluidity in the exchanges. Trust and loyalty are essential to a good firm/client relationship and this has always been a characteristic of the firm.’

‘Excellent expertise, always relevant support.’

‘Partner Guillaume Rougier-Brierre supports us in difficult cases. Capable of mobilizing a good team around him, he ensures an efficient approach.’

Key clients

Veolia

Total

Association Famille Mulliez (owner of the Auchan Group)

Lactalis

Eurazeo

Pernod Ricard

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

Crédit Agricole

Air France

Naval Group

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa

Saint-Gobain

Société Foncière Lyonnaise

American Industrial Partners

Petrofrance

Harvest

Mediaset

EOS Imaging

Primonial

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

EDF

Talend

Unibail Rodamco

Wendel

Nippon Steel Corporation

EOS Imaging

Essilor Luxottica

MSD

EuropAssistance

Solocal (formerly Pages Jaunes)

Fnac Darty

SPVIE

Andritz

Mirova

Engie

Work highlights

  • Advising French optimized resource management company Veolia Environnement’s board on its tender offer for the entire share capital ofSuez, French waste management company, from Engie, a French electric utility company.
  • Advising Talend, a French company listed on the Nasdaq Market in the United States leader in data integration and data integrity, for its acquisition by Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors.
  • Advising Wendel on the acquisition of a minority share in Tarkett Participation, a company controlled by the Deconinck family in order to launch a simplified tender offer on Tarkett.

France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. excels in forming and structuring a broad cross-section of funds, such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure, debt and open-ended vehicles. In addition to acting for fund managers, the firm also attracts investor-side mandates. The practice is led by Stéphane Puel, who advises French and global financial institutions on regulatory matters. Guillaume Goffin and Benjamin Delaunay are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Excellent team, excellent knowledge of the market and institutional players. Very responsive and committed.’

‘Stéphane Puel: excellent strategic view of the market, excellent communication and diplomatic approach to sensitive issues, precise and concrete answers, pragmatic approach to risks.’

‘Excellent knowledge of the market and the different types of actors.’

‘Stéphane Puel, has perfect knowledge of the subject of fund formation. The best specialist in France.’

‘Stéphane Puel is undoubtedly in my eyes the best specialist in the structuring of private equity funds.’

‘Very good level of expertise and ability to express it around clear issues for rapid implementation. The quality of the deliverables is of a very good level and the interactions are efficient and relevant. Our main contact is Me Stéphane Puel.’

‘The great capacity of the Gide firm comes from the fact that they are capable of handling many cases, even very complex ones. The team is able to deliver a high quality result on time and can offer high quality work in an emergency context.’

‘Stephane Puel and his teams are always available, relevant in their responses and creative when faced with problems.’

Key clients

Amundi

Eiffel Investment Group

Eurazeo

Mirova

BlackRock

Tikehau Investment Managers

Primonial REIM

Oddo BHF Asset Management

Siparex

Omnes Capital

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. attracts mandates from investment funds, family offices and target companies operating in the mid and large-cap segments of the French market. Under the leadership of Olivier Diaz, it is prominent in a number of the largest and most complex transactions. Recent highlights included the firm acting for Talend on its acquisition by Thoma Bravo. With a legal and tax offering dedicated to managers and executives, the group is particularly renowned for its strong track record in the structuring and implementation of management packages.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Jean-François Louit’s team has quite unique expertise in LBO and executive support. In this area, creativity, agility and the ability to negotiate are key. Jean-François and his team have these qualities. They are real facilitators.’

‘Jean-François Louit is an excellent negotiator and facilitator. Vincenzo Feldmann has very good knowledge of legal and financial matters.’ Paul de France is a very good tax specialist with a very pragmatic approach in a complex area.’

‘Gide’s complete offering allows easy access to a large number of services with leading partners.’

‘Antoine de la Gatinais is very helpful, pragmatic and effective.’

‘A very integrated team that perfectly masters mandate, having proven experience in mid and large-cap deals. A practice dedicated to management packages that offers a complete high-end service.’

‘A team made up of extremely competent individuals keeping a sense of priority, deal makers. Among the remarkable lawyers are Caroline Lan, Jean-François Louit and Vincenzo Feldman.’

Key clients

Accor Invest

DomusVi

IbanFirst

Egis

Socotec

Vitalliance

Wella

Primonial

Eurazeo

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

Talend

Bpifrance

SK Capital Partners

Five Arrows Principal Investments

Evolem

Wendel

Ardian

Charterhouse

France > Tax Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. houses a very strong tax team and is especially recommended for transactional tax work. Already an established reference for investment funds undertaking large-cap transactions, the tax practice is increasingly acting alongside leading corporations and institutions for their strategic M&A deals. The team is notably advising on a landmark restructuring project in the energy sector. Magali Buchert is the key contact for this part of the practice. The high-level real estate tax practice of Laurent Modave and Bertrand Jouanneau is sought after by leading property investors to advise on the structuring of real estate funds and large property transactions. The tax team also deals with various other matters, including advising on tax financing deals. The versatile Olivier Dauchez advises companies and private clients on strategic advisory and litigation matters. Paul de France joined as a partner in 2020 following an in-house role as head of tax at Casino.

Testimonials

‘Excellent tax technicality, responsiveness and availability. The tax advice is presented in a clear and always pragmatic way.’

‘Magali Buchert is an exceptional practitioner combining an encyclopedic knowledge of tax matters, an extraordinary capacity for work and understanding of the commercial issues of her clients to give useful and pragmatic advice.’

‘I have worked with Laurent Modave on a few files over the past year. I greatly appreciate his rich experience in the real estate field which has helped to find innovative solutions to complex problems. Excellent writing skills without verbiage.’

‘The tax team is very competent and attentive to client needs and knows how to adapt.’

‘Bertrand Jouanneau is very available and professional. He listens to the client and knows how to show pragmatism. Bertrand’s skills make it possible to achieve a result which is both secure from a legal point of view and operational from a business point of view. Bertrand knows how to simplify and trivialise his language in order to make the material accessible and understandable, which can be very complex.’

‘Laurent Modave and Bertrand Jouanneau are outstanding lawyers, very experienced, highly approachable and always willing to go the extra mile. I appreciate their hands-on approach as well as their thorough understanding of what is considered market practice; they both have significant expertise in asset management issues and investment funds, including structuring real estate and private equity funds.’

‘A real anticipation of requests! In addition to the responsiveness of the team and the quality of services, I appreciate the  strong commitment.’

‘I work directly and mainly with Bertrand Jouanneau who is always attentive and unfailingly available, which is very appreciable.’

Key clients

Icawood

Talend

Wendel

Wella (management)

CEP (management)

Foncière Atland

Blackrock

KPS Capital Partners

CNP Assurances

Cofinimmo

DomusVi

Paris Inn

Petrofrance

DomusVi

Schroder Real Estate

Renault

EOS Imaging

Brookfield

Amundi Immobilier

Bistrot Elysées

Nuveen

Swiss Life

iBanFirst

Redevco

Europcar

Aviva Investors

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

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

Testimonials

‘Very competent and available team. Excellent understanding of client needs.’

‘Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is an excellent lawyer, in particular on disciplinary disputes with supervisory authorities (AMF, ACPR for example), who has excellent knowledge of financial products. A reference in his field in Paris.’

‘There is a sense of genuine expertise in dealing with very high-value claims in complex and difficult circumstances and a strong sense of being able to handle high pressure situations without excitement. Technical expertise is strong, and intellectual ability is evident. Application levels are high, high client service expectations are met and exceeded.’

‘The team is remarkable!’

‘The litigation team made up of specialists in the different areas of law concerned by the case, not only pure litigation specialists, which makes it possible to cover all aspects of our case including with a view on the after-litigation.’

‘The team remained attentive throughout the case, adapting to our needs as the case evolved. Very good listening and great patience, perfectly grasping the strategic dimension of the file as soon as it is taken in hand.’

‘In-depth knowledge of both the regulations and the intricacies of how the regulator works, in the context of a dispute with the AMF, have been invaluable assets. Added to this is an in-depth knowledge of technical subjects such as the functioning of financial markets, the structure of an order book and price formation.’

‘The team demonstrates professionalism and great expertise and availability.’

France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. often acts for international companies facing disputes in relation to Africa, with recent work including matters in relation to Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon, especially ICC arbitration proceedings, but also investment arbitration disputes, notably acting for the state of Mauritania in a mining ICSID case. The scope of the practice also extends to disputes in relation to Eastern Europe. The caseload frequently features disputes arisen from infrastructure, construction, shareholders and consultancy agreement issues. Carole Malinvaud, who is increasingly sought after as an arbitrator and is the vice chair of the ICC Court and on the ICSID panel of arbitrators, Christian Camboulive, Alexandra Munoz and the London-based Rupert Reece are the heads of the practice.  Also recommended are counsels Sacha Willaume and the London-based Saadia Bhatty.

Other key lawyers:

Sacha Willaume; Saadia Bhatty; Thomas Dauvillier

Testimonials

‘Excellent command of both arbitration techniques (cross-examination of witnesses and experts in particular) and pleading (quality of expression). Very effective.’

‘Excellent complementarity of the teams between French and Anglo-Saxon profiles.’

‘Carole Malinvaud is an excellent lawyer as arbitrator; she is very fair and very reasoned. She judges well.’

‘Very good knowledge of the sector (construction/infrastructure) and the dynamics of the region (North Africa). Good team diversity and very good collaboration with the experts.’

‘Alexandra Munoz is impressive: very competent and at the same time sensitive and humble, with the experts and with the client. Good dynamics and team spirit, which makes it easier for everyone.’

‘A team that adapts perfectly to our needs, who understood our activity and our company. The team members have a perfect understanding of each other.’

‘Christian Camboulive has deep knowledge, provides fine analysis and is very responsive.’

‘Carole Malinvaud is an excellent lawyer who has an astounding knowledge of her cases which she dominates down to the smallest detail. She is both one of the best counsel and one of the most sought after arbitrators. Christian Camboulive is a very precise, very fine lawyer who is a remarkable litigator. Among the talented associates of this team, I will point out Thomas Dauvillier who is very promising and has great analytical skills and a strong capacity for work.’

Key clients

Hope Services LLC

International Chamber of Commerce

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania

PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation Ltd

Petroci

France > Insolvency Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is regularly retained for high-profile matters involving publicly and privately-owned companies. The practice acts for every type of stakeholder, including public bodies, shareholders, debtors and lenders, and offers high-level corporate and finance expertise. The firm is managing several highly sensitive cases involving the public authorities, notably in the energy sector. Its involvement in the Europcar debt restructuring indicates its good reputation in the market. Other core sectors include the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors. Jean-Gabriel Flandrois leads the practice alongside highly regarded finance expert Eric Cartier-Millon.

Testimonials

‘The team is first-rate. In particular, Jean-Gabriel Flandrois is deeply knowledgeable and well connected. He has real expertise in helping multinational companies navigate the complexities of French restructuring law. What’s more, his English language skills are first-rate.’

‘Jean-Gabriel Flandrois is highly recommended.’

‘Multidisciplinary team, very well-coordinated and covering all the situations with which a company in difficulty is confronted.’

‘Commitment, competence, adaptability, proximity.’

Key clients

Tudor (TDR) Capital

King Power

QBE Insurance Europe.

DFDS Seaways

Azul

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

Nippon Steel Corporation

Tudor (TDR) Capital

King Power

QBE Insurance Europe.

DFDS Seaways

Azul

Agence des Participations de l’Etat

Nippon Steel Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advising Agence des Participations de l’Etat on the restructuring of Areva.
  • Advising Nippon Steel Corporation, steel producer and long-standing shareholder as part of the financial restructuring of Vallourec.
  • Advising KPMG, liquidator of Norwegian Air Ressources Limited (NARL), in the context of the liquidation of the company.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration Christian Camboulivecamboulive@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 04
Arbitration Carole Malinvaudmalinvaud@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 66
Banking and finance Eric Cartier-Milloneric.cartier-millon@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 61
Banking and finance Xavier de Kergommeauxkergommeaux@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 52
Competition/international trade Emmanuel Reillereille@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 95
Criminal and commercial litigation Bruno Quentinquentin@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 70
Employment David Joninjonin@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 88
Employment Foulques de Rostolanrostolan@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 21 25
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Richard Ghueldreghueldre@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 21 55
Insurance, industrial risk and transport Capucine Berniercapucine.bernier@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 19
Intellectual property Emmanuel Larerelarere@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 60 70
M&A, corporate law Christophe Eckeck@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 21
M&A, corporate law Didier G Martinmartin@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 03
Projects (finance and infrastructure) John Crotherscrothers@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 24
Projects (finance and infrastructure) Stéphane Vernayvernay@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 21 99
Public law and environment Bénédicte Mazelmazel@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 11
Public law and environment Thomas Courtelcourtel@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 35 18
Real estate, property Hugues Moreaumoreau@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 60
Restructuring and insolvency Jean-Gabriel Flandroisflandrois@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 79
Tax Olivier Dauchezdauchez@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 60 35
Tax Laurent Modavemodave@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 65
Telecommunications, media and technology Julien Guinot-Deléryguinot@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 95 94
Telecommunications, media and technology Thierry Dordor@gide.com+33 (0)1 40 75 28 46
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Xavier de Kergommeaux photoMr Xavier de KergommeauxXavier Chassin de Kergommeaux specialises in asset-backed financing, securitisations, setting up covered…
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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.