Mr Jean-Gabriel Flandrois > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate


Jean-Gabriel Flandrois is a partner in Gide’s Mergers & Acquisitions /Corporate practice group. He has gained extensive experience in the coordination of cross-border transactions in Europe and the MENA region and in the acquisition and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions. In France, Jean-Gabriel is regularly advising on private equity transactions and is also involved in transactions in the FinTech sector.

Jean-Gabriel recently advised Société Générale on the sale of its subsidiary in Georgia, BNP Paribas Cardif on various transactions including the acquisition of Icare, a subsidiary of Europ Assistance, VimpelCom on the EUR 1 billion sale of its 51% holding in Orascom Telecom Algérie (Djezzy) to the Fonds National d’Investissement FNI, the Algerian National Investment Fund. He also advised German media group ProSiebenSat.1 on its acquisition of a stake in Deezer, various banks and other investors in a new “blockchain” initiative and private equity group Investindustrial on various transactions including the buy-out of Selective Beauty as part of a global financial restructuring of a private equity transaction and DFDS in connection with the sale of Eurotunnel shipping activities (SeaFrance).


French, English.

Lawyer Rankings

Tunisia > Dispute resolution

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel displays expertise in handling complex cross-border disputes. Commercial disputes and litigation in the financial services sector are key areas of strength for the team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has extensive experience in handling corporate and M&A-related disputes, while Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois regularly act for investors in Tunisia and offer a range of expertise in contentious matters, including arbitration and litigation in the financial services sector.

Tunisia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel regularly advises on cross-border mandates and displays expertise in acting for overseas investors. The team utilises its international network, with practice co-heads Samy Laghouati and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois based in Algiers and Paris, respectively. Associate Anis Jabnoun, based in Tunis, has a strong background in commercial, corporate and competition law. Clients praise the team for its ‘deep expertise‘ in market regulation and foreign investments.

Tunisia > Banking and finance

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel has an experienced banking and finance team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has a background in banking and finance, bankruptcy and rehabilitation procedures, and cross-border investments. Samy Laghouati, who is based in Algiers, acts for public bodies and overseas investors on banking and finance mandates and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois has expertise in cross-border transactions and the acquisition and restructuring of banks.

France > Mergers and acquisitions

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.

France > Insolvency

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.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. s’illustre particulièrement dans des opérations de large et moyenne valorisations. Le cabinet dispose d’excellentes ressources pour le traitement des opérations internationales ; il est par exemple intervenu dans l’acquisition par Total du portefeuille de clients et de centrales à cycle combiné d’Energías de Portugal. La pratique est dirigée par  Olivier Diaz ;  un «excellent technicien» qui intervient dans des opérations d’acquisitions, de LBO, de partenariats et de restructuration d’entreprises. L’équipe dispose d’importants effectifs et compte pour principaux intervenants Charles de Reals, Julien David, Christophe Eck et Jean-Gabriel Flandrois , ainsi que Jean-François Louit  et Caroline Lan qui ont rejoint le cabinet en septembre 2019 en provenance de  Mayer Brown .

Paris > Entreprises en difficulté

La pratique de Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est désormais principalement menée par  Jean-Gabriel Flandrois suite au départ de  Caroline Texier pour DLA Piper en 2019. Il codirige la pratique aux côtés du spécialiste en financement Eric Cartier-MillonL’équipe agit pour différents intervenants : actionnaires, fonds, débiteurs, prêteurs ou encore partenaires commerciaux. Le cabinet a récemment été impliqué dans plusieurs dossiers de restructuration de dettes stratégiques ; il a ainsi assisté soient les prêteurs soient les actionnaires dans les dossiers CNIM, Europacorp et Buffalo Grill. Le cabinet intervient aussi sur la restructuration d’une des plus grandes entreprises françaises.