Mr Olivier Bernardi > Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution

Position

Olivier Bernardi is a partner within Gide’s Banking and Finance practice group in Paris. He specialises in banking and finance law, with particular focus on financial services.

Olivier advises credit and financing institutions, as well as investment firms, payment institutions and electronic money establishments on the legislation and regulations applicable to their activity. He assists and represents these financial bodies in dispute proceedings before the French supervisory authorities (French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR) and French Financial Markets Authority (AMF)), as well as before ordinary courts of law.

In this regard, Olivier handles issues pertaining to the structure of financial institutions, bank operations, investment services, payment services, new banking technologies and the distribution of banking and financial products. He also advises regulated financial institutions on the implementation of their internal procedures (internal control and compliance, risk management, AML/CTF issues, international economic and financial sanctions).

He has extensive expertise in payment systems and services, and works with a number of companies in the sector.

He is regularly involved with the French (Ministry of Finance, ACPR, AMF) and European authorities (European Commission, European Parliament) as regards the drafting of banking and financial regulations, or certain specific topics.

Career

Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel (2018)
Associate, Gide Loyrette Nouel (2009-2017)
Deputy Head of the Banking and Monetary Affairs Division, French Treasury (2006-2008)

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Founding member of the French Digital Asset Association (FD2A)

Administrator of the Gide Pro Bono endowment fund and member of the Gide Pro Bono commission.

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)

Education

French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) certification (score: 97/100) (2014)
Master’s degree in banking and finance law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (2005)
Master’s degree in business and tax law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University  (2004)
Graduate of the Business Law Institute, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University  (2004)
Master’s degree in business law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University  (2003)

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Compliance: enquêtes et conformité

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. offre un large ensemble de compétences en matière de conformité. Le cabinet dispose d’une forte spécialisation dans l’accompagnement des entreprises françaises et internationales pour la conduite d’enquêtes internes, souvent réalisées suite à l’émission d’allégations de corruption internationale, de fraude ou de financement du terrorisme. Des banques et des entreprises font aussi régulièrement appel à l’expertise du cabinet pour les conseiller sur la mise en place de programmes anticorruption français et lors de contrôles AFA. Enfin, l’équipe dispose d’un solide savoir-faire en matière d’anti-blanchiment reconnu par les banques françaises et internationales. La pratique est codirigée par Bruno QuentinJean-Philippe Pons-Henry, Sophie Scemla et  Olivier Bernardi.

France > Compliance

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.