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Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

European firms in London: France Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's London office fields approximately 30 solicitors and barristers, who specialise in banking and finance, dispute resolution, tax, projects, and energy and real estate. The recommended partners are derivatives and structured products specialist Karine Imbrosciano, international finance expert Margaret Boswell, international arbitration and dispute resolution expert Rupert Reece, M&A and corporate lawyer Max Baird-Smith and Dimitrios Logizidis, who advises on asset-backed financing, securitisation, covered bonds and general corporate finance deals. David Klass left in 2019 for Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP.

Derivatives (including commodities) Tier 4

The derivatives and structured products team in Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's London office advises on all types of derivatives, as well as repo transactions and securities lending, from vanilla products to complex standalone transactions. Among these are high-profile strategic equity derivatives and structured credit derivatives transactions, as well as structured repo and reverse repo transactions, refinancing structured notes. The practice acts for global investment banks, fund managers and corporates in the UK, France and numerous emerging markets. Head of banking and finance Dimitrios Logizidis and head of the derivatives sub-practice group Karine Imbrosciano are the key partners. Imbrosciano, who specialises in OTC derivatives and structured products, is qualified both as an English solicitor and French Avocat à la Cour and advises on both English- and French-law transactions.

Key clients

BNP Paribas



SNCF Group

Structured products and securitisation Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP 's securitisation and asset-backed finance practice has 'very strong product knowledge, very strong communication skills and a good network in the industry'. The firm played a key role in the development of the French securitisation market and now operates three key hubs: in London, Paris and New York, which provide advice on transactional, regulatory and clearing matters in relation to structured credit, synthetic securitisation and collateral management, FX, strategic equity and structured programmes. Its securitisation work includes whole-business, trade receivables, mortgage and lease transactions. Among its clients are leading French and international banks, fund managers and corporates. Dimitrios Logizidis, who is qualified in both French and English law, leads the London banking and finance practice.


“Dimitrios Logizidis is a very experienced partner who is very much client- and solution-oriented. I would highly recommend him as he has been key in helping us close transactions.”

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Credit Industriel et Commercial (CIC)


(The) Ministry of Finance of Morocco

Société Générale

International arbitration Tier 7

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP fields experts in Africa-related international arbitrations. London office managing partner Rupert Reece heads the London international dispute resolution department, and Saadia Bhatty and Hannah McIrvine are experienced counsels.

Key clients