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Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

Derivatives and structured products Tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP specialises in the structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products across a variety of asset classes, including equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodities, energy, inflation and weather, as well as handling repos and securities lending transactions. The practice is split between Paris and London, with both offices collaborating on day-to-day transactions and complex matters such as strategic equity derivatives, structured credit derivatives and structured repos. The firm frequently acts as counsel to French and international investment banks, investment funds and corporates on the structuring and implementation of equity derivatives financing transactions, the monetisation of financial flows, and warehousing transactions. Dimitrios Logizidis is head of the London banking and finance practice, while Karine Imbrosciano leads the derivatives and structured products group.

Key clients

Angelo, Gordon & Co.

Sumitomo Electric Finance UK Limited

Société Générale

Tikehau Investment Management


JP Morgan

Crédit Industriel et Commercial SA

Securitisation Tier 4

The securitisation and asset-backed finance practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP spans its London, Paris and New York offices, from which the firm advises on all regulatory and clearing issues related to structured credit, synthetic securitisation and collateral management. 'It has the capacity to think out of the box and is really solution-driven', notes one client, who praises practice head Dimitrios Logizidis and counsel Samir Bensaker as 'professional, knowledgeable, very constructive and  pragmatic in their approach'. Their work encompasses whole-business, trade receivables, mortgage and lease securitisations, among other asset classes, in which they frequently act for leading French and international banks, fund managers and corporates including Europcar, BNP Paribas and Société Générale.

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‘The team at Gide, headed by Dimitrios Logizidis, is first-class in every respect. The key points are knowledge, customer service, dedication, accessibility and friendliness.’

‘Dimitrios Logizidis is always at hand, easy to speak to and down to earth.’

‘Dimitrios Logizidis and Samir Bensaker, both partners at Gide, have very good experience in structured finance, including securitisation. The are professional and knowledgeable, they are pragmatic in their approach, and very constructive. They are complementary.’

‘Dimitrios Logizidis and Samir Bensaker are very knowledgeable and will look for solutions in a pragmatic way. They are easy to work with, available when needed and have good communication skills.’

‘It has the capacity to think out of the box and is really solution-driven.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Bpifrance Financement

Crédit Industriel et Commercial (CIC)

Deutsche Bank, London


Société Générale

International arbitration Tier 7

Particularly active in Africa-related international arbitration work, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's London’s practice was also recently involved in international arbitrations concerning the construction, energy, manufacturing and sport sectors. London office head Rupert Reece leads the London international dispute resolution department, with Hannah McIrvine and Saadia Bhatty providing counsel-level support.

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‘Gide has always been a leading French firm with a strong international practice. They have a number of lawyers who act as counsel and arbitrators particularly in civil law matters. The Gide lawyers act a coherent team even if in different offices and have that dose of realism that is much appreciated by tribunals.’

‘In London, Rupert Reece is an excellent advocate who masters technical details of complex projects. He also has a detailed knowledge of civil law.’

‘A very strong team with a good communication, it is easy and pleasant to work with them all.’

‘Rupert Reece is undoubtedly one of the very best I’ve ever worked with in more than 15 years in construction arbitration. He is a trustful and respected team leader. When he has doubts he tells them precisely and when he is confident he has the courage to say. He conducts a hearing with a quiet and indisputable authority and shows he has elaborated his strategy after very careful consideration. He is for me one of the very best in a category in which they are very few.’

Key clients

President of French Tennis Federation

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