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Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

125 OLD BROAD STREET, LONDON, EC2N 1AR, ENGLAND
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London: Dispute resolution

International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 7

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Rupert Reece; Christian Camboulive; Carole Malinvaud

Other key lawyers:Saadia Bhatty; Hannah McIrvine

Key Clients

Saipem

Work highlights

  • Represented Italian engineering company Saipem in three ICC arbitrations against an oil and gas company, which related to the construction of oil and gas treatment facilities.

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London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)
Derivatives (including commodities) - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Dimitrios Logizidis; Karine Imbrosciano

Other key lawyers:Emilie Guieu

Key Clients

BNP Paribas

Europcar

JPMorgan

SNCF Group

Work highlights

  • Advised SNCF Réseau in relation to the impact of various structures contemplated for the restructuring of the financial debt on the derivatives transactions currently in place.
  • Advised Europcar Mobility Group on the renewal, extension and restructuring of Europcar's  €1.7bn car fleet securitisation transaction.

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Structured products and securitisation
Structured products and securitisation - ranked: tier 4

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

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.

Practice head(s):Dimitrios Logizidis

Testimonials

"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)

Europcar

(The) Ministry of Finance of Morocco

Société Générale

Work highlights

  • Advised Europcar Mobility Group on the renewal, extension and restructuring of Europcar's  €1.7bn car fleet securitisation transaction.
  • Advised BNP Paribas as the arranger of a €675m international trade receivables securitisation transaction in the context of its extension to Croatia.
  • Advising CIC London and CIC Paris in connection with the setting up of a new joint warehouse facility between Goldman Sachs and CIC to be ramped up and used for a new CLO transaction to be launched later in 2019.
  • Acted as legal counsel of the Moroccan State in the setting-up of the first issuance of sovereign Sukuk in Morocco through the setting up of a Moroccan securitisation vehicle.
  • Advised CM-CIC Private Debt in the setting-up a French SPV, "CM-CIC DEBT FUND 2" which would invest in assets consisting of corporate and leveraged finance debt (e.g. LBOs).

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London: Foreign firms

European firms in London: France
European firms in London: France - ranked: tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

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.

Other key lawyers:Karine Imbrosciano; Margaret Boswell; Rupert Reece; Max Baird-Smith; Dimitrios Logizidis

Leading individuals

Karine Imbrosciano - Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

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