Gilles Gaillard > ADVANT Altana > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

ADVANT Altana
45 RUE DE TOCQUEVILLE
75 017 PARIS
France

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity
Corporate
Insurance

Position

Partner

Career

Gilles Gaillard heads the insurance and the reinsurance practice in the firm. He has more than 20 years of experience in corporate and insurance law both on contracts and products (life and non-life), joint-ventures or holding structures and on regulatory matters related to structures and intermediation.

Gilles Gaillard has assisted major actors in the insurance industry for many years, on the domestic and on the international markets, with a recognized expertise in M&A and equity transactions, complex cross-border transactions, regulatory matters and anti-trust at a national and European level (including the first SGAM in France). He has broad experience in insurance law and in regulatory and litigation matters related to structures products in collaboration with specialized regulatory authorities. He organizes distribution and partnerships in France and abroad.

Gilles Gaillard has also been involved for more than 20 years in public and private M&A, private equity and corporate restructuring, with a focus on complex cross-border transactions and regulated sectors. He advises French and foreign funds, management companies, private and public investors, family and institutional shareholders, financial institutions, business creators, family offices in relation with their corporate finance transactions, acquisitions or disposals of assets and listed and unlisted securities, private equity transactions (venture capital, build-up), joint ventures and partnerships.

He is particularly active in the finance, insurance, energy, and life science sectors.

Gilles Gaillard is member of the International Bar Association, of the French societies: France Invest, AFIC, AJAR, AMRAE and “Cercle des Administrateurs” (with notably INSEAD and Wharton). Gilles Gaillard is member of ADVANT Altana’s executive committee and international board.

Before joining ADVANT Altana as a partner in 2017, Gilles was a partner at DE GAULLE FLEURANCE & ASSOCIES for 15 years and at MAZARS for 3 years.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

IBA
France Invest
AMRAE (Association for the Management of Corporate Risks and Insurance)
Cercle des Administrateurs

Education

Paris Bar admission: 1993

Cambridge University: LL.M.
University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas: Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Business Law
University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas: Master’s degree in Business Law and Taxation

Lawyer Rankings

France > Insurance

The experienced team independent at Paris law firm ADVANT Altana, which recently advised mutual Aéma Groupe in its €3.2bn acquisition of Aviva France, continues to assist major insurers (AXA, AIG), reinsurers, intermediaries and corporates on matters across the practice area. Employing a multidisciplinary approach, the team is led by corporate and insurance law expert Gilles Gaillard, business litigation and pre-litigation specialist Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy and Frédéric Manin, who advises on competition and antitrust law. The group’s range extends to insurance products, regulatory compliance, civil liability, damage, M&A, cyber-risk and data protection.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

ADVANT Altana assiste plusieurs grands groupes, notamment spécialisés dans les secteurs des assurances, de l’énergie et du transport. Le cabinet se distingue par sa capacité à intervenir dans des opérations internationales. Il est principalement actif sur le segment mid-cap. La pratique est codirigée par  Gilles Gaillard et Jean-Nicolas Soret , et comprend Fabien Pouchot et Bruno Nogueiro .

Paris > Assurances

ADVANT Altana dispose d’une équipe expérimentée qui a été retenue par le groupe mutualiste Aéma pour son acquisition d’Aviva France (d’un montant de 3,2 milliards d’euros). Le cabinet accompagne de grands assureurs (AXA, AIG), des réassureurs, des courtiers, ainsi que des entreprises sur la gestion d’une large palette de sujets. La pratique est emmenée par Gilles Gaillard, qui est expert en droit des assurances et en droit des sociétés, la spécialiste du contentieux Valérie Lafarge-Sarkozy , et Frédéric Manin qui intervient en droit de la concurrence et en antitrust. Le champ d’expertises couvre les produits d’assurance, les sujets de conformité réglementaire, de cyber-risque et de protection des données, ainsi que les dossiers de responsabilité civile et de réclamation de dommages, et les opérations de fusions-acquisitions.