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Winston & Strawn LLP
75008 PARIS
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Work Department

Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions



Former managing partner of the firm’s Paris office and head of the Corporate and Health Care Departments, Gilles Bigot advises and defends French and European leaders such as publicly and privately managed health institutions, laboratories, professional associations, medical equipment and pharmaceutical product manufacturers, and health care practitioners. He is considered to be an architect in the health care field.




English, French, Italian


Gilles is a member of the Paris Bar (Avocat au Barreau de Paris).

He also holds the title of Commander in the French Navy (Capitaine de Vaisseau) and he received the Silver Medal for Voluntary Military Services in 2014 as well as the National Defense Bronze Medal in 1984.



Master’s degree (Maîtrise) in Business and Tax Law from the University of Paris II – Assas in 1988; advanced graduate diploma (DESS) in Trust and Estate Law, with honors, from the University of Rouen in 1989; advanced graduate diploma in Business Administration.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Industry focus: Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Gilles BigotWinston & Strawn LLP

Praised for its ‘exceptional quality’, the practice at Winston & Strawn LLP advises a varied client roster consisting of professional organisations, investors into the healthcare sector, and networks of healthcare practitioners. Exhibiting deep transactional expertise, the team regularly advises on private equity investments, corporate issues, and M&A. Practice co-head Gilles Bigot acts for a number of different players in French and European healthcare markets, including laboratories, medical equipment manufacturers, and health institutions in corporate matters. Co-head Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant has a great deal of experience in handling both regulatory and transactional matters, including recapitalisations and leveraged buyouts.