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Winston & Strawn LLP
68 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT-HONORÉ
75008 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Corporate, Litigation, Health Care

Position

Managing partner of the firm’s Paris office and head of the Corporate, Litigation, and Health Care Departments, Gilles 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.

Gilles works with major players in the health care sector. Longstanding clients such as: the French Red Cross; leader of the medico-social sector; the Générale de Santé group; and recently the Point Vision group, the first national network of ophthalmology centers; Mutuelle Nationale Hospitalière (MNH), the first French mutual society of the health sector; and The Union (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease), that have called on the services of Winston & Strawn’s teams to manage their transactional and litigation matters. He also received recognition for innovative matters such as the launch of various networks of medical biology, dentistry, ophthalmology centers and retail drugstores, which significantly improve access to health care services.

Gilles is also top of his field (advisory, pre litigation, and litigation) in French and European rules and regulations concerning data processing and transfers, as well as IT. He has litigated for and advised clients on subjects concerning big data, technology, and IT, and has yielded landmark decisions in the sector.

Languages

English, French, Italian

Memberships

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.

 

Education

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

Winston & Strawn LLP advises a large and diverse client base made up of healthcare providers, clinics, laboratories, professional organisations and associations, individuals and groups of healthcare practitioners, as well as investors and private equity funds. The practice stands out for its very strong combined corporate, regulatory, litigation and disciplinary proceedings expertise. It advises on M&A and private equity transactions, on the setting up of healthcare companies and industry networks, and regularly manages corporate and shareholder disputes. The practice acts as a strategic adviser to several key clients, notably new market entrants, whom it guides all the way through their growth and expansion process. Practice head Gilles Bigot is highly recommended, especially for dealing with challenging corporate, regulatory and litigation matters. Other key members include Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant and Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP is recommended for advising on complex commercial, corporate, financial and shareholder conflict cases. The firm combines its litigation expertise  with a deep knowledge of the healthcare and mutual insurance sectors in particular.  It is also involved in a major stock market abuse dispute. Healthcare providers and insurers, as well as investors and companies are clients. The highly recommended Gilles Bigot chairs the practice, to which  Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe and Sara Susnjar also contribute.

 

Paris > Secteurs et industries > Santé et sciences de la vie

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Gilles BigotWinston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP assiste une base de clientèle large et diversifiée, comprenant des prestataires de services de santé, des cliniques, des laboratoires, des organisations et des associations professionnelles, des particuliers, des groupes de praticiens, ainsi que des investisseurs et des fonds de private equity. Le cabinet est recommandé pour sa capacité à offrir un large panel d’expertises en matière réglementaire, contentieuse, disciplinaire et de droit des sociétés. Le cabinet gère régulièrement des opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity. Il accompagne ses clients dans la création d’entreprises et de réseaux de santé. Il traite aussi des litiges en droit des sociétés et des conflits d’actionnaires impliquant des entreprises de santé. Le cabinet est le conseil stratégique de plusieurs clients fidèles, et notamment de nouveaux entrants, qu’il a accompagné au moment de leur création et qu’il assiste dans leurs stratégies d’expansion. A la tête de la pratique Gilles Bigot est hautement recommandé et capable de traiter des dossiers complexes d’ordre réglementaire, en matière contentieuse et en droit des sociétés. Contribuent également à la pratique : Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretJulie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant et Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe.

Paris > Résolution des litiges > Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés

Winston & Strawn LLP est recommandé pour la gestion de conflits d’actionnaires, ainsi que des litiges complexes en matière commerciale, financière et de droit des sociétés. Le cabinet allie une forte compétence contentieuse et une profonde connaissance du secteur de la santé et des mutuelles d’assurances. Il est aussi impliqué dans un important litige boursier. De grands groupes de santé ainsi que des assureurs, des investisseurs et des entreprises font appel au cabinet. La pratique est dirigée par le très réputé Gilles Bigot. Apportent également leurs contributions : Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretMathilde Lefranc-Barthe et Sara Susnjar.

Paris > Fusions-acquisitions

Winston & Strawn LLP a fortement renforcé ses effectifs dans le domaine des fusions-acquisitions et du private equity en accueillant plusieurs figures reconnues sur le marché en 2019: Stéphane Sabatier (ex Norton Rose Fulbright ), ainsi que Jean-Patrice Labautière et Nicola Di Giovanni (tous deux ex K&L Gates LLP ). Ils rejoignent les rangs d’une équipe déjà solide et emmenée par Jérôme Herbet et Gilles Bigot. Le cabinet assiste une clientèle française et internationale, dont de nombreuses sociétés spécialisées dans le domaine de la santé. Il est régulièrement impliqué dans des opérations internationales. Atlas Holdings, Banque Neuflize OBC, Carlsberg, Comcast, Dada Holdings LLC et GLL Real Estate Partners sont clients.