Mr Gilles Bigot > Winston & Strawn LLP > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

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

Corporate, Litigation, Health Care

Position

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‘s ‘deep understanding of the market and technical understanding of the regulations‘ is highly valued by its diverse client portfolio of providers, clinics, laboratories, private equity funds and investors, with an offering covering regulatory, antitrust, corporate, litigation and financing matters. The transactional side of the practice has a strong track record for both M&A and private equity mandates; Jean-Patrice Labautière is particularly skilled in this area. Gilles Bigot leads the team, acting for a mix of domestic and European clients in both regulatory and contentious matters. Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant and Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe are further key contacts.

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP has strong corporate and commercial litigation skills which it combines with excellent healthcare and mutual insurance industry knowledge. The group manages high-level cases in that area, often mixing complex corporate, commercial and regulatory issues. It is regularly involved in disputes opposing healthcare providers and offers experience in antitrust private enforcement cases. The team is also acknowledged for its strong mediation know-how. Practice head Gilles Bigot is highly recommended. He is surrounded by the experienced Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretMathilde Lefranc-Barthe and Sara Susnjar.

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

(Les grands avocats du marché)

Gilles BigotWinston & Strawn LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP répond d’une « forte compréhension du marché et de la réglementation ». Le cabinet assiste une base de clientèle très diversifiée ; prestataires de santé, cliniques, laboratoires, ou encore fonds de private equity et investisseurs. Le champ d’expertises couvre les dossiers réglementaires, de droit de la concurrence, de droit des sociétés, de financement, ainsi que la gestion du contentieux. En matière transactionnelle, le cabinet dispose d’un fort savoir-faire dans le traitement d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity concernant le secteur de la santé, avec notamment Jean-Patrice Labautière. Gilles Bigot , qui dirige la pratique santé, assiste une clientèle française et européenne dans le traitement de ses dossiers réglementaires et contentieux.  Anne-Carine Ropars-Furet, Julie Vern Cesano-Gouffrant et Mathilde Lefranc-Barthe participent également à la pratique.

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

Winston & Strawn LLP est doté de solides compétences pour traiter des litiges commerciaux et de droit des sociétés. L’expertise contentieuse est combinée à une excellente connaissance du secteur de la santé et des mutuelles d’assurance. Le cabinet gère plusieurs affaires de haut niveau dans ce domaine, mêlant souvent des aspects commerciaux, réglementaires et de droit des sociétés complexes. Elle fait régulièrement montre de son expertise dans des litiges opposant des prestataires de santé et intervient aussi dans des contentieux indemnitaires faisant suite à des condamnations en droit de la concurrence. L’équipe est enfin reconnue pour sa bonne maîtrise des procédures de médiation. Gilles Bigot,  qui dirige la pratique, est fortement recommandé. Il est entouré d’Anne-Carine Ropars-FuretMathilde Lefranc-Barthe et Sara Susnjar.