Gide's London office was opened in 2003 and now numbers 30 solicitors and barristers who specialise in Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Tax, Projects & Energy, and Real Estate.
Gide London advises lenders and borrowers on a broad range of financial transactions, including bank lending, capital markets, asset finance, aviation finance, structured finance and derivatives, securitisation and project finance. We also advise on financial regulation and investment funds.
Gide London handles litigation in UK courts and related common law jurisdictions, as well as arbitrations under English law or when the seat of arbitration is in the UK. We specialise in cross-border disputes regarding financial transactions, international trade and projects, particularly when both civil and common law jurisdictions are involved. Individual members of the team also accept appointments as arbitrator.
The Gide tax team advises on UK, EU and international fiscal aspects of financial transactions, corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructuring, and internationally mobile individuals
We assist international contractors, developers and lenders in projects in the UK and elsewhere in the Gide network, in particular on the African continent.
The London office offers clients English, US and French law expertise and is at the heart of our common law practice. In light of the widespread use of English and New York law in international transactions, our lawyers work closely with other offices of the Gide network to provide clients with an integrated service.
Gide London is ideally placed to advise French and international clients who are already active in the UK or who are entering the market for the first time.
Working closely with Gide’s Paris-based first tier real estate practice, our London experts handle all stages of real estate transactions, with a focus on deals related to investment, development and asset management.
Recent experience includes: