Notre ligne de métiers Banque & Finance est organisée en équipes mondiales spécialisées, considérées sur leur marché comme leaders dans leur domaine d'activité :
La ligne de métiers Banque & Finance conseille les banques, institutions financières, fonds d’investissement, compagnies d'assurance, corporates, asset managers, associations professionnelles ou Etats souverains en matière de droit bancaire et financier et de marchés de capitaux.
Tant en France qu’à l’étranger, le cabinet est classé parmi les meilleurs cabinets en la matière par les guides juridiques internationaux Chambers, Legal 500 ou IFLR1000 et les membres de la ligne de métiers y sont souvent cités comme incontournables dans leur domaine.
Gide a en outre été élu "France Law Firm of the Year" lors des IFLR Europe Awards en 2013 pour son expertise de premier plan dans le domaine bancaire et financier, et "Law Firm of the Year in Finance" par la revue américaine Best Lawyers in France 2018.
The securitisation group at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is 'hardworking, friendly, and down to earth, and they know their industry inside out'. The London office is a key part of the firm's international securitisation and asset-backed finance practice, which handles structured credit, synthetic securitisation, collateral management and more. The London team works mainly on trade receivables transactions, though it also handles mortgage and lease deals, as well as CLO restructuring. Practice head Dimitrios Logizidis is 'a fantastic partner and wholeheartedly trustworthy'. He recently assisted Trafigura with establishing an international trade receivables securitisation programme governed by English law. Counsel Samir Bensaker specialises in securitisation and structured finance, and he is qualified in both English and French law.
Legal 500 London 2022 - Securisation
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. réunit des compétences en droit français, anglais et américain. Le cabinet assiste des prêteurs, des sponsors et des emprunteurs pour la structuration de prêts bancaires, et d’opérations de marchés de capitaux et de financements structurés. L’équipe est également à l’aise dans des opérations de dimension nationale ou internationale. Le champ d’expertises couvre aussi les produits dérivés de gré à gré. La pratique bancaire peut enfin «s'appuyer sur les expertises complémentaires» des autres départements du cabinet. La large gamme d’expertises du cabinet se reflète dans la composition des associés: Kamel Ben-Salah est «superbement doué en financement immobilier», tandis qu’ Eric Cartier-Millon est très réputé sur le segment des financements structurés et des financements de projets. La jeune associée Laetitia Lemercier est également très talentueuse. Thomas Binet a quitté le cabinet en mars 2020.
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. réunit des expertises en droit français, britannique et américain. L'équipe assiste des sociétés de gestion, des banques, des institutions financières et des fonds d'investissement, d’origine française ou internationale. Elle dispose d’une forte expertise réglementaire en lien avec les segments suivants : prêts bancaires, marchés de capitaux, financements structurés. L’équipe est également une référence pour la gestion des aspects réglementaires tenant aux fintech ; elle accompagne notamment des start-ups et des acteurs déjà bien établis. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville est recommandé pour la gestion des contentieux réglementaires devant les juridictions françaises ou européennes. Il codirige la pratique aux côtés de Stéphane Puel. Guillaume Goffin fournit à ses clients des «analyses techniques détaillées et pragmatiques».
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel's extensive international network makes it well placed to advise multinational clients on cross-border banking and finance matters. The firm acts for lenders, including major global banks, and borrowers on a wide range of lending transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and foreign investment issues. Tunis-based Anis Jabnoun is noted for his broad corporate finance experience. The group also leans on partners in Paris and Algiers.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Tunisia
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘s financial services team acts for French and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, advising them on their structure, regulatory framework and activities. The innovation and fintech desk, led by Franck Guiader, is a valuable addition and focuses on legal and regulatory foresight, decision-making, and legal structuring in the field of digital innovation. Practice head Stéphane Puel and Guillaume Goffin stand out. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in June 2021.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s team garners client praise for its ‘incomparable expertise in the banking and finance market’. Its offering spans bank lending, structured finance, equity and bond issuances, and derivative products traded both over-the-counter and on regulated exchanges. Focusing on French, English and US law, the group benefits from the local expertise of the firm’s international network. Kamel Ben-Salah focuses on real estate financing and refinancing. Eric Cartier-Millon has extensive experience of structured finance and project finance, representing major banks, sponsors and corporates in LBO finance transactions. Rémi Tabbagh is highly regarded for his ‘strong expertise in real estate financing and investment’. Laetitia Lemercier is another key contact. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in May 2021.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a solid practice group advising both domestic and international clients on sizeable financing transactions. The law firm covers areas such as acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. The law firm primarily represents the lenders and also acts for companies. Gide Loyrette Nouel is particularly active in the financing of construction, including in relation to commercial and industrial facilities.
Chambers Europe 2022 | Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts a leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. The team's impressive client base comprises mainly key multinational banks. The firm is also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the migration and transfer of financing services.
Chambers Europe & Global 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands out for its combination of a strong practice in France and its track record of acting in capital market transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - a clear stand-out feature among the major French firms. The team's ability to assist with Rule 144A/Reg S. placements (thanks to Melinda Stege-Arsouze's US-qualification) is a key contributor to the group's highly international caseload. Under the joint leadership of Arnaud Duhamel and Stege-Arsouze, the group acts for financial institutions, issuers and alternative capital providers on a wide range of equity capital market transactions, including IPOs, share capital increases and convertible bond issuances. The life sciences and technology sectors make up a significant portion of the caseload. Counsel Guilhem Richard is also noted.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 | Equity
Leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. Impressive client base comprising mainly key multinational banks. Also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the migration and transfer of financing services. Further activity assisting banks with banking regulations and issues surrounding Brexit.
Chambers Global 2021
Solid practice group advising both domestic and international clients on sizeable financing transactions. Covers areas such as acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. Primarily represents the lenders and also acts for companies. Particularly active in the financing of construction, including in relation to commercial and industrial facilities.
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s practice focuses on French, UK and US law. The team acts for domestic and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions and investment funds, with extensive experience in bank lending, capital markets and structured finance. The department continues to be a key name for fintech regulatory matters, focusing on legal foresight and structuring on behalf of start-ups, scale-ups and incumbent players. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who leads the practice alongside Stéphane Puel, is a force in regulatory disputes before French and European courts. Guillaume Goffin provides clients with 'detailed and pragmatic technical analysis'.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Focusing on French, UK and US law, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is active across bank lending, capital markets and structured finance mandates on behalf of lenders, sponsors and borrowers. Equally skilled on domestic and cross-border transactions, the department is also able to advise on the legal aspects of over-the-counter ('OTT') derivative products. As part of a full-service firm offering, the practice is able to 'draw on complementary expertise' from other departments, which was valued by clients. The team features a broad range of expertise, with Kamel Ben-Salah described as 'truly gifted in real estate finance', while Eric Cartier-Millon is highly regarded for structured and project finance. Up-and-coming partner Laetitia Lemercier is another name to note. Thomas Binet departed the firm in March 2020.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering structured, corporate, acquisition and real estate finance. Impressive client base comprising international banks, private equity and sovereign funds as well as key French financial institutions. Also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field. Offers additional experience in leveraged finance, refinancing and restructuring mandates. ‘In addition to the technical qualities, it is the openness, courtesy and willingness to fit the needs of the customer’ that makes the team stand out, according to interviewees. Sources also highlight the lawyers for their ‘perfect execution, ability to manage complex situations and great co-ordination skills.’
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly active in leveraged finance, real estate finance and acquisition finance, but offers a wide-ranging portfolio of expertise that also covers capital markets and structured finance. The firm is also turning its attentions to newly emerging areas of finance with its innovation and fintech desk.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Outstanding DCM team with further skills across the wider capital markets field. Well reputed for its presence on complex deals, offering particular knowledge and experience of European private placements and high-yield issuances. Maintains a varied client roster of leading banks and French corporates. Sources praise the lawyers’ commitment to client service, saying: ‘They are available and are really attentive to our needs.’ Another interviewee appreciates the lawyers’ ability to suggest ‘innovative structures and solutions that go beyond one type of product,’ adding: ‘They are deal makers, good negotiators and have a good understanding of different financial operations’.
Chambers Europe 2019