The Banking & Finance practice consists of specialised teams from our offices around the world, each of which is considered to be a leader in its respective market:
Members of our Banking & Finance practice advise banks, financial institutions, investment funds, insurance companies, asset managers and large corporate clients in their day-to-day transactions, as well as, with respect to judicial and disciplinary procedures. We also counsel professional associations and sovereign states in drafting local legislation and on the regulatory aspects of their activities.
Both in France and internationally, Gide is ranked among the best law firms in this practice area by Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR1000, with team members regularly mentioned as leading experts.
In addition, Gide was recognised as "French Law Firm of the Year" at the IFLR Europe Awards in 2013 for its first tier expertise in banking and finance, and named "Law Firm of the Year in Finance" by American review Best Lawyers in France 2018.
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