Banking and Finance law is one of Gide’s key areas of expertise. Numbering some 170 lawyers in our offices throughout the world, our Banking & Finance practice offers a comprehensive range of services to meet the full spectrum of banking and finance issues faced by our clients with a focus on French, U.K. and U.S. law, complemented by local law expertise from our international network.
Our Banking & Finance and Insurance practice groups consist of specialised teams from our offices around the world, each of which is considered to be a leader in its respective market:
Both in France and internationally, Gide is consistently listed among the best law firms in the banking, finance and insurance sectors by international legal guides 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.
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a highly experienced team that regularly advises international and incumbent players alongside innovative projects in digital assets. Bringing top-tier offerings in financial and capital markets and expertise in digitalisation via consulting arm Gide255, the firm boasts a comprehensive FinTech advisory service.
Chambers Fintech 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