Legal rules relating to competition are complex, and regulators encourage companies to ensure that their practices comply with such rules. Gide assists them in designing bespoke programmes that identify and manage their risks so that they may apply their resources to developing their business without fear of legal reprisals.
The main objectives of a compliance programme are, on the one hand, preventing risks in the event of violation of the rules on competition and, on the other hand, detecting and quickly correcting this type of situation.
Implementing a compliance programme is part of an ethical and value-building approach that enables companies to understand and anticipate their legal environment and to expand their business with confidence, by:
Gide assists businesses in drafting and implementing compliance programmes that are suited to their specific needs (risk areas, sector of activity, structure of the company, national or international dimension, locations throughout the world).
Drawing on their experience acquired in a variety of sectors and jurisdictions, our teams work hand-in-hand with our clients to offer concrete and appropriate measures, such as competition audits (contracts, structural links, commercial practices…), training sessions (seminars or online coaching), implementing alert procedures and control audits.
The firm also offers its clients programmes that monitor their sales policy abroad in a bid to anticipate obstacles on the target market and limit their number and effect.
Gide Loyrette Nouel ‘knows its field and is never left without an answer’. The ‘excellent’ team offers ‘splendid client support’ and is also ‘much appreciated for its ability to explain concepts to non-lawyers’. The firm is particularly expert in the financial services industry, where it advises leading banks and asset management funds on compliance issues, regulatory investigations and enforcement, and internal investigations. The practice also assists leading companies with anti-corruption and antitrust compliance matters. The team includes Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who are praised for their ‘high-level skills’; Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who is noted for his ‘knowledge and mastery of his field’; and antitrust specialist Antoine Choffel.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019