We pride ourselves on understanding our clients. Our industry, sector and country knowledge is unparalleled. We recognise that each dispute and each client is unique, so our goal is to work with you to tailor a solution that fits your business strategy. We put together the right team from across the firm to fight your case efficiently.
Gide’s litigation and arbitration lawyers have long been recognised as market leaders in France. From this base, we have expanded to offer a truly international service. Our dispute resolution practitioners are key players in their field in a wide range of civil and common law jurisdictions able to work across cultures, languages and legal traditions.
Our team has significant experience of cross-border, factually and legally complex disputes. Our track record on some of the most important cases in France and beyond demonstrates our experience, with the directories praising our “rigorous and reactive team” that is involved in “top-end financial and commercial cases”.
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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. se distingue par la grande polyvalence de sa pratique. Le cabinet intervient dans des litiges stratégiques de droit bancaire et de droit des sociétés. Il gère aussi des litiges en matière de fusions-acquisitions impliquant le secteur bancaire en lien avec l’Afrique. Le cabinet traitant régulièrement des litiges transfrontaliers. Le volant d’affaires comprend aussi des dossiers d’exequatur portés devant les juridictions françaises, des litiges commerciaux et des contentieux de révocation de dirigeants. Bruno Quentin, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry et Sophie Scemla codirigent la pratique.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Résolution de litiges : Contentieux commercial et de droit des sociétés
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est doté d’une grande expertise s’agissant d’accompagner des institutions financières et des sociétés de gestion d'actifs lors de contrôles de conformité menés par l'AMF, ainsi que lors de procédures de sanctions. Le cabinet s’est récemment vu confié une procédure en appel inédite, initiée contre une décision de l'AMF sanctionnant une entité financière non réglementée. La pratique traite également des affaires d'abus de marché, notamment aux côtés des institutions financières. Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry est le principal intervenant. Bruno Quentin et Stéphane Puel contribuent également à la pratique.
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Résolution de litiges : Contentieux boursier
Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel leverages its extensive international work to focus on litigation with a cross-border element. The team frequently represents global clients in their local contentious work, including BPCE, Merck and ABB. The group also retains strong referral links with major international law firms and often works alongside firms based in the US, Europe and Africa. Anis Jabnoun handles a wide mix of contentious matters, including commercial disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and competition cases. Associate Mohamed Essid is noted for his litigation focus.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Tunisia
Gide Loyrette Nouel advises clients on domestic and European legal issues regarding competition, consumer protection law, commercial agreements and distribution systems. The team also represents clients before competition protection authorities, bodies and courts, as well as cooperating with the firm’s M&A practice. The department is chaired by Dariusz Tokarczuk and includes Szymon Chwaliński, who is notable for competition, consumer law issues and distribution law.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Algiers office has a strong track record in ICC arbitrations, particularly in cases involving construction and public infrastructure. Managing partner Samy Laghouati is a generalist who often works on disputes, particularly those in the energy sector. Counsel Julien Gontier specialises in disputes and has handled contractual breaches involving EPC, O&M, supply contracts and power projects.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Algeria
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is increasingly involved in sensitive international corruption, international terrorism and other human rights-related cases. The team is notably retained by leading French oil and gas companies facing criminal investigations for their overseas operations, often in Africa, acting in several key matters and in particular in one case involving both the French (PNF) and US (DOJ) authorities. Sophie Scemla is the key contact. The firm’s caseload also includes the defence of companies, corporate executives, elected officials and banks in tax fraud, breach of trust and bankruptcy-related criminal investigations and trials. The firm is also acting in a matter regarding a major industrial accident and acts for clients in cyber attack matters. Bruno Quentin and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry direct the practice alongside Scemla.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - White-Collar Crime
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. often acts for international companies facing disputes in relation to Africa, with recent work including matters in relation to Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon, especially ICC arbitration proceedings, but also investment arbitration disputes, notably acting for the state of Mauritania in a mining ICSID case. The scope of the practice also extends to disputes in relation to Eastern Europe. The caseload frequently features disputes arisen from infrastructure, construction, shareholders and consultancy agreement issues. Carole Malinvaud, who is increasingly sought after as an arbitrator and is the vice chair of the ICC Court and on the ICSID panel of arbitrators, Christian Camboulive, Alexandra Munoz and the London-based Rupert Reece are the heads of the practice. Also recommended are counsels Sacha Willaume and the London-based Saadia Bhatty.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - International Arbitration
Leading French law firm Gide offers a highly respected dispute resolution practice with a long-standing commitment to the African continent and a particularly developed presence on mandates relating to the Maghreb and francophone Africa. It typically handles disputes work from its bases in Paris and London, further supported by offices in Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis. The firm is recognised for its extensive arbitration experience, principally with regard to energy, infrastructure and telecoms matters.
Chambers Europe 2022 - Africa-Wide
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a well-respected team assisting clients with litigation and arbitration matters. The team has considerable experience in advising French-speaking clients active in the Polish market and also has a loyal following among Polish companies. The law firm acts for a number of state-owned companies. Its sector expertise includes infrastructure construction, particularly in relation to highways. The team additionally represents a number of financial services clients.
Chambers Europe & Global 2022 - Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel has an established practice with a particular focus on banking and finance litigation. Clients of the practice include a range of domestic and international banking and investment entities, as well as technology and energy companies. The law firm is experienced in post-acquisition litigation and disputes regarding enforcement proceedings and regulatory matters, before both commercial and civil courts. The team offers additional expertise in shareholder disputes.
Chambers Europe & Global 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. manages a diverse caseload. The practice regularly assists banks, companies and individuals as victims or plaintiffs with major fraud cases, and defends companies, CEOs and executives as well as banks in tax fraud, breach of trust and bankruptcy-related criminal investigations and trials. Bruno Quentin assists SNCF Mobilités with criminal proceedings initiated following the Eckwersheim train accident in November 2015. The practice also acts in cross-border investigations, handles matters before African courts, and conducts internal investigations. Sophie Scemla is also recommended. Quentin and Scemla direct the practice together with Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - White-Collar Crime
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has strong specialised expertise in assisting financial institutions and asset management firms with AMF compliance investigations and related sanction proceedings. The firm was recently appointed to assist with one-of-a-kind appeal proceedings challenging an AMF sanction concerning a non-regulated entity. The practice also acts in market abuse cases, particularly alongside financial institutions. Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry is the key name in the practice. Also involved are Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, Bruno Quentin and Stéphane Puel.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - Stock Market Litigation
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s team, which includes several London-based lawyers, handles a high volume of commercial arbitration work. The practice is often involved in construction and energy disputes in relation to Europe and Africa, with instructions coming from French and international clients, including Chinese, Turkish, US and European companies. Exequator cases are another area of strength. The team is co-headed by Christian Camboulive, Carole Malinvaud, who was recently appointed as chair in an ICSID arbitration, Alexandra Munoz and the London-based Rupert Reece. Also recommended are counsels Sacha Willaume and Saadia Bhatty, who is based in London.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - International Arbitration
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. impresses with its versatility. The firm is active in strategic banking and corporate disputes. Banking-related M&A disputes in African jurisdictions, part of the practice's busy cross-border caseload, are another area of strength. The group also offers experience in arbitration award enforcement cases before French courts. Finally, the practice also manages commercial litigation and is involved in several disputes dealing with the revocation of former CEOs. Bruno Quentin, Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry and Sophie Scemla are in charge.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - Commercial Litigation
Widely respected dispute resolution practice with a long-standing commitment to the African continent and a particularly developed presence on mandates relating to the Maghreb and francophone Africa. Offers advice from its London and Paris bases, supported by offices in Algiers, Cairo, Casablanca and Tunis. Maintains an excellent reputation for its knowledge of the construction, oil and gas, and mining sectors, with a notable track record of advising governments and multinational banks. Handles a range of contentious mandates, including ICC, ICSID and LCIA international arbitration proceedings
Chambers Global 2021
Well-respected team assisting clients with litigation and arbitration matters. Has considerable experience in advising French-speaking clients active in the Polish market and also has a loyal following among Polish companies. Acts for a number of state-owned companies. Sector expertise includes infrastructure construction, particularly in relation to highways. Additionally represents a number of financial services clients.
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
Established practice with a particular focus on banking and finance litigation. Clients include a range of domestic and international banking and investment entities, as well as technology and energy companies. Experienced in post-acquisition litigation and disputes regarding enforcement proceedings and regulatory matters, before both commercial and civil courts. Offers additional expertise in shareholder disputes.
Chambers Europe 2021