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”.
Our Practice Areas
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