Gide has always been a leading figure in the field of banking, financial and insurance products regulation, and is particularly experienced in all questions relating to regulated banking and financial establishments, the structuring and distribution of their products (be they banking, investment services or management products), financial markets law and disciplinary and financial disputes.
Gide is commended for having the most recognised financial services law practice in Paris. We act for French and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions, investment funds to advise them on their structure, their regulatory framework and their activities, as well as in banking and financial disputes, whether disciplinary (AMF, ACP, etc.) or judicial. We also advise these establishments on their acquisition, and national and international restructuring operations.
We assist regulated establishments in their post-trading activities (clearing, settlement, custody account-keeping) as well as for questions of prudential regulation.
Gide also advises regulated institutions in lobbying actions that are either direct or initiated by professional associations and brought before national authorities or the European Union.
Our lawyers uphold close relationships with French authorities and administrations (in particular the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, the Prudential Supervisory Authority and the Financial Markets Authority) and those in countries in which the firm is set up, as well as with European authorities (the European Commission), and French and European professional associations.
Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts a leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. The team's impressive client base comprises mainly key multinational banks. The firm is also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the migration and transfer of financing services.
Chambers Europe 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel offers strong contentious and non-contentious expertise, with corporate support work making up a third key pillar of the practice. The group also boasts an innovation and fintech desk to assists start-ups and established players alike with the regulatory issues at the intersection of technology and financial services. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who co-directs the practice with managing partner Stéphane Puel, advised Kepler Chevreux on regulatory issues relating to the acquisition of 28% of its share capital by Atlas Merchant Capital Fund and Edmond de Rothschild. Olivier Bernardi assisted Eurazeo with the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Idinvest Partners. Guillaume Goffin, who has a particular focus on investment funds, was recently promoted to the partnership.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019