Its lawyers handle non-contentious issues, pre-litigation and litigation cases in the following sectors:
The practice group’s client base includes the main leaders in the insurance, industrial risk and transport markets, in particular insurers, reinsurers, insurance brokers, construction firms, equipment providers, transport operators, and all industrial operators facing sector-related issues.
Supported by its network, Gide manages cases requiring the assistance of lawyers from various jurisdictions, as well as complex cross-border cases involving foreign laws and international insurance schemes.
Our international offices enable us to handle cases based on a range of national regulatory contexts and to represent our clients effectively before the civil, commercial or criminal courts.
Gide's Insurance, Industrial Risk & Transport practice also group works closely with our other practice groups, in order to provide clients with the best possible legal advice and to implement the most appropriate pre-contentious and contentious strategies.
Gide has the ‘best knowledge and understanding of French and European insurance issues in France’ and ‘stands out for its global, comprehensive and fine expertise’. The 17-lawyer practice assists many leading insurers and reinsurers, as well as some corporations in sensitive regulatory issues and civil liability cases. It recently represented MAF following a major fire disaster in Paris La Villette. Axa and SCOR are also clients. Practice head Richard Ghueldre is ‘the best in town’ and ‘an outstanding and relentless negotiator, who can anticipate all the possible obstacles’. Capucine Bernier has ‘outstanding pleading skills’, while counsel Charles-Eric Delamare-Deboutteville is ‘a reference for regulatory matters and insurance product distribution work’.
Legal 500 EMEA 2016