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.
The insurance, industrial risks and transport group at the Paris office of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. continues to be a dominant force in the market, assisting major insurers, operators in banking and finance, service providers, industrial groups and international law firms, on a diverse spectrum of issues. Matters include class actions, the establishment of distribution schemes and insurance programmes, acquisitions, accident management, settlements, regulatory compliance, and life and non-life insurance contracts. The team is led by insurance and reinsurance authority Richard Ghueldre and civil and professional liability expert Capucine Bernier. Supported by counsel Charles-Eric Delamare-Deboutteville, the group is also recognized for its work involving air, maritime and industrial disasters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a first-class firm regularly acting on disputes between insurers and on behalf of insureds. The law firm advises on regulatory issues and handles M&A transactions in the insurance sector. The team represents French and international insurance companies in class actions as well as civil and criminal litigation. The lawyers are additionally able to assist with industrial risk matters.
Chambers Europe 2022
First-class firm regularly acting on disputes between insurers and on behalf of insureds. Advises on regulatory issues and handles M&A transactions in the insurance sector. Represents French and international insurance companies in class actions as well as civil and criminal litigation. Additionally able to assist with industrial risk matters. The team is highly regarded by one client for the "very strong involvement in files and very important customer support."
Chambers Europe 2021
First-class firm regularly acting on disputes between insurers and on behalf of insureds. Advises French and multinational players on the acquisitions of insurance portfolios and on digitisation projects. Represents clients in class actions as well as civil and criminal litigation. Multifaceted practice able to assist with industrial risk matters, insurance start-ups and interactions with national regulators. Clients praise the 'excellent and dedicated team' which provides 'good client service and responsiveness.' Interviewees also appreciate that 'the specialisms of the firm's departments complement each other.'
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel assists with contentious and non-contentious matters, especially in the finance and insurance and reinsurance sectors. Richard Ghueldre heads the practice, with Capucine Bernier as the other main practitioner.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Market-leading insurance team acting on both regulatory and litigation matters. Advising domestic and international insurance companies, insurance brokers and agents, as well as French authorities. Areas of expertise include industrial risks, transport and aviation. Also skilled at handling large-scale financial cases, including class actions. Interviewees praise the team's services. 'They work to the highest standards. They offer great depth of technical expertise,' one satisfied client reports. 'Their work is good, quick and effective,' further sources add. Sources also value the team's support in complex matters, particularly praising its 'exceptional negotiation and communication skills.'
Chambers Europe 2018