Our firm is widely respected for its experience in procedures pertaining to economic law and combating unfair competition practices on an international level, such as dumping and state subsidies. We mainly act for European companies wishing to file a complaint against the unfair practices of competitors in third countries, or defend companies that are the object of such proceedings brought by their competitors. We assist our clients in the settlement of disputes before the WTO in Geneva and advise them on a number of other aspects relating to international economic regulations. In this regard, our Brussels office is the main point of contact for businesses, institutions and governments on the new rules regulating globalisation, including public tenders, services, investments, regulatory hurdles, discriminatory measures, control of exports and protection of intellectual property.
Gide was one of the first law firms in Europe to develop a WTO law practice in Brussels. We have since consolidated this practice through our network of international offices and our contacts in developing countries. In 2013, we were ranked as one of the sector’s top four firms by Legal 500.
Thanks to its many offices and its membership of the Alliance and Lex Mundi networks, Gide is habitually instructed for administrative procedures and disputes in many countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, Morocco, Turkey, South Africa, Vietnam, Malaysia, Argentina, Indonesia and the United States.
- Chinese anti-dumping procedure against imports of European stainless steel tubes
- Moroccan anti-dumping procedure against imports of European steel and paper
- Chinese anti-subsidy procedure against European imports of raw materials used for solar panels
- Brazilian safeguard procedure against European imports of wines and spirits
- Russian anti-dumping procedure against imports of certain European vehicles
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s international trade team acts for French and multinational companies, as well as European trade associations. In 2015, Olivier Prost was the lead adviser to ArcelorMittal in antidumping proceedings initiated by Mexico against imports from France and Germany. Roland Van Thuyne and Mogens Peter Carl were formerly senior officials at the EC; senior associate Anna Claudia Coelho Dias is another name to note."
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Well-regarded anti-dumping practice. Has particular expertise in representing clients from EU industry associations, particularly in the fields of biodiesel and steel. Possesses additional experience in WTO litigation. Benefits from the firm's strong global network and close relationships with other firms across Europe to handle cross-border mandates. lients appreciate the firm's 'excellent knowledge, good analytical skills, profound experience and international capabilities.' Another source highlights the team's 'deep knowledge of the issues, experience, proactive suggestions for alternative solutions and accuracy of their work.'
Chambers Europe 2017
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a strong track record representing European companies and trade associations in EU-level complaints and in proceedings initiated by third countries. Other areas of the practice include customs fraud, export control and dual uses, and market access."
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
Gide Loyrette Nouel has ‘in-depth knowledge of EU trade regulations and European Commission procedures’. The firm has a leading trade defence practice, with particular expertise in representing European trade associations. Recent highlights include advising the European Biodiesel Board on securing anti-dumping measures against Argentina and Indonesia-based importers. Practice head Olivier Prost is ‘skilled and experienced’.
Legal 500 EMEA 2015