In particular, we assist our clients in their recurring disputes with shareholders, the application of liability guarantees, or takeover operations on distressed companies.
Our department also assists clients in their liability actions brought by legal representatives during receivership and winding-up procedures. We have particular know-how in the defence of financial institutions in the case of liability proceedings brought against them, as well as in the defence of company managers in proceedings to make good liabilities (“en comblement de passif”) or regarding personal penalties.
Finally, Gide advises its clients during criminal procedures that may be brought as part of collective actions.
A highly regarded practice with particular proficiency concerning OHADA law, Gide Loyrette Nouel offers comprehensive services covering francophone and North Africa generally. The team represents a number of African private equity funds, as well as international conglomerates, in their acquisitions, divestments and joint ventures on the continent. The firm is particularly active in transactions involving energy and oil and gas projects and assets. Gide's Africa expertise is spread across a number of its offices, with the practice being primarily run from Paris, Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis. Additionally, clients benefit from the firm's strategic alliance with market-leading South African law firm Bowmans.
Chambers Global 2023 - Africa-Wide
Gide Loyrette Nouel combines strong French expertise with the ability to advise international companies on cross-border matters. The lawyers regularly handle sophisticated joint venture and M&A transactions, as well as corporate structure issues. The law firm enjoys a significant depth of experience in many different industries including banking, real estate, energy and TMT. The team also acts for shareholders on the sale of companies.
Chambers Europe 2023
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a Polish outfit of a French firm assisting both international and domestic clients with all aspects of M&A. The law firm also offers corporate advice. The team is active on deals relating to the food production, healthcare and IT sectors. The firm has a strong following of Polish clients in addition to francophone names.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023 - Poland - Corporate / M&A : High-End Capability