Gide acts on all business segments that have a public administrative law component: major transactions between administrations and companies thanks to our specialists in public procurement contracts and public-private partnerships, industry growth thanks to our energy, environment and sustainable development specialists, public and private real estate operations thanks to our specialists in public property, urban planning and development.
All the lawyers of our public and administrative law department enjoy in-depth knowledge of how the public sector works, and represent Gide clients every day before administrative courts.
Our clients appreciate our constant search for new and innovative solutions, our pragmatic approach and our determination in seeing their projects through, far removed from the stiffness that is often associated with public and administrative law cases.
Gide Loyrette Nouel’s energy and environmental protection group frequently advises operators of public and critical infrastructure, as well as state-owned companies from the energy, oil and gas, mining, and chemistry sectors, on energy-related infrastructure developments. It is also adept at obtaining financing for pipelines, sea and air terminals, power plants, and mining projects. The team is led by Piotr Sadownik, who is skilled in representing clients before arbitration courts, common courts, and administrative bodies. Krzysztof Ciepliński was elevated to the partnership in July 2022, and is also active in a number of the team’s litigation mandates.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Poland - Energy & Natural Resources
Regularly acting on behalf of private operators, public entities and financial institutions, GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL has deep experience in the structuring and implementation of projects within the infrastructure and energy sectors. This includes matters related to PPP and BOT, as well as projects surrounding green hydrogen and other forms of renewable energy. Wacef Bentaibi leads the team, advising sponsors and lenders on public and private infrastructure projects across Africa with a particular expertise in the mining and oil and gas sectors. He is supported by associate Frédéric Pia, who acts on renewable and infrastructure projects.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Morocco - Projetcs & Public Law
Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has an international practice with a leading presence in African markets through offices in Paris, Istanbul and Shanghai. The energy team assists clients on issues such as emissions credits trading, corporate PPAs, PV projects off-grid power arrangements. Colin Graham leads the practice with experience in corporate and commercial projects while Matteo Matteucci advises financial investors and governments on cross-border mandates.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - England - Projects / Energy & Natural Resources : Power (Including Electricity / Nuclear & Renewables)
The ‘very competent, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful’ Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has a strong track record in transactional work in Africa and is also known in the market for its disputes expertise. Colin Graham heads the team and is a name to note for corporate and commercial projects work.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - England - Projects / Energy & Natural Resources : Oil & Gas
Gide Loyrette Nouel is an international law firm with a well-established presence in Algeria and significant expertise in energy matters. The firm has a growing and impressive client roster consisting of key energy and oil and gas players such as Eni and Sonatrach. Recently, the firm has been advising on acquisitions, PSC and EPC contracts, joint ventures, ICC arbitrations and project financing. Practice head Samy Laghouati has significant experience advising on business ventures, transactions and investments in Algeria. He is supported by of counsel Djamila Annad, who has former experience at Sonatrach and the Office of the Ministry of Energy. Associate Xavier Lecomte and counsel Julien Gontier are other key lawyers.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Algeria - Energy
The energy department at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is led by practitioners with an array of expertise, including project finance specialists Marie Bouvet-Guiramand, John D Crothers, Victor Grandguillaume, Nicolas Jean and Stéphane Vernay, alongside public law and energy specialist Bénédicte Mazel and experienced M&A lawyers Alexis Pailleret and Anne Tolila. The firm has a strong reputation for its ability to advise on large-scale and complex matters for major clients, including EDF, which it is currently advising on the design, supply and construction of the largest nuclear power plant in the world, in India. Its workload regularly involves advising on energy optimisation and handling renewable and solar energy matters, which are often international and high value in nature. The team's client list also includes government bodies; it is currently advising the governments of the Ivory Coast and Niger on photovoltaic projects in Africa. In addition to its experienced partners, the team is also noted as being ‘supported by strong associates’. Specialist partner Michel Guénaire departed the firm in June 2022.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Industry Focus : Energy
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is well regarded in public, energy and environmental law, with a ‘professional, dynamic‘ team headed by experienced partner Jean-Nicolas Clément. The firm’s expertise spans advisory and contentious matters, covering major transactions in M&A and real estate, regulatory and planning, and litigation on issues from chemicals to noise. Clement is strong in industrial environmental law and nuclear and renewable energy, including wind and solar. Associate Alice Bouillié is also recommended, and has an increasing focus on offshore wind.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Environment
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. fields a sizeable team that acts for both public and private entities including the French state and is retained to advise on the market’s largest projects in relation to public infrastructure and public or private real estate projects where it is able to draw on its considerable experience in urban planning. In the PPP area, the firm is particularly active in the transport sector and is advising on several public procurement contracts linked to projects relating to the 2024 Summer Olympics. Other areas of expertise include assisting with regulatory and other sensitive public law issues, such as the governance of public entities. The team is led by Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel, who excel in the field of general public law and public procurement work; Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier, who are top references for urban planning issues; and Frédéric Mion, who joined as a partner in 2022 from the Conseil d’Etat adding complementary privatisation and regulatory strength, especially in the telecoms and media fields.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Administrative & Public Law
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a top-tier firm for public contract mandates, benefiting from a large team of specialists. The practice has strong experience in the negotiation or restructuring of concession contracts, including high-profile mandates that facilitate the development of major rail and motorway infrastructure projects. The law firm regularly assists clients with public tender processes and concession contracts. The team has notable experience in road, airport and public utility projects. It boasts further skill advising on regulatory and contentious matters.
Chambers Europe 2023 - Public Law
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a well-regarded environment law team acting for key public and private clients from the energy, mining and waste management industries. The law firm has standout experience in nuclear energy mandates, including regulatory issues relating to the storage of nuclear waste. The team is experienced in contentious permitting applications and civil claims flowing from soil and water pollution incidents. The clients benefit from the close collaboration with the firm's public law department. The practice offers additional expertise in environmental criminal law.
Chambers Europe 2023 - Environment
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est doté d’un large effectif qui permet au cabinet d’offrir des compétences de haut niveau dans les grands domaines du droit public. Le cabinet affiche notamment un fort savoir-faire réglementaire, notamment en matière énergétique à travers Michel Guénaire , qui est l’un des meilleurs experts du marché. L'expertise du cabinet en matière de contrats publics est également très réputée et sollicitée par des entités publiques gouvernementales et locales, ainsi que par des entreprises privées. Récemment, le cabinet s’est ainsi vu mandater pour intervenir dans plusieurs projets novateurs de transport urbain comme le développement de bornes de recharges électriques de véhicules à Paris. Thomas Courtel et Bénédicte Mazel sont deux publicistes réputés dans ces domaines. Enfin, Emmanuel Vital-Durand et Alexandre Gauthier disposent d’une excellente expertise en droit de l’urbanisme et de la domanialité publique. Ils accompagnent des entreprises publiques et privées dans la réalisation de projets d'infrastructures et de construction ambitieux. Participe enfin à la pratique Jean-Nicolas Clément qui est un expert reconnu en droit de l'environnement.
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Thanks to its deep and experienced bench, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is able to offer a large coverage of public law issues, spanning regulatory, public procurement and urban planning law matters. The team assists a prominent client base, comprising state and other public sector entities, leading French operators as well as leading developers in addition to international companies. The practice is notably handling highly significant work in the energy, aviation and transport sectors, and is a key adviser for public procurement contracts concerning the Paris 2014 Olympics. It regularly handles strategic regulatory energy advice and disputes for leading energy providers, with Michel Guénaire as a leading expert in the field. The practice is also retained to assist with ambitious public and private development projects, including several large Parisian urban renovation projects. Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier are the key contacts for those matters. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are strong references for general public law and public sector projects. Environment law expert Jean-Nicolas Clément completes the lead sextet.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a top-tier firm for public contract mandates, benefiting from a large team of specialists. The practice has strong experience in the negotiation or restructuring of concession contracts, including high-profile mandates that facilitate the development of major rail infrastructure projects. The law firm regularly assists clients with public tender processes and concession contracts. The team has notable experience in road, airport and public utility projects. It boasts further skill advising on regulatory matters.
Chambers Europe 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s Jean-Nicolas Clément leads an experienced team that is particularly active for leading companies in the industrial, engineering, oil, energy and nuclear sectors. The practice handles high-profile work in the nuclear sector, such as assisting the national agency in charge of radioactive waste management (Agence Nationale de Gestion des Déchets Radioactifs) with the landmark CIGEO project consisting in the building of an underground radioactive waste storage site. The practice also advises on various road and land development projects and provides regulatory advice such as recently on the new EU circular economy directive. Associate Alice Bouillié also deserves a mention.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s large team allows the firm to cover most of the market’s strategic public law matters with high-level expertise. In Michel Guénaire, the practice counts a high-level energy regulatory expert among its ranks which fits well in the group's strong wider regulatory expertise. Also of high repute is the firm’s public procurement expertise which is sought after by governmental and local public entities as well as private companies, increasingly so with the advent of new urban transport projects such as free-floating scooter and electric vehicle charging stations projects in Paris. Thomas Courtel and Bénédicte Mazel are the two key names in that area. Finally, Emmanuel Vital-Durand and Alexandre Gauthier both provide excellent urban planning and public domain expertise. They assist public and private sector companies with ambitious public and private retail, infrastructure and construction projects. Environment law expert Jean-Nicolas Clément also contributes.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Top-tier firm for public contract mandates, benefiting from a large team of specialists. Has strong experience in the negotiation or restructuring of concession contracts, including high-profile mandates that facilitate the development of major rail infrastructure projects. Regularly assists clients with public tender processes and concession contracts. Notable experience in road, airport and public utility projects.
Chambers Europe 2021
Well-regarded environment law team acting for key public and private clients from the energy, mining and waste management industries. Has standout experience in nuclear energy mandates, including regulatory issues relating to the storage of nuclear waste. Experienced in contentious permitting applications and civil claims flowing from soil and water pollution incidents. Clients benefit from the close collaboration with the firm's public law department. Offers additional expertise in environmental criminal law.
Chambers Europe 2021