Gide advises its clients in the setting up of urban planning operations in order to ensure the feasibility of the operation, optimise construction rights and facilitate obtaining the required authorisations.
Gide advises developers, constructors and property companies on structuring operations and selecting the procedures to be put in place, including for the adaptation of planning documents. We assist our clients throughout obtaining construction authorisations and audit planning permission applications, and are in direct contact with the various administrations. Gide also conducts regulatory audits in property asset acquisition operations.
Additionally, Gide advises developer contractors, operators and public authorities on conducting development operations, for instance in ZACs (joint development zones), and covers the financial and tax aspects of development operations.
- Pernod Ricard: advising on the renovation of their Créteil site
- Bouygues Immobilier: advising on the construction of the Clarins HQ
- Crédit Agricole: advising on the construction of its new HQ
- PSA: advising on the regeneration of its Aulnay-sous-Bois site
Top-tier firm for administrative law mandates, benefiting from a large team of specialists in energy, environment and urban planning. Has strong experience in the negotiation or restructuring of concession contracts, including high-profile mandates that facilitate the development of major rail infrastructure projects. Assists clients with proceedings before the administrative courts and the Conseil d'État, seeking to challenge aspects of public policy or the outcome of individual public tender processes. Sources say: 'The public law department demonstrates a very high level of responsiveness and excellent knowledge of its clients' issues'.
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel delivers ‘strong customer services’. The ‘always readily available’ 20-lawyer team has ‘expert knowledge’ in its field, and ‘the more you work with them, the more you feel you should always follow their advice’. The practice offers a wide array of expertise spanning public law contracts and projects, regulatory and privatisation issues, urban law and litigation. It is regularly retained by the state, as well as by sponsors and private sector companies. The firm is advising on several large-scale infrastructure projects, including assisting the Transport Ministry with the CDG Express airport rail project. It is also advising SNCF Réseau on major railway reform and dealing with contentious work such as representing Nice Eco Stadium in a dispute with the City of Nice. Thomas Courtel is highly recommended, and ‘great professional’ Bénédicte Mazel and Alexandre Gauthier are also key members of the team. Emmanuel Vital-Durand has a strong reputation for urban-planning work. Finally, energy is another area of expertise for the practice; Michel Guénaire regularly advises leading energy and power operators such as Exeltium and Engie on strategic matters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019.