Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995 and partner at Gide since 2002, Bruno Quentin is involved in pre-litigation and litigation cases, in business criminal law, corporate and stock market law, banking and financial law, contract, tort, and press law.
He conducts internal investigations for major groups, mainly French, both in France and for their foreign subsidiaries, into allegations of corruption, influence peddling and embezzlement.
He assists legal entities and individuals before all criminal, civil and commercial courts and financial regulators.
His fields of intervention in law enforcement are wide-ranging:
- Abuse of corporate assets, presentation of untrue corporate accounts
- Stock market offences and breaches (insider trading, dissemination of misleading information, price manipulation)
- Domestic and international corruption (foreign public officials), influence peddling
- Illegal taking of interests, favouritism
- ax criminal law and money laundering
In commercial matters, Bruno Quentin is involved in the following areas:
- Liability of banking and financial institutions
- Post-acquisition litigation and shareholder disputes
- Litigation related to financial market transactions
- Contractual litigation
Bruno Quentin is a graduate of ESSEC and holds a DEA in business law from Paris II University. He is an expert at the Club des Juristes and regularly publishes articles.
« Bruno Quentin handles commercial, financial and criminal litigation, receiving particular praise for his expertise in white-collar crime. Clients admire his 'good judgement and availability,' adding: 'It is easy to have a relationship with him.' He is experienced in criminal proceedings arising from tax and fraud issues. »
Chambers Global 2019
« Bruno Quentin has a solid track record in criminal risk assessment and implementation of anti-bribery programmes. Clients highlight that he is 'accessible and flexible and has a lot of experience in dealing with sensitive matters.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Bruno Quentin is regarded to be a 'very good litigator and an elegant lawyer' by sources. He assists major French clients who have criminal issues, including tax fraud, defamation and corruption. He is additionally active in the commercial litigation space.»
Chambers Europe 2018
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a ‘strong practice’ that provides ‘customised solutions to clients' needs’. The ‘experienced team’ regularly acts for banks and asset management companies, has particular experience in handling AMF Enforcement Committee regulatory matters and is involved in several market-abuse and insider trading cases. Aviva Investors, Amundi, Natixis and BPCE are clients. Bruno Quentin is highly regarded and Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville as well as Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry enjoy ‘excellent reputation for their past litigation successes’. Stéphane Puel is ‘highly recommended for his commitment and skills, and is one of the best lawyers in France for investment funds’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 | Stock-market Litigation
« The ‘available, responsive and efficient’ Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is notably involved in several high-profile public sector cases and represented one of SNCF’s top-managers following the Bretigny train accident in 2013, and SNCF Mobilités following a major train accident which occurred in Eckwersheim in 2015. Other recent work includes defending one of public agency Business France’s top managers regarding favouritism investigations linked to the organisation of a French tech event in Las Vegas in 2016 and advising on several fraud and corruption issues in Africa. Bruno Quentin is highly recommended. Also involved are Michel Pitron and the ‘highly knowledgeable’ Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry, who is also a ‘great listener’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 | Litigation: White-collar Crime
« The 'quick and reliable' Gide Loyrette Nouel provides ‘excellent and thorough legal advice on a wide scope of commercial litigation’; the practice ‘understands technical issues and has good strategic decision-making and business acumen’. It has particular strength in the banking sector, where it is assisting banks in sensitive matters. The practice is led by the highly experienced Bruno Quentin, who provides ‘clear views and recommendations’... »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Bruno Quentin comes highly recommended by peers for his wide-ranging experience in white-collar criminal proceedings such as fraud, corruption and stock market offences.»
Who's Who Legal 2017
« Bruno Quentin advises financial institutions on corporate and banking disputes. Sources highlight his involvement in white-collar crime mandates. He also acts for private individuals and businesses on contract law and insurance liability litigation. »
« Bruno Quentin is a well-known figure in the compliance and investigations field in France. He has expertise in a broad range of areas, including corruption, the illegal acquisition of interests, money laundering and tax fraud. He has experience acting for both companies and individuals. »
Chambers Europe 2017