Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville is a partner within the Banking & Finance practice group of Gide, and heads the Financial Services practice. He advises banking and financial institutions on regulatory matters and financial markets regulations and litigation, including banking, investment services and investment management issues. Jean-Guillaume also advises clients in connection market abuse, financial crime and international sanctions issues. He works in close connection with the international network of the Firm in particular with the Brussels, London and New York offices. He also carries out lobbying activities on the same matters with European and French authorities.
Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville acts for French and international banks, financial institutions, and investment funds, advising them on their structure, regulatory environment, products and operations (in particular on procedural, compliance and KYC/AML issues). He assists these same entities with regard to their disciplinary and judicial disputes before French professional, civil and criminal jurisdictions, and European jurisdictions. He is regularly in contact on these matters with the French Ministry of Finance, AMF and ACPR, and with the European Commission.
He also advises these entities on their domestic and cross-border acquisitions and restructurings.
Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville is ranked as Leading Individual by Legal 500 EMEA 2018 in Stock-market Litigation, as well as in Banking by Who's Who Legal.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘has an excellent bank regulatory department’ and provides ‘excellent service and business knowledge’. Stéphane Puel and Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who impress with their ‘in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters’ and their ‘excellent contacts with regulators’, jointly head the practice. Their combined expertise includes banking, investment services and investment management regulations; fund-related regulatory matters (including issues concerning regulated and non-regulated French funds); infrastructure and distressed debt funds; business rules; and experience in acting for clients in disciplinary procedures and litigation. Highlights included advising China’s fifth-largest commercial bank, Bank of Communications, on the establishment of the Paris-based office of its Luxembourgian subsidiary; assisting Amundi Asset Management with setting up an investment platform dedicated to Coface, a leading insurance company; and handling the establishment of a new investment firm focused on equity trading in France for Morgan Stanley. Kepler Cheuvreux, Lombard Odier Europe and HSBC are also clients. Counsel Guillaume Goffin is the other name to note. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 | Bank Regulatory
« 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
« Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville enjoys a great reputation among peers and clients alike. He regularly advises banking and financial institutions on regulatory matters, financial markets and related litigation. »
Who's Who Legal 2017 | France: Banking