Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, partner Olivier Bernardi specialises in banking and financial corporate and regulatory matters, as well as financial markets regulation and litigation (procedural, compliance and KYC/AML issues, disciplinary and judicial disputes, international sanctions).
Olivier advises credit institutions and investment firms concerning their structures, their products and their regulatory framework. He is regularly in contact with the French and European authorities, in particular the French Ministry of Finance, the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority (ACPR).
Olivier previously worked for three years as Deputy Head of the Banking and Monetary Affairs Division of the French Treasury (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment).
« Gide Loyrette Nouel offers strong contentious and non-contentious expertise, with corporate support work making up a third key pillar of the practice. The group also boasts an innovation and fintech desk to assists start-ups and established players alike with the regulatory issues at the intersection of technology and financial services. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who co-directs the practice with managing partner Stéphane Puel, advised Kepler Chevreux on regulatory issues relating to the acquisition of 28% of its share capital by Atlas Merchant Capital Fund and Edmond de Rothschild. Olivier Bernardi assisted Eurazeo with the regulatory aspects of its acquisition of Idinvest Partners. Guillaume Goffin, who has a particular focus on investment funds, was recently promoted to the partnership. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019