Patrick Ouart began his career as a magistrate. After a first experience in a ministry cabinet alongside Minister of Justice Albin Chalandon, from 1993 to 1995, he was the personal advisor for justice to Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. He subsequently joined the Suez group as Secretary General, before becoming a member of the executive committee and advisor to the CEO of group LVMH. From 2007 to 2009, Patrick Ouart was legal advisor to former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, before returning to his previous functions within LVMH.
Partner in Gide's Dispute Resolution practice group, Patrick Ouart is a member of the White-Collar Crime team in Paris.
« Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is regularly retained by leading French and international banks to handle sensitive disputes. The practice is notably defending BPCE, Dexia Crédit Local SFIL and BNP Paribas in more than 100 cases involving French local entities. The 23-lawyer team also handles commercial and corporation litigation, and international cases; it is notably involved in a major case in the oil downstream sector in Africa. Bruno Quentin, Patrick Ouart, who is recommended for his ‘analytical and tactical vision’, Michel Pitron and Jean-Philippe Pons-Henry are key names. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018