Partner Richard Ghueldre is in charge of Gide’s Insurance practice group. He specialises in providing counsel and litigation assistance in insurance and reinsurance matters, as well as in tort law. He also has in-depth experience of insurance contract law (life and non-life), regulatory issues concerning corporate and insurance intermediaries (establishment, operational aspects and restructuring), as well as setting up insurance programmes and distribution schemes both in France and abroad.
Richard acts as regular counsel for numerous traditional insurance actors as well as banking and financial operators, industrial groups and service providers, in addition to foreign law firms dealing with insurance issues. He can also draw on broad experience in class actions and dispute resolution, particularly before the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority.
Richard holds a PhD in law from Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne University, and teaches insurance law at the Paris I and Paris Dauphine universities as part of the Paris insurance institute, whose alumni association (ADIAP) he chairs. Richard is a member of various professional insurance associations (AMRAE, AJAR, UJARF, Intermedius) and of the Legal High Committee for the Financial Markets of Paris (Haut Comité Juridique de la Place Financière de Paris).
He is the author of several articles on insurance and re-insurance, co-author of the Lamy Assurances on all aspects of insurance-related issues, and secretary to the Revue Générale du Droit des Assurances.
He is listed as a “Leading Individual” by Chambers Europe and Legal 500, and was named “Insurance Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 and 2017 by Corporate LiveWire.
« Richard Ghueldre is noted for his insurance law and industrial risk expertise, frequently acting for insurance companies and corporate clients. He advises on insurance programmes, damages claims and insurance litigation. »
Chambers Europe 2021
« Richard Ghueldre is praised for his long-standing experience in insurance litigation. He also frequently assists with insurance regulatory matters and the issuance of insurance programmes. Sources laud his breadth of expertise, noting that he provides 'a real understanding of insurance products, processes and regulations.' »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Gide Loyrette Nouel assists with contentious and non-contentious matters, especially in the finance and insurance and reinsurance sectors. Richard Ghueldre heads the practice, with Capucine Bernier as the other main practitioner. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Richard Ghueldre advises clients on a broad range of insurance matters related to industrial, air and maritime disasters. His clients include banks, industrial groups and service providers. An interviewee says: 'He is very flexible and listens to his clients. I appreciate his availability and the fact that he gets back to me really quickly. He is always able to take a step back and have a strategic approach to matters.' Another source reports: 'I know I can trust him with handling the most complex negotiations.' »
Chambers Europe 2018
« 'Outstanding adviser' Richard Ghueldre, who provides 'smart analyses' and 'clear opinions', jointly heads the team with Capucine Bernier. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Richard Ghueldre 'knows all dimensions of insurance very well' and his 'legal analyses are always clear, well documented and decision-oriented,' according to one client. He is involved in the creation and administration of insurance programmes both nationally and internationally. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘highly technically skilled’ team provides full-service expertise to prominent insurers such as AIG and Allianz. It has been representing AXA in the first class action ever brought in France. Richard Ghueldre is praised as having the ‘ability to come up with solutions and clear advice’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Practice head Richard Ghueldre is ‘the best in town’ and ‘an outstanding and relentless negotiator, who can anticipate all the possible obstacles’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016