Sami Toutounji is partner in charge of our Employee Share Ownership and Remuneration and related Governance practice. He advises major French companies on the design and international roll-out of their employee share ownership and remuneration plans, as well as on related corporate governance issues.
Sami is a benchmark in his field, highly recommended and recognised by his peers. For several years, he has been a leader in the continental market for share ownership plans, both in terms of the number of plans implemented each year and their complexity. He also has in-depth knowledge of the treatment of share ownership and remuneration plans in the context of mergers and acquisitions.
Sami is a former member of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers' employee shareholding think-tank and a former member of its Commission Consultative Epargnants. He also teaches US financial law at Assas Paris 2.
Before joining Gide in 2022, he was a partner at Shearman Sterling LLP and co-manager of the Paris office.
Sami holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA in Finance and Marketing from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business.
He is a member of the New York and Paris bars
« Sami Toutounji joined Gide Loyrette Nouel in October 2022. He is recognised for his expertise in employee share scheme matters. He represents corporates active in the TMT and manufacturing sectors. Strengths: "His practical approach to cases is extremely helpful." »
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