Set up in 2018, the Gide 255 team has developed an uncommon offer for a law firm, enabling its clients, be they major corporations, start-ups or public institutions, to meet the challenges of the digital economy.
Drawing on a multidisciplinary approach that combines both strategic and legal advice, the Gide 255 team sets itself apart in the variety of assignments it has handled, enabling it to position itself at the forefront of innovations in advanced technologies.
With this multi-sector experience, Gide 255 now boasts landmark references, particularly in the field of blockchain and crypto-assets in France.
The team assists players that make up the digital economy market, i.e. new "crypto" services, new exchange instruments and new blockchain certification methods, new currencies etc. in the banking-finance, luxury, gaming and retail sectors
A multi-sector and international expertise with multiple legal deliverables
Gide 255 is active in a number of areas that develop through innovations and technological leaps and bounds. The banking and financial sectors, which are primarily affected by these developments, as well as the retail, luxury goods and gaming sectors in particular, have marked the early years of the team's existence.
Gide 255 has also advised companies and public institutions in France and abroad, with clients located in particular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Morocco.
Celebrating three years with Gide 255 also means celebrating three years of discussions on transforming the legal field. The team thus brought together legal and innovation professionals and students from multidisciplinary backgrounds during the first two editions of the Shake The Law competition, and is actively involved in domestic and European market reflections (partnerships with France Digitale, joint publication with AMAFI, AFG, ASPIM, Woorton, PwC and Consensys)
Look-back on landmark cases
Gide on the first issuance of security tokens by Société Générale SFH. This new experiment, in compliance with the market's best standards, demonstrates the legal, regulatory and operational feasibility of issuing complex financial instruments (structured products) on a public blockchain.
Gide, counsel to Aura Blockchain Consortium, launched by LVMH, Cartier and the Prada Group to develop the first single global blockchain solution dedicated to the luxury goods industry
Gide, counsel to LUGH on introducing the first French digital asset pegged to the euro. This case aimed in particular to ensure that the launch of this innovative digital asset was in line with regulations in force, and to support Lugh in its applications to the French regulatory bodies.
Gide 255 enables its clients to position themselves on all matters related to growth drivers and digital transformation.
The emergence of new types of instruments, such as stablecoins and digital currencies, or payment solutions, new financial instrument exchange platforms, the development of different types of crypto-assets (e.g. NFT), new blockchain infrastructures and the development of tools of artificial intelligence should continue to boost Gide255's activities.