Gide is pleased to welcome new partner Philippe Logak within its Public and Administrative Law practice group in Paris. Effective from 1 March 2016, Philippe Logak will contribute his extensive experience in public business law, as well as his in-depth knowledge of the public sector, publicly funded companies and regulated sectors, in particular in the media and telecommunications fields.
Philippe will also be able to offer his experience in compliance and risk management as regards documents pertaining to international trade.
Philippe Logak, 47, joins Gide from the Thales group, where he acted as General Secretary between 2013 and 2015.
A member of the French Council of State (Maître des requêtes au Conseil d’Etat), a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique (1992) and the Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines de Paris (1995), Philippe Logak began his career at the French MoD’s general delegation for armaments (Délégation Générale pour l’Armement). He then joined the Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) as rapporteur within the home affairs and dispute resolution sections (1999-2003). After practising as a lawyer within Bredin Prat (2003-2005), he was then appointed as deputy director in public and international law within the Legal Affairs Department of the French Ministry for Economy, Finance and Industry (2005-2007), before being called up in 2007 to serve as legal counsel in the cabinet of the then Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, Mrs Christine Lagarde. He was then appointed as deputy director of the Minister of Justice cabinet (2008-2009), before joining SFR as General Secretary from 2010 to 2013.
Gide senior partner Baudouin de Moucheron states: “I am very pleased to have Philippe Logak join Gide. His previous experience and in-depth knowledge of the various challenges faced by public sector companies and major international corporations will be precious assets in the service of our clients.”
Philippe Logak adds: “I am very happy to be joining Gide. The excellent reputation of the Public and Administrative Law department, as well as the firm’s multidisciplinarity, mean that we can offer the best possible advice to publicly funded companies on their operations and on complex regulatory issues. The firm’s strong international dimension will also give me the opportunity to counsel major industrial and service corporations as part of their continued development.”
Gide’s Paris-based Public and Administrative Law practice group numbers 20 lawyers, including seven partners.