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Asian investments in foreign countries

Investing abroad can be a complex and challenging journey. Our global experience and reach provides Gide Loyrette Nouel with an exceptional platform to assist investors from Asia (including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Singapore) with their go-global investment and business strategy, assisting you to smoothly navigate a path through these hurdles.

Global expertise

Widely regarded as one of the leading players in Europe and Africa, we have a long history of advising clients on major investments, M&A transactions and projects across the globe. With award-winning expertise in Outbound Investment, Gide has an extensive track record and comprehensive capabilities to guide Asian investors through all aspects of their investments abroad.

Links throughout the world

Combined with strong and established relationships with other leading law firms around the world, we can provide assistance to Asian private and public organisations on matters across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North America, South America, in both civil law and common law countries.

Gide services a healthy mix of big-ticket European
and Chinese clients.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Tailored expertise for Asian investors

Gide provides Asian companies and organisations with an enhanced platform for outbound investment from Asia, offering:

  • Deep experience and technical acumen providing specialised and seamless cross-border advice to Asian investors on the most complex, challenging and diverse global M&A and project transactions
  • A large, cross-border, cross-disciplinary team of lawyers with specialist expertise in Asian outbound investment, including an established and experienced Outbound Investment Desk in Paris which offers dedicated support to Asian investors in Europe and Africa
  • Direct contact with experts both in Asia and abroad, with our Asian offices playing a critical role as a contact point “on the ground” and acting as bridge to connect clients with our experts in other countries
  • A commitment to serve our clients effectively and cost efficiently, and offering practical, timely and business-focused solutions

A strong understanding of the Chinese legal system and Chinese cultural issues affecting foreign investors.
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Access our global network of offices

Recognised expertise on the management of high-value, complex public and private M&A transactions. Team advises both French and international clients on inbound and outbound cross-border M&A matters, as well as a variety of other corporate issues. Lawyers are noted for their specific experience of matters related to industry, retail and the banking and finance sector. Strengths: ‘A firm that combines French culture with international standards.’ ‘A leading outfit with consistent quality across the firm’.
Chambers Europe 2015

Experience includes:

  • Currently advising several Asian companies on potential acquisitions and investment projects in Europe and Africa, including in the agricultural, mining and natural resource sectors
  • Advising various Asian companies on establishing their presence in France and more widely in Europe, including in relation to distribution, labour, intellectual property, trade and corporate issues
  • Advising various Asian companies on arbitration / ICC and dispute proceedings in Europe
  • Advising King Power Group, a Hong Kong / Thai retail conglomerate based in, on the acquisition of Château Bernadotte from Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande (part of the Champagne Louis Roederer group)
  • Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on the USD 1.252 billion sale of leading brokerage / securities group CLSA to CITIC Securities International Company Limited, part of major Chinese investment bank CITIC Securities Company Limited
  • Assisting NTN Corporation, a Japanese listed company, on the acquisition of SNR Roulements, a subsidiary of Renault SAS, in France
  • Advising COFCO, the Chinese agribusiness group, on the acquisition of Château de Viaud, a leading vineyard set in the Lalande-de-Pomerol wine growing area in Bordeaux, France
  • Advising Taiyuan Iron & Steel Group (TISCO), China’s largest stainless steel producer, on a USD 300 million investment in three Turkish mining companies
  • Advising Soluxe International, a subsidiary of China Huayou Group Corporation (owned by China National Petroleum Corporation), on a USD 150 million construction and development project in the Republic of Chad
  • Advising an Australian sponsor on its project to purchase a wind farm in France
  • Advising a major Chinese company in the course of a USD 6 billion development of an iron ore mine in Gabon and related railroads, deep sea harbour and hydropower station construction projects
  • Advising a Hong Kong-based investment fund on the acquisition of a large dairy farm in Ukraine