Gide has an historic and strong presence throughout Central and Eastern Europe, with a first office opened in Warsaw in 1991, which is amongst the leading law firms in Poland and now composed of over 30 lawyers and legal consultants specialising in all areas of business law. The firm also has an office in Turkey, opened in Istanbul in 1997, including some 20 lawyers and legal consultants.
Our local teams can also call upon our Central and Eastern Europe Desk, comprising lawyers who have worked for several years in Gide's various offices in the region (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Turkey), as well as a strong network of local partner firms.
By maintaining close contact with the main players in the region, our lawyers have acquired expert command of the commercial, cultural and legal specifics applicable to the local markets, and make such knowledge available to our clients. They have also forged strong ties with local administrations, which are often essential in the various corporate establishment and investment projects they handle.
Gide lawyers are regularly called upon as experts to help draft and update local regulations, and are therefore deeply involved in national legislative and regulatory frameworks, making them renowned for the quality of their legal advice.
Gide is ideally placed to act on complex operations that require the creation of multi-disciplinary teams, comprising experts drawn from our various offices throughout the world and who specialise in all industries of the secondary and tertiary sectors.
Highly regarded French offering with widely respected banking and finance practices across CEE, including in Moscow, Warsaw and Kyiv. Regularly acts on export finance and commodity sector financing mandates. Solid knowledge of syndicated and acquisition finance, financial restructurings and workouts, project finance and secured corporate loans.
Chambers Europe 2014
In addition to its top-notch French offering, this firm is well positioned in CEE with offices in Russia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. It is home to a very highly regarded team and acts for a prestigious client list that includes Peugeot, Crédit Agricole and EBRD. Standout mandates for the group include advising Lafarge on a joint venture to combine cement activities in Eastern Europe, and acting for Bonduelle on the acquisition of Kubanskie Konservy, a company active in Russia and the CIS.
Chambers Europe 2013