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.
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a key complainant-side practice, assisting EU steel and biofuel producers with the imposition of new trade remedies or with the defence of the same in interim or expiry reviews. The law firm handles trade investigations carried out in foreign jurisdictions, with proven experience in the defence of EU-based companies facing EAEU, Moroccan and Turkish trade defence investigations. Gide has built up a strong Brussels-based team of individuals with previous experience working within the EC and WTO.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023 - Europe-Wide - International Trade / WTO
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a major French firm that handles international arbitration from its Paris office, with further support based in London. The team primarily assists with commercial arbitration proceedings and has experience in cases seated in Paris and Geneva under ICC and Swiss rules. European states also mandate Gide for its strength in UNCITRAL cases regarding mining projects. The team is particularly involved in disputes relating to Africa.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023 - Europe-Wide - Arbitration (International)