From below the Himalayas through to the Indian Ocean, and across Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the most populous regions in the world. Continuing to grow economically, the region is attracting increasing foreign investment to serve a growing consumer base and meet basic infrastructure needs. With experience focused on major projects and PPPs, banking & finance and corporate / M&A, Gide is well placed to offer expert guidance on transactions and projects in the region.
Acting for the Government, municipalities, international financial institutions (IFIs) and sponsors, Gide’s sector experience in the region ranges from power, mining and natural resources, transport, aviation, water, waste, urban services (such as lighting), agriculture and health. We have close relationships with other leading, independent law firms across this region, ensuring we can provide clients with coordinated and skilled support for all their needs.
Gide has long been a popular choice with French institutions, who continue to instruct it on projects around the world, but [it] also attracts many international clients … The group advised IFC and the government of Andhra Pradesh [India] on the PCPIR expressway PPP.
Chambers Europe 2012
The group is particularly active in Eastern Europe and South-East Asia. It was counsel to IFC in relation to a EUR325 million international airport PPP in Maldives, the first major PPP transaction in the jurisdiction.
Chambers Global 2012