Middle East

Working from Paris, London, Cairo and Istanbul, Gide's multi-disciplinary and international teams regularly act in all countries of the eastern Mediterranean region.

Alongside local firms in those countries in which we do not have an office, we advise our clients (local governments) on their Projects and M&A investments in the region. We also regularly work with the region’s major corporations as regards their international development operations.

Our lawyers, who often have a primary law qualification and another in the local law, draw on all the resources necessary to offer our clients their perfect knowledge of international standards and local legal restrictions.

Main areas of expertise:

Experience includes:

  • Lebanon: advising the Ministry for Energy and Water and the country’s electricity utility company on several energy projects (energy conversion project, construction of power plants)
  • Egypt: advising the government on developing and drafting a law on PPPs
  • Jordan: advising the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Jordanian Executive Privatisation Commission on drafting a new law on PPPs
  • Israel: advising an international operator on the development and financing of the first saltwater desalination plant in Ashkelon on the basis of a BOT contract. This is the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant
  • Libya: advising BNP Paribas on the privatisation of the Sahara Bank in Libya
  • Turkey: advising China Sunergy on its establishment in Turkey, with a view to creating its largest solar panel production site outside China