Gide has been present in New York for over three decades, having established its New York office in 1984. Our New York office focuses its activities on M&A, private equity, finance, capital markets, and tax.
Gide's New York office serves as a gateway to Gide for U.S. clients and law firms throughout the United States, enabling access to Gide’s distinguished French legal expertise in Paris as well as its recognized international legal expertise across offices in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. To this end, our New York office assists U.S. clients, including financial institutions, private equity and venture capital funds, and companies across every industry with their outbound activities and investments.
Our lawyers work closely with select major U.S. law firms, providing seamless advice to U.S. and foreign clients on complex matters across the jurisdictions where Gide operates, and offering convenient access in New York to Gide’s French and international legal expertise in the areas of M&A, Private Equity, Finance, Capital Markets, and Tax.
Gide's M&A/Corporate practice in New York is led by M&A partner David-James Sebag who focuses on cross-border transactions, and has a long history of representing both U.S. and French clients. He advises French companies on their various growth operations (acquisitions, partnerships, or financings) in France and abroad, particularly in the United States, and he has represented a large number of U.S. companies and European private equity funds on their investments in French companies. He also advises private equity investors, corporate clients and entrepreneurs on growth transactions with an industry focus on technology companies.
Our New York office, working in conjunction with Gide other offices worldwide, advises also mainly on Finance and Capital Markets. Our U.S. finance team, led by counsel Théophile Strebelle, is a vital part of Gide's Banking & Finance practice group, which has an exceptional range of experience on cutting-edge finance and capital markets transactions across the world. Our specialized teams handle all types of financial matters, with a focus on issues of debt, equity (including secondary offerings, rights offerings, IPOs and listings), warrants, certificates, investment fund securities, convertible bonds and an array of other instruments. The team also has had significant experience in many innovative financial products, including high-yield bonds, covered bonds and other complex structured transactions (including hybrid-capital instruments of regulated entities). Our New York law qualified team includes U.S. capital markets lawyers in our New York, London, and Paris offices, facilitating client contact around the world as a preferred adviser for arrangers, leading companies, issuers and investors. Our lawyers regularly advise issuers and underwriters in connection with international offerings made into the U.S. market pursuant to SEC Rule 144A and elsewhere internationally pursuant to Regulation S.
Our U.S. tax team in New York, led by partner Vanessa Tollis, is an integral part of our International Tax practice group, which comprises some 50 highly skilled tax attorneys from our various offices worldwide. The team advises on all aspects of U.S. and international tax planning. We advise U.S. and multinational clients on a broad range of tax concerns, including entity classification, U.S. trade or business issues, withholding taxes, information reporting, PFIC, Subpart F, FIRPTA, tax treaty analysis and the FATCA regime.
We regularly advise sponsors and participants in the global capital markets on tax-efficient structured financings, including cross-border securitizations and securities offerings, as well as on credit arrangements, derivatives and other financial products. We advise funds and investors on U.S. tax issues associated with the structuring, funding and operation of investment funds and other joint ventures.
Our clients include financial institutions, corporations, funds and high net worth individuals.
Gide’s lawyers regularly provide legal advice to clients in the United States on matters of French and European law, working closely with select major U.S. law firms to provide seamless advice on complex matters across the jurisdictions where we operate. To this end, the New York office facilitates assisting U.S. clients with their outbound activities and investments.
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