The 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, investors, private equity and venture capital funds, and companies across every industry with their outbound activities and investments into France, and European clients with inbound activity to the United States.
Our lawyers work closely with select major U.S. law firms, providing seamless cross border advice to U.S. and foreign clients on complex matters across the jurisdictions where Gide operates, offering convenient access in New York to Gide’s French and international legal expertise across all major practice areas.
M&A / Corporate / Private Equity
New York partner in charge
leads Gide's M&A / Corporate / Private Equity practice in New York. As a partner on Gide's global M&A team specializing in cross-border transactions, David-James has over 20 years of experience practicing in the United States and in France, representing U.S., French, and European clients. David-James Sebag
advises French companies on their various growth operations (acquisitions, partnerships, and financings) in France and abroad, particularly in the United States, and he represents numerous U.S. companies and European private equity funds on their investments in French companies. The team also advises the full range of private equity investors, corporate clients and entrepreneurs on growth transactions with an industry focus on technology companies. David-James manages a multi-disciplinary team across the New York and Paris offices. global M&A team
Recent experience includes: Talend (NASDAQ) in its acquisition by Thoma Bravo in a $2.4 billion transaction.
Qorvo, Inc. (NASDAQ) in the acquisition of a 7Hugs Labs, French company specialized in ultra-wide band stack & software solutions.
MWM, Odaseva, Spendesk, Dreem, Launchmetrics, and other numerous growth companies, for their equity financings in France and the US.
Partech for its growth capital and VC investments in various French technology companies including Evaneos and SendinBlue.
Tenable Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ) in the contemplated acquisition of Alsid, a French cybersecurity company.
Colfax (NYSE) on the French aspects of the $3.1 billion acquisition of DJO Global, a global leader in orthopedic solutions.
Idinvest Partners (Eurazeo) on various investments in Europe, including WeFox, Secret Escapes, Molotov and Happn.
The management of Hana Group for the leveraged buyout of TA Associates, the subsequent build-up acquisition of Genji in the US and the secondary buy-out of Permira.
Guerbet (Euronext Paris) €300 million acquisition of the Contrast Media and Delivery Systems business of Mallinckrodt (NYSE).
Balderton for its VC investments in various French companies including Virtuo, Tempow, Playplay, Andjaro.
The joint venture between the CDC International (French sovereign fund) and Qatar Investment Authority in the €100 million financing of Devialet.
Parkland Fuel Corporation for the French aspects of the $1.2 billion acquisition of 75% of SOL, including foreign investment clearance procedure.
Temasek for its investments in French companies ManoMano and Alan.
Motion Equity Partners in the leveraged buyout of Laboratoire Equilibre Attitude and Groupe Minlay.
DBV Technologies, medical device company, on its Initial Public Offering (Euronext Paris) and dual-listing (NASDAQ).
A French semi-conductor company on the acquisition of the European division of Atmel Inc. (NASDAQ).
Our New York office operates as a vital part of Gide's global
offering exceptional expertise on a range of cutting-edge finance and capital markets transactions across the world. Gide's specialized capital markets lawyers handle the full scope of financial matters, including issues of debt and equity (including IPOs, secondary offerings, and rights offerings), warrants, certificates, investment fund securities, convertible bonds and a variety of other instruments issued across the U.S. and European markets. The team also has significant experience advising on innovative financial products and complex structured transactions, including high-yield bonds, covered bonds, and hybrid-capital instruments issued by regulated entities. Our New York team works seamlessly with our Paris and London capital markets colleagues, facilitating client contact across multiple time zones as a preferred adviser for arrangers, leading companies, issuers and investors. The team regularly advises 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. Banking & Finance practice group
Recent experience includes: Pernod Ricard S.A. in its return to the USD bond market with the issuance of $2 billion in three tranches.
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JMP Securities, H.C. Wainwright & Co. and Kempen & Co in connection with DBV Technologies' share capital increase (€146.1 million).
The underwriters, for the initial public offering of Nanobiotix on the Nasdaq ($113.3 million).
Inventiva for its initial public offering on the Nasdaq ($107.7 million).
Talend SA in the offering of convertible senior notes in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A (€140 million).
Citigroup Global Markets Inc., SVB Leerink LLC, Evercore Group LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Limited in the initial public offering of Innate Pharma on the Nasdaq ($79.1 million).
Erytech for its initial public offering on the Nasdaq ($144 million).
EFG Hermes Promoting on the initial public offering of Cairo for Investment and Real Estate Development S.A.E. (CIRA) on the Egyptian Stock Exchange ($67 million).
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and the bank syndicate for the initial public offering of Talend on the Nasdaq ($94.5 million).
Europcar Mobility Group in connection with the global offering of €450 million 4.000% Senior Notes due 2026 in accordance with Rule 144A/Reg S Private placement.
The underwriting syndicates in the context of two U.S. dollar bond offerings by EDF in the form of private placements (USD 3.5 bn and USD 1.25 bn).
Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)
Spread over Gide’s offices in
, Europe , America and Asia , the Africa ’s lawyers advise on all types of infrastructure: energy (renewable, nuclear, thermal), oil & gas, mines, ports, roads and bridges, railways, water, waste, urban services, hospitals, prisons, stadiums, public buildings, aerospace and defense. Projects practice group
Gide works with its clients both on mature markets and on pilot projects in emerging countries. Our lawyers advise public institutions, international multilateral agencies, manufacturers, investment funds and lenders on the structuring and negotiation of project documentation and financing. They have drafted the legal framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) and sector laws in over 30 countries, and have contributed to the structuring of over 250 projects throughout the world.
The Projects practice in New York is led by
who is specialized in infrastructure projects in developing countries (Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Europe and the Middle East). He advises international financial institutions, donors and governments in PPP projects as well as sponsors and lenders. He has worked on most types of infrastructures but he is most experienced in renewable energies, the water sector and transportation projects. Barthelemy has also developed significant experience in drafting PPP laws and regulations. Barthelemy Littot
Recent experience includes: Regional Grids, Haiti: advice to the Government of Haiti and USAID on the delegation to the private sector of the North East Grid, the West Grid and the South Grid.
EPR nuclear reactors, India: advice to EDF in relation to (i) the design, supply and construction in relation to six EPR nuclear reactors, each of a capacity of 1650 MW, in Jaitapur, India, and (ii) creation of project companies, joint-ventures and consortia.
Sizewell Nuclear Power Project, UK: advice to EDF in relation to the design services in relation to two EPR nuclear reactors, each of a capacity of 1650 MW, in Sizewell (UK).
Red Sea - Dead Sea Project, Jordan: advice to the Government of Jordan in relation to the development of a major water project including the construction, operation and maintenance of (i) a desalination plant with a capacity of 65 MCM/year, (ii) a water conveyance pipeline between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and (iii) hydropower plants on the pipeline.
Submarine Program, Australia: advice to Naval Group, in relation to the design, construction and maintenance of the Australian submarine fleet (AUD 50 billion).
Hydropower, Gabon: advice to the consortium led by Meridiam for the development of a 34 MW Kinguele Hydropower Project on the Mbei river in Gabon.
Solar Power Project, Mali: advice to Sponsors for the development of a 33 MW solar power project in Mali.
Tina River Hydropower Plant Project, Solomon Islands: advice to IFC and the Government of Solomon Islands for the design, financing, construction, ownership, operation and maintenance of a 15 MW hydropower plant.
Solar Power Project, Kazakhstan: advice to the lender for the financing of the construction of a 50 MW solar power plant in Kazakhstan.
Shire Valley Irrigation Project, Malawi: advice to the IFC and the Government of Malawi for the structuring and tendering of a contract for the operation and management of an irrigation project in the Shire Valley in Malawi.
Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Plant, Botswana: advice to IFC and the Government of Botswana for the rehabilitation and operation of a 90 MLD wastewater treatment and the construction and operation of a 50 MLD reuse water production plant in Gaborone.
Wastewater and Sanitation Concessions, Tunisia: advice to IFC and the Government of Tunisia (Office National de l’Assainissement) for the structuring and implementation of two sanitation concessions (North Tunis and Southern Regions of Tunisia).
Bulk Water, Rwanda: advice to IFC and the Government of Rwanda on a PPP project for the treatment and conveyance of bulk water to the city of Kigali. 2018 Water Deal of the Year.
King Hussein Bridge Land Border Crossing Terminal, Jordan: advice to IFC and the Government of Jordan with respect to the implementation of a PPP to develop a terminal over the Jordan River connecting Jordan to the West Bank.
Olvia Port and Kherson Port PPP Projects, Ukraine: advice to EBRD, IFC and the Ukrainian Authorities for the implementation of concessions for (i) a greenfield grain terminal at Port Olvia and (ii) the Kherson Sea Commercial Port.
Airports Concession, Madagascar: advice to the Sponsors (Bouygues, Colas, Aéroport de Paris, Meridiam) for a project including the expansion and operation of airports in Madagascar.
Bakad Ring Road Concession, Kazakhstan: advice to EBRD, IFC and the Government of Kazakhstan on the structuring and implementation of a PPP transaction for a 66km urban ring road around the capital of Astana.
Tibar Bay Port PPP Project, Timor-Leste: advice to IFC and the Government of Timor-Leste on structuring and implementing a PPP for a greenfield container port terminal at Tibar Bay.
Mine Extension, Gabon: advice to the mining company (borrower) with respect to the financing of the construction of a new manganese mine and a new washing plant.
Our U.S. tax team in New York, led by partner
, functions as an integral part of Gide's Vanessa Tollis , comprised of some 25 highly skilled tax attorneys collaborating across offices in Paris, London, Algiers, Beijing, Istanbul, and Warsaw. With over 20 years of experience, Vanessa advises on all aspects of U.S. and international tax planning, including critical tax concerns such as U.S. tax treaty eligibility analysis, U.S. trade or business issues, withholding taxes, entity classification, debt/equity classification, the PFIC regime, the CFC regime (including Subpart F income and GILTI), FIRPTA, FATCA, and other foreign asset information reporting requirements. International Tax practice group
The team supports Gide's
, regularly advising 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. The team also advises funds and investors on U.S. tax issues associated with the structuring, funding and operation of investment funds and other joint ventures. Clients include financial institutions, corporations, funds and high net worth individuals. global Banking & Financing practice group