United Kingdom

125 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1AR
Tel. +44 (0)20 7382 5500 / Fax +44 (0)20 7382 5501
E-mail: uk [at] gide [dot] com

Gide's London office was opened in 2003 and now numbers 30 solicitors and barristers who specialise in Banking & Finance, Dispute Resolution, Tax, and Projects & Energy.

Banking & Finance

Gide London advises lenders and borrowers on a broad range of financial transactions, including bank lending, capital markets, asset finance, aviation finance, structured finance and derivatives, securitisation and project finance. We also advise on financial regulation and investment funds.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation & International Arbitration

Gide London handles litigation in UK courts and related common law jurisdictions, as well as arbitrations under English law or when the seat of arbitration is in the UK. We specialise in cross-border disputes regarding financial transactions, international trade and projects, particularly when both civil and common law jurisdictions are involved. Individual members of the team also accept appointments as arbitrator.

Tax

The Gide tax team advises on UK, EU and international fiscal aspects of financial transactions, corporate acquisitions, disposals and restructuring, and internationally mobile individuals

Projects & Energy

We assist international contractors, developers and lenders in projects in the UK and elsewhere in the Gide network, in particular on the African continent.

The London office offers clients English, US and French law expertise and is at the heart of our common law practice. In light of the widespread use of English and New York law in international transactions, our lawyers work closely with other offices of the Gide network to provide clients with an integrated service.

Gide London is ideally placed to advise French and international clients who are already active in the UK or who are entering the market for the first time.

Recent experience includes:

  • Advising THY on the financing for the purchase of 40 Airbus and 3 Boeing aircraft, for an aggregate amount of around EUR 2bn. The financing was supported by export credit cover. It was financed by European and Japanese banks and involved a global Gide finance team from our London, Paris and Istanbul offices
     
  • Pan-European securitisation of trade receivables originated by subsidiaries of the international pharmaceutical company Teva in France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic and (upon accession mechanism) Poland, allowing a deconsolidation of the transaction in US GAAP
     
  • Acting for a claimant bank against a Russian company and its subsidiaries following defaults under finance documents, attempts to divest assets and abuse of insolvency proceedings in Russia (High Court litigation in London)
     
  • Advising an international contractor on delay and disruption claims in respect of a solar power plant in India
     
  • Advising an international manufacturer of nuclear reactors on various power plant projects in the UK

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP specialises in the structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products across a variety of asset classes, including equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodities, energy, inflation and weather, as well as handling repos and securities lending transactions. The practice is split between Paris and London, with both offices collaborating on day-to-day transactions and complex matters such as strategic equity derivatives, structured credit derivatives and structured repos. The firm frequently acts as counsel to French and international investment banks, investment funds and corporates on the structuring and implementation of equity derivatives financing transactions, the monetisation of financial flows, and warehousing transactions. Dimitrios Logizidis is head of the London banking and finance practice, while Karine Imbrosciano leads the derivatives and structured products group.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Particularly active in Africa-related international arbitration work, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's London’s practice was also recently involved in international arbitrations concerning the construction, energy, manufacturing and sport sectors. London office head Rupert Reece leads the London international dispute resolution department, with Hannah McIrvine and Saadia Bhatty providing counsel-level support.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

The securitisation and asset-backed finance practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP spans its London, Paris and New York offices, from which the firm advises on all regulatory and clearing issues related to structured credit, synthetic securitisation and collateral management. 'It has the capacity to think out of the box and is really solution-driven', notes one client, who praises practice head Dimitrios Logizidis and counsel Samir Bensaker as 'professional, knowledgeable, very constructive and  pragmatic in their approach'. Their work encompasses whole-business, trade receivables, mortgage and lease securitisations, among other asset classes, in which they frequently act for leading French and international banks, fund managers and corporates including Europcar, BNP Paribas and Société Générale.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

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GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL LLP
125 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1AR
Tel. +44 (0)20 7382 5500
Fax +44 (0)20 7382 5501
E-mail: uk [at] gide [dot] com
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