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.

 

 

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP‘s ‘very strong‘ London arbitration practice focuses on both commercial and investment disputes, predominantly in the international energy and infrastructure sectors. London IDR head Rupert Reece specialises in international arbitration proceedings concerning joint ventures, construction contracts, aerospace, and international commerce; and counsel Hannah McIrvine is the firm’s insurance arbitration specialist in London. ‘Brilliant lawyer‘ and international investment and commercial arbitration expert Saadia Bhatty was promoted to partner in July 2022.

Legal 500 London 2023: Dispute resolution - International Arbitration

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has ‘a dedicated team based on a solid and stable senior team of partners and counsel who are really aware of clients’ operational constraints‘. The firm specialises in structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products across equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodity, energy, inflation, weather, property and other asset classes, as well as handling repos and securities lending transactions. Best known for acting for French banks, the London finance group is increasingly acting for corporates across Europe on derivatives matters. Lead partner Karine Imbrosciano is ‘a dedicated lawyer always available and very easy to talk with‘.

Legal 500 London 2023: Finance - Derivatives & Structured Products

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has a deep bench of securitisation and asset-backed finance lawyers in London and Paris. Its London group is particularly active in whole-business, trade receivables, mortgage and lease securitisations, as well as CLOs. ‘Their deep understanding and expertise in securitisation is second to none and their recent focus in blockchain and tokenization, with a dedicated practice, is quite unique‘, remarks one client. Practice head Dimitrios Logizidis is ‘an exceptional talent that is thorough in his approach‘. Counsel Samir Bensaker ‘goes out of his way to ensure availability and provides ready answers to questions and practical solutions to difficulties‘.

Legal 500 London 2023: Finance - Securitisation

The ‘very competent, responsive, knowledgeable and helpful’ Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has a strong track record in transactional work in Africa and is also known in the market for its disputes expertise. Colin Graham heads the team and is a name to note for corporate and commercial projects work. ‘The team is passionate about energy issues, both willing and eager to go to the details of the problem, and supported by deep energy sector background knowledge’.

Legal 500 London 2023: Projects, Energy & Natural Resources - Oil & Gas

Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has an international practice with a leading presence in African markets through offices in Paris, Istanbul and Shanghai. The energy team assists clients on issues such as emissions credits trading, corporate PPAs, PV projects off-grid power arrangements. Colin Graham leads the practice with experience in corporate and commercial projects while Matteo Matteucci advises financial investors and governments on cross-border mandates. ‘Deep level of client service, professionalism. Very sophisticated knowledge on a wide spread of topics around energy and infrastructure as well as corporate commercial. Very good, global international perspective with an anchorage in English law practice.

Legal 500 London 2023: Projects, Energy & Natural Resources - Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

The structured finance practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is 'very responsive and provides great insight into market'. The firm handles structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products in a vast range of asset classes, among them equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodity, energy, inflation and weather, as well as repos and securities lending transactions. Head of derivatives & structured products Karine Imbrosciano and London head of banking & finance Dimitrios Logizidis are the lead partners. Imbrosciano and her team are 'both technically astute and kind people to spend time and work with', remarks a client. She recently advised a consortium of ten banks, among them mBank and BNP Paribas Bank Polska, on the negotiation of the hedging documentation to be entered into with chemical company Ciech S.A.

Legal 500 London 2022 - Derivatives & Structured Products

As part of Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's global disputes practice, the London international dispute resolution (IDR) team has Africa-related arbitration expertise, and also fields specialists in investor-state disputes. Heading up the London IDR department, Rupert Reece acts in arbitrations in both English and French, while Saadia Bhatty and Hannah McIrvine provide counsel-level support.

Legal 500 London 2022 - International Arbitration

The securitisation group at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is 'hardworking, friendly, and down to earth, and they know their industry inside out'. The London office is a key part of the firm's international securitisation and asset-backed finance practice, which handles structured credit, synthetic securitisation, collateral management and more. The London team works mainly on trade receivables transactions, though it also handles mortgage and lease deals, as well as CLO restructuring. Practice head Dimitrios Logizidis is 'a fantastic partner and wholeheartedly trustworthy'. He recently assisted Trafigura with establishing an international trade receivables securitisation programme governed by English law. Counsel Samir Bensaker specialises in securitisation and structured finance, and he is qualified in both English and French law.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Securisation

As part of Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP's global disputes practice, the London international dispute resolution (IDR) team has Africa-related arbitration expertise, and also fields specialists in investor-state disputes. Heading up the London IDR department, Rupert Reece acts in arbitrations in both English and French, while Saadia Bhatty and Hannah McIrvine provide counsel-level support.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - International Arbitration

The structured finance practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is 'very responsive and provides great insight into market'. The firm handles structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products in a vast range of asset classes, among them equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodity, energy, inflation and weather, as well as repos and securities lending transactions. Head of derivatives & structured products Karine Imbrosciano and London head of banking & finance Dimitrios Logizidis are the lead partners. Imbrosciano and her team are 'both technically astute and kind people to spend time and work with', remarks a client. She recently advised a consortium of ten banks, among them mBank and BNP Paribas Bank Polska, on the negotiation of the hedging documentation to be entered into with chemical company Ciech S.A.The structured finance practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP is 'very responsive and provides great insight into market'. The firm handles structuring, documentation, collateralisation and regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products in a vast range of asset classes, among them equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodity, energy, inflation and weather, as well as repos and securities lending transactions. Head of derivatives & structured products Karine Imbrosciano and London head of banking & finance Dimitrios Logizidis are the lead partners. Imbrosciano and her team are 'both technically astute and kind people to spend time and work with', remarks a client. She recently advised a consortium of ten banks, among them mBank and BNP Paribas Bank Polska, on the negotiation of the hedging documentation to be entered into with chemical company Ciech S.A.

Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Derivatives & Structured Products

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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