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.


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


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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