Notre ligne de métiers Banque & Finance est organisée en équipes mondiales spécialisées, considérées sur leur marché comme leaders dans leur domaine d'activité :
La ligne de métiers Banque & Finance conseille les banques, institutions financières, fonds d’investissement, compagnies d'assurance, corporates, asset managers, associations professionnelles ou Etats souverains en matière de droit bancaire et financier et de marchés de capitaux.
Tant en France qu’à l’étranger, le cabinet est classé parmi les meilleurs cabinets en la matière par les guides juridiques internationaux Chambers, Legal 500 ou IFLR1000 et les membres de la ligne de métiers y sont souvent cités comme incontournables dans leur domaine.
Gide a en outre été élu "France Law Firm of the Year" lors des IFLR Europe Awards en 2013 pour son expertise de premier plan dans le domaine bancaire et financier, et "Law Firm of the Year in Finance" par la revue américaine Best Lawyers in France 2018.
Banking matters are the focus of Özdirekcan Dündar Şenocak Ak‘s department, drawing on the international network of its affiliate firm Gide to forge relationships with local and foreign banks, and international financial institutions. Regulatory advice, cross-border financing and aircraft financing were all features of the practice group’s work in 2022. The main contacts are Arpat Senocak and Bülent Özdirekcan, who co-lead the team, and client-recommended associate Mehmet Kösoğlu.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Turkey - Banking / Finance & Capital Markets
Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s Tunis group is noted for its ability to team up with the firm’s Paris and Algiers offices for support on multi-jurisdictional financing transactions. Enjoying close relationships with many of Tunisia’s major banks, the group is also a popular choice to assist international law firms on local issues. Anis Jabnoun has recently undertaken work for government development banks, funds and corporate borrowers, among other clients.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Tunisia - Banking & Finance
Gide Loyrette Nouel‘s Warsaw-based team operates as part of the firm’s international capital markets practice, collaborating most closely with offices in Paris, London and New York. Under the leadership of Paweł Grześkowiak, the practice expertly handles the gamut of ECM, DCM and compliance work. The group’s client roster spans issuers, investors, and leading financial institutions.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Poland - Capital Markets
Acting as part of an international network in close co-operation with the firm’s Paris, London and New York offices, the Warsaw branch of Gide Loyrette Nouel advises on various kinds of financing transactions, both those conducted locally in Poland and at a cross-border level. Paweł Grześkowiak, who acts as the practice head, is known for his capabilities in secured and structured financing operations, and private equity and M&A deals. At associate level, Mateusz Gronau is noted.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Poland - Banking & Finance
The expertise of GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL‘s banking and finance team encompasses all aspects of banking and finance transactions, including securitisation, bond issuance and hedging arrangements. A wide range of banks, financial institutions and borrowers instruct the firm on all types of structured financings, particularly project finance, assets and acquisition finance. In addition, the team advises a number of foreign banks on regulatory issues within Morocco. Wacef Bentaibi manages the Casablanca office, advising clients on complex financing transactions.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Morocco - Banking / Finance & Capital Markets
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 EMEA 2023 - England - 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 EMEA 2023 - England - Finance : Securisation
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I focuses on complex regulatory advice to international financial services clients, encompassing banking regulations, payment services issues, and most notably ESG and sustainability matters, both pertaining to operational and transactional work. The firm counts among its clients major banks, insurers, fintech providers, and investment funds, and is able to act on EU-wide and a variety of domestic regulatory mandates, including legislative and non-legislative frameworks. Benoît Le Bret leads the team, offering strong experience in negotiations before and litigation against EU agencies and courts, alongside Romain Rard, promoted to partner in July 2022, and a specialist in financial services regulatory matters for corporates and professional associations as well as financial institutions.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Belgium - EU Regulatory : Financial Services
The experienced team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains a leader in the practice space, advising major domestic and international financial institutions (BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Barclays) and asset managers, services airlines (Air France) and corporates such as Veolia across such sectors as car rentals, waste management and data and analytics, on a wide range of securitisation transactions and asset-backed finance transactions. The team is headed by Arnaud Duhamel, who focuses on strategic equity derivatives transactions and equity financings, and structured derivative products specialist Laurent Vincent. Counsel Clément Vandevooghel brings expertise to loan portfolio sales (including non-performing loans), asset-backed lending and debt capital markets. Samir Bensaker was promoted to partner in July 2022. Co-practice head Xavier Chassin de Kergommeaux departed in February 2023.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Derivatives & Structured Finance
The equity capital markets practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains a force in the market. It handles high-value, multi-jurisdictional equity transactions for major domestic and multinational issuers, shareholders and financial institutions and corporates. The team is headed by ECM expert Arnaud Duhamel, who assists with complex IPOs, private placements and public equity offerings, Melinda Stege-Arsouze, an expert in IPOs and share capital increases in the tech and biotech space, and Guilhem Richard, who was promoted to partner in July 2022 and manages cross-overs, PIPE deals and block trades. Supported by senior associate and specialist in US securities law Scott Logan, the group’s client base also spans the aviation, automotive, infrastructure, utilities, healthcare and sports sectors. Sami Toutounji, who headed the team’s employee and management equity plan practice at Shearman & Sterling LLP, joined the firm with Françoise Even in October 2022.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Capital Markets : Equity Capital Markets
The experienced debt capital markets team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. remains a force in the market, providing comprehensive support on complex, high-value debt transactions, and advising a portfolio of clients ranging from major financial institutions and insurers to corporates across such sectors as telecoms, construction, environmental services, aviation, retail and infrastructure. Headed by market-leading DCM authority Hubert Merveilleux du Vignaux, major issuance specialist Laurent Vincent, and US securities practice leader Melinda Stege-Arsouze, the group's services extend to MTN programmes, sustainable finance, hybrid transactions, mortgage and covered bonds, liability management and consent solicitation transactions. The team is supported by respected structured finance expert Arnaud Duhamel.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Capital Markets : Debt Capital Markets
The experienced team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. handles high-end transactional work for major domestic and international financial institutions and corporates across a mix of sectors. Structured finance and project finance expert Eric Cartier-Millon has strength in private finance initiative (PFI) transactions and is also a popular choice for senior lenders on LBO finance transactions and debt restructuring agreements. Other key figures include real estate structure finance specialists Rémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier, and Farah El-Bsat and Nathalie Benoit. Senior counsel Kamel Ben Salah left the firm in 2022.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Banking & Finance : Transactional Work
The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. has a leading reputation in the area and attracts instructions from a stellar client base including major financial institutions, insurers, asset and investment managers and the French state. Financial services and investment management expert Stéphane Puel heads the team, with notable strength acting for the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) on the full range of matters and also advises funds on the conduct of business rules and court or disciplinary proceedings. Olivier Bernardi specialises in assisting investment firms, payment institutions and electronic money establishments. Other key figures include Guillaume Goffin, who has expertise in matters ranging from regulatory frameworks to Brexit planning and sustainable finance/ESG, and Benjamin Delaunay, who handles banking and finance disputes before the French financial markets authority.
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Banking & Finance : Bank Regulatory
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a highly experienced team that regularly advises international and incumbent players alongside innovative projects in digital assets. It has top-tier practices in financial and capital markets and expertise in digitalisation.
Chambers Fintech 2023
Gide Loyrette Nouel houses a recognised team of DCM experts who provide both transactional and regulatory support. The team is particularly proficient in bond issuance programmes, including hybrid bond issuances, acting for a range of issuers, arrangers and subscribers. The department advises a roster of prominent clients from the natural resources and real estate sectors, as well as a host of domestic and international banks.
Chambers Europe 2023 - Poland - Capital Markets : Debt
Gide Loyrette Nouel has a solid practice group advising both domestic and international clients on sizeable financing transactions. The law firm covers areas such as acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. It primarily represents the lenders and also acts for companies. Gide Loyrette Nouel is particularly active in the financing of construction, including in relation to commercial and industrial facilities.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023 - Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts a leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. The team's impressive client base comprises mainly key multinational banks. The firm is also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the structuring, licensing and management of investment funds. The lawyers have further activity assisting banks with banking regulations and issues surrounding Brexit, in addition to advising on state-guaranteed loans issued in the context of COVID-19.
Chambers Europe & Global 2023
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 London 2022 - Securisation
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. réunit des compétences en droit français, anglais et américain. Le cabinet assiste des prêteurs, des sponsors et des emprunteurs pour la structuration de prêts bancaires, et d’opérations de marchés de capitaux et de financements structurés. L’équipe est également à l’aise dans des opérations de dimension nationale ou internationale. Le champ d’expertises couvre aussi les produits dérivés de gré à gré. La pratique bancaire peut enfin «s'appuyer sur les expertises complémentaires» des autres départements du cabinet. La large gamme d’expertises du cabinet se reflète dans la composition des associés: Kamel Ben-Salah est «superbement doué en financement immobilier», tandis qu’ Eric Cartier-Millon est très réputé sur le segment des financements structurés et des financements de projets. La jeune associée Laetitia Lemercier est également très talentueuse. Thomas Binet a quitté le cabinet en mars 2020.
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. réunit des expertises en droit français, britannique et américain. L'équipe assiste des sociétés de gestion, des banques, des institutions financières et des fonds d'investissement, d’origine française ou internationale. Elle dispose d’une forte expertise réglementaire en lien avec les segments suivants : prêts bancaires, marchés de capitaux, financements structurés. L’équipe est également une référence pour la gestion des aspects réglementaires tenant aux fintech ; elle accompagne notamment des start-ups et des acteurs déjà bien établis. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville est recommandé pour la gestion des contentieux réglementaires devant les juridictions françaises ou européennes. Il codirige la pratique aux côtés de Stéphane Puel. Guillaume Goffin fournit à ses clients des «analyses techniques détaillées et pragmatiques».
Legal 500 Paris 2022
Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel's extensive international network makes it well placed to advise multinational clients on cross-border banking and finance matters. The firm acts for lenders, including major global banks, and borrowers on a wide range of lending transactions, bankruptcy proceedings and foreign investment issues. Tunis-based Anis Jabnoun is noted for his broad corporate finance experience. The group also leans on partners in Paris and Algiers.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Tunisia
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. ‘s financial services team acts for French and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions, investment funds, advising them on their structure, regulatory framework and activities. The innovation and fintech desk, led by Franck Guiader, is a valuable addition and focuses on legal and regulatory foresight, decision-making, and legal structuring in the field of digital innovation. Practice head Stéphane Puel and Guillaume Goffin stand out. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in June 2021.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s team garners client praise for its ‘incomparable expertise in the banking and finance market’. Its offering spans bank lending, structured finance, equity and bond issuances, and derivative products traded both over-the-counter and on regulated exchanges. Focusing on French, English and US law, the group benefits from the local expertise of the firm’s international network. Kamel Ben-Salah focuses on real estate financing and refinancing. Eric Cartier-Millon has extensive experience of structured finance and project finance, representing major banks, sponsors and corporates in LBO finance transactions. Rémi Tabbagh is highly regarded for his ‘strong expertise in real estate financing and investment’. Laetitia Lemercier is another key contact. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville left the firm for Jones Day in May 2021.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel is a solid practice group advising both domestic and international clients on sizeable financing transactions. The law firm covers areas such as acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. The law firm primarily represents the lenders and also acts for companies. Gide Loyrette Nouel is particularly active in the financing of construction, including in relation to commercial and industrial facilities.
Chambers Europe 2022 | Poland
Gide Loyrette Nouel boasts a leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. The team's impressive client base comprises mainly key multinational banks. The firm is also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the migration and transfer of financing services.
Chambers Europe & Global 2022
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. stands out for its combination of a strong practice in France and its track record of acting in capital market transactions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa - a clear stand-out feature among the major French firms. The team's ability to assist with Rule 144A/Reg S. placements (thanks to Melinda Stege-Arsouze's US-qualification) is a key contributor to the group's highly international caseload. Under the joint leadership of Arnaud Duhamel and Stege-Arsouze, the group acts for financial institutions, issuers and alternative capital providers on a wide range of equity capital market transactions, including IPOs, share capital increases and convertible bond issuances. The life sciences and technology sectors make up a significant portion of the caseload. Counsel Guilhem Richard is also noted.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 | Equity
Leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering projects, real estate, asset and acquisition finance. Impressive client base comprising mainly key multinational banks. Also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field, advising credit and financial institutions on the migration and transfer of financing services. Further activity assisting banks with banking regulations and issues surrounding Brexit.
Chambers Global 2021
Solid practice group advising both domestic and international clients on sizeable financing transactions. Covers areas such as acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. Primarily represents the lenders and also acts for companies. Particularly active in the financing of construction, including in relation to commercial and industrial facilities.
Chambers Europe & Global 2021
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.'s practice focuses on French, UK and US law. The team acts for domestic and foreign management companies, banks, financial institutions and investment funds, with extensive experience in bank lending, capital markets and structured finance. The department continues to be a key name for fintech regulatory matters, focusing on legal foresight and structuring on behalf of start-ups, scale-ups and incumbent players. Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville, who leads the practice alongside Stéphane Puel, is a force in regulatory disputes before French and European courts. Guillaume Goffin provides clients with 'detailed and pragmatic technical analysis'.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
Focusing on French, UK and US law, Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is active across bank lending, capital markets and structured finance mandates on behalf of lenders, sponsors and borrowers. Equally skilled on domestic and cross-border transactions, the department is also able to advise on the legal aspects of over-the-counter ('OTT') derivative products. As part of a full-service firm offering, the practice is able to 'draw on complementary expertise' from other departments, which was valued by clients. The team features a broad range of expertise, with Kamel Ben-Salah described as 'truly gifted in real estate finance', while Eric Cartier-Millon is highly regarded for structured and project finance. Up-and-coming partner Laetitia Lemercier is another name to note. Thomas Binet departed the firm in March 2020.
Legal 500 EMEA 2021