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.
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
Leading banking and finance practice with solid expertise across the financial sector, covering structured, corporate, acquisition and real estate finance. Impressive client base comprising international banks, private equity and sovereign funds as well as key French financial institutions. Also recognised for its prominent activity in the financial services regulatory field. Offers additional experience in leveraged finance, refinancing and restructuring mandates. ‘In addition to the technical qualities, it is the openness, courtesy and willingness to fit the needs of the customer’ that makes the team stand out, according to interviewees. Sources also highlight the lawyers for their ‘perfect execution, ability to manage complex situations and great co-ordination skills.’
Chambers Europe 2019
Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is particularly active in leveraged finance, real estate finance and acquisition finance, but offers a wide-ranging portfolio of expertise that also covers capital markets and structured finance. The firm is also turning its attentions to newly emerging areas of finance with its innovation and fintech desk.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Outstanding DCM team with further skills across the wider capital markets field. Well reputed for its presence on complex deals, offering particular knowledge and experience of European private placements and high-yield issuances. Maintains a varied client roster of leading banks and French corporates. Sources praise the lawyers’ commitment to client service, saying: ‘They are available and are really attentive to our needs.’ Another interviewee appreciates the lawyers’ ability to suggest ‘innovative structures and solutions that go beyond one type of product,’ adding: ‘They are deal makers, good negotiators and have a good understanding of different financial operations’.
Chambers Europe 2019