- Senior Partner: Baudouin de Moucheron
- Managing Partner: Stéphane Puel
- Number of partners worldwide: 95
- Number of other lawyers worldwide: 510
- Languages: Include Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese
- International Offices: Algeria, Algiers; China, Beijing, Shanghai; Hong Kong; Morocco, Casablanca; Tunisia, Tunis; USA, New York; Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City.
Gide Loyrette Nouel (Gide) is a premier international law firm and the first to have originated in France. Founded in Paris in 1920, today Gide operates from 19 offices in 15 countries across Europe, Asia, North Africa and in the United States. The firm has over 600 lawyers drawn from 40 different nationalities.
Main Areas of Practice:
The firm is a full-service international firm. Its areas of expertise include: arbitration; banking and finance/capital markets; bankruptcy/ insolvency; competition/international trade; compliance/risk management; criminal and commercial litigation; employment; energy; health law; insurance, industrial risk and transport; intellectual property/ telecommunications, media and technology, islamic finance; mergers and acquisitions/ corporate law; oil, gas and mining law; projects (finance and infrastructure); public-private partnerships; public law and environment; real estate transactions and financing; tax. The firm is organised in practice groups, each specialising in a specific area of finance and business law. It has also formed cross-disciplinary teams to best serve the needs of its clients - fitting to the requirements of a matter, a sector, etc.
The firm’s clients include major international groups, banks, financial institutions and government bodies.
With some 300 lawyers working outside France, Gide Loyrette Nouel has a truly international presence including in New York and London where its American and British partners cover all aspects of US and English law and, in particular, international financing transactions. The firm has a long standing full-service presence in a number of countries where the legal system is based on Roman-Germanic principles and in particular in Brussels, Central and Eastern Europe (seven offices in Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, and over 130 lawyers), Asia (five offices in China and Vietnam, and 70 lawyers), North Africa (three offices in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia and 30 lawyers).
Each one of the firm’s offices is fully integrated in its cultural, legal, economic and political context and maintains close relations with the local administrations and agencies, the key players in the market, and the international organisations and financial institutions.
The firm regularly works in close co-operation with leading law firms in the countries where it does not have offices and is a member of several international legal networks.
Gide is widely regarded as a key player throughout Africa, having advised a broad, blue-chip client base on a range of complex and challenging transactions for over 40 years. Its experience and expertise extend across the entire continent not only in French-speaking Western and Central Africa but also in Southern and Eastern Africa and in Portuguese-speaking countries.