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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Ho Chi Minh City

Gide Loyrette Nouel AARPI - Paris
  • 18 Hai Ba Trung
  • District 1
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Vietnam
  • Senior Partner: Baudouin de Moucheron
  • Managing Partner: Stephane Puel
  • Number of partners: 95
  • Number of lawyers: 600
  • Languages: Include Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • International Offices Algeria, Algiers; Belgium, Brussels; France, Paris; Hungary, Budapest; Morocco, Casablanca; Poland, Warsaw; Russian Federation, Moscow, Tunisia, Tunis; Turkey, Istanbul; Ukraine, Kyiv; United Kingdom, London; USA, New York

Firm Overview: Founded in 1920, Gide Loyrette Nouel (Gide) is a leading international law firm operating out of 17 offices worldwide. With 600 lawyers and legal consultants drawn from 35 different nationalities, the firm provides specialist quality legal services in the most complex areas of national and international finance and business law. Gide has provided a broad range of legal services to clients in Asia for nearly thirty years. The practice is handled by a team of approximately 110 people, including 60 western, Chinese and Vietnamese lawyers, working from Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong in Greater China, and from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Its lawyers are highly experienced in each of the various sectors of national and international business law.

Main Areas of Practice:
Gide is a full-service international law firm. The firm’s areas of expertise include foreign direct investments in China and Vietnam, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, outbound investments, banking and finance, venture capital, private equity, projects (finance and infrastructure), public-private partnerships, real estate and construction, mining, oil and gas, taxation, customs and foreign exchange control, intellectual property, telecommunications, internet and new technologies, economic and European law, international trade (WTO, anti-dumping), dispute settlement, arbitration, employment, public law and environmental law, transportation, aviation, maritime and insurance law.
•Advised KME Group, a leading pan- European industrial group in the copper processing industry, on the establishment of a joint venture with Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group Inc., a leading Chinese operator in the copper industry. As well as KME contributing its German plant in Stolberg to the joint venture, the new company projects the construction of a new production plant in Xinxiang, Henan Province, China, costing approximately USD 100 million
•Advising Renault, a leading European vehicle manufacturer, on its joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corporation, China’s second-largest vehicle manufacturer. Based in Wuhan, Hebei Province, where Dongfeng’s head office is located, the joint venture will see Renault invest RMB 11 billion (USD 1.8 billion)
•Advised Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank on the sale of CLSA to China’s CITICS for US$1.252 billion
•Advised GDF SUEZ - Cofely on a major project to build, own and operate the district cooling in Yujiapu, a new financial district in Tianjin
•Advised Air Liquide on the establishment of a joint venture with Sinopec
•Advised Pierre Balmain on the establishment of two joint ventures with Stella International Holdings Limited for the distribution and sale of “Pierre Balmain” brand footwear and other products in Hong Kong, Mainland China and other countries
•Advised the giant Chinese agribusiness COFCO on the acquisition of Château de Viaud, a leading vineyard set in the prestigious Lalande-de-Pomerol wine growing area in France
•Advised Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank on its partnership with CITIC Securities in global equity business
•Advised Capgemini on its acquisition of Praxis (Beijing) Technology Ltd., a specialist developer and provider of IT services in China
•Advised SEB, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cookware and small domestic appliances, on the acquisition of a further stake in Zhejiang Supor, a leading manufactuer of cookware and rice cookers which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

International Work:
Gide – whose head office is located in Paris – has a truly global presence. The firm has a long-standing full-service presence in a number of countries where the legal system is based on Roman-Germanic principles, in particular in Brussels, Central and Eastern Europe (five offices), Asia (five offices), North Africa (three offices). In New York and London, the firm’s offices cover all aspects of US and English law, in particular in the context of international financing transactions. Each one of the firm’s international offices is fully integrated in its local 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. Gide 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.

Branches

  • Unit 01-03, Floor 9, Tower B,
  • Parkview Green Tower,
  • No. 9, Dong Da Qiao Road,
  • Beijing,
  • China
  • 100020
  • Tel +86 10 6597 4511
  • Fax +86 10 6597 4551
  • Email : beijing@gide.com
  • Website : www.gide.com
  • Suites 1517-19,
  • 15th Floor, Jardine House ,
  • 1 Connaught Place,
  • Central,
  • Hong Kong,
  • China
  • Tel +852 2536 9110
  • Fax +852 2536 9910
  • Email : hongkong@gide.com
  • Suite 2008, Shui On Plaza,
  • 333 Huai Hai Zhong Road,
  • Shanghai,
  • China
  • 200021
  • Tel +86 21 5306 8899
  • Fax +86 21 5306 8989
  • Email : shanghai@gide.com
  • Pacific Place,
  • 1025-1026,
  • 83B Ly ,
  • Thuong Kiet Street,
  • Hanoi,
  • Ha Noi
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 4 3946 2350
  • Fax +84 4 3946 2351
  • Email : hanoi@gide.com
  • 18 Hai Ba Trung,
  • District 1,
  • Ho Chi Minh City,
  • Vietnam
  • Tel +84 8 3823 85 99
  • Fax +84 8 3823 85 98
  • Email : hcmc@gide.com