Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Richard Ghueldre and Capucine Bernier
- 2 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Highly regarded practice with a broad insurance team, active in both regulatory and litigation matters. Advising domestic and international insurance companies, insurance brokers and agents as well as French authorities. It has recently focused on large-scale financial cases, with notable expertise in class actions.
Strengths Clients hold the firm in high esteem, saying: "When it gets crucial, Gide Loyrette Nouel is among our favourite few law firms."
Another source praises their "huge expertise" and "very high standards of quality at all levels."
Work highlights Advised AXA on the first class action in France in relation to insurance and finance.
Provided advice to architect insurance company MAF following the Paris La Villette fire.
Significant clients AIG, BNP Paribas, QBE, Legal & General, La Banque Postale.
Richard Ghueldre "knows all dimensions of insurance very well" and his "legal analyses are always clear, well documented and decision-oriented," according to one client. He is involved in the creation and administration of insurance programmes both nationally and internationally.