Law Firm of the Year: France

Gide Loyrette Nouel


With a string of high-profile public company transactions, Gide had a particularly strong deals year in 2017 which, coupled with ongoing internal modernisation of its processes, leaves the firm in robust shape for the coming years. Always one of the most expansionist of French firms, Gide became the first international law firm to obtain a licence to open a branch office in Tehran and practise under its own name in Iran; further international investments are planned in Cairo. Internally, the firm is taking gender diversity seriously with a target of 30 per cent female partners by 2025 , and all partners

‘Gide is clearly a leading firm but despite its top position, it is not complacent,’ said the judges, who were impressed with the firm’s targeted developments of new offices in emerging markets. ‘It has a clearly stated long term strategy with a focus not only on client service but also staff development and well-being.’


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