Gide has announced the promotion of new four partners effective January 1st 2019: Ségolène Pelsy (Competition & International Trade) in Brussels, Franck Audran (Competition & International Trade), Guillaume Goffin (Banking & Finance) and Nicolas Jean (Projects - Finance & Infrastructure) in Paris. They are all under 40.
Three will be based in Paris and one in Brussels. Competition law specialists Ségolène Pelsy and Franck Audran are strengthening the competition and international trade departments they joined in 2007. Ségolène Pelsy, 36, has developed significant experience in the telecoms field. She has, for example, assisted companies in European proceedings against Google for breach of trust. In Paris, Franck Audran, 39, is involved in complex merger transactions before supervisory authorities and commercial courts. Between 2014 and 2015, he co-directed Gide's offices in Budapest. Guillaume Goffin, 38, has a recognized expertise in financial services law and joined Gide's banking and finance department in Paris in 2009. His areas of expertise include asset management and the transactional and regulatory aspects of financial transactions. Finally, Nicolas Jean is a 34-year-old lawyer who has been working at Gide since 2008. He was appointed partner in the projects division (financial and infrastructure) where he has been working since 2016 after having worked in the Tunis office and then in the structured finance team in Paris. He is a specialist in project finance and works particularly in Africa where he advises governments, public authorities, investors and banks. Nicolas Jean has assisted the state-owned companies Petroci Holding and CI-Energies in negotiating a shareholders' agreement with Total and Shell to create a joint venture for a gas infrastructure in Côte d'Ivoire.
Gide Loyrette Nouel is present in twelve countries and has 550 lawyers, including around 100 partners.