New banking team to bolster Jones Day's Paris financial practice
Five-member team of banking and finance lawyers move from Gide Loyrette Nouel to give Jones Day a leg up in the Paris market
The US international law firm Jones Day has hired a team of five seasoned banking and finance lawyers from the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel to bolster its financial markets practice in Paris.
The team is led by partner Jean-Guillaume de Tocqueville. He is being accompanied by counsel Matthieu Ollivry and associates Catherine Feunteun, Diane Richebourg and Charles Smith.
de Tocqueville's team is packed with individuals who specialise in various aspects of the banking and finance sector, including litigation, regulation, ESG and fintech.
"I have known Jean-Guillaume for 25 years and have always been impressed by his professionalism, his network and his ability to advise boards, leaders and top managers on the most complex issues. He has built the best reputation as a skilled lawyer with a deep understanding of how financial institutions and regulators operate in France and in Europe," Alban Caillemer du Ferrage, chair of Jones Day's financial markets practice for the EMEA and APAC regions, said.
de Tocqueville had a long association with Gide in Paris that lasted for almost three decades. He was a partner and head of its financial services practice while Ollivry, a trial lawyer, spent more than a decade at Gide. He was associated with firms like August Debouzy and White & Case in the past.
The team will focus on advising French and international financial institutions on compliance, anti-money laundering, fintech, blockchain, banking and finance litigation matters.
"The lawyers here in our Paris office advise a large part of the CAC 40 and a number of leading financial institutions across Europe. Jean-Guillaume is an important addition to our team and strengthens our ability to assist these clients with both transactional and litigation services," Sophie Hagège, the partner-in-charge of Jones Day's Paris office, said.