New Executive Committee at Gide Loyrette: Nouel Baudouin de Moucheron Elected as Senior Partner: Stéphane Puel Becomes Managing Partner

By Gide Loyrette Nouel, PRNE
Monday, December 5, 2011

PARIS, December 6, 2011 -

Gide Loyrette Nouel, the international law firm headquartered in Paris, is pleased to announce its new Executive Committee, effective as of 1 January 2012. Elected by their peers, five partners make up the new management team.

Baudouin de Moucheron, 55, has been elected Senior Partner and succeeds Pierre Raoul-Duval. A former holder of the coveted Paris Bar Debating Society title of Secrétaire de la Conférence, he is one of the leading French specialists in litigation involving employment law and corporate crime. Baudouin de Moucheron was a member of Gide’s Executive Committee from 2003 to 2005. He also founded and managed the Firm’s Istanbul office between 1997 and 2000 and served as a French Foreign Trade Adviser during these years.

Stéphane Puel (graduate of Sciences Po, Paris, 1996), 40, a member of the Executive Committee since 2009, has been elected Managing Partner as successor to Christophe Eck. Stéphane Puel is particularly recognised for his expertise in financial regulation and structuring investment funds.

The three other members of the Executive Committee (CVs on the following page) are:

  • Christophe Eck
  • David Lasfargue
  • Frédéric Nouel

The Executive Committee will push ahead with the strengthening of the Firm’s organisation with a view to continuing to deliver the strong added value for its clients which, since 1920, has made Gide’s reputation and its success.

Pierre Raoul-Duval, the outgoing Senior Partner, commented: The election of Baudouin de Moucheron as Senior Partner is a demonstration of our Firms confidence in its tradition of excellence and its dynamic strength. I am honoured to have him as my successor, and wish him the greatest success at the head of the Firm. I would like to thank the partners who provided me with their support during my four years as Senior Partner, and in particular Xavier de Kergommeaux and Christophe Eck who, as successive Managing Partners, shared this demanding task of leading the Firm and adapting it to meet the challenges of the future.

Baudouin de Moucheron, the new Senior Partner, responded: I thank Pierre Raoul-Duval for the considerable work that he has done during his terms of office to maintain Gide Loyrette Nouels leading market position and reputation. I will apply myself to continuing his efforts in the Firms internationalisation and servicing of its clients to the highest legal standards, while respecting the values that make the Firm one of the major players on a global level.

Christophe Eck, the outgoing Managing Partner, commented: “I have been honoured to serve our Firm over the past two years. Today, I wish to hand over my position as Managing Partner to a new face, in order to have more time to dedicate to my clients in their projects in France and internationally. I am pleased to see that Gide is still the leading firm in the business world, and I know that Stéphane Puel will be able to ensure that we maintain this position. I am staying on as a member of this new committee and will continue to be fully involved in its organisation.

Stéphane Puel added: “In a constantly evolving environment, it is through the unfailing quality of our lawyers and our perfectly tailored responses to clients needs that we can remain a leader. I will do my utmost to further this tradition of demanding standards to better understand and serve our clients throughout the world.

CVs of the three other Committee members:

Christophe Eck, 50, outgoing Managing Partner. Specialising in the law of mergers & acquisitions, Christophe Eck began his career with Gide in 1988, and has also been one of the builders of the Firm’s international approach, recruiting multi-national teams and accompanying Gide’s clients for their external growth in foreign markets, particularly South-East Asia. A graduate from Nancy University (Master’s degree (DESS) in European Economy, 1985) and Paris University (Business Law, 1987).

David Lasfargue, 40, is joining the Committee. A specialist in distribution law and mergers & acquisitions, David Lasfargue has managed the Moscow office (40 lawyers) since March 2001 and is also in charge of the Firm’s Saint Petersburg office. In this respect, he advises major international investors on their activities in Russia. His election to the Committee - a first for a partner in charge of an international office - reflects the importance of the international network for the Firm and its determination to involve the international offices more closely alongside the Paris office. David Lasfargue holds a professionally-oriented In-House Counsel / Master’s degree (DJCE - DESS) in Business Law and Taxation (Lyon III University, 1994), a Business Lawyer Master’s diploma (Magistère) (Lyon III University, 1994) and a Master’s degree (DEA) in Legal History, Institutions and Social Facts (Lyon III University, 1995).

Frédéric Nouel, 50. Partner in the Real Estate Transactions and Financing department in Paris, Frédéric Nouel works in close liaison with the Firm’s international offices. He mainly concentrates on the acquisition and financing of property assets and both listed and unlisted property companies, the structuring and financing of real estate investment funds, and lobbying. Frédéric Nouel acts in cases of the highest level and, in particular, had a key role in instituting the French OPCI (real estate investment trust). He is a former Chairman of the Union des Jeunes Avocats de Paris. Frédéric Nouel holds a Master’s degree (DEA) in Business Law (Paris University, 1985) and a Maîtrise in Management (Paris University, 1983).

Notes to Editors

Gide Loyrette Nouel is a premier international law firm and the first to have originated in France.  Founded in Paris in 1920, the Firm now operates from 19 offices in 15 countries. It has 650 lawyers, drawn from 40 different nationalities. Gide Loyrette Nouel offers some of the most respected specialists in each of the various sectors of national and international finance and business law. For further information, please visit our website:

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