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3 July 2013 Beijing

Hong Kong

Gide Loyrette Nouel announces new Asia partners

Gide Loyrette Nouel (GLN) is pleased to announce the appointments of Guo Min as partner of the

Beijing office and Gilles Cardonnel and Rebecca Finn as partners of the Hong Kong office. They join

eight other lawyers appointed as local partners across the Firm's international network.

These appointments are a further demonstration of the Firm's long-term commitment in Asia. They

follow the arrival in 2010 of Antoine de la Gatinais, partner in charge of the Shanghai office, the 2011

nomination to partnership of Thomas Urlacher and Zheng Yu in the Beijing office, that of Fan

Jiannian in 2012 and the recent appointment of Paul-Emmanuel Benachi, both in Shanghai office.

GLN is this year celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its establishment in China.

Commenting on these appointments, GLN’s Senior Partner Baudouin de Moucheron said: "Gide has

always made the development of its Asia business central to its strategy. These appointments are

confirmation of our on-going commitment to recruiting and promoting the very best legal specialists

in all regions of the world in which we operate. I congratulate our new partners and thank them for all

their efforts and expertise in the interests of GLN’s clients."

Guo Min

Local Partner - Gide Loyrette Nouel Beijing

Tax - Projects (Finance & Infrastructure)

Guo Min is the head of Gide’s China Tax Practice. She is a member of the Chinese Bar and the

Institute of Certified Public Taxation Consultant of China. She joined Gide’s Beijing office in 2005,

after working in the Tax Department of one of the “Big Four” accountancy firms as a tax consultant.

She specialises in PRC taxation and accounting, presents regularly on tax issues to clients and the

broader business community and has been heavily involved in tax working groups in China - she is the

tax working group coordinator at the French Chamber of Commerce (CCIFC) in Beijing. Advising

many companies on foreign investment in China, she has deep expertise in analysing and structuring

the fiscal aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures,

project financings, company restructuring, foreign investment projects and tax related reforms and

disputes. Guo Min also has specialist experience in customs law, foreign exchange control and

corporate legal matters. She has worked on a wide range of notable PRC and international tax,

accounting, customs and foreign exchange control matters for global clients. Guo Min is ranked as a

leading tax lawyer in China by both Chambers Asia and the Asia Pacific Legal 500.

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Gilles Cardonnel

Local Partner - Gide Loyrette Nouel Hong Kong

Projects (Finance & Infrastructure) - M&A / Corporate

Gilles is a member of the Paris Bar and admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong, New South Wales

(Australia), and England and Wales. He regularly advises clients in relation to infrastructure projects

in various sectors (transport, waste, water, energy, telecoms) throughout Asia and on corporate

transactions under Hong Kong law (mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring). Gilles

completed the last year of his honours degree at Boston University School of Law and holds a DESS in

International Business Law from the University of Lyon III - Jean Moulin as well as an LL.M. from

the University of Melbourne. Before joining Gide’s Hong Kong office in June 2008, Gilles was a

member of the Project Finance department at Gide’s Paris office from 2002 to 2004, and later worked

in the Energy, Resources and Infrastructure department of an Australian law firm in Sydney until 2007

and in the Project Finance department of an American firm in Hong Kong.

Rebecca Finn

Local Partner - Gide Loyrette Nouel Hong Kong

Banking & Finance

As a member of Gide’s International Banking & Finance group, Rebecca Finn is an English qualified

lawyer with over ten years of experience working in London and across Asia. Rebecca regularly

advises clients on a wide range of cross-border finance transactions including mainstream bank

lending, project development and financing, acquisition finance, Islamic finance and structured

finance. Rebecca will be relocating from London to Gide’s Hong Kong office to capitalise on her

experience in the region and bring further strength and capability to the English law finance practice in

Asia. Her clients include conventional financial institutions as well as multilateral financing

institutions, including the International Finance Corporation. She has also represented borrowers and

sponsors on a number of significant transactions, including France Telecom in a large-scale financing

in Africa in 2012. Most recently Rebecca was seconded to the International Islamic Liquidity

Management Corporation where she assisted with the development and launch of its inaugural

US$2bn short-term Sukūk Programme. Her work to date has involved transactions around the world in

both developed and emerging economies, including Europe, North and sub-Saharan Africa, China,

Mongolia, Myanmar and South East Asia. Rebecca practised at a leading magic circle firm before

joining Gide in 2006.

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 18 offices in 15 countries. It has 600 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.

Gide Loyrette Nouel operates out of three offices in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong) which are staffed

by a team of approximately 90 people including 40 Western and Chinese lawyers and legal consultants. The

China team offers its clients high quality services, combining solid legal knowledge and a highly commercial

approach to clients' needs, across all sectors of business law. For further information, please visit our website:


For further information, please contact:

Gide Loyrette Nouel

David Maurizot - Marketing & Business Development Manager (China)

Tel. +86 (21) 5306 8899 - E-mail:

Sandra Godon - Communications Manager (Paris)

Tel. +33 (0)1 40 75 98 81 - E-mail:

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Alex Moore - Tel. +44 20 7920 2341 - E-mail:

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