Gide to promote six to partnership

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel will make up six partners in January 2004. The appointments include four lawyers from Paris, one from the firm’s Warsaw office and one from Bucharest. The new partners are Phillipe Després in employment; Patrice Doat in finance/project finance; Antoine Gosset-Grainville in competition; Polish energy lawyer Robert Drzeiczvk, who has set up a European law and international trade group in Warsaw; Bruno Leroy, who has managed the firm’s Romanian office since 1998; and Nadège Nguyen in M&A. First reported on www.thelawyer.com, 11 December