Gide Loyrette Nouel has made its first lateral partner hire in over a year, appointing Jones Day employment specialist Anne Boileau.
Boileau joins Gide’s Paris office as a partner in its 25-strong employment group. Her arrival follows last year’s loss of partner Philippe Desprès to Winston & Strawn (7 September 2011).
Gide also suffered a number of other partner losses in 2011 in its Paris, London and Casablanca offices.
Boileau advises both French and international clients on a wide range of employment issues, notably those connected to M&A transactions.
She is the sixth partner for Gide’s Paris employment team. The firm also promoted associate Foulques de Rostolan as a partner in the group in January.
Gide also announced that it had brought academic Alain Coeuret on board as a senior counsel in the employment group in November 2011. Coeuret is currently in charge of the employment law master’s degree at Cergy-Pontoise University on the outskirts of Paris.
Meanwhile, Simmons & Simmons has hired Orrick Rambaud Martel partner Patrick Gerry.
Gerry will be responsible for Simmons’ French real estate group. He has been a partner at Orrick since 2005.
Simmons lost real estate partner Edouard Vitry to K&L Gates in March 2011.