Managing partner of Winston & Strawn's Paris office and head of the Health Care and Litigation Departments, Gilles advises and defends French and European leaders such as publicly and privately managed health institutions, laboratories, professional associations, medical equipment and pharmaceutical product manufacturers, and health care practitioners.
A legal architect in the French & European healthcare sector, Gilles Bigot has been advising healthcare, biotech and life sciences market leaders for over 25 years. His unique practice covers various aspects of the sector in a cross-disciplinary manner and he is considered unmatched in his field. Furthermore, Gilles is one of the few who has a specialized experience in M&A structuring in the highly regulated healthcare sector, especially cross border operations.
Gilles works with key players in the health care sector including longstanding clients such as: the French Red Cross; leader of the medico-social sector; the Ramsay Générale de Santé group; and the Point Vision group, the first national network of ophthalmology centers; Mutuelle Nationale Hospitalière (MNH), the first French mutual society of the health sector; BioPath, one of the biggest French analysis laboratories; Vivalto Santé, one of the largest French clinic groups; Dentius, a French innovative network of dental centers; Juul Labs, a worldwide leader in e-cigarettes; & Everimmune, a pioneer in immunotherapy research , that have called on the services of Winston & Strawn's teams to manage their transactional, regulatory and litigation matters. He also received recognition for innovative matters such as the launch of various networks of medical biology, dentistry, ophthalmology centers and retail drugstores, which significantly improve access to health care services.
Considered as a "technically brilliant and skilled" attorney offering "an outstanding client-oriented service" (Legal 500 France), that encompasses legal and financial solutions, Gilles has also developed a high-level know-how in corporate litigation, which leads him to regularly represent large French and international groups and their managers in contentious matters related to mergers and acquisitions and restructurings (finance litigation, management of conflicts between shareholders/managers, and contractual litigation).
Gilles has also developed a solid expertise advising his clients in Corporate/M&A deals, handling M&A transactions of all sizes and all degrees of complexity, notably in connection with: acquisitions, disposals, asset deals, share deals and joint ventures.