Attorney Gilles Thieffry brings more than 25 years of diverse experience to GTLaw, where he is the founding partner. His history includes working as lawyer in the Office of the General Counsel at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London; a Partner at Norton Rose LLP, also in London; a Partner and the head of capital markets at Arthur Andersen LLP; Head of the Legal Department and Executive Committee Member at BNP Paibas in Geneva; a Partner at Pestalozzi in Geneva; and the Non-Executive Director at Nelson Resources Limited in Bermuda. He specializes in commodity and structured finance and mergers and acquisitions. Attorney Thieffry is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and L’Ordre des Avocats de Paris.
As a student who worked full-time while pursuing his education, Gilles Thieffry was awarded his undergraduate degree with honours from the Lycée d’Etat in Saint-Gaudens, France, in 1978, and then his Bachelor of Laws, with honours, from the Université de Franche-Comté Faculté de Droit in Besançon, France. Gilles Thieffry was awarded very high honours from The Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he studied law and international relations. He rounded out his education with a Master of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985.
Gilles Thieffry has been published numerous times in the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, the International Financial Law Review, and the Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales, including informational articles like, “Thinking the Probable: The Break-Up of Monetary Union,” “The Impact of Basel II on Commodity Trade Finance: A Legal Perspective,” and “Not so Unthinkable: The Break-Up of European Monetary Union.”
Today, Gilles Thieffry, husband and father of two, lives in Geneva, Switzerland, and enjoys spending his free time skiing and studying history and politics.