Real Estate

With 28 lawyers including seven Partners, we offer one of the largest, most-experienced and innovative real estate capabilities in France.

Our experienced team provides high-level legal and tax counsel for clients in all aspects of their real estate transactions.  We advise from building acquisition, through the construction phase to the conclusion of leases.  We also lead work on complex structured transactions involving corporate portfolios, financing; restructurings and the creation of real estate investment funds.  Our experience extends across the full range of asset classes, including hotels.  Our close relationships with leading overseas firms and our deep cross-border expertise bring a range of commercial benefits for clients.  We have handled some of the most significant real estate transactions in recent years.

Transactions & Real Estate Investment

Our team leads work on the full range of transactions linked to the acquisition or sale of real estate assets.  This includes auditing, leading negotiations, drafting agreements, deal structuring and more.  We also offer experience in the establishment of partnerships and other partner-linked structures. Henry RanchonFrançois VerdotChristine DaricOlivier Mesmin

Real Estate Management & Leasing

We advise investors, developers or users in the negotiation and drafting of all types of leases, including leases for future completion, linked real estate assets. We also assist asset managers in the management and development of their real estate investments. Henry Ranchon François VerdotJérémy Chiche

Real Estate Finance

We lead work for lenders, sponsors and borrowers in the structuring, implementation, negotiation and drafting of the full range of real estate financing structures, including bond issuances.  We also provide strategic and legal counsel on all of the tax aspects of these mandates. David BlondelHenry Ranchon

Real Estate Acquisition Structuring & Restructuring

We provide counsel on the legal and tax structuring of French or overseas real estate transactions, including the structuring of regulated entities.  We provide strategic guidance on cash flow and financial modeling throughout the restructuring process, including advising on contributions; mergers; obtaining tax approvals; and more. Christine DaricOlivier MesminHenry Ranchon

Real Estate Fund Formation

We lead work for managers and investors in the structuring, management and marketing of their real estate investment funds.  Our experience includes OPCI, SCPI, FPCI and SIIC structures.  We also assist management companies in complying with the full range of regulatory issues, including approvals, organisation and passports. Christine DaricOlivier MesminStéphanie AlexandrinoHenry Ranchon

Real Estate Taxation – Tax Disputes

We offer a market-leading real estate tax and real estate tax litigation capability.  We handle the full range of general taxation and real estate tax matters.  We offer high-level counsel for clients in the context of their dealings with the tax authorities, including tax audits, rectification requests and/or tax litigation. Christine DaricOlivier Mesmin

Real Estate Development & Construction

We assist promoters and investors at all stages of the real estate development process.  We lead work in the full range of agreements including CPI, VEFA, MOD, BEFA, project management assistance, project management contracts, company contracts and more.  We also advise on the tax aspects of these projects. Henry Ranchon François VerdotJérémy ChicheChristine DaricOlivier Mesmin

Environment, Sustainable Development & Compliance

We assist our clients on all of the environmental law aspects of their real estate projects, particularly with regard to audits. Henry RanchonFrançois VerdotJérémy Chiche

Real Estate Litigation

We lead work on a range of real estate disputes, acting principally for investors.  We have particular strength as advisers with regard to conflicts of interest. François VerdotJérémy Chiche