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Real Estate and Construction

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An expert team for the sector

Thanks to a multidisciplinary team of partners, counsels and associates, we assist all players in the real estate industry with their transactional work for all types of assets (offices, retail, logistics, hotels and alternative assets).

We provide our clients with tailor-made teams that deliver efficient and targeted advice in all areas of real estate transactions and construction projects, including real estate investment (acquisition and disposal of assets and companies), corporate real estate (investment agreements, shareholder agreements, and related types of agreements), real estate financing (including debt restructuring), development and construction transactions, promotion, urban planning and environment, asset management and commercial leases, fund and tax structuring, as well as litigation and pre-litigation.

Acting regularly on both sides of the negotiating table, we have a holistic view of market practices, which allows us to take a pragmatic and flexible approach to carrying out transactions.

We act for investors, private equity funds, asset managers, family offices, lenders, developers, landlords and users


Real estate transactions

We advise French and international investors on real estate transactions, covering all types of assets or real estate companies. We collaborate on your project from start to finish. 

Corporate Real Estate

We help secure corporate real estate operations such as joint-ventures, shareholder agreements, and any private equity or M&A deals involving the real estate sector and real estate funds. 

Debt restructuring and real estate financing

We assist financial institutions with real estate financing and collaborate with investors on the structuring of financing operations. 

Our restructuring specialists handle complex cases for both debtors and creditors. 

Development, Construction and Rehabilitation

We assist on all aspects of large-scale refurbishing or development projects, including brownfield rehabilitation operations, urban planning and permissions, all local regulations, as well as contractual matters related to construction, promotion, restructuring, and asset rehabilitation. 

Real Estate Tax

We guide you through real estate tax rules regarding : 

- Structuring of acquisition transactions
- Pre-transaction audits
- Project financing
- Taxation of capital gains and rental income 
- Taxation of real estate investment companies, SIICs, OPCIs 
- Local taxes (CET, property taxes, office taxes, etc.)
- Real estate VAT, registration fees, taxes on property dealers' profits
- Renovation

Asset management

Our lawyers specialize in drafting and negotiating commercial leases and lease agreements for both landlords and tenants. In addition, we offer guidance on contractual aspects of asset restructuring, renovation, and various property management contracts. 

Urban Planning and Environmental Law

We advise businesses and public authorities on all aspects of urban planning, development law, and environmental law. Our expertise includes managing environmental challenges associated with real estate projects, such as ICPE laws, asbestos, waste, water, soil, groundwater contamination, and industrial brownfield rehabilitation. 

Pre-litigation and Litigation

We have a reputation for developing creative litigation strategies across industries. We specialize in finding amicable settlements, and manage both pre-litigation and litigation in all forms of real estate issues. 



Legal 500 EMEA 2023


Tier 4/5

Legal 500 EMEA 2023

Guillaume Aubatier

Next Generation Partner

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Guillaume Aubatier

BAND 3 (Real Estate)

Chambers & Partners Europe 2023

Antonia Raccat

BAND 3 (Real Estate)

Who’s Who Legal 2023

Guillaume Aubatier

Real Estate


Tenancy law

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Real estate promotion

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Real estate transactions - investment



Real Estate Financing