Frédéric Nouel intervient principalement dans les opérations de fusions-acquisitions immobilières pour le compte d'acteurs cotés et non cotés des marchés hôteliers et immobiliers européens et pour des fonds d'investissement.
Frédéric Nouel intervient sur la plupart des grandes opérations du marché. Ses clients récents comprennent notamment Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, Accorhotels, ADEO (Leroy-Merlin), Icamap/Icawood, Swiss-Life, Domus-Vi, BNP-Paribas, KKR, EDF, Eurazeo, Aermont, SFL, Engie, Goldman Sachs et Stellantis.
Il a joué un rôle déterminant dans la création en France des organismes de placement collectif immobilier (OPCI), qui totalisent aujourd'hui près de 90 milliards d'euros d'actifs sous gestion. Il développe une importante activité de création et développement de fonds d'investissement alternatifs professionnels (FIA) dans tous les secteurs de l'immobilier et de l'hôtellerie.
Associé de Gide depuis 1994, Frédéric Nouel est Senior Partner du Cabinet.
Frédéric Nouel est titulaire d'un DEA de droit des affaires (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, 1985) et d'une maîtrise de gestion (Université de Paris-Dauphine, 1983).
« Finally, the practice fields one of the market’s most renowned real estate finance expertise, often acting for banks on the structuring of the market’s largest financings. Frédéric Nouel directs the strong practice which also includes: Stanislas Dwernicki, Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak, Hugues Moreau, Jean-François Levraud, Nicolas Planchot and Constantin Miliotis, who made partner in early 2020. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Frédéric Nouel has an outstanding reputation for his work assisting investment funds and real estate companies with joint ventures and development mandates. Clients rate his results-oriented style, with one saying: "He always finds a solution to a problem and has a very good understanding of the dynamics of the deals." »
Chambers Europe 2021
« According to one client, Frédéric Nouel 'has an impressive background and knowledge in real estate. He is extremely involved in the deals and is a strong deal maker.' Nouel enjoys a solid reputation acting on complex real estate transaction mandates. He advised TechnipFMC on the negotiation of an off-plan commercial lease. »
Chambers Europe 2019
« Frédéric Nouel is one of the pre-eminent figures in the jurisdiction. He enjoys a stellar reputation for his leading work on financing and transactions across the real estate sector. »
Who's Who Legal 2019
« Gide Loyrette Nouel is praised for its ‘capability to go beyond typical real estate issues and advise on broader strategic and partnership matters’. The ‘responsive and efficient’ 50-lawyer team, which also has ‘an excellent proactive and solution-driven approach’, handles an impressive amount of high-profile investment and property finance deals each year, spanning the office, retail and logistics sectors thanks to its combination of top investment, finance and tax expertise. The group is retained by an outstanding domestic and international client base made up of top property investors and developers. Highlights included assisting Accor with the spin-off of Accor Invest; advising a sovereign wealth fund on the sale of 6-8 Boulevard Haussmann building; and acting for EDF on the sale-and-leaseback of a 250 asset and office portfolio. The team also advised landlords and tenants on lease negotiations of commercial and office spaces. The practice is headed by Frédéric Nouel. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Frédéric Nouel maintains his solid reputation in the French real estate market. His clients include real estate companies, hospitality sector leaders and investment funds. He boasts strong expertise in real estate transactions including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and property development. »
Chambers Europe 2018
« The impressive Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is ‘among the top law firms in Paris, comes first for large deals’, is ‘very professional, delivers on time, and gives good insights on the market’s latest developments’. The large 49-lawyer team serves many high-profile European listed property companies, French and international investment funds, developers, industrial operators, high end-users and lenders and is consistently involved in the market’s largest investment deals.
The highly recognised Frédéric Nouel, Stanislas Dwernicki, Eric Martin-Impératori and Renault Baguenault de Puchesse head the practice. Other key names in the team include Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak who ‘anticipates clients’ needs and is a very trustful and pro-business adviser that you are glad to have on your side at the negotiating table’, the ‘always available’ Hugues Moreau and Nicolas Planchot. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Frédéric Nouel, who gives ‘to-the-point advice’ and is one of the best in the field. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Frédéric Nouel is a renowned practitioner in the French real estate market. He advises major players in the area, both listed and non-listed companies. His practice covers acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Frédéric Nouel specialises in real estate transactions and is a recognised authority on non-listed REITs or OPCIs. He is regarded by peers as 'one of the best in his field'. »
Who's Who Legal 2017
« ‘star partner’ Frédéric Nouel. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
« Frédéric Nouel qui est une vraie ‘star’ du marché. »
Legal 500 Paris 2016
« Peers regard Frédéric Nouel as 'a leader in the real estate market' when it comes to investments and associated tax regimes, with one source calling him 'a very sophisticated and well-experienced lawyer.' His recent work has involved the acquisitions, disposals and leasing of real estate in retail and commercial sectors. »
Chambers Europe 2016