Our 70 partners and associates working exclusively in this sector offer an excellent comprehensive service. Our teams are market practice innovators and pioneers in operations involving a real estate aspect. To this end, they keep abreast of legal news and regularly conduct seminars on current hot topics as well as legal training sessions, and always anticipate the legal changes and the needs of our clients, with quality as a primary focus.
Thanks to our ability to act quickly and creatively for our clients and their projects, be they local or international, we have advised a significant number of financial institutions (banks, insurance companies, etc.), investment funds, land corporations, fund managers and asset managers, developers and construction companies, advisors and technicians active in the real estate sector, lessors and operators, and public bodies (State, local authorities, public institutions, mixed-economy companies, etc.).
We offer them advice and assistance on all types of real estate assets, whether for industrial, tertiary, residential or agricultural use, such as:
- Office buildings of all types (high-rise buildings, public-access buildings, etc.)
- Commercial assets (in particular shopping centres, hyper/supermarkets, retail outlets on ground floors of buildings and department stores)
- High-rise buildings, buildings open to the public
- Logistics platforms
- Manufacturing plants
- Leisure centres
- Farms, logging companies, winegrowers
- Healthcare institutes
- Wind farms, photovoltaic power stations
Gide Loyrette Nouel ‘provides outstanding legal and business-oriented advice that shows high responsiveness and understanding of clients’ needs’. The ‘large and available’ team of almost 40 lawyers has full-service expertise, spanning investments, portfolio deals, finance, tax and property fund matters.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
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The practice assisted AccorHotels with the disposal of an 85-hotel portfolio and advised BNP Paribas and CACIB on the €410m financing of the acquisition of Tour First in La Défense. Key partners include: Frédéric Nouel, who gives ‘to-the-point advice’ and is one of the best in the field; Stanislas Dwernicki; Eric Martin-Impératori; Renault Baguenault, who is ‘dedicated to servicing his clients’; Bertrand Oldra, who ‘understands his clients’ needs and seeks to find solutions’; Christopher Szostak, who is ‘always available, gives detailed analysis and is able to handle the most complex transactions’; and Nicolas Planchot. Finance experts Kamel Ben Salah and Rémi Tabbagh are also highly regarded.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Extremely well-regarded practice covering the full spectrum of real estate matters. Lawyers have expertise in construction and finance, as well as in development, commercial leases and litigation. Represents all types of clients including funds, financial institutions and developers. Strengths: Clients single out the firm for its capacity to handle every type of matter, noting: 'Gide is able to cover all types of legal issues from real estate to tax and corporate.' Another client praises the lawyers' reactivity: 'Very strong team always available to support you.' Further clients comment: 'Strong depth of know-how and expertise in the various real estate specialisations.'
Chambers Europe 2017
Impressive, sizeable real estate group particularly renowned for its expertise in transactions and finance matters. Also highly regarded for development issues, commercial leases and contentious cases. 'The lawyers have very good negotiation skills and are technically very inventive.'
'The team has experts on nearly everything and the lawyers are very precise.'
Chambers Europe 2016