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
The impressive Gide Loyrette Nouel 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.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Our practice areas:
Extremely well-regarded practice covering the full spectrum of real estate matters. Lawyers have expertise in finance, as well as in development, commercial leases and real estate funds. Represents all types of clients including financial institutions, developers and corporates. Acts on pan-European and cross-border mandates. Visible in a range of sectors including retail, offices, hotels and logistics.
Chambers Europe 2019
Highlights included assisting AccorHotels with the spin-off of its business line HotelInvest; Norges Bank Investment Management with the €1bn share-deal acquisition of a real estate complex located at Place Vendome and rue Saint Honoré in Paris, which is the largest ever transaction by value on a single asset in Paris to date; and Union Investment Real Estate with the off-plan acquisition of the "Grand Central" building. The team also assisted Total with the off-plan lease of its new headquarters. 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. The firm is also second-to none for property finance work: the team is ‘excellent, commercial and always finds solutions’ and includes two of the market’s most well-known figures, namely the ‘efficient, discreet and commercial’ Kamel Ben Salah, who is ‘extremely well connected and has strong negotiating skills’, and Rémi Tabbagh. Laetitia Lemercier is also involved.
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
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