Eric Martin-Impératori has been a member of Gide's Real Estate Transactions & Financing practice group since 1990. He specialises in real estate and planning law, construction law, acquisitions and real estate project financing and commercial leases. Well-versed in all aspects of property deals, Eric has a wide experience, especially in large-scale projects: shopping centre and office building developments, from creation to completion and marketing.
He advises real estate investors on high profile projects: SILIC, Groupama Immobilier, Benson Elliot GCI, sovereign funds situated in the Middle East, MGPA but also operators such as SFR for the construction of its headquarters and Amundi SA.
His expertise on the various production phases of a building enables him to give precise advice adapted to each situation.
Eric Martin-Impératori is regularly ranked in the various international legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers in France and Who's Who Legal Real Estate in France.
« Eric Martin-Impératori offers extensive experience in real estate and construction law. He acts on real estate acquisitions and sales as well as property development, town planning and commercial leases. Sources state that he is 'a lawyer we are very happy to work with.' »
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. 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. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Eric Martin-Impératori has remarkable knowledge of real estate and real estate financing, construction and town planning. He assists clients with project development, land management and commercial zoning. He has further skills in acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets, advising international investors. Clients describe him as 'user-friendly, commercial and responsive'. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Eric Martin-Impératori’s impressive real estate practice focuses on planning law, financing and commercial leases. He is 'an excellent lawyer who has a real understanding of his field.' »
Who's Who Legal 2017
« Interviewees describe Eric Martin-Impératori as 'pragmatic' in his handling of leasing issues, town planning and construction matters, including contentious cases. His recent work has included financing and agreements with regard to project development and refurbishing newly acquired real estate. »
Chambers Europe 2016
« Eric Martin-Impératori, who is ‘an excellent technical lawyer with the ability to close transactions’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
« Eric Martin-Impératori is respected for his handling of complicated real estate transactions. He is also noted for his role in major development projects and climbs the construction rankings as a result. For example, key recent instructions included advising Icade on the development of a mixed-use building, Mozart in the La Défense in Paris, valued at EUR450 million. »
Chambers Europe 2015
« Eric Martin-Impératori is 'always a pleasure to work with' and his experience covers a range of specialisms from real estate project financing to various production phases of a building - particularly in large-scale projects such as shopping centres and office building developments. »
Who's Who Legal 2014
« 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. [...] 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. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017