A Gide partner since 1994 and former member of the firm's executive committee, Frédéric Nouel specialises mainly in transactions and financing for both listed and non-listed operators on the real estate market. Frederic Nouel regularly works for the major French listed and non-listed real estate companies. He played a crucial role in the creation in France of non-listed REITs named OPCIs, which now represent around 50 billion euros of assets.
His recent clients include AccorHotels, SFL, Unibail-Rodamco, KKR, EDF, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Goldman Sachs. Frédéric has advised on numerous headline real estate deals.
Frédéric is consistently referenced as a Leading Lawyer in major expert guides such as Chambers Europe (Band 1), Legal 500 (Leading Individual), Euromoney's Best of the Best Guide, Who's Who Legal Real Estate. He was also named Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate by American review Best Lawyers in France 2017. He has recently been inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The criteria for entry is to have been recognised by Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years.
Frédéric holds a postgraduate degree (DEA) in Business Law (1985) and an honours degree (Maîtrise) in Management (1983), University of Paris. Frédéric is the co-author of a book, Les OPCI Organismes de placement collectif immobilier, Delmas Editions (2008), with Xavier Lépine and Daniel While. In 1999/2000, he was elected president of the Paris Young Lawyers Association (UJA).
« 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. »
« Frédéric Nouel qui est une vraie ‘star’ du marché. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
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