Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2003, partner Jean-François Levraud is a member of Gide's Real Estate Transactions & Financing practice group in Paris. He mainly advises his clients on real estate transactions and in particular on construction, development and real estate development. He has also developed a comprehensive practice in sales and acquisitions.
Jean-François joined Gide's office in Morocco in September 2013 to strengthen the real estate business and practice there. He managed the Casablanca office until the summer of 2018, before returning to practice in Paris. Over recent years, Jean-François has advised in France groups such as AccorInvest, Seafrigo Investment, DWS GmbH, BNP Paribas, Blackrock Investment, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Pernod Ricard and Unibail-Rodamco. He has also been involved in the acquisition operation of a Portuguese commercial complex for BNP Paribas REIM, and in the purchase of four strategic hotels in Europe for AccorInvest.
Jean-François is regularly ranked as a leading lawyer in real estate law in Morocco by the various international legal directories, such as Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. He is also ranked as "Expert Based Abroad" for the Moroccan market in 2020 by Chambers.
« Led by counsel Loris Marghieri, who is assisted by construction, development and finance partner Jean-François Levraud and projects partner Wacef Bentaibi, the group frequently advises on the sales and acquisitions, off-plan developments and the negotiation of lease agreements, particularly in the tourism and hospitality sector. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Tourism & Real Estate
« Jean-François Levraud is based in Paris, from where he maintains an extensive Moroccan real estate practice advising on REITs, construction projects and the sale and purchase of retail, industrial and hospitality properties. »
Chambers Global 2022
« Jean-François Levraud is based in Paris, from where he maintains an extensive Moroccan real estate practice advising on REITs, construction projects and operating properties in the retail, industrial and hospitality sectors. One source commended him for being "particularly helpful in launching the whole operation and putting the legal risks in perspective in relation to the deal." »
Chambers Global 2021
« The 'excellent' Jean-Francois Levraud is well regarded in the real estate sphere as 'a very good technician.' Head of the firm's real estate department, he advises clients in the banking, automobiles, retail and energy sectors. He is based in the firm's Paris office. »
Chambers Global 2020 | Band 1
« Jean-François Levraud shows a very pragmatic and business oriented approach. He also shows a very good fighting spirit during negotiations. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 | Tier 1 - Leading Individual
« The practice of Jean-Francois Levraud earns peer praise as 'always of good quality' while another peer noted that he is 'a very good technician.' As the lawyer leading Gide Loyrette Nouel's real estate and construction practice in Morocco, he has experience advising hospitality conglomerates on real estate and construction projects across the African continent. »
Chambers Global 2019 | Band 1
« Gide Cuatrecasas Casablanca has 'deep expertise in real estate matters' and handles construction, development, lease agreements and large-scale real estate and tourism projects. Jean-François Levraud and senior associate Loris Marghieri advised real estate investment company Immorente on a lease for industrial premises in the Kenitra Atlantic Free Zone. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019 | Tier 1