Partner Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse is a member of Gide's Real Estate Transactions & Financing practice group. He has widely acknowledged experience in advising on acquisitions of buildings (offices, retail outlets, businesses) and companies with underlying real estate assets. Over the last ten years, he has been instructed in connection with more than 100 transactions, each worth at least 15 million euros. He is the regular advisor to several German investment funds as well as French and international institutional investors in the structuring of complex transactions.
His practice includes construction and planning law, commercial leases and legal and tax structuring for asset acquisitions and financing in France.
In 2012, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse in particular advised the MACSF on the leasing to SANOFI of the future 50,000 sq.m. tertiary complex to be built by the MACSF in Gentilly, as well as Bouygues Immobilier on the disposal of the Farman Bara property, leased to Systra, to a group of French investors, and KanAm on one of the largest ever disposals of office property within central Paris (the Cartier and Le Figaro head offices).
Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse is regularly ranked in the various international legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal Real Estate in France. He was named Lawyer of the Year 2012 in Real Estate Law by US legal journal Best Lawyers in France.
« Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse advises on several aspects of real estate, which includes asset finance, construction, commercial leases and acquisitions. He advises French players as well as international investors on their transactions in the French market. Clients describe him as 'trustworthy, available, client and solution-oriented'. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse is a transactions and financing expert and has particular experience in the acquisition of commercial buildings. »
Who's Who Legal 2017
« Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse has commendable experience of advising international clients on commercial leases, acquisitions and asset finance. He recently advised new client Oxford Properties Group on its first acquisition in France. Clients appreciate his 'top-quality advice and great understanding of the business context'. »
Chambers Europe 2016
« the ‘outstanding’ and ‘deal-oriented’ Renault Baguenault »
Legal 500 EMEA 2015
« 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