Partner Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse is a member of Gide's Real Estate Transactions and 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 fifteen years, he has been instructed in connection with more than 100 transactions, each worth at least 50 million euros. He is the regular advisor to several German investment funds and French and international institutional investors in the structuring of complex transactions.
His practice includes business leases, construction and planning law, legal and tax structuring for asset acquisitions and financing in France.
Renaud has been involved in a number of large-scale transactions these past years. In particular, he acted for Maurena Buitenland on the sale of MBDA headquarters in Plessis-Robinson near Paris, for Bouygues Immobilier on a partnership with Primonial for a project in Issy-les-Moulineaux near Paris, and for Westbrook Partners on the acquisition of several of their assets in Paris. He also advised OECD in their leasing out the very famous "In&Out" office building complex in Boulogne belonging to French listed company SFL.
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 is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.
« 'Heavyweight' Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse continues to demonstrate noteworthy skills in real estate acquisitions and sales. He often advises French and international investment funds and asset managers. Clients appreciate his thorough understanding of their businesses'. »
Chambers Europe 2018
« 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. 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. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« 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
« 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
« the ‘outstanding’ and ‘deal-oriented’ Renault Baguenault »
Legal 500 EMEA 2015