Gide is pleased to announce that real estate partner Hugues Moreau has relocated to the firm’s London office, after heading Gide Warsaw’s real estate practice over the last four years.
Responding to the invitation from a number of clients and business partners, Hugues’ team will advise developers, investment funds and asset managers based in London on their real estate-related transactions and investments across France, Central Europe and North Africa. Hugues will also assist French developers, investors and asset management companies investing in the UK.
Ranked consistently as a First Tier team on the French market for the past 15 years, and a pioneer in new market practices with a real estate component, Gide’s real estate team is one of the most active and renowned in the sector in Europe.
Hugues Moreau comments: “I am excited to support the growth of our London office, develop its real estate practice, and strengthen interactions between France and the United Kingdom”.
Gide Managing Partner Stéphane Puel adds: “We are delighted to have Hugues Moreau joining the London team. His expertise and practice are recognised by our clients, real estate market players and international legal directories. He will bring his talent and energy to our London office in a field that is one of Gide’s strategic avenues for development”.
Hugues is a partner within Gide’s Real Estate Transactions & Financing practice group, admitted to the Paris Bar and registered with the London and Warsaw Bars.
Since 2000, Hugues has been involved in a number of acquisition, divestments and restructuring projects, for single assets and entire portfolios, real estate receivables and property holding companies. His expertise also covers the structuring of joint ventures and regulated or non-regulated investment vehicles (including French OPCIs).
He is recognised as an expert in sale-and-leaseback transactions, as well as in real estate development and leasing operations.
He also regularly supports the French and international expansion of major retailers, particularly in the luxury and fashion industries.