Christopher Szostak, associé de Gide, est spécialisé en opérations à sous-jacent immobilier. Christopher intervient principalement sur des acquisitions et cessions d'actifs et de sociétés, la mise en place de partenariats, le montage de projets de développement, ainsi qu'en matière de baux et de financement immobilier.
Ses principaux clients sont des foncières, fonds souverains moyen-orientaux et fonds de private equity.
Christopher est Solicitor et Avocat. Il est recommandé par la presse juridique pour son expertise en droit immobilier depuis de nombreuses années, notamment par Legal 500 et Best Lawyers in France.
Christopher a notamment conseillé :
« [...] Enfin, le cabinet est pourvu d’une des meilleures expertises de financement immobilier du marché ; il assiste souvent des banques sur la structuration des plus importants financements du marché immobilier. Frédéric Nouel dirige la pratique, à laquelle participent également: Stanislas Dwernicki, Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak, Hugues Moreau, Jean-François Levraud, Nicolas Planchot et Constantin Miliotis, qui a été promu associé au début de l’année 2020. »
Legal 500 Paris 2022 - Immobilier
« Frédéric Nouel leads a team of acclaimed real estate lawyers: Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Christopher Szostak, Hugues Moreau, Kamel Ben Salah, Rémi Tabbagh and Laetitia Lemercier. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Real Estate
« Christopher Szostak is described as "an excellent lawyer with sound commercial judgement, who is tenacious in negotiations and proactive in his approach to managing clients." He acts on complex cross-border deals involving retail and office assets. »
Chambers Europe 2022 - Real Estate
« Finally, the practice fields one of the market’s most renowned real estate finance expertise, often acting for banks on the structuring of the market’s largest financings. Frédéric Nouel directs the strong practice which also includes: Stanislas Dwernicki, Eric Martin-Impératori, Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak, Hugues Moreau, Jean-François Levraud, Nicolas Planchot and Constantin Miliotis, who made partner in early 2020. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Christopher Szostak enters the table this year following praise from the market. His caseload features large-scale acquisitions and disposals, often on behalf of foreign investors and asset managers. »
Chambers Europe 2021
« Gide Loyrette Nouel is praised for its ‘capability to go beyond typical real estate issues and advise on broader strategic and partnership matters’. The ‘responsive and efficient’ 50-lawyer team, which also has ‘an excellent proactive and solution-driven approach’, handles an impressive amount of high-profile investment and property finance deals each year, spanning the office, retail and logistics sectors thanks to its combination of top investment, finance and tax expertise. The group is retained by an outstanding domestic and international client base made up of top property investors and developers. [...] The practice is headed by Frédéric Nouel. Other key names include Renaud Baguenault de Puchesse, Eric Martin-Impératori, Stanislas Dwernicki, Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak, the ‘excellent and very business-oriented’ Hugues Moreau, who is ‘highly appreciated for his ability to advise clients on major strategic issues’, and Nicolas Planchot, whose ‘leadership is central to successfully closing deals’. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Extremely well-regarded practice covering the full spectrum of real estate matters. Lawyers have expertise in finance, as well as in development, commercial leases and real estate funds. Represents all types of clients including financial institutions, developers and corporates. Acts on pan-European and cross-border mandates. Visible in a range of sectors including retail, offices, hotels and logistics.
One client describes the lawyers as 'thorough, effective, service-oriented and deal-oriented.' Another client praises the experience of the lawyers, saying: 'They are very hands-on and they have an experience that allow them to anticipate and come up with solutions we had not thought about.' Clients also appreciate the reactivity of the lawyers and the large scope of expertise at the firm: 'They have a mind-blowing reactivity, have all the competencies integrated at their firm, are good on a large number of topics and finally they are efficient.' »
Chambers Europe 2019