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Classements Legal 500 EMEA – Real Estate 2012/2020

Legal 500 EMEA 2012/2020 : Real Estate (Band 1)

The very impressive De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has a large and highly experienced team of 25 lawyers, able to tackle the most high-profile investment, financing, corporate and tax property matters. The firm recently advised on a large volume of landmark office, retail, hotel and residential transactions, including large portfolio deals, on behalf of a diverse client base made up of the market’s leading players. The group notably assisted Apollo Global Management with the €470m acquisition of a 32 shopping asset portfolio from Casino. The team includes high-profile duo Emmanuel Fatôme and Paul Talbourdet who co-head the practice, Pierre Gebarowski, who is a reference for real estate finance, and leading tax expert figures Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel. Also involved are Yannick Le GallKatia Belhiteche, corporate partners Nicolas Favre and Eric Muller, and counsel Nicolas BricaireVictoria Mikolajczyk has been promoted counsel in 2019. Testimonials: ‘The firm has a great track record and experience and excellent knowledge of the legal environment.’ (2020)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has ‘a strong track record’ and ‘combines simultaneously strong technical skills and a business approach’, which help ‘to find solutions to complex situations’. The ‘excellent’ 27-lawyer team is made up of ‘dedicated experienced partners with a class of brilliant associates’ and can also rely on leading complementary corporate, tax and finance expertise. The firm handles several of the market’s largest real estate transactions each year and works for the most prestigious players in the industry including French and international funds and investors and listed and non-listed property companies, as well as lenders. Headline work includes assisting Lone Star with the €1.8bn sale of the Coeur Défense building, as well as Amundi and Crédit Agricole Assurances with the €4.4bn acquisition of a 55% stake in Accor Invest from AccorHotels. In the finance real estate arena, the practice advised Allianz Real Estate on the financing of the acquisition of the 114 avenue des Champs-Elysées building, which houses Apple’s flagship store in Continental Europe. The team is led by some of the country’s most high-profile names including the ‘amazing and very practical’ Emmanuel Fatôme  whose ‘great commercial sense helps with solving issues’, and the equally highly regarded Paul Talbourdet. Pierre Gebarowski is a key name for real estate acquisition and finance work, alongside Guillaume Rossignol. Other key names include tax property experts Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel, Yannick Le Gall for property finance transactions, as well as Nicolas Favre and Eric Muller on the corporate side. Property finance expert Katia Belhiteche  was recently promoted to the partnership. (2019)

The remarkable De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has one of the ‘most comprehensive practices for handling transactions with property, corporate and tax aspects’ in France. The 25-lawyer group has ‘strong expertise and deals with all leading players showing strong execution skills’. It routinely advises many leading French and international property investors and banks on an impressive number of high-profile building and property portfolios investments and financing transactions every year, but also deals with commercial leases and asset management. The team recently handled a series of landmark transactions, such as assisting Natixis Assurances with the acquisition of a 49.9% stake in the « Tours Duo » project, Norges with the acquisition of the « 6-8 Haussmann » office building, and Tishman Speyer Management OPCI with the acquisition and financing of the CBX tower in La Défense. The team includes many of the market’s leading names including Emmanuel Fatôme, Pierre Gebarowski, ‘an iconic lawyer for property acquisition and financing who displays strong technical skills and a strategic view on deals’, Guillaume Rossignol and the ‘brilliantPaul Talbourdet, who has ‘an extremely broad legal knowledge, points out real issues only and provides efficient solutions’. Tax property experts Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel also rank among the best in their fields. Corporate partners Yannick Le Gall, Nicolas Favre and Guillaume Touttée are other names to note. (2018)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei ranks among the ‘best-in-class law firms: it shows in-depth knowledge and ability to react quickly in any competitive bid or process’. The 25-lawyer team is second to none in real estate finance and also handles top-level investment work. Highlights included advising Blackstone on the financing and acquisition of GE’s real estate asset portfolio, as well as assisting AXA IM Real with the €800m acquisition of Tour First. The team includes several market-leading figures: Emmanuel Fatôme, Guillaume Rossignol, Paul Talbourdet, tax expert Emmanuel Chauve and Pierre Gebarowski, who is ‘very strong technically and has the ability to find practicable solutions for all parties’. (2017)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei’s 25-lawyer team advises an impressive client base on the market’s largest property investment and finance transactions, and can call on leading experts for complementary tax and finance advice. Recent highlights include assisting Carmila with the €931m acquisition of a shopping centre portfolio and acting for Blackrock Real Estate on the financing and joint acquisition of the L’Ilot des Mariniers building. The team is led by Pierre Gebarowski, Guillaume Rossignol, Paul Talbourdet, tax expert Emmanuel Chauve and the experienced Emmanuel Fatôme, who is ‘superb for real estate finance matters’. (2016)

 ‘Always two steps ahead’, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I displays expertise in property investment, finance and taxation. It assisted Carrefour with the creation of Carmila property company and the €2.7bn acquisition of a retail portfolio, and acted for SCI Beaugrenelle and Gecina on the sale of Beaugrenelle shopping centre. Emmanuel Fatôme, Pierre Gebarowski, Guillaume Rossignol, Paul Talbourdet and tax partner Emmanuel Chauve are recommended. (2015)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I’s 20-lawyer team has a thriving investment practice and recently assisted Tishman Speyer with the acquisition of the Pacific Tower. The firm also has impressive property finance expertise and recently advised Foncière des Murs on subscribing to the first mortgage bond loan listed on Euronext. ‘Great specialist’ Emmanuel Fatôme, Pierre Gebarowski, Paul Talbourdet and the ‘very good’ Guillaume Rossignol are key advisers. The firm has a top-notch property tax team, particularly the remarkable Emmanuel Chauve. (2014)

De Pardieu Brocas Maffei AARPI’s four partners practice has high-level investment, development and financing expertise, which is underpinned by Emmanuel Chauve‘s superb tax team.  The four dedicated partners are Emmanuel Fatôme, Pierre Gebarowki, Guillaume Rossignol and Paul Talbourdet, who adivse top clients including Axa Reim and RREEF.  The team also advises Foncière des Régions on the financing of the developement of the new Vélizy urban campus. (2013)

For some, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei A.A.R.P.I has ‘the best practice’. It is involved in many high-profile transactions, and advises on investments, financing, tax issues or leasing. Emmanuel Fatôme, Pierre Gebarowski, Guillaume Rossignol and Paul Talbourdet are the core partners, with Jacques Henrot and outstanding tax partner Emmanuel Chauve also deserving mention. The practice represents top investors and lenders, and advised Scor Properties on its acquisition of the 5 Avenue Kléber building. (2012)