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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)

Chambers Europe Real Estate 2012 / 2020 (Band 1)

What the team is known for: Outstanding team capable of handling any type of real estate issue. Works on large transactions for both French and international clients. Particularly recognised for its expertise in real estate finance. Also knowledgeable in funds and lease agreements. Benefits from working in close collaboration with the firm's tax and corporate teams. Client list includes banks, insurance companies and real estate investment funds, as well as companies from the hospitality sector. Recently expanded its client base with addition of Accor Invest. Strengths: Sources applaud the team for the level of its expertise as well as its "deep knowledge of the local market and its players." (2020)

What the team is known for:  Outstanding team capable of handling any type of real estate issue. Works on large transactions for both French and international clients. Particularly recognised for its expertise in real estate finance. Also knowledgeable in funds and lease agreements. Benefits from working in close collaboration with the firm's tax and corporate teams. Client list includes banks, insurance companies and real estate investment funds, as well as companies from the hospitality sector. Strengths: Clients commend the top-notch service of the firm, highlighting the team's "very high level of responsiveness and impeccable ethics, whether it comes to confidentiality, handling conflicts of interest, and providing sound and independent advice." Another client praises the good relationship of the lawyers with the clients, saying: "They are very close to their clients, this is a big firm with all the advantages of a small firm. They give very practical advice, they can adjust to our needs and beyond their great competency, they are very friendly." (2019)

What the team is known for:  Outstanding team capable of handling any type of real estate issue. Works on large deals for both French and international clients, including lenders and investors. Particularly recognised for its expertise in real estate finance. Also knowledgeable in funds and French vehicles, lease agreements and construction law. Benefits from working in close collaboration with the firm's tax and corporate M&A team. Strengths: One source says that the lawyers "are performing at the top level." Clients highlight the lawyers' "responsiveness, availability and ability to handle complex set-ups." (2018)

What the team is known for: Outstanding team capable of handling any type of real estate issue. Works on large deals for both French and international clients, including lenders and investors. Particularly recognised for its expertise in real estate finance. Also knowledgeable in funds and French vehicles, lease agreements and construction law. Strengths: Clients highlight the practice for: its "impeccable reactivity, good skills for contracts and negotiations in English, along with a depth of expertise." Another client adds: "It's a reliable law firm with strong ability to manage tight deadlines." The team is often praised by clients for its responsiveness, efficiency, its expertise in negotiation and its bespoke service. (2017)

What the team is known for Market-acclaimed and full-service department assisting lenders and investors with transactions, financing and tax-related matters. Also knowledgeable in funds and French vehicles, lease agreements and construction law. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) "De Pardieu Brocas Maffei is definitely one of the top real estate law firms in Paris, both on the equity and debt side. It is a very strong team and represents most of the main French and international players." "There is no firm in Paris that does more real estate financing than De Pardieu Brocas Maffei." (2016)

What the team is known for Major force in the market, handling headline real estate deals and financing mandates. Practice covers sale and purchase transactions, setting up property funds and development projects. Also assists with portfolio management, tax structuring and commercial leases. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) "One of the best real estate teams in France, including for the financing matters." "It made the whole deal happen." (2015)

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with a strong offering in all areas of real estate law. Advises both French and international clients on matters as diverse as asset management, portfolio transactions, commercial leases, urban planning, construction and development. Highly regarded specialists also noted for finance expertise, including lease and transaction financing and securitisation. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) "One of the firms in Paris really specialising in real estate, covering the whole spectrum with experts in all areas." "Its lawyers are very sharp, responsive and have broad experience in real estate." "This team is experienced, extremely skilful and efficient on documentation and deal closing." (2014)

This standout real estate practice continues to be an undisputed market leader. The firm is also celebrated for its prowess in real estate finance. Sources are quick to highlight the team's profound market knowledge and the impressive range of work it handles. Sources say: "One of the best in France in terms of quality of work and market expertise." (2013)

The famed real estate department at this prestigious domestic firm remains safely at the top of the market, receiving admiring feedback on all sides from interviewees. It offers the full spectrum of real estate advice, including a formidable real estate finance capacity. Clients include Eurohypo, Gecina and ING Real Estate. (2012)

Who's Who Legal 2016 / 2020 - Real Estate

At De Pardieu Brocas Maffei, sources laud the “excellent” Emmanuel Fatôme for his adept handling of high-stakes financing and transactional work. Pierre Gebarowski has a “standout practice” advising national and international clients on acquisitions, developments and refinancing transactions. Paul Talbourdet excels in commercial leasing and restructuring matters, with a strong focus on international work. (2020)

Full-service national firm DE PARDIEU BROCAS MAFFEI sees four practitioners recognised. Guillaume Rossignol is a standout name in investment transactions and has significant experience advising leading real estate developers on commercial acquisitions in the French market. Emmanuel Fatôme is a distinguished figure in the market and a highly respected practitioner. He receives widespread praise for his expertise in real estate finance and banking law, with a particular focus on urban planning and development. Paul Talbourdet is an esteemed name in real estate financing and complex projects who is frequently instructed for his expertise in banking and insurance-related matters. Pierre Gebarowski is a well-known and well-respected figure in acquisitions and financing matters and stands out for his work in urban development law. (2018)

DE PARDIEU BROCAS MAFFEI is recognised as one of the leading French law firms advising both national and international clients. It sees four of its lawyers listed for their real estate expertise. The “top-tier” Emmanuel Fatôme is regarded as a leader in real estate law and specialises in transactions and financing. Pierre Gebarowski “provides excellent counsel” and is listed for his experience in real estate financing and acquisitions, as well as litigation matters. Guillaume Rossignol focuses on real estate investment transactions and is a noted expert on financing issues. Paul Talbourdet draws praise for his broad real estate practice. He is particularly prominent on real estate insurance and insolvency issues. (2017)

Emmanuel Fatôme at De Pardieu Brocas Maffei in Paris is one of a trio of highly recommended names at the firm. He is a “guru” on real estate finance transactions and has a “strategic approach” to his work. (2016)

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L’équipe Contentieux des affaires du Cabinet, composée de 6 associés et d’une dizaine de collaborateurs spécialisés, accompagne les entreprises et leurs dirigeants à toutes les étapes des situations conflictuelles auxquelles ils peuvent être confrontés.

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Par ailleurs, la qualité de la coopération entre l’équipe contentieuse et les autres départements du Cabinet constitue l’un de ses ajouts majeurs. Ainsi dans le domaine des contentieux spécialisés, tels le contentieux boursier, le contentieux relatif au droit de la concurrence, le contentieux en matière de réglementation financière, ou le contentieux de droit public, les membres de l’équipe contentieuse travaillent en étroite collaboration avec les membres des équipes concernées.

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