Real Estate

Ranks Legal 500 EMEA – Real Estate 2012/2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2012/2021 : Real Estate (Band 1)

Thanks to a stellar reputation and a client base made up of the market’s largest French and international investors and banks, De Pardieu Brocas Maffei has kept its large team busy all through 2020. The practice is retained to advise on the market’s largest asset and portfolio investment and financing deals, as well as on leading property M&A transactions, including those involving listed companies. As usual, the firm recently acted on many landmark transactions, spanning office, retail, residential and hotel assets. The team notably advised on several high-profile pan-European hotel portfolio transactions and assisted AccorInvest with the €1bn acquisition of a 85.8% stake in Orbis. In the office area, the practice advised Nexity and Engie on the sale of Engie’s future global head office, while on the financing side, the firm assisted the banking pool with the financing of the acquisition by a joint venture of a €2bn French shopping centres portfolio. Star partners  Emmanuel Fatôme and Paul Talbourdet co-head the practice. Other key figures in the team include  Pierre Gebarowski, who is a reference for real estate finance, tax partners Emmanuel Chauve and Alexandre Blestel, who are among the best in their field, financing partners Yannick Le Gall and Katia Belhiteche, and corporate and securities expert Nicolas Favre. Testimonials: ‘Very good team, competent, pragmatic and friendly. In my opinion, the best real estate team. They step into the shoes of their clients to understand the difficulties and challenges of the sector in order to provide the advice best suited to clients’ needs.’ ‘Emmanuel Fatôme is an excellent lawyer, sophisticated in his analysis and pragmatic in the implementation of his advice. A real dealmaker.’ ‘Nicolas Favre is an excellent lawyer and a fine technician providing very effective advice.’ ‘Vincent Langenbach is a very promising young lawyer, available and committed.’ ‘The team benefits from high-level expertise thanks to the quality of the partners and associates.’ ‘Paul Talbourdet is the best real estate lawyer; he provides perspective on all the subjects and offers comfort to his client.’ ‘The team is unique because it offers both the experience of very strong partners with the talent and motivation of associates.’ ‘Emmanuel Fatôme is a great lawyer and an excellent negotiator. Emmanuel also know how to surround himself with very good associates.’ ‘Knowledge of the market, of all the main stakeholders, of practices and innovations; sophistication and imagination. The top of the French market.’ ‘Real estate and tax partners Pierre Gebarowski and Emmmanuel Chauve are totally essential in the business due to their experience, their agility and the quality of their execution. Anne Charlotte d’Hotelans demonstrates the essential qualities to become an essential partner.’ (2021)

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)