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LPA-CGR avocats

136 AVENUE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES, 75008 PARIS, FRANCE
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Work +33 1 53 93 30 00
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France

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 4

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats has ‘strong expertise in various public law fields’ and ‘a committed and passionate’ team. The practice is ‘a real expert in urban planning law’ and property-related projects and handles headline work in the space. It is notably advising on the construction of the Tours Duo. The firm is also assisting Bouygues Immobilier’s consortium with the building of a new "éco-quartier" in Lyon. The practice also has leading regulatory expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency. It also advises on public contracts and handles litigation. Hermitage, Iberdrola/Res and Unibail are other clients. Fabrice Cassin, Hélène Cloëz, who ‘perfectly masters urban planning law matters provides wise advice on complex topics’, Hélène Gelas and Olivier Ortega make up a strong team.

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EU, competition and distribution
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats advises on employment aspects of M&A transactions and also handles restructuring projects and international mobility matters. The 13-lawyer team assists several large industrial French companies and recently advised Duc on its acquisition by Plukon Food. La Française de l’Energie, Michael Kors and BNP Paribas are clients. Practice co-heads Karine Bézille and Alexandre Bensoussan are recommended, along with Françoise Pelletier.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats’ ‘greatly available’ team provides ‘top quality services’ as well as ‘swift efficient work’ and shows ‘in-depth expertise in pollution issues and the sale of industrial sites’. Some of the largest French and international industrial companies turn to the firm for strategic M&A work, remediation and environmental liability issues as well as regulatory and litigation matters; complementary expertise exists in the energy and property sectors. Highlights included assisting Solvay with the sale of Acetow, as well as Rio Tinto with the redevelopment of more than a hundred industrial and mining wastelands. Arkema, Ball, Bolloré and Engie are clients. Practice head Frédérique Chaillou is top notch, ‘always available and able to adapt to situations and understands clients’ expectations’. Senior counsel Vincent Sol, Fabrice Cassin and Hélène Gelas are also involved.

Leading individuals

Frédérique Chaillou - LPA-CGR avocats

Vincent Sol - LPA-CGR avocats

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Insurance
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

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Mergers and acquisitions
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 2

LPA-CGR avocats

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats

The ‘extremely reliable and efficient’ LPA-CGR avocats has ‘excellent knowledge’ and covers a broad range of matters including property investment, development, hotel and leisure, leasing and financing matters; notably it is also considered a ‘strong player in the real estate financing’ sector. Primonial REIM is a key client which the practice assisted on a series of large transactions including the landmark joint acquisition of Cœur Défense. The team also advised Deka Immobilien on the acquisition of a landmark building in Lyon. Accor, Mata Capital and Gecina are all clients. Silke Nadolni heads the practice and the ‘expert, responsive and hard-working’ Florence Defradas, François-Régis Fabre-Falret, Sidonie Fraiche-Dupeyrat and Philippe Raybaud are other key members. Finance expert Chloé Thiéblemont has ‘indisputable legal skills and is creative in elaborating smart and constructive solutions whenever needed’. Géraldine Piedelièvre advises on commercial leases and asset management and Alexae Fournier de Faÿ, who made partner in 2017, ‘is definitely a rising star’.

Next generation lawyers

Chloé Thiéblemont - LPA-CGR avocats (real estate finance)

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Tax
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

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France: Banking and finance

Transactional work
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

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France: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats

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White-collar crime
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

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France: Industry focus

Energy
Industry focus: Energy - ranked: tier 2

LPA-CGR avocats

LPA-CGR avocats has ‘high level wind energy expertise’ and ‘ensures thorough follow up of its litigation files’. The firm, which has an excellent reputation for regulatory and public law issues in the renewables field, is involved in several of France’s largest offshore projects: it is notably assisting the Iberdrola/Res consortium with Saint Brieuc's offshore wind farm project. The team also advised on a highly strategic M&A transaction in the renewables sector. Many leading energy operators and investors are clients including La Compagnie du Vent, DIF Infrastructure IV and Dalkia. The practice is led by the greatly recognised Fabrice Cassin and the ‘extremely responsive’ Hélène Gelas who has ‘great expertise and perfectly understands concrete issues faced by industrial clients in the wind energy market’.

Leading individuals

Fabrice Cassin - LPA-CGR avocats (energy regulatory)

Next generation lawyers

Hélène Gelas - LPA-CGR avocats (energy regulatory)

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