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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Laurent Modave is a member of Gide’s Tax practice group. He specialises in French and international tax law. His practice mainly concentrates on property-based transactions, mergers and acquisitions and group reorganisations.

He has developed significant expertise in asset management issues and investment funds, including structuring real estate and private equity funds. Since 2004, he has conducted the discussions with the French tax authorities on the design and the implementation of the OPCI, the newly-created French non-listed REIT. He is also very active on transactions involving listed REITs (SIIC).

Recently, Laurent Modave advised Solvay on the tax aspects of its proposed Euro 3.4 billion acquisition of Rhodia. He also advised UFG Rem on the purchase of a portfolio of hotels from the Accor group for a sale and leaseback transaction, Casino Group on an outsourcing of real estate assets, as well as Natixis on the split-up of a real estate investment fund and BNP Paribas bank on the restructuring of two of its funds.

Laurent Modave is a frequent speaker on tax law and investment fund issues.

He is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils fiscaux. He regularly authors publications on tax issues.


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He is a member of the Institut des Avocats Conseils fiscaux.

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats du marché: Fiscalité immobilière)

Laurent ModaveGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. dispose d’une équipe très expérimentée, qui excelle dans le domaine de la fiscalité transactionnelle. L’équipe fiscale intervient souvent aux côtés du département corporate du cabinet pour assurer la structuration fiscale de grandes opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity. Elle a récemment conseillé de grands fonds d’investissement ou le management dans certaines des plus grandes opérations de private equity du marché. Le cabinet dispose parallèlement d’une expertise de pointe en matière de fiscalité immobilière, qui assure la structuration des plus grandes opérations d’investissement et de développement immobiliers traitées par le cabinet (telles que le projet emblématique de campus Arboretum). Enfin, l’équipe fiscale traite des dossiers de structuration de fonds et gère des litiges aux enjeux élevés.  Laurent ModaveMagali BuchertOlivier Dauchez et Bertrand Jouanneau. sont les figures centrales de l’équipe. Ils sont notamment entourés des counsels Alexandre Bochu et Brian Martin.

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Property tax)

Laurent ModaveGide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. houses a very strong tax team and is especially recommended for transactional tax work. Already an established reference for investment funds undertaking large-cap transactions, the tax practice is increasingly acting alongside leading corporations and institutions for their strategic M&A deals. The team is notably advising on a landmark restructuring project in the energy sector. Magali Buchert is the key contact for this part of the practice. The high-level real estate tax practice of Laurent Modave and Bertrand Jouanneau is sought after by leading property investors to advise on the structuring of real estate funds and large property transactions. The tax team also deals with various other matters, including advising on tax financing deals. The versatile Olivier Dauchez advises companies and private clients on strategic advisory and litigation matters. Paul de France joined as a partner in 2020 following an in-house role as head of tax at Casino.