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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Partner Laurent Modave 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 EUR 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 regularly authors publications on tax issues.


English and French


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.

La pratique de Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.  repose sur un large effectif et se concentre sur la fiscalité transactionnelle. L’équipe s’occupe notamment de la structuration de la grande majorité des opérations de fusions-acquisitions, de private equity et  d’investissement immobilier traitées par le cabinet. L’équipe est particulièrement recommandée pour « sa profonde connaissance des fonds investissement immobilier». Le cabinet a récemment conseillé Swiss Life AM lors de l’acquisition d’un portefeuille d’actifs portant sur des bureaux parisiens pour un montant de 1,7 milliard d’euros auprès de Terreïs. Les compétences sont également de haut niveau sur le segment des opérations de financement et de marché de capitaux. Enfin, l’équipe traite des dossiers pleinement fiscaux et notamment des dossiers contentieux. De grandes entreprises, des fonds de private equity, des investisseurs immobiliers, ainsi que des banques sont clients. Laurent ModaveMagali BuchertOlivier Dauchez et Bertrand Jouanneau  sont les principaux piliers de l’équipe. Alexandre Bochu (counsel), qui est installé à Londres, participe également à la pratique.

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Property tax)

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

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.‘s highly experienced team excels in transactional tax matters. The team is often involved alongside the firm’s corporate practice to advise on the structuring of large M&A and private equity deals, for example in a number of recent matters for leading investment funds or their management regarding the market’s largest private equity transactions. The practice is also highly regarded for its high-level property tax expertise which fits well with the market’s largest investment and other strategic property deals handled by the firm, such as the landmark Arboretum campus project. In addition, the practice handles various fund structuring work and is able to deal with high-stakes litigation. Key names in the team include Laurent ModaveMagali BuchertOlivier Dauchez and Bertrand Jouanneau. Also highly involved are counsels Alexandre Bochu and Brian Martin.