LPA-CGR avocats > Paris, France > Firm Profile

LPA-CGR avocats
75008 PARIS

France > Environment Tier 1

Renowned for its ‘very strong legal expertise in the field of environment‘, LPA-CGR avocats fields a ‘dynamic‘ team with experience advising major corporate clients on both standalone and transactional matters. Frédérique Chaillou heads the practice, and has broad expertise in advisory, transactional and contentious work. Fabrice Cassin focuses on the renewable energy sector, while senior counsel Vincent Sol has broad experience. Of counsel Anne Delorme is also noted, with a practice covering waste, soil pollution and chemicals.

Practice head(s):

Frédérique Chaillou

Other key lawyers:

Fabrice Cassin; Vincent Sol; François Versini-Campinchi; Anne Delorme; Sarah Becker


‘LPA-CGR has very strong legal expertise in the field of environment, both in terms of administrative law and private law. Gives the client the benefit of real feedback and practical advice. A real strategic contribution.’

‘A dynamic team that knows how to work on projects. Demonstrates great flexibility and agility. Expert competence in environmental law and negotiation, with a constructive approach that always goes in the direction of the outcome of the project while protecting the interests of the client. Has a multidisciplinary team that allows the same firm to be consulted on a complex case involving several legal issues such as energy and town planning. Knows how to say when they do not have the competence on a subject and manages in a very ethical way all questions of conflict of interest.’

‘Excellent expertise in environmental law. Dynamic, close to the client and listening to them by proposing innovative and agile solutions to meet very ambitious objectives in terms of volume, complexity and within tight deadlines. Constructive spirit, progress, conflict resolution that drives negotiations and projects forward. Provides advice as needed. Compliance with commitments and flawless ethics.’

‘Frédérique Chaillou and Anne Delorme are experts in their field: simple, available, efficient. They have a perfect mastery of the subjects entrusted to them.’

‘Competence, availability, flexibility. Great quality of service and very reasonable rates.’

‘Frederique Chaillou, Sarah Becker, and Anne Delorme stand out. 

‘LPA-CGR’s ability to quickly mobilise and coordinate its various departments, each an expert in their field, is a real advantage, particularly in complex cases.’

‘Of course, Frédérique Chaillou and Sarah Becker are experts in the field of the environment and pollution and formidable negotiators; they know the sector and its players perfectly. They also show listening skills, patience and pedagogy throughout the project.’

Key clients












France > Real estate Tier 2

The practice at LPA-CGR avocats is led by Silke Nadolni . It ably advises its extensive client list on a broad range of matters, supporting on matters at all stages of projects involving a broad array of assets, with a solid knowledge of all value chains of the sector. Its most impressive mandates regularly involve assisting on high-value sales and acquisitions in Paris, of large-scale residential sites, Hassan Javanshir has a particular specialism in finance. Partner Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat , described as ‘one of the best practitioners in the field’, has an in-depth knowledge of the sector, and a portion of her workload is formed of sales litigation matters. Florence Defradas specialises in the hotel side of real estate. Finance partner Alexae Fournier- de Faÿ departed to Jeantet in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Silke Nadolni

Other key lawyers:

Florence Defradas; Francois Regis Fabret Falret; Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat; Hassan Javanshir; Géraldine Pedelièvre; Hélène Cloëz; Aurélie Dauger; Sandra Fernandes; Pascaline Déchelette-Tolot; Stephan Lesage-Mathieu; Priscilla Carron de la Carrière; Julie Weiss; Lanier Fleishman Caruso


‘The LPA team is very responsive, available and attentive to our needs. The reports are excellent in both substance and form. Finally, their interventions during negotiations are always well-chosen and formulated.’

‘Silke Nadolni manages his team brilliantly and always makes himself available.’

‘We mainly work with Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat, a partner who specialises in residential real estate and is certainly one of the best practitioners in the field.’

‘Priscilla Carron is an expert in the field, efficient, simple and available.’

‘Over the years we’ve experience high performance throughout complex processes, even in intense matters. There is a good combination of young and senior team members with different backgrounds, approaching complex situations in various ways.’

‘High commitment, dedication and knowledge, amongst experienced staff, namely Silke Nadolni.’

‘A team that knows how to organise itself according to the needs of its clients, by calling on the various departments if necessary in a coordinated way, which greatly facilitates the relationship and the follow-up of the file.’

‘Hélène Cloëz does not hesitate to clearly state the risks and chances of success of a file, which greatly facilitates decision-making for the client.’

Key clients






















R+V Lebensversicherung AG*






France > Administrative and public law Tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats stands out its exceptional administrative and environmental permit expertise. The firm is retained by a wide range of clients undertaking major construction projects, particularly in the real estate and energy sectors, where the firm combines strong know-how. In the energy field, the team advises leading operators on strategic permit issues concerning many of France’s landmark offshore wind projects. It has recently been retained to assist with an ambitious construction project in the field of e-batteries. Fabrice Cassin and François Versini-Campinchi are key names in that area. Hélène Cloëz is another stand out member of the team and is sought out by several large developers for prominent real estate projects. The practice also has strong regulatory expertise and also provides assistance in various other areas, including public procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Cassin; Hélène Cloëz; François Versini-Campinchi

Key clients


Société du Grand Paris


France > Construction Tier 3

Aurélie Dauger, who is praised as an ‘excellent lawyer’, François-Régis Fabre-Falret and Philippe Jacques are at the helm of the construction cohort at LPA-CGR avocats. A significant portion of the team’s workload includes advising on the restructuring of buildings in France; assisting on claims and managing disputes made during construction projects; and contractual management. Its cases span a broad range of industry sectors, including renewables to oil and gas.

Practice head(s):

Aurélie Dauger; François-Régis Fabre-Falret; Philippe Jacques


‘Strong work and good management in the team on preventive referrals, the setting up of works contracts, litigation, the planning of authorisations and the management of appeals.’

‘Aurélie Dauger is an excellent lawyer in her field.’

Key clients




France > Employment Tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats assists a prominent French client base, and also acts for international companies across the luxury goods, retail, telecoms, biotech and restaurant sectors. The team has a comprehensive range of expertise, spanning collective and individual employment law issues; it notably assists with restructuring work and employment issues arising from M&A deals. The team is increasingly active in criminal employment law issues, including matters linked to work concealment, compliance issues, illegal work and work accident matters. The team also has strong expertise in international mobility issues, advising leading companies on complex international situations, and advises high-level executives on remuneration issues. The team is headed up by Sophie Marinier, who has strong international mobility expertise, and includes Karine Bézille, Alexandre Bensoussan and Sandra Hundsdörfer.

Practice head(s):

Sophie Marinier

Other key lawyers:


‘The team takes into account the human aspect of projects and develops a real proximity which allows for complete transparency regarding the difficulties of the files. The service goes beyond legal advice.’

‘Availability, good listening skills, pragmatic, and good expertise.’

‘Karine Bézille and Charlotte Sicsic have good listening skills and show availability and responsiveness.’

‘Available, open.’

‘A very competent team with clear insight into the intricacies of French employment law.’

‘Alexandre Bensoussan is very quick to respond and in flawless English.’

‘Sophie Marinier is a very competent, efficient and responsive lawyer with a very pleasant personality. She knows how to draw our attention to the risks and benefits of proposals to resolve complex cases, she always makes herself available’.

‘Good availability, remarkable lawyers in Sophie Marinier and Charlotte Sicsic.’

Key clients

Impact Field Marketing Group (IFMG)



PORTS 1961


France > Industry focus: Energy Tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Cassin


‘Excellent technical skills in the energy sector.’

‘A very professional team.’

‘A seasoned team, aware of all regulatory developments in the field of renewables.’

‘Fabrice Cassin anticipates regulatory changes and is creative with regard to appeals.’

Key clients


EP Power

SNCF Energie

Corsica Sole



BayWa r.e


JP Energie Environnement (JPEE)



Banque des Territoires


Reservoir Sun


BPI France

Société Générale

France > Industry focus: IT and internet  Tier 3

Prudence Cadio leads the team at LPA-CGR avocats, which has significant experience in the drafting and negotiation of, and compliance with IT contracts and licence agreements, particularly for its notable clients in the green energy sector; additionally, it ably advises on GDPR regulations. It is also able to handle disputes regarding IT-related agreements. Counsel Romain Viret is a noteworthy team member.

Practice head(s):

Prudence Cadio

Other key lawyers:

Romain Viret


‘Strong expertise at reasonable prices. An excellent ability to listen to clients, understand the issues and propose solutions to resolve difficulties even on complex flies where new digital solutions are required. There is a clear specialization in IT and this good knowledge allows for accurate prediction of future issues.’

‘Excellent knowledge of new technologies and IT and a detailed understanding of client operations. The team also has a good relationship with contracting parties, strong experience, reactivity and speedy processing.’

France > Insurance Tier 3

The insurance team at Paris law firm LPA-CGR avocats has experience in advising major insurers, underwriters and civil engineering, manufacturing, energy, water management and transport companies on a broad span of insurance matters. These range from policy drafting and distribution, risk management and claims analysis to insurance litigation and settlements. The multi-disciplinary practice features two dedicated sub-sections: industrial risks, led by experienced litigator Alexia Eskinazi, which tackles precautionary measures and proceedings related to damage and civil liability, and financial risks, led by professional liability expert Arnaud Molinier, which covers matters relating to the liability of financial institutions, regulated professions and directors. The team is supported by of counsel Gilles Gassenbach.

Practice head(s):

Arnaud Molinier; Alexia Eskinazi

Other key lawyers:

Gilles Gassenbach


‘Gilles Gassenbach and Alexia Eskinazi are longstanding business partners for us, whom we appreciate for their accuracy, their responsiveness, their knowledge of our businesses, and their results.’

‘Very good team, with a very good approach to the problems encountered by our companies. The advice is sound and litigation is avoided when possible.’

‘Alexia Eskinazi comes up with strong recommendations, is clear in her analysis and the proposal of strategy, and has the ability to anticipate issues.’

‘Very in-depth knowledge of technical subjects. Responsiveness. Ability to work on cross-cutting issues with several departments of the firm.’

‘Excellent knowledge of legislation and case law. Teams are highly available. Ability to respond within short deadlines.’

‘The team I work with at LPA-CGR has particularly specialised skills in the field of liability and insurance and environmental law, reinforced by a very good knowledge of the energy services business, which is very valuable to me.’

‘Alexia Eskinazi has a good approach to our issues and cases. She comes up with a proper strategy and does not immediately turn to litigation. She advises us very well and very astutely, and allows us to approach our problems calmly.’

Key clients

Arcelor Mittal


Eiffage Energie

Lavera Energies






France > Intellectual property: Copyright Tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats combines IP and IT law expertise to offer clients advice on architectural copyright claims, assisting in the drafting of IP rights agreements, in addition to contentious infringement claims. Furthermore, the firm has acted in a number of cases pertaining to software licencing and distribution agreements. The team is led by IP, computer, personal data and internet law specialist Prudence Cadio and also includes Romain Viret, who focuses on patent disputes.

Practice head(s):

Prudence Cadio

Other key lawyers:

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Xavier Clédat; Thomas Ehrecke; Hassan Javanshir

Other key lawyers:


‘The whole team is working impressively together and deliver outstanding work; they go the extra mile. Timelines are met without exception, every legal aspect is taken care of. Fee quotes are reasonable and met. LPA is a huge support for the business relationships with our clients.’

‘Hassan Javanshir is an excellent lawyer spotting every potential problem in the transaction for us and bringing it to a satisfying solution. He is strong and very focused on negotiations, protecting our interests. He knows the market and the business and is a great comfort for his clients.’

‘Thomas Ehrecke is in a position to give profound legal advice. He leads negotiations very skilfully and competently and creates a fruitful atmosphere. For years, both lawyers have always been of great help to us.’

‘Pauline Ducousso delivers excellent work.’

Key clients



Bank of China


Berlin Hyp


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (PBB)

Hanau Energies

La Banque Postale


Société Generale

Swisslife Asset Management


France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Xavier Clédat; Alexia Eskinazi

Key clients











France > Dispute resolution: White-collar crime Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Alexandre de Konn


‘Alexandre de Konn is a very good criminal lawyer, attentive to his clients, very available and pragmatic.’

‘The team is very available and provides relevant advice.’

‘Alexandre de Konn stands out for his great availability, pedagogy and ability to bring serenity to the management of cases, such as his knowledge of the internal workings of justice and his ability to collect information in the context of legislative changes.’

‘A very involved and technical team.’

‘Alexandre de Konn is available, has a very good knowledge of the real estate and construction sectors, and pleads in an extremely clear, technical and relevant manner.’

Key clients





Work highlights

  • Successfully defending ArcelorMittal which was acquitted before the Metz Court of Appeal in a case concerning allegations of pollution.
  • Defending a politician, Sébastien Pietrasanta, in numerous criminal proceedings for breaches of probity.
  • Defending the real estate subsidiary of Crédit Agricole.

France > Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Prudence Cadio

Other key lawyers:

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Raphaël Chantelot; Julie Cittadini

Other key lawyers:


‘We appreciated the lean and mean interventions of the firm’s teams, and in particular of the partner in charge of our file.’

‘The LPA-CGR team is a tight but multidisciplinary and responsive team. It provides quality service on mid-cap cases at competitive costs. I have worked with LPA CGR on 3 recent files to my complete satisfaction. The team also differentiates itself by a greater diversity than the competing teams.’

‘Multidisciplinary team experienced in M&A subjects in the renewable energy sector, with the ability to mobilize various high-level skills in complex transactions (M&A, financing, Energy, Tax, PPA, etc.).’

Key clients

Impact Field Marketing Group

Andera Partners

Banque des Territoires



Advance Paris

Avantage Courtage

Infopro Digital SAS

Primonial REIM


Laboratoires DELBERT


Mitsubishi Corporation

Française de l’Energie



France > Tax Tier 4

LPA-CGR avocats has a sizeable team which routinely handles tax transactional matters. The group has expertise in the field of tax real estate, where it advises investors on the market’s largest transactions alongside the firm’s real estate practice. The team also has a considerable work stream advising on mid-cap transactions in the field of renewables and healthcare. Additionally, the team also handles tax controversy and litigation work, and also advises on mobility and management incentives package deals, often in an international context. The team is headed by Mathieu Selva-Roudon and includes Sandra Fernandes, who is a reference in the field of tax property, Bertrand Galvez and Martine Blanck-Dap, who leads a strong private client practice.

Practice head(s):

Mathieu Selva-Roudon


‘Sandra Fernandes: availability, business oriented, very good knowledge and understanding of stakes. Always looks for solution.’

‘Strong competence of the tax department. Great ability to explain the ins and outs.’

‘Strong expertise.’

Key clients











China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms

The Shanghai office of full-service French law firm LPA-CGR is co-led by Fanny Nguyen, who routinely acts for international clients on establishment issues, cross-border transactions and negotiations with the Chinese authorities, and Hubert Bazin, an adviser to French and European groups on acquisitions of Chinese companies, joint ventures and partnership agreements.

Practice head(s):

Hubert Bazin; Fanny Nguyen

Other key lawyers:

Henrick Emeriau

Key clients

Ariane Group

Aden Services


Unither Pharmaceuticals

Trescal Group


Groupe SEB








Invivo Agrosciences



The firm

LPA-CGR avocats is a leading full-service French law firm with an international reach born in 2016 from the merger of Lefèvre Pelletier & associés and CGR Legal. The teams of over 230 lawyers in fourteen offices located in key business centres advise locally and abroad on all strategic projects.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: the banking and finance team offers services including advice and assistance in banking or finance market, banking and financial advisory regulations, real estate finance and financial litigation.

Distribution and commercial contracts: our team works in the fields of distribution, consumer law and commercial contracts, offering both advisory and litigation support. The team assists companies in developing their contractual and commercial strategy and controlling the risks related to their activities, ensuring their security and compliance.

Dispute resolution: LPA-CGR avocats litigation team assists its clients with all stages of a dispute, from the analysis of risks and their prevention, the implementation of amicable or alternative dispute resolution methods to legal representation and enforcement of decisions.

Employment: with 35 years’ experience in the area of labour law, the firm’s multicultural team of lawyers provides advisory and litigation services for all clients’ employment-related problems, whether in connection with complex strategic operations or the day-to-day labour management of the company.

Energy: the firm perfectly manages market trends and regulations, and contributes to the development of energy law. The government bodies, the energy regulatory authority and professional federations within the energy and renewable energy sector (Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables, France Wind Energy, Wind Europe) are among the firm’s privileged interlocutors.

Environment: LPA-CGR avocats created the first platform which integrates industrial environment and real estate sustainable development practices. The team assists major industrial groups, players in the real estate market and public institutions for the management of their assets, their resources and the risks related to their activity or to the achievement of their development or reorganisation projects.

IP/IT: the team of lawyers assists and advises clients in relation to all legal aspects of intellectual property and technology transactions. The team’s lawyers provide clients with advisory and litigation assistance for the implementation of their protection, use and intellectual property defence policies.

M&A – corporate law: over the years, the team has built up and developed a renowned practice in mergers, acquisitions and corporate law. The team, consisting of 25 lawyers, assists its clients in all aspects of their acquisitions, investment and restructuring, particularly in the energy, TMT, infrastructure and industry sectors.

Public and administrative: the team dedicated to commercial public law possesses great expertise in this area. It assists public and private clients at all stages in the conclusion and realisation of their infrastructure projects and optimises the contractual framework of the operation.

Real estate: since its creation, real estate law has been the flagship activity of the firm. With more than 50 lawyers, the real estate team is one of the largest in France and is leader for all aspects of the sector (investment, finance, tax, construction, urbanism, leases, asset management, etc) and for all types of assets.

Restructuring: the firm’s multidisciplinary team assists its clients in all issues, collective proceedings and in restructuring but also in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law, banking and finance, labour law, environment and real estate, both in advisory and litigation.

Risk and insurance: LPA-CGR avocats has built up a renowned advisory and litigation practice in the sector of insurance over more than 20 years. It draws on the multidisciplinary expertise of the firm, such as the law of mergers and acquisitions and companies, real estate and construction, tax and white-collar crime.

Tax: the team assists private and public companies in France and abroad with each stage of their projects, from the structuring of the operation until its realisation, including real estate tax.

Wealth management and patrimonial law: the team dedicated to patrimonial law and wealth management assists a diverse client base consisting of family businesses, individuals, family groups, holding companies, private banks, CGPIs and family offices in France and abroad.


Department Name Email Telephone
Chairwoman Sidonie FRAICHE-DUPEYRAT sfraichedupeyrat@lpalaw.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Frédéric Bailly photo Mr Frédéric Bailly Partner in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law.
Hubert Bazin photo Mr Hubert Bazin Partner at the Shanghai office
Alexandre Bensoussan photo Mr Alexandre Bensoussan Partner in the labour law department
Romain Berthon photo Mr Romain Berthon Partner at Casablanca office. Specialized in Real estate: planning, development, leasing, construction,…
Karine Bézille photo Mme Karine Bézille Partner specialised in labor and social security law.  
Martine Blanck-Dap photo Mme Martine Blanck-Dap Partner working in the field of estate, inheritance and inheritance tax law
Prudence Cadio photo Mme Prudence Cadio Partner specialized in computer law, protection of personal data, internet law and…
Yaël Cambus photo Mme Yaël Cambus Counsel within the Energy Department. Intervenes mainly in Public Law
Fabrice Cassin photo Mr Fabrice Cassin Partner in public law involved in the energy sector for twenty years
Frédérique Chaillou photo Mme Frédérique Chaillou Partner specialized in environment law for over twenty years.
Raphaël Chantelot photo Mr Raphaël Chantelot Partner – Focusing on M&A transactions and corporate law.
Julie Cittadini photo Mme Julie Cittadini Partner in mergers and acquisitions, contract law and restructuring. Head of the…
Xavier Clédat photo Mr Xavier Clédat Partner in commercial and financial litigation
Hélène Cloëz photo Mme Hélène Cloëz Partner specialized in real estate, environment and public law : local authorities…
Vincent Danton photo Mr Vincent Danton Vincent Danton is a partner in the Banking and Finance department
Aurélie Dauger photo Mrs Aurélie Dauger Partner specialised in construction law for more than 20 years
Florence Defradas photo Mme Florence Defradas Partner and advises clients on real estate and hotels transactions
Anne Delorme photo Mme Anne Delorme Of Counsel in Environmental law
Arnaud Depierrefeu photo Mr Arnaud Depierrefeu Partner in the Dubai office and head of the Middle East Desk…
Thomas Ehrecke photo Sir Thomas Ehrecke Partner in real estate financing and member of the German Desk
Stéphane Erard photo Mr Stéphane Erard Partner specialized in mergers & acquisitions (acquisition of shares/restructuring), corporate law, commercial…
Alexia Eskinazi photo Mrs Alexia Eskinazi Partner in commercial and industrial litigation
François-Régis Fabre-Falret photo Mr François-Régis Fabre-Falret Partner Areas of expertise include real estate Investments (acquisition and disposal –…
Sandra Fernandes photo Mme Sandra Fernandes Partner, Head of the tax department. Specialized in corporate income tax dedicated…
Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat photo Mrs Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat Partner specialized in investment and ownership, environmental diagnostics and residential property.
Bertrand Galvez photo Mr Bertrand Galvez Partner working in the department of Taw Law and M&A
Bertrand Galvez photo Mr Bertrand Galvez Partner working in the department of Taw Law and M&A
Typhaine  Geoffroy photo Mrs Typhaine Geoffroy Counsel working in the real estate department
Valérie Hardouin photo Mrs Valérie Hardouin Counsel working in the real estate department
Ran Hu photo Mme Ran Hu Partner in the Corporate/ M&A department
Sandra Hundsdörfer photo Mme Sandra Hundsdörfer Partner in employment and commercial Law, member of our german desk
Philippe Jacques photo Mr Philippe Jacques Partner in contract law and real estate matters
Hassan Javanshir photo Sir Hassan Javanshir Partner in  Real Estate transactions and asset management Banking – Finance
Rudy Jourdan photo Mr Rudy Jourdan Counsel in labour law
Sarah Kesy photo Mrs Sarah Kesy Counsel working in the tax law department
Stephan Lesage-Mathieu photo Mr Stephan Lesage-Mathieu Partner in commercial law and litigation, member of the German Desk
Sophie Marinier photo Mme Sophie Marinier Partner specialized in labour law
Virginie Martel photo Mrs Virginie Martel Counsel in estate transfers and disputes over inheritance.
François Metz photo Sir François Metz Counsel working in the real estate department
Arnaud Molinier photo Mr Arnaud Molinier Partner Areas of expertise include management of risk and major disputes; commercial…
Silke Nadolni photo Mme Silke Nadolni Partner, Head of the Real Estate department, specialized in real estate law…
Fanny Nguyen photo Mrs Fanny Nguyen Partner advising European companied in China
Géraldine Piedelièvre photo Mme Géraldine Piedelièvre Partner specialized in Real Estate (Commercial Leases, Property Management, Real Estate Investment)
Céline Rifflet photo Mrs Céline Rifflet Counsel working in the real estate department
Michael Samol photo Mr Michael Samol Partner in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law and member of our…
Samir Sayah photo Mr Samir Sayah Partner specialized in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law in North Africa…
Mathieu Selva-Roudon photo Mr Mathieu Selva-Roudon Partner in tax
Vincent Sol photo Mr Vincent Sol Of counsel and has been practicing in environmental law for more than…
Florence Trognon-Dumain photo Mrs Florence Trognon-Dumain Partner in mergers and acquisitions and corporate law
Nicolas Vanderchmitt photo Sir Nicolas Vanderchmitt Partner, Head of Honk Kong’s office. Areas of expertise: Mergers & Acquisitions…
François Versini-Campinchi photo Mr François Versini-Campinchi Partner in energy law, primarily in public law
Romain Viret photo Mr Romain Viret Counsel specialized in Industrial Property and in particular in patent law.
Julie Weiss photo Mrs Julie Weiss Counsel working in the Real Estate Department and member of the German…
Alexandre de Konn photo Mr Alexandre de Konn Partner specialized in general criminal matters, business and media
Number of lawyers : 230
Contact : Sidonie Fraiche-Dupeyrat (Chairwoman)
Contact : Martine Blanck Dap (General Manager)
Contact : Bertrand Galvez (General Manager)
Other offices : Algiers
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Douala/Yaoundé
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Frankfort
Other offices : Hambourg
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapour
Other offices : Tokyo

First of all, we can say that our international dimension illustrates our diversity :  

  • 13 foreign offices (in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe (with women as partners and associates) 
  • 5 foreign desks in Paris (German, Africa, Japan, Middle-East and China) 
  • 1st Franco-German Law Firm 
  • More than 15 nationalities are represented within the firm 

 Secondly, we have achieved parity, with 50% women partners, more than 50% women heads of departments, and at our Comex, a Chairwoman, 50% women heads of support functions. This situation reflects our constant collective vigilance to implement a genuine gender equality policy. 

This successful gamble is undoubtedly explained by the fact that the firm, founded on the initiative of two men, were led by three female associates during more than 35 years ago. They were committed to carrying and transmitting this diversity. 

 Our objective is to maintain this parity within the firm and to enable women to take on responsibilities by ensuring that the balance between professional and private life is respected. 

A series of concrete measures implemented by the management ensure this objective : an equal salary policy, flexible meeting hours, access to mobility, the right to disconnection, the  right to replace women on maternity leave, support for women returning from maternity leave,  access for talent to partner positions and to management bodies, the promotion of talent in  support functions, feminization of names, etc. 

Our Firm published its 2nd CSR report in early 2020. We were the first Law Firm to publish a CSR report, aware very early of the spine that this could represent within an organization. 

This 2020 Report, which aims to gather and illustrate our approaches, particularly in terms of governance, diversity, environment, etc., reflects the commitments in which the firm’s  women and men find themselves. 

 Finally, our law firm is engaged in associations. For example , the firm is a partner of the Relay Night (la Nuit des relaisorganized by the Women’s  Foundation (Fondation des Femmes) at the Grand Palais (Paris). It is a festive, supportive and a sporting evening of fundraising for the Women’s  Foundation, whose main action is to financially and legally support associations working to  promote gender equality and combat violence against women. Our lawyers are also doing some probono : for example, during the covid-19, some lawyers contributed to the drafting of a partnership agreement, at the end of which Gecina made available free of charge to the associations of the Fédération Nationale Solidarité des Femmes network several equipped and vacant dwellings in its student residences to accommodate women victims of domestic violence for a period of four months.  

To conclude, our diversity and commitment values allows us to attract great talent by offering an international platform open to the world and other cultures. 

For more than 20 years, we have been advising foreign clients in France and accompany our French clients in their international projects.

Our law firm has chosen to be part of a strong international approach with a network of 230 law professionals with highly regarded expertise in the main business law practices

We have offices in 13 different countries:

– Paris (Head office)

– Algiers, Casablanca

– Douala-Yaoundé

– Dubai

– Frankfurt

– Hamburg

– Hong Kong

– Munich

– Shanghai

– Singapore

– Tokyo

Our Office in Paris have developed International desks: Africa, China, German, Japan and Middle-East Desks.

This multicultural dimension allows us to have a team speaking French, English, Spanish, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese and Mandarin.

We also have special relationships with “Best Friends” law firms in countries in which we do not have offices.

“This international dimension is part of the firm’s DNA, and reflects our values of openness and collectivity.”

Bertrand Galvez, Partner and Member of the Management Board

You will find below a description of our international offices


· Head office of the law firm

· Our teams of experts advise French and international clients in all areas of business law

· Leader in the real estate, environment and energy markets, our firm has built a full service offering including corporate, banking, litigation, labor law, IP/IT and tax, with a sector-based approach.


· Expertise in property, renewable energy and financing operations sectors, in particular for international operations, foreign investments in Algeria and for Algerians living abroad

· Perfectly conversant with the Algerian business world.


· A reknowned practice in real estate, employment and commercial law


· A reknowned legal expertise and deep knowledge of the OHADA business environment

· A strategic position in the Energy sector


· Legal fields of investments, commercial contracts, mergers & acquisitions and company law, structuring of projects

· Sector-specific experience in financial services, insurance, property, construction, family groups and private clients, new technologies, and trade and distribution.

· Rare Law Firm able to deal with the civil law

Frankfurt & Hamburg

· Offices specialised in advising on Franco-German transactions in all areas where legal and tax expertise is required.

Hong Kong

· A recognized expertise in structuration and implementation of joint ventures projects, merger & acquisition operations, capital investment and foreign investments in China.

· French Law and Chinese Law capacity


· Assists German, Austrian and Swiss clients with their transactions

· Extensive experience with German funds, M&A, real estate and renewable energy funds


· A recognized expertise in structuration and implementation of commercial partnerships, joint ventures projects, merger & acquisition operations and foreign investments in China.

· A developed network with audit firms (Mazars, EY, PWC) and local partnerships


· Strategically positioned, we assist our clients with all their projects throughout South East Asia

· Intervention in international transactions, M&A and private equity, restructuring, financings, and dispute resolution

· A strong expertise in the following sectors: technology, financial services, energy, commodities and natural resources.


· A specific expertise in Mid-Cap Corporate

· Close relationship with the French-Japanese business community (CCIFJ, Tokyo Bar / Paris Bar, French Embassy, Business France, JETRO)