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LPA-CGR avocats
75008 PARIS

Construction Tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats provides ‘outstanding contractual and claims management support throughout the life of a project’. The firm's expertise in real estate also covers construction matters, with a ‘very responsive’ ten-lawyer team which assists companies and developers with construction projects and related claims. The firm recently advised on major projects for the construction of a private museum, a research centre, office buildings and towers, as well as commercial stores and hotels. The practice also completed work in Morocco. The team is co-headed by Aurélie Dauger, François-Régis Fabre-Falret and Denis Chardigny, who ‘allies extreme proficiency with good client relationships and kindness’ and provides ‘highly valuable assistance’.

Environment Tier 1

LPA-CGR avocats has ‘extensive business understanding and industry knowledge, allowing it to provide appropriate advice’. The 18-lawyer team is also praised for its ‘good understanding of clients' expectations’. The firm acts for high-profile industrial companies, notably chemical, life sciences, mining, oil and gas and energy leaders. Several public sector entities also are clients. The firm is handling a whole range of issues and has extensive expertise advising on waste management, remediation, pollution and other industrial environmental issues. It provides assistance with dealing with key regulatory issues and is regularly sought out to advise on high-profile industrial M&A and remediation projects. In notable work, the team advised Solvay on the environmental aspects of its sales of its Polyamides business and Acetow, as well as assisting Air Liquide with the environmental aspects of the sale of Air Liquide Welding. The group has been kept busy recently handling environmental permit applications and related litigation. It has a strong practice in the energy and renewal energy field. Arkema, Ball and Bolloré are other clients. ‘Brilliant’ practice head Frédérique Chaillou ‘adapts solutions to each file’ and ‘has a good understanding of her clients' needs while continuously striving to improve quality service and customer satisfaction’. Senior counsel Vincent Sol is also highly experienced, while Fabrice Cassin, Hélène Gelas and counsel Anne Delorme are other key names.

Employment Tier 2

LPA-CGR avocats has ‘great capability to go beyond legal advice and endorse business points of view’. The ‘very flexible’ 15-lawyer team, which also has ‘a deep understanding of its clients' business peculiarities’, provides a whole range of advice spanning restructuring and mass redundancies, collective negotiation, as well as M&A, compliance and international mobility issues. The team advises various high-profile French and international companies, particularly in the railway, banking, real estate, industrial and healthcare sectors. It recently assisted its clients with implementing various Macron reforms and also handled major restructuring projects, plant closures and workforce strike issues. The practice also assisted Duc with its acquisition by Plukon Food. Karine Bézille and Alexandre Bensoussan are the practice heads. Françoise Pelletier has extensive experience, while the hiring of Sandra Hundsdörfer from GGV Avocats - Rechtsanwälte is a strong addition to the firm's German desk and for assistance to German clients.

Industry focus: energy Tier 2

LPA-CGR avocats has ‘very precise expertise’ that brings ‘high added value’ and also has ‘very good availability in case of emergency’. The firm ranks among France's leading players for domestic renewables projects. The practice handles a wide range of matters but its public law, permit and regulatory expertise particularly stand out. It is advising on some of France's largest offshore projects including handling litigation and permit issues. The firm is notably assisting Iberdrola and Res consortium with France's first offshore wind farm calls for tender, as well as as Engie and EDP Renewables on France's second offshore wind calls for tender. The practice also advised Langa on energy and regulatory due diligence regarding its acquisition by Engie SA. In other work, the team advises on energy efficiency, auto-consumption and urban heating matters. Quadran, Solaire Direct and Kallista are other clients. Practice co-heads Fabrice Cassin and Hélène Gelas have strong expertise in public law renewable energy matters. Christophe Jacomin advises on project finance.

Real estate Tier 2

With some 60 lawyers involved, LPA-CGR avocatshas a team of specialists in every field of real estate law’. Partners ‘know their clients very well, are responsive and dedicated’, ‘understand commercial issues at stake and adapt their advice accordingly’. The practice advises a large and stable client base of major French, German and Anglophone property funds and developers. Its wide range of expertise spans investment, finance, leasing and development as well as litigation, tax and environment. It notably handles work in the office, residential and hotel areas. The group recently advised on several high-profile office tower and other buildings transactions. It also assisted major French and German banks with large property financing deals. The team regularly advises key client Primonial Reim on major investment deals. Accor and Groupama are also clients. Practice head Silke Nadolni is ‘exceptionally responsive’. Other key names in the 15-partner practice include François-Régis Fabre-Falret, who ‘always makes himself available to address urgent situations in a serene manner and who leads negotiations with his very practical touch’; Florence Defradas, who is a key name for investment work; the ‘very talentedSidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat, who is ‘exceptionally strong in residential real estate law’, ‘brilliant in difficult negotiations, never gives up’ and 'always has a practical solution to answer clients' issues’; Géraldine Piedelièvre, who is a strong name for commercial leases; and Hélène Cloëz, who is ‘one of the best for urban law matters in Paris’. The firm is also very strong in the property finance arena through Chloé Thiéblemont, who can ‘deal with complex financing documentation, is very efficient, clear and deal oriented, and eases negotiations’, and Alexae Fournier-de-Faÿ.

Administrative and public law Tier 3

LPA-CGR avocats is praised for its ‘client-friendly approach’ and ‘willingness to find workable solutions’. The 18-lawyer team is particularly recommended for its ‘great knowledge of the energy sector and high level of added-value expertise’. Its combined knowledge of public domain rights, permitting and urban law issues regularly earns the firm high-profile wind energy project instructions. The firm is also assisting public sector entities with the Grand Paris major transport development projects. Finally, the practice has expertise in obtaining permit authorisations connected with skyscraper projects. It notably defended Ivanhoé Cambridge's building permits for the high-profile Tours Duo and Tours Hermitage projects. Fabrice Cassin and the ‘highly availableHélène Gelas are experts in the renewables sector. Hélène Cloëz is ‘the market's best for building permits and related litigation concerning major projects in France’. Olivier Ortega is now at LexCity avocats.

EU, competition and distribution Tier 4

The 'fast-growing team' at LPA-CGR avocats 'has a down-to-earth and client-oriented approach'. Founded by the arrival of 'excellent partner' Emmanuel Tricot and his team, including senior associates Virginie Carvalho and Jean-Marc Tchernonog, from Veil Jourde, the firm advises on EU regulatory compliance matters. On the contentious side, Tricot filed an abuse of dominant position claim on behalf of a media client, and Carvalho supported him to represent a client in the Paris Court of Appeal to challenge an arbitral award which led to its exit from the European market.

Tax Tier 4

LPA-CGR avocats' 15-lawyer team assists French and international companies, investment funds, family offices, property investors, as well as entrepreneurs and individuals. The practice regularly advises on major tax property transactions and fund structuring work, with recent work in this space for German clients. ‘Excellent, efficient and available’ practice head Sandra Fernandes has ‘in-depth property tax expertise’. The team also handles litigation, recently managing cases concerning the 3% tax on dividends and also representing state entities. Jacques-Henry de Bourmont is highly regarded. Martine Blanck-Dap focuses on private clients and Bertrand Galvez advises on corporate tax.


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.

Competition, distribution and consumer law: in Brussels and Paris, the team advises a diversified clientele before the EU and French authorities with respect to anti-competitive practices, merger control issues, multi-notification filings, dawn raids procedures, matters of private enforcement and competition law compliance, state aids and anti-dumping issues, and compliance issues of clients’ distribution networks.

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
Photo Name Position Profile
Mme Karine Bézille  photo Mme Karine Bézille
Mr Frédéric Bailly  photo Mr Frédéric Bailly
Mr Hubert Bazin  photo Mr Hubert Bazin
Mr Alexandre Bensoussan  photo Mr Alexandre Bensoussan
Mr Romain Berthon  photo Mr Romain Berthon
Mme Martine Blanck-Dap  photo Mme Martine Blanck-Dap
Mme Prudence Cadio  photo Mme Prudence Cadio
Mr Fabrice Cassin  photo Mr Fabrice Cassin
Mme Frédérique Chaillou  photo Mme Frédérique Chaillou
Mr Raphaël Chantelot  photo Mr Raphaël Chantelot
Mme Julie Cittadini  photo Mme Julie Cittadini
Mr Xavier Clédat  photo Mr Xavier Clédat
Mme Hélène Cloëz  photo Mme Hélène Cloëz
Mrs Aurélie Dauger  photo Mrs Aurélie Dauger
Mr Alexandre De Konn  photo Mr Alexandre De Konn
Mme Florence Defradas  photo Mme Florence Defradas
Mme Anne Delorme  photo Mme Anne Delorme
Mr Arnaud Depierrefeu  photo Mr Arnaud Depierrefeu
Mr Stéphane Erard  photo Mr Stéphane Erard
Mme Alexia Eskinazi  photo Mme Alexia Eskinazi
Mr François-Régis Fabre-Falret  photo Mr François-Régis Fabre-Falret
Mme Sandra Fernandes  photo Mme Sandra Fernandes
Mme Alexae Fournier-de-Faÿ  photo Mme Alexae Fournier-de-Faÿ
Mme Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat  photo Mme Sidonie Fraîche-Dupeyrat
Mr Betrand Galvez  photo Mr Betrand Galvez
Mr Gilles Gassenbach  photo Mr Gilles Gassenbach
Mme Hélène Gelas  photo Mme Hélène Gelas
Mme Sandra Hundsdörfer  photo Mme Sandra Hundsdörfer
Mr Philippe Jacques  photo Mr Philippe Jacques
Mme Sophie Marinier  photo Mme Sophie Marinier
Mr Arnaud Molinier  photo Mr Arnaud Molinier
Mme Silke Nadolni  photo Mme Silke Nadolni
Mrs Fanny Nguyen  photo Mrs Fanny Nguyen
Mme Géraldine Piedelièvre  photo Mme Géraldine Piedelièvre
Mr Philippe Raybaud  photo Mr Philippe Raybaud
Mr Mathieu Selva-Roudon  photo Mr Mathieu Selva-Roudon
Mr Vincent Sol  photo Mr Vincent Sol
Mrs Chloé Thiéblemont  photo Mrs Chloé Thiéblemont
Mr Emmanuel Tricot  photo Mr Emmanuel Tricot
Mme Florence Trognon-Dumain  photo Mme Florence Trognon-Dumain
Mr Nicolas Vanderchmitt  photo Mr Nicolas Vanderchmitt
Mr Jacques-Henry de Bourmont  photo Mr Jacques-Henry de Bourmont
Number of lawyers : 230
Contact : Sidonie Fraiche-Dupeyrat (Chairwoman)
Contact : Martine Blanck Dap (General Manager)
Contact : Bertrand Galvez (General Manager)
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