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Real estate Tier 1
Lacourte Raquin Tatar expanded its client base by gaining several new high-profile international clients which instructed it to work on top matters following the arrival of a number of key hires in 2017. The 30-lawyer team's impressive client base now includes several leading French and international investors and developers. It recently advised on numerous high-end investment transactions including assisting Hines France with the €600m acquisition of 114 Champs-Elysées (Apple's new head office and new European flagship store), BNP Paribas with the sale of Marché Saint-Honoré building, and Lagardère with the sale of Europe 1 radio station's historic headquarters. The team also advised on highly strategic property portfolio, M&A and partnership deals, notably in the context of the Grand Paris' new ambitious development projects. It assisted Tikehau IM with the conclusion of a partnership with Bouygues Immobilier regarding the Charenton Bercy site redevelopment initiative, as well as Oxford Properties with the sale of 49.9% of its Parisian portfolio. In other work, it also acted for Poste Immo on a lease agreement signed with Bank of America Merrill Lynch. JP Morgan AM and LaSalle are also clients. The experienced Jean-Jacques Raquin lead the practice. Other key names include Cyrille Bailly, Damien Grosse, Alexis Le Lièpvre, Emilie Capron and Guillaume Jeannet. Urban planning law expert Vincent Guinot, property finance partner Cédric Bonnet and tax partner Jean-Yves Charriau add complementary expertise.
Tax Tier 3
Lacourte Raquin Tatar handles high-end tax work in the real estate sector, spanning sophisticated M&A and property asset transactions. The practice notably assisted Unibail-Rodamco with its acquisition of Westfield and the ten-lawyer team also handled the tax aspects of several of the market's largest property asset transactions including assisting Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield with the sale of the Capital 8 building, as well as Invesco Real Estate and La Salle with the acquisition of the landmark RTL building, and Poste Immo with the sale of a building on rue de La Boétie to BNP Paribas Reim. The team also advised on tax aspects of the firm's M&A transactions conducted for blue-chip French clients. It assisted Ivanhoe Cambridge with the €473m sale of a 4.2% stake in Gecina. The highly regarded Jean-Yves Charriau, as well as Julien Souyeaux and David Sorel are experts in the tax space.
Lacourte Raquin Tatar has particular expertise in urban planning and development law. Headed by Vincent Guinot, the six-lawyer team is advising on some of Grand Paris' most ambitious development projects, as well as major office, commercial and industrial property development projects, including assisting with building permits. The practice is notably advising BNP Paribas Immobilier on the construction of a residential building above the ring road at Porte des Ternes in Paris, and Ceetrus on its participation in SNCF Mobilité's project for the redevelopment of Gare du Nord station.
Lacourte Raquin Tatar > Firm Profile
The firm: Lacourte Raquin Tatar was established in 2013 and consists of 50 lawyers, of whom 16 are partners. It is built on the synergy and complementarity of its three core activities, which are real estate, M&A and tax. These practices are enhanced by the lawyers’ recognised expertise in public, planning and environment law, financing and litigation. All lawyers perfectly know their clients’ sectors and are able to handle any complex issues arising, both on a national level and international level. Lacourte Raquin Tatar’s clients include institutions, industrial and financial groups, and investment funds. The firm’s notable clients are BNP Paribas Real Estate, Aermont, Unibail Rodamco, VINCI Immobilier, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Orange, SNCF/Eurostar/Thalys, Eiffage, Gecina, Kaufman & Broad, Amundi Immobilier, among others. The overriding objective of the firm is to offer its clients a high-quality service that is adapted to their specific needs.
Areas of practice: Mergers and acquisitions: the firm’s strong experience in both French and cross-border corporate/M&A allows the M&A team to advise its clients in all their strategic operations, joint ventures and external growth. The M&A practice focuses on transactional matters such as legal and tax structuring of transactions; acquisitions and disposals of groups of companies and assets; joint ventures and agreements between shareholders; company reorganisations; private equity, venture capital, companies’ turnarounds; corporate aspects of real estate collective investment funds (OPCI & SCPI); corporate law and specific governance issues; and disputes between shareholders and post-acquisition.
Real estate transactions: the firm possesses expertise in all aspects of real estate for both traditional and complex transactions and operations relating to offices, shops, logistics, hotels, residential buildings, health establishments, institutions, investment funds, real estate companies and developers, both in an advisory role and for litigation purposes. The practice focuses on investment and disinvestment; partnership between investors, developers and users; property rights, land management, securities and leases; development and construction; town planning; and regulated and unregulated real estate investment funds.
Taxation: the firm assists public and private French and international clients, including industrial groups, property companies, REITs and developers, institutional investors and private equity funds, on tax aspects of complex transactions, joint-ventures or reorganisations as well as in the context of tax litigations.
Public law: the firm’s public law team assists and represents state and local entities such as French provinces and cities, real estate developers and investors, industries, banks and constructors in all the fields of public law including in the context of litigation before French administrative courts. The team is particularly active in issues related to complex contract engineering, public ownership of land, city planning and zoning, administrative authorisations, environmental law and renewable energy law.
Financing and regulatory: the firm advises arrangers, lenders, debt funds, insurance companies and financial institutions on the setting-up of a wide variety of financial instruments and products. The firm assists lenders and investors to structure and implement their financing. The practice also focuses on structuring of financial vehicles and investment funds, asset management and financial regulation.
Litigation: the firm assists companies, banks and insurance firms at all stages of a dispute. The practice includes: commercial litigation; real estate disputes; post-acquisition and shareholders’ disputes; restructuring of debts.
|Real estate||Thierry Lacourte|
|Real estate||Jean-Jacques Raquin|
|Real estate||Damien Grosse|
|Real estate||Cyrille Bailly|
|Real estate||Alexis Le Lièpvre|
|Real estate||Emilie Capron|
|Real estate||Vincent Guinot|
|Real estate||Cédric Bonnet|
|Real estate||Guillaume Jeannet|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Serge Tatar|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Nicolas Jüllich|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Renaud Rossa|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Cyrille Bailly|
|Financing and regulatory||Cédric Bonnet|
|Financing and regulatory||Emilie Capron|
|Financing and regulatory||Damien Luqué|
|Litigation||Alexis Le Lièpvre|
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