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Lacourte Raquin Tatar
75008 PARIS

France > Real estate Tier 1

Clients of the ‘brilliant dealmakers’ at Lacourte Raquin Tatar appreciate the practitioners’ ‘excellent industry understanding’ and ‘ability to deliver innovative solutions’. The bulk of the team’s workload is dedicated to leasing, financing, property acquisition, and sale and real estate development mandates, as well as negotiations and contractual regulations. Jean-Jacques Raquin steers the group and has focused his practice on complex and large-scale investment and disinvestment transactions. Emilie Capron regularly assists property investment funds, listed real estate companies and portfolio management companies with complex real estate transactions. Cyrille Bailly is an additional key contact.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Jacques Raquin

Other key lawyers:

Emilie Capron; Nicolas Jullich; Louise Victoire David


‘The team is very skilled, friendly and available. They have very good legal skills and are always available to resolve difficulties and ensure that projects come to fruition.’

‘Emilie Capron, Nicolas Jullich, Louise Victoire David are a great team; they are all very pleasant and competent. Emilie Capron is particularly innovative in her approaches to moving subjects forward.’

‘Brilliant dealmakers. Inventive and persevering. Innovative and 360° vision capacity.’

‘Expert professionals in their field of expertise with excellent knowledge of the market in which their clients operate.’

‘Jean-Jacques Raquin is noted for his understanding of the issues, competence and availability.’

Very knowledgeable and responsive team. Always available. Very dedicated to get to the best end result for our company. Very pleasant people to work with.’

‘An excellent, highly professional team with an excellent industry understanding and the ability to deliver innovative solutions. Dealmaker approach.’

Key clients

Aermont Capital LLP




Angelo Gordon



Arkea Real Estate


Bayern LB

BNP Paribas

CDC Habitat



Groupama Immobilier

Groupe Lagardère

Hines France


JP Morgan AM

LaSalle Investment Management


Oxford Properties

Poste Immo

Primonial Reim



The Student Hotel

Tikehau IM

Tivoli Capital

Tristan Capital Partners

Unibail-Rodamco Westfield




Agence de l’eau Artois Picardie

France > Administrative and public law Tier 3

Lacourte Raquin Tatar's public law team draws on the firm's strength in real estate to handle urban planning and construction issues linked to large real estate development. The team assists many leading developers undertaking ambitious urban property development or building refurbishment of commercial, offices and residential ensemble, mainly in Paris. Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier are the key names. Additionally, Benoît Neveu provides public procurement and public domain expertise, and Xavier de Lesquen also contributes.

Practice head(s):

Benoit Neveu; Vincent Guinot; Xavier de Lesquen

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is available and responsive. Good knowledge of the sector of real estate and urban planning.’

‘Anne Laure Gauthier: availability, responsiveness, and added value in decision-making.’

‘Vincent Guinot is a responsive and involved partner allowing complex subjects to be resolved within tight deadlines.’

‘Pragmatic, strategic responses adapted to customer needs.’

‘Vincent Guinot: very comfortable with the issues of town planning law and environmental law, very convincing and a fine negotiator. ’

‘Perfect knowledge of town planning and real estate. Responsiveness and availability .’

‘Benoit Neveu’s relevance, accessibility and knowledge make him a valuable asset.’

‘Anne-Laure Gauthier is very sharp, precise, clear, efficient.’

Key clients


Altarea Cogedim



Carrefour Property

Telamon (previously Groupe Panhard)


Allianz Real Estate

LaSalle Investment Management

Vinci Immobilier

BNP Real Estate

Kaufman and Broad

Generali Real Estate

Icade Promotion

JP Morgan


Edmond de Rothschild REIM





Bouygues Immobilier


Syndicat des eaux d’Ile-de-France

Bordeaux Métropole

Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur

Toulouse Métropole


Haropa Port

Société du Canal Seine Nord Europe

Institut de France


Altitude Infrastructures

Grand Port Maritime de Nantes Saint Nazaire

Work highlights

  • Advising Emerige, Nexity and NJJ on the redevelopment of the “Aérogare” building, and part of the area located under the Invalides slab (“Aérog’art”, IMGP2 project).
  • Advising a consortium on the redevelopment of the former head quarter of APHP in central Paris.
  • Assisting Icade Promotion with the refurbishment and conversion of a building (13.000 m²) currently used as offices, a cinema and a retail outlet, located at the corner of avenue des champs Elysées and rue de Marignan in the 8th arrondissement.

France > Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 3

At Lacourte Raquin TatarDamien Luqué has a strong involvement advising leading asset management property firms on their regulatory needs including on the launch of new offers and on restructuring. He also assists clients before banking and stock-market regulators and provides general banking and financing advice to various financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Damien Luqué; Cédric Bonnet; Chloé Thieblemont

Key clients

Lucky Oldstone

Russell Investments

LaSalle Investment Management

Sogelym Dixence

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – Federal Finance Gestion

Abeille Asset Management

BNP Paribas




Sienna Investment Management


Edmond de Rothschild REIM France

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a broad offering in the field of litigation. Through the up-and-coming François de Bérard, the firm is retained to act in complex commercial and corporate disputes and was recently successfully involved in a headline commercial case in the telecoms sector. Additionally, the firm is one of the market’s go-to-practices for construction and property-related litigation through Alexis Le Lièpvre, who represents leading promoters and developers.

Practice head(s):

Alexis Le Liepvre

Other key lawyers:


‘François de Bérard: reliable, persistent, qualified.’

‘Very responsive, technically strong and creative team.’

‘François de Bérard is a brilliant lawyer, one of the best of his generation.’

‘Efficient, responsive and reliable. ’

‘François de Bérard is an excellent lawyer.’

Key clients










Matra Défense

Chateau Miraval

Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris

Groupe Roullier

Free Mobile


Work highlights

  • Assisting NHIS in a litigation related to the validity of a mortgage on land in France at Monaco’s order, and judicial sale of that land.
  • Assisting Régie Immobilière de la Ville de Paris in its litigation against the French alternative electricity supplier e-pango which decided to terminate unilaterally its contract supplying electricity to approx. 15,000 Parisian social tenants.
  • Assisting Free Mobile in its €800m litigation against Bouygues Telecom related to certain Bouygues Telecom mobile phone offers.

France > Tax Tier 3

The tax practice at Lacourte Raquin Tatar is extremely prominent in the real estate tax space. The team can regularly be seen assisting with M&A transactions involving public and private real estate companies, as well as private equity funds involved in the real estate industry. Clients include domestic corporations, investment funds, listed property companies, large players in private equity and institutional investors. The team is led by Jean-Yves Charriau, Julien Souyeaux , David Sorel  and recently promoted partner Sophie Duboy-Maurel.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Yves Charriau; Julien Souyeaux; David Sorel; Sophie Duboy


‘Very advanced experience in real estate taxation (very precise view of the market, opportunities and risks).’

‘Jean-Yves Charriau and David Sorel are technically excellent and very commercial.’

‘The Lacourte tax team offers a very high level of service. They are essential professionals in matters of real estate taxation in France. Always extremely responsive, they put the customer at the heart of their concerns and demonstrate great reliability, while demonstrating an exceptional level of competence.’

‘David Sorel has extensive experience and an excellent understanding of real estate tax issues and economic mechanisms.’

Key clients

Vinci Immobilier

Allianz Group

Poste Immo (La Poste Group)



Ivanhoe Cambridge

JP Morgan Asset Management


Aermont Capital

Lasalle Investment Management




Tishman Speyer

B&B Hotels



KKR Real Estate

Clarion Partners Europe


Aviva Investors


Work highlights

  • Advising Ivanhoé Cambridge on the setting-up, together with CDC Habitat, of a joint venture to develop residential assets and a joint-venture to hold such assets.
  • Advising Osae Partners on the conclusion of an emphyteutic lease with the Paris Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) relating to the restructuring of its historic headquarters, the Potocki Hotel located in Paris.

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Lacourte Raquin Tatar

Practice head(s):

Cédric Bonnet; Chloé Thiéblemont; Damien Luqué


‘Chloé Thiéblemont has in-depth market, legal and economic knowledge linked to the real estate sector. She is available and has excellent negotiating skills.’

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Serge Tatar

Other key lawyers:

Guillaume Roche; Nicolas Jüllich; Renaud Rossa


‘Diversity of skills, complementarity between partners, availability and ability to listen to the client’s needs, anticipation of the client’s constraints and needs, commercial quality and impactful commercial arguments.’

‘Available and responsive.’

‘The team is very experienced with a real understanding of the challenges of mergers and acquisitions linked to real estate activity. The team is particularly competent in corporate law.’

‘Nicolas Jüllich is pragmatic and follows an operational approach to each legal issue. A dealmaker.’

 ‘ Nicolas Jüllich has developed extremely fine and relevant expertise in corporate law, both on the complex and contractual aspects.’

Key clients




Axa IM

BNP Paribas

Groupe Castel

Oddo BHF


Clariane (ex Korian)

Amundi Immobilier

MCS & Associés-iQera





Vinci Immobilier



Work highlights

  • Advised SNCF in connection with the merger of Eurostar International Limited, THI Factory and Thalys International.
  • Advising Clariane (ex Korian) in connection with the entry of investors into the capital of subsidiaries of the Clariane group (ex Korian) holding real estate assets in Europe.
  • Advising BIH in the negotiation and conclusion of a strategic partnership with AB InBev Africa and ECCBC in the bottling of carbonated soft drinks in Algeria.

France > Private equity: Fund formation Tier 4

The team at Lacourte Raquin Tatar oversees each stage of the lifecycle of an investment fund, from the feasibility study to the termination process, in addition to related corporate governance and compliance matters. The practice is directed by Damien Luqué, who specialises in advising credit institutions, institutional investors, and asset managers on the structuring of alternative investment funds, mutual funds and other collective investments.

Practice head(s):

Damien Luqué


‘Damien Luqué – excellent technical skills, very reactive.’

Key clients

Abeille Asset Management (previously Aviva Investors France)

Lucky Oldstone

Turenne Capital Partenaires

Russell Investments

LaSalle Investment Management

Sogelym Dixence

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – Federal Finance Gestion

Tikehau Investment Management


Sienna Investment Management




Edmond de Rothschild REIM France

France > Industry focus: Energy

Lacourte Raquin Tatar was established in 1993. With more than 85 qualified lawyers and legal practitioners, of whom 24 are partners, the firm is organized around three major areas of expertise: mergers and acquisitions, real estate and taxation.. These practices are enhanced by the lawyers’ recognised expertise in public, planning and environment law, financing and regulatory, asset management 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.

Clients include institutions, industrial and financial groups, and investment funds. The firm’s notable clients are BNP Paribas Real Estate, Aermont, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, VINCI Immobilier, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Orange, SNCF/Eurostar/Thalys, Eiffage, Gecina, Kaufman & Broad, Amundi Immobilier, AXA Reim, Westbrook among others. The overriding objective of the firm is to offer its clients a high-quality service that is adapted to their specific expectations.

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; securities law and capital market transactions.

Contacts: Serge Tatar, Nicolas Jüllich, Renaud Rossa, Guillaume Roche

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.

Contacts: Jean-Jacques Raquin, Cyrille Bailly, Emilie Capron, Damien Grosse, Guillaume Jeannet, Alexis Le Liepvre, Irène Cottaris, Marie-Amélie Gros

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.

Contacts: Jean-Yves Charriau, Julien Souyeaux, David Sorel, Sophie Duboy

Public law: The firm advises and litigates in the various fields of public law, mainly in the areas of urban planning, public contracts and environment.
The firm’s public law team acts on behalf of investors, developers, industrialists, professional federations, as well as public authorities and public service operators for the regulatory, operational and financial implementation of their projects.

The lawyers in the team have recognized experience, particularly in the real estate, urban development, environment, renewable energy, local public services and infrastructure sectors..

Contacts: Vincent Guinot, Xavier de Lesquen, Benoit Neveu

Financing:  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 (AIF, ULITS, other AIF), asset man­agement and financial regulation

Contacts: Cédric Bonnet, Chloé Thiéblemont

Financial services:  The firm  advises investment firms, credit institutions, insurance companies and debt funds to assist them with their regulatory issues in banking (treatment of issues related to the banking monopoly, distribution of banking and insurance products) and investment services (regulatory constraints related to the provision of investment services, creation of investment services providers).

Contacts: Damien Luqué, Cédric Bonnet

Litigation: The firm assists companies, banks and insurance firms at all stages of a dispute, from the analysis of risks and their prevention. It represents clients before state courts. The practice includes: commercial litigation; real estate disputes; post-acquisition and shareholders’ disputes; restructuring of debts.

Contacts: Alexis Le Liepvre, François de Bérard, Jean-Jacques Raquin

Asset management:  The firm assists credit institutions, investment firms, participative financing platforms, management companies and institutional investors in all issues related to asset management.

For its financial institution clients, it provides services in France, the creation of management companies, investment firms, and representative offices in France, as well as the marketing of financial and banking products in France and investment services to French clients.

Contacts: Damien Luqué, David Sorel, Jean-Yves Charriau, Emilie Capron, Cyrille Bailly, Guillaume Jeannet, Nicolas Jüllich

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers & Acquisitions Serge Tatar
Mergers & Acquisitions Nicolas Jüllich
Mergers & Acquisitions Renaud Rossa
Mergers & Acquisitions Guillaume Roche
Taxation Jean-Yves Charriau
Taxation Julien Souyeaux
Taxation / Asset Management David Sorel
Taxation Sophie Duboy
Real Estate Transactions / Litigation Jean-Jacques Raquin
Real Estate Transactions Cyrille Bailly
Real Estate Transactions / Financing Emilie Capron
Real Estate Transactions Irène Cottaris
Real Estate Transactions Marie-Amélie Gros
Real Estate Transactions Damien Grosse
Real Estate Transactions Guillaume Jeannet
Public Law Vincent Guinot
Public Law Xavier de Lesquen
Public Law Benoit Neveu
Financing Cédric Bonnet
Financing Chloé Thiéblemont
Financial Services / Asset Management Damien Luqué
Litigation / Real Estate Transactions Alexis Le Liepvre
Litigation François de Bérard
Public Law Anne-Laure Gauthier
Photo Name Position Profile
Damien Luqué photo Damien Luqué Partner
Number of lawyers : more than 85