Firm Profile > Lacourte Raquin Tatar > Paris, France

Lacourte Raquin Tatar
75008 PARIS

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.

Administrative and public law Tier 4

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.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Taxation Jean-Yves Charriau
Taxation Julien Souyeaux
Taxation David Sorel
Public Vincent Guinot
Public Damien Grosse
Financing and regulatory Cédric Bonnet
Financing and regulatory Emilie Capron
Financing and regulatory Damien Luqué
Litigation Alexis Le Lièpvre
Litigation Jean-Jaques Raquin
Litigation Serge Tatar
Photo Name Position Profile
 Cyrille Bailly  photo Cyrille Bailly
 Cédric Bonnet  photo Cédric Bonnet
 Emilie Capron  photo Emilie Capron
 Jean-Yves Charriau  photo Jean-Yves Charriau
 Damien Grosse  photo Damien Grosse
 Vincent Guinot  photo Vincent Guinot
 Nicolas Jüllich  photo Nicolas Jüllich
 Guillaume Jeannet  photo Guillaume Jeannet
 Thierry Lacourte  photo Thierry Lacourte
 Alexis Le Lièpvre  photo Alexis Le Lièpvre
 Damien Luqué  photo Damien Luqué
 Jean-Jacques Raquin  photo Jean-Jacques Raquin
Mr Renaud Rossa photo Mr Renaud Rossa
 David Sorel  photo David Sorel
 Julien Souyeaux  photo Julien Souyeaux
 Serge Tatar  photo Serge Tatar
Number of lawyers : 50