Firm Profile > Lacourte Raquin Tatar > Paris, France

Lacourte Raquin Tatar
75008 PARIS

Real estate Tier 1

The very impressive Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a large team that advises a stellar client base, including many leading French and Anglo-Saxon property investors and developers. The firm manages a substantial workload of outstanding matters, spanning investment, development and leasing transactions. Litigation, urban planning law, financing, fund formation and tax expertise are also available. The firm has recently advised on an impressive amount of top transactions. It helped with the negotiation of strategic partnerships and with the sale of many iconic or large office buildings, such as the sale of Engie’s future headquarters. In the area of property development, the firm is also involved in several landmark projects, for example in the Arboretum initiative, France’s first and largest wooden offices project. The leading team is headed by Jean-Jacques Raquin and includes  Emilie CapronCyrille BaillyDamien GrosseAlexis Le Lièpvre and Guillaume Jeannet. Urban planning law expert Vincent Guinot, real estate finance specialist Cédric Bonnet, property tax expert Jean-Yves Charriau and newly promoted partner Irène Cottaris all contribute.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Jacques Raquin

Other key lawyers:

Emilie Capron; Cyrille Bailly; Damien Grosse; Alexis Le Lièpvre; Guillaume Jeannet


“A very business-oriented team, able to move files forward and with pragmatic positions while ardently defending its clients’ interests.’

‘Guillaume Jeannet and his team are available, pragmatic and create a lot of value for their clients.’

‘The firm can rely on the skills of brilliant partners such as Jean-Jacques Raquin and Emilie Capron. Available, efficient and pugnacious team. An asset in complex operations requiring juggling between several skills in the real estate field. ’

‘With his experience, Jean-Jacques Raquin is business-oriented and masters his subject which makes him a pragmatic, effective and business facilitator. Very appreciated by both teams and counterparts, his intervention is of a real added value.’

‘Emilie Carpon is a business facilitator, a proactive and creative advisor. She knows how to defend the interests of her client while managing the business relationship.’

“Alexis Le Lièpvre and his team show availability and responsiveness.’

‘Exceptional quality of analysis and great competence both on corporate and on urban planning subjects. Excellent circulation of information within the team allowing a very good follow-up.’

‘Cyrille Bailly and Vincent Guinot: high relevance of advice, ultra availability and excellent responsiveness.’

‘The team, and in particular Cyrille Bailly, offers its clients a perfect mastery of the subjects of investment and real estate development as well as high availability and listening skills.’

‘Excellent team, responsive and involved. A business-oriented approach; they listen to the needs of their clients. Excellent advice, including on the underlying business issues.’

‘Guillaume Jeannet shows strong involvement and has excellent knowledge of all his files. He demonstrates availability and excellent knowledge of his clients’ issues.’

‘Strong partner engagement and innovative approach; go the extra mile; ability to think outside of the box. Solution-driven.’

‘Guillaume Jeannet: responsiveness, commitment, strong knowledge, solution-driven and always focused on anticipating the next step.’

‘Relationship of trust with clients. Great involvement and availability. Pragmatic approach to potentially complex cases. Significant expertise.’

‘Beyond the impeccable service and the great transparency, it is the little extra personal touch that makes the experience flawless.’

‘Very high reactivity and expertise. A solid asset for complex negotiations.’

‘Great availability of partners. High-level advice.’

Key clients



Hines France

Oxford Properties

BNP Paribas

Groupe Lagardère

The Student Hotel

Groupama Immobilier

Poste Immo

Racing Arena


Tikehau IM

Aermont Capital LLP

LaSalle Investment Management

JP Morgan AM

Unibail-Rodamco Westfield





Angelo Gordon

Tivoli Capital

CDC Habitat


Banking and finance: Bank regulatory Tier 2

Established in 2018, Lacourte Raquin Tatar's regulatory group is now a recognised force in the asset management space and has a growing presence in the fintech area. The team advises credit institutions, MiFID firms and portfolio management companies, and is highly rated for its ability to work with English and US clients. Non-contentious and transactional work are the pillars of the department's caseload, and areas of expertise include structuring and marketing collective investment schemes, compliance, and the marketing of financial products. Damien Luqué is the key name.

Practice head(s):


The interlocutors have a very practical approach and are used to working with English and American management companies.

The operational and factual aspect of the opinions provided allow informed decision-making.

Key clients

Lucky Oldstone

Russell Investments

LaSalle Investment Management

Sogelym Dixence

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – Federa Finance Gestion

Arcade Capital

BNP Paribas

Administrative and public law Tier 3

Lacourte Raquin Tatar's team has high-level urban planning law expertise which nicely completes the firm’s leading real estate practice. The team assists leading many French and international property developers undertaking large property development projects, such as major urban district modernisations, developments and office building renovations. It successfully represented Altarea Cogedim which was selected to work on two large Grand Paris new urban projects. Practice head Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Guinot

Other key lawyers:

Anne-Laure Gauthier


‘Responsiveness and mastery of subjects; fluidity of exchanges.’

‘Very good knowledge of public law to deal with complex real estate transactions involving local authorities or public establishments.’

Key clients


Poste Immo



Carrefour Property



Allianz Real Estate

LaSalle Investment Management


General Mills


Mergers and acquisitions Tier 3

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a firm footprint in the transportation sector, advising SNCF on the merger of Eurostar and Thalys on the Green Speed project. Other sectorial expertise includes real estate, financial services and telecoms, and although it is a domestic firm, the department is well experienced in handling cross-border transactions. Serge Tatar, who one client lauded as 'a fine analyst of complex situations' is in charge, assisted by Nicolas Jüllich, Renaud Rossa and Guillaume Roche.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Nicolas Jüllich; Renaud Rossa; Guillaume Roche


Serge Tatar is one of the best M&A lawyers at the moment. A brilliant lawyer and a fine analyst of complex situations.

A dynamic, responsive and daring team with advanced legal knowledge.

Partners and teams available.

We appreciate the quality of their work, their dedication, the capacity to handle several transactions at the same time in different geographies and their availability.

Renaud Rossa is a great professional, always available, with a tremendous experience and knowledge of the telco sector. Great capacity to understand technical issues and reflect them accordingly in the documentation.

Key clients


Amundi Immobilier


BPI France

BNP Paribas

Vinci Immobilier


Altarea Cogedim

Oddo BHF


MCS & Associés – iQera






Poste Immo

Tax Tier 3

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has one of the market’s leading teams for tax property structuring work. The practice assists high-profile French and Anglo-Saxon property investors and developers with the structuring of their property investments. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is one of the practice’s key clients and regularly retains the firm for its large retail asset portfolio acquisition. The team, which works both as stand-alone and in combination with the firm’s top property practice, recently advised on major sales and acquisitions of large office buildings, such as the sale of Engie’s future headquarters. Jean-Yves Charriau is a market-leading figure for property work and leads the team alongside Julien Souyeaux and David Sorel. Counsel Sophie Duboy-Maurel is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Yves Charriau; Julien Souyeaux; David Sorel

Other key lawyers:

Sophie Duboy-Maurel


‘Julien Souyeaux is available and attentive to clearly explain tax issues.’

‘Highly experienced team; a real reference on the Parisian market; excellent expertise.’

‘Jean Yves Charriau is a reference in the Parisian market, he is always available and provides innovative solutions. Counsel Sophie Duboy-Maurel is an excellent professional who has good understanding of the real estate fund business and client issues.’

Key clients

Vinci Immobilier

Allianz Group

Poste Immo (La Poste Group)



Ivanhoé Cambridge

JP Morgan Asset Management

Tishman Speyer

Aermont Capital LLP

Lasalle Investment Management

MCS & Associés



Groupama Immobilier


Antin Infrastructure

Private equity: Fund formation Tier 4

Practice head(s):

Damien Luqué


Reliable, available and dedicated team.


Key clients

Aviva Investors France

Lucky Oldstone

Turenne Capital Partenaires

Russell Investments

LaSalle Investment Management

Sogelym Dixence

Crédit Mutuel Arkéa – Federal Finance Gestion

Arcade Capital

Tikehau Investment Management

Lacourte Raquin Tatar was established in 2013. With more than 60 qualified lawyers and legal practitioners, of whom 17 are partners, the firm is organized around three major areas of expertise: mergers & acquisi­tions, real property transactions and tax. 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 (formerly Perella Weinberg), 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, Vincent Guinot, Cédric Bonnet, Guillaume Jeannet, Alexis Le Liepvre, Irène Cottaris


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

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.

Contacts: Vincent Guinot, Damien Grosse

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

Contacts: Cédric Bonnet, Damien Luqué, Emilie Capron


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, Jean-Jacques Raquin

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate Jean-Jacques Raquin
Mergers and acquisitions Serge Tatar
Taxation Jean-Yves Charriau
Financing and regulatory Cédric Bonnet
Financing and regulatory Damien Luqué
Public law Vincent Guinot
Litigation Alexis Le Liepvre
Photo Name Position Profile
 Damien Luqué  photo Damien Luqué Partner
Number of lawyers : more than 60