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Archers A.A.R.P.I.
28 RUE DUMONT D'URVILLE
75116 PARIS
France

France > Real estate Tier 2

Renowned for its real estate finance and investment practice, Archers A.A.R.P.I. is solicited by a number of leading French and international financial institutions. The firm represented lenders such as HSBC Continental Europe and Caisse d’Epargne Ile-De-France in connection with an €800m ESG mortgage financing for Cronos, the property company set up by In’li to develop over 25,000 mid-range housing units in the Paris region. Jean-Maurice Gaillard and Paul-Henri De Cabissole stand out for their strength in real estate finance. The firm was recently strengthened by the arrival of Marlène Benoist Jaeger and Avi Amsellem from IC Avocats  in 2020, who co-head the practice alongside Arnaud Moutet.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Arnaud Moutet and his team have real knowledge of real estate and market practices. Their advice combines the protection of their client’s interests and the willingness to make the deal. They are very available, respectful of deadlines and fixed fee budgets.’

‘Arnaud Moutet is a very good advisor, he knows our constraints and knows how to adapt contracts accordingly. He is very pleasant to work with, he knows how to be honest with his clients when necessary. He is a good negotiator, he is never aggressive and does not create false issues. His goal is to get things done as well as possible. His associate Aubry Chapuis has an excellent knowledge of commercial leases; he is a good technician who nevertheless has a pragmatic approach.’

‘Young and dynamic team, responsive, very ‘business-oriented’ mindset during negotiations, really adapts to the client. ‘One-stop shop’ with a high level of skills in all areas related to real estate.’

‘Great skills in the field of real estate financing. Highly experienced team.’

‘The great strength of the team is knowing how to take a stand on operational issues.’

‘Arnaud Moutet is particularly available and shows great agility.’

‘The Archers teams demonstrates recognised professionalism, unfailing involvement in cases, and very strong expertise in the various fields of intervention.’

‘Archers provide their clients with their expertise, their inventiveness in the search for solutions to the problems exposed, their proactivity and even their professionalism. They provide their clients with their know-how, their spirit of synthesis and negotiation, allowing them to best defend their interests.’

Key clients

Caisse d’Epargne Ile-De-France

HSBC Continental Europe

Sociéte Générale

La Banque Postale

Bred Banque Populaire

Arkea Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels

BECM

CIC

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

LCL

Credit Agricole d’Ile-De-France

Caisse Fédérale de Credit Mutuel

Redtree Capital

M&G

Eternam

Natixis

Berlin HYP

Primonial

Helaba

Invesco

Amundi

Swiss Life AM

CDC

BC Partners

BNP Paribas

Banque Européenne du Crédit Mutuel

France > Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 3

Archers A.A.R.P.I. covers commercial and corporate litigation, including shareholder conflicts. The team also deals with disputes linked to the firm’s M&A, restructuring and insolvency practices. The practice is able to deal with complex matters, including disputes involving cross-border elements, and is experienced in assisting French clients with proceedings abroad. Recent matters include a high-stakes dispute in the media sector and a major investment product dispute. Antony Martinez is the head of the practice. Associate Pierre Mounier provides key support.

Practice head(s):

Antony Martinez

Other key lawyers:

France > Insolvency Tier 3

Archers A.A.R.P.I.'s practice head Fabrice Patrizio regularly acts for debtors facing restructuring proceedings. The team manages a large caseload and is playing a front role in several of the market’s largest matters, including high-profile proceedings in the hospitality sector. The team also assists leading French and Anglophone investment funds with asset takeover deals. The firm’s complementary litigation and finance expertise are other assets.

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Patrizio

Key clients

AccorInvest

Colony Capital

France > Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Practice head(s):

Jean-Maurice Gaillard; Paul-Henri de Cabissole

Testimonials

‘Archers has a solid experience in real estate financing, and in particular in negotiating “road exits ” and pre-litigation.’

‘Paul-Henri de Cabissole is an excellent lawyer.’

‘The firm is always attentive to clients and advises on fundamental problems.’

‘Going straight to the point, they negotiate the substantive points of the matter without getting off the right track. ’

Key clients

Aareal Bank

Banque Européenne du Crédit Mutuel

Cheyne Capital

Colony Capital

Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

PBB

HSBC

La Banque Postale

La Française REM

Helaba

Natixis

Aareal Bank

BC Partners

BNP Paribas

Société Générale

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 4

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Key clients

Amundi

Soc Gen

Capza

Ital Express

MyHeritage

Francisco Partners

Groupe La Centrale Management Team

Trocadero Capital Partenaire

Capsule Technologies

Vabel Management Team

C2S Management Team

Yellow Wood Partners

Talan

Sumeru Equity Partners

France > Mergers and acquisitions Tier 5

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Other key lawyers:

Mark Richardson; Marc Baffreau; Audrey Wendling; Céline Maironi-Persin

Key clients

Assa Abloy

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The firm: Founded in 2009, Archers was first renowned for its expertise in tax, real estate finance and corporate law. It immediately began to expand its practices through internal promotions and lateral hires.

In 2017, with more than 45 lawyers, Archers provides assistance, advisory services and defends the interests of clients in all of the main areas of business, tax, finance, real estate, litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy.

Areas of practice: Banking and finance: structured finance/LBO; real estate finance; Islamic finance; issuance and placement of financial or debt securities (private offers/public offers); sale and purchase of bank debt; creation of investment vehicles (OPPCI, listed companies); obtaining visas from the stock exchange authorities (AMF); assistance with regulatory compliance and in particular for the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Corporate, mergers and acquisitions: all corporate transactions, in particular all equity transactions, transfers and joint ventures; organisation of group structures (mergers, split offs, spin offs, setting up of holdings) and of shareholdings (shareholders’ agreements, setting up of family holdings); corporate governance; managers status.

Litigation and arbitration: general commercial litigation; post-acquisition disputes; disputes between shareholders, or regarding issues of directors’ or officers’ liability; insolvency-related litigation; finance and regulatory litigation; criminal litigation.

Private equity: assistance to investment funds during all phases of the transaction (including due diligence), on all tax and legal-related matters pertaining to the transaction as well as its financing aspects (equity, mezzanine and debt); assistance to executive management including tax and legal structuring of management packages; spin off and structuring of management companies.

Private clients: handling all issues pertaining to the holding, management and organisation of family-owned structures (shareholders’ agreements, Dutreil pacts, setting up family holding companies, complex agreements); organisation of capital transfers (prior structuring, operational organisation); maximising tax efficiency of the legal regime of directors and officers (organising the tax liabilities on flows and of the various taxes encumbering estate); management package structuring; assistance and representation for tax audits and litigation of individuals.

Real estate transaction: transfer of real estate assets (structuring and optimising acquisition or disposal strategies for real estate assets or rights, or for real estate companies, acquisition or disposal of real estate assets or rights, or of real estate companies, sale and leaseback transactions); corporate real estate (setting up of real estate vehicles, structuring of partnerships, drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements or partnership contracts); leases and asset management (drafting and negotiation of leases, drafting and negotiation of property management, asset management and leasing agreements); construction and property development (sale in state of future completion, drafting and negotiation of construction agreements).

Restructuring and insolvency: advice and assistance in anticipating crisis situations (analysis of the potential crisis situation, management of alert procedures triggered by statutory auditors or works councils, applications for appointment of special mediators); advice and assistance on all aspects of insolvency procedures (safeguard proceedings, receivership, liquidation proceedings, debt restructuring).

Tax: corporate tax (tax consolidation, transfer pricing/international tax, tax on financial transactions, tax relief rulings); transaction tax (tax aspects of acquisitions, restructuring, mergers/acquisition, LBOs, MBOs, structuring of foreign group investments in France); real estate tax; negotiations with the tax authorities; tax litigation before judicial and administrative courts.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Paul-Henri de Cabissole
Banking and finance Jean-Maurice Gaillard
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Marc Baffreau
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Eric Labro
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Fabrice Maraux
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Jean-Louis Médus
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Bruno Solle
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Audrey Wendling
Litigation and arbitration Antony Martinez
Litigation and arbitration Fabrice Patrizio
Private equity Marc Baffreau
Private equity Jean-Louis Médus
Private clients Fabrice Maraux
Private clients Jean-Louis Médus
Private clients Bruno Solle
Private clients Arnaud Viard
Private clients Audrey Wendling
Real estate transactions Paul-Henri de Cabissole
Real estate transactions Jean-Maurice Gaillard
Real estate transactions Eric Labro
Real estate transactions Arnaud Moutet
Restructuring and insolvency Antony Martinez
Restructuring and insolvency Fabrice Patrizio
Tax Arnaud Viard
Tax Eric Labro
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