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Archers A.A.R.P.I.
75116 PARIS

Insolvency Tier 3

Archers A.A.R.P.I. regularly advises international and domestic investment funds and debtors. The team combines a good set of expertises; the very experienced Fabrice Patrizio is the key name for insolvency and restructuring cases can rely on Antony Martinez, who deals with procedural and litigation aspects.Real estate finance stars Jean-Maurice Gaillard and Paul-Henri de Cabissole  focus on debt and finance restructuring aspects.  The firm has been particularly busy recently handling several landmark retail and hospitality-related insolvency cases. The practice also advised investors presenting asset takeover offers.

Practice head(s):

Fabrice Patrizio

Other key lawyers:

Antony Martinez; Jean-Maurice Gaillard; Paul-Henri de Cabissole

Real estate Tier 3

Archers A.A.R.P.I. combines high-level investment and property finance expertise. In the latter area, duo Jean-Maurice Gaillard and Paul-Henri de Cabissole  is among the finest in town. The practice is appointed by banks, debt funds and investment funds to advise on the structuring of the market’s largest property finance transactions. In 2020, it notably advised on the financing of France’s largest-ever residential asset deal and worked on a series of large financing deals in the office and retail areas. Third key team member Arnaud Moutet advises on major real estate investment transactions. He was recently busy advising leading property investors on major transactions in the office, retail and hospitality sectors.

Practice head(s):

Arnaud Moutet; Avi Amselem

Other key lawyers:

Jean-Maurice Gaillard; Arnaud Moutet

Key clients

Union Investment

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)


La Française AM


Colony Capital


Commerz Real

Generale Continentale Investments

Principal Real Estate


Banking and finance: transactional work Tier 4

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Key clients

Aareal Bank AG

Banque Européenne du Crédit Mutuel

Cheyne Capital

Colony Capital

Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (PBB)


La Banque Postale

La Française REM

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)


Dispute resolution: Commercial litigation Tier 4

Archers A.A.R.P.I.

Practice head(s):

Antony Martinez

Other key lawyers:

Pierre Mounier

Key clients

Even Capital



Weinberg Capital Partners


beIN Sports

Domino’s Pizza France

Amor Group GmbH


Malvern PANanalytical

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Number of lawyers : 45+