Firm Profile > Fairway A.A.R.P.I. > Paris, France

Fairway A.A.R.P.I.
25 RUE MURILLO
75008 PARIS
France

Real estate Tier 2

France's thriving boutique firm Fairway A.A.R.P.I. is entirely dedicated to the real estate sector. The 31-lawyer firm houses the complete range of expertise, spanning investment, development, corporate, leasing, asset management and property financing know-how in addition to ancillary practices such as tax, environment and litigation. The firm serves a large and prominent client base, consisting of leading French and international property investors and funds, as well as industrial companies and property users. The group's work portfolio encompasses the full spectrum of property assets, including office, logistics, residential, commercial and hotel assets. Recently, the practice advised on the acquisition of several large asset portfolios, completed major office asset transactions, and assisted clients with several emblematic new urban property development projects in Paris. Other work included major financing transactions. The highly experienced Frédéric Lefébure, Aubry D'Argenlieu and Emmanuel Cazin co-head the practice. Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles leads the corporate property practice, while David Franco heads the property finance practice. Also involved are Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu, of counsel Marie-Claire Guéna, tax partner Emmanuel Galifer, litigation partner Sabine du Granrut and Juliette Bril who handles environment matters. Franck Denis was promoted to partner in 2019.

Testimonials

‘The team is very good and provides clients with the most adequate advice on any aspect of real estate matters.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable, reliable, business- and client-oriented, open-minded and fair in their billing.’

‘The firm has an excellent practice. The whole team is dedicated and can cover every single aspect of the real estate sector.’

‘The team is made up of trusted advisers, able to think at 360 degrees.’

‘Emmanuel Cazin has great experience, is hard-working, innovates and shows high flexibility and a positive attitude. His experience makes him a top adviser.’

‘Aubry d’Argenlieu is very charismatic, very bright, very quick, always thinks outside the box. He is the lawyer and trusted adviser that every company’s board should have on its side.’

‘Fréderic Lefébure is an excellent negotiator who knows how to cool things down when negotiations are going on. He also finds the right solutions for all parties to reach a balanced deal.’

‘David Franco defends his clients’ interests with conviction. Thanks to his great strategic skills, he is able to reach his goals most of the time.’

‘Marie-Claire Guéna is an excellent technician who never gives up until a balanced agreement has been reached.’

‘Sabine du Granrut is a great litigator, a true lady of litigation.’

‘Franck Denis is a bright young partner, smart, easy-going, good network, no ego, just the right guy to have besides one’s own when negotiating sophisticated construction contracts.’

Key clients

PRIMONIAL REIM

GENERALI REAL ESTATE

BROOKFIELD

CARLYLE

ARES MANAGEMENT

BENSON ELIOTT

MATA CAPITAL

PSA

KORIAN

SCOR

TIKEHAU

LA FRANCAISE AM

HELABA

PITCH PRMOTION

SOGARIS

INVESCO

DENTRESANGLE INITIATIVES

JC DECAUX

VINCI

Environment Tier 3

Fairway A.A.R.P.I.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team has strong knowledge of protected site regulation and leads a strong practice in that area.’

Juliette Bril is perfect and always find solutions.’

Key clients

PEUGEOT PSA

AMUNDI IMMOBILIER

STAM EUROPE

Tax Tier 4

Headed by Emmanuel Galifer, Fairway A.A.R.P.I.'s 'hardworking and technically excellent' tax team handles the structuring of the firm's real estate transactions, regularly advising on major property asset and portfolio matters. It recently advised on key matters in the office, logistics and hotel sectors; highlights included assisting Stam Europe with the acquisition of two logistics platforms from Casino. The practice assists major property investors, as well as family offices and private investors.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘They are extremely serious, hardworking and technically excellent. They are always trying to be innovative when facing an issue, and when they cannot find a solution, they suggest an alternative. They are pragmatic deal makers’

‘Emmanuel Galifer is very smart and easygoing, renders tax issues intelligible, and sees the whole picture’

Key clients

Stam Europe

Dentressangle Initiatives

Intuitae

JC Decaux Holding

Ares Management

The firm: Fairway, the reference among real estate law firms, acheives fair deals that create long-term value by addressing clients’ challenges and sharing their entrepreneurial spirit.

Fairway was founded on 1 January 2011 by Frédéric Lefébure, Emmanuel Cazin and Pierre Emmanuel Fonteilles, to focus on providing high-quality, cost-effective advice to companies in the real estate industry. The firm has grown rapidly over the past three years, with the selective hiring of senior-level attorneys hand-picked from large French and international law firms. Today, with 10 partners and 20 associates dedicated to the real estate industry, Fairway is undoubtedly the Parisian business law firm with the highest number of lawyers dedicated to the real estate industry.

The firm’s strategy is to meet sophisticated clients’ demands for excellence, commercial knowledge of their industry and a valuable service through dedicated partners assisted by a limited number of closely supervised associates. Clients appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of the team combined with its dedication to the delivery of customised, creative and high-quality services. Fairway provides a variety of services relating to complex real estate transactions, leasing and financing, as well as the structuring and formation of investment funds including regulated funds like OPPCIs.

Fairway has built close relationships with correspondent firms which share the firm’s values of excellence, a client-orientated approach and focus on real estate matters. As the firm is not bound to any global network, it can adapt and specifically choose to work with the most appropriate firm, depending on the matter and the transaction. Clients therefore benefit from Fairway’s experience on large international transactions and have a single point of contact ensuring cross-border operations are managed and operated on in an efficient manner.

The firm’s ability to provide sophisticated tax advice, in addition to substantive real estate advice, is a factor that distinguishes the firm from others in the French market.

Areas of practice: Fairway is a unique law firm in Paris.

Its real estate sector focus, together with its full service range of legal capacities, enables the firm to assist all market players, French and overseas ? financial institutions, investment funds, listed or unlisted real estate investment companies, asset managers, developers and others involved in construction projects, landlords and tenants, business and industrial companies, large corporates and public bodies ? in every phase of real estate industry matters, from tax and transactional structuring to financing and development and crisis management.

Fairway considers there to be two kinds of real estate: (i) real estate seen as a financial product, and (ii) real estate seen as an industrial means. The firm’s expertise covers all legal needs for this dual industry and all its classes of assets (industrial complex, warehouses, offices, shopping centres, residential, hotels, student housing). The firm guides clients in the identification of their needs, the implementation of their investment programmes, from the acquisition of land to construction, (building permits, construction contracts, construction litigation and environmental matters) lettings from the structuring or restructuring of the holding of real estate assests (tax and corporate structuring, financing, joint ventures) to its evolution (tenant eviction processes, reletting, refurbishment, litigation, refinancing) and resale.

Furthermore, the firm’s aim is to benefit from the best expertise in the legal real estate market, in all relevant fields, to be able to offer a true full service to its clients, enabling them to raise specific questions and obtain a rapid and pragmatic answer. The senior partners, and most other partners, are recognised as leading individuals in various international league tables.

Finally, being active in the French real estate market for more than 30 years ensures the firm’s strong knowledge of this market including its key players. Knowing who Fairway is going to face within a negotiation is a true advantage and a real benefit for clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate - Funds - Private Equity / Leases, Property Management & Co-Ownership / Real Estate Transactions & Investments Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Construction - Letting / Corporate - Funds - Private Equity / Leases, Property Management & Co-Ownership / Real Estate Transactions & Investments / Urban planning & projects Aubry d'Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Corporate - Funds - Private Equity / Real Estate Transactions & Investments Pierre Emmanuel Fonteilles pefonteilles@fway.fr
Financing David Franco dfranco@fway.fr
Construction - Letting / Leases, Property Management & Co-Ownership / Real Estate Transactions & Investments / Urban planning & projects Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Construction - Letting / Leases, Property Management & Co-Ownership / Real Estate Transactions & Investments Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu ngabriel@fway.fr
Litigation Sabine du Granrut sdugranrut@fway.fr
Real estate tax Emmanuel Galifer egalifer@fway.fr
Environment & sustainable development Juliette Bril jbril@fway.fr
Photo Name Position Profile
 Franck Denis  photo Franck Denis Franck was co-opted as partner in July 2019. He is essentially involved…
Number of lawyers : 30
English
French
Spanish
German
Türkisch

The firm : Fairway, the reference among real estate law firms, acheives fair deals that create long-term value by addressing clients’ challenges and sharing their entrepreneurial spirit.

Fairway was founded on 1 January 2011 by Frédéric Lefébure, Emmanuel Cazin and Pierre Emmanuel Fonteilles, to focus on providing high-quality, cost-effective advice to companies in the real estate industry. The firm has grown rapidly over the past three years, with the selective hiring of senior-level attorneys hand-picked from large French and international law firms. Today, with 10 partners and 20 associates dedicated to the real estate industry, Fairway is undoubtedly the Parisian business law firm with the highest number of lawyers dedicated to the real estate industry.

The firm’s strategy is to meet sophisticated clients’ demands for excellence, commercial knowledge of their industry and a valuable service through dedicated partners assisted by a limited number of closely supervised associates. Clients appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of the team combined with its dedication to the delivery of customised, creative and high-quality services. Fairway provides a variety of services relating to complex real estate transactions, leasing and financing, as well as the structuring and formation of investment funds including regulated funds like OPPCIs.

Fairway has built close relationships with correspondent firms which share the firm’s values of excellence, a client-orientated approach and focus on real estate matters. As the firm is not bound to any global network, it can adapt and specifically choose to work with the most appropriate firm, depending on the matter and the transaction. Clients therefore benefit from Fairway’s experience on large international transactions and have a single point of contact ensuring cross-border operations are managed and operated on in an efficient manner.

The firm’s ability to provide sophisticated tax advice, in addition to substantive real estate advice, is a factor that distinguishes the firm from others in the French market.

Areas of practice: Fairway is a unique law firm in Paris.

Its real estate sector focus, together with its full service range of legal capacities, enables the firm to assist all market players, French and overseas ? financial institutions, investment funds, listed or unlisted real estate investment companies, asset managers, developers and others involved in construction projects, landlords and tenants, business and industrial companies, large corporates and public bodies ? in every phase of real estate industry matters, from tax and transactional structuring to financing and development and crisis management.

Fairway considers there to be two kinds of real estate: (i) real estate seen as a financial product, and (ii) real estate seen as an industrial means. The firm’s expertise covers all legal needs for this dual industry and all its classes of assets (industrial complex, warehouses, offices, shopping centres, residential, hotels, student housing). The firm guides clients in the identification of their needs, the implementation of their investment programmes, from the acquisition of land to construction, (building permits, construction contracts, construction litigation and environmental matters) lettings from the structuring or restructuring of the holding of real estate assests (tax and corporate structuring, financing, joint ventures) to its evolution (tenant eviction processes, reletting, refurbishment, litigation, refinancing) and resale.

Furthermore, the firm’s aim is to benefit from the best expertise in the legal real estate market, in all relevant fields, to be able to offer a true full service to its clients, enabling them to raise specific questions and obtain a rapid and pragmatic answer. The senior partners, and most other partners, are recognised as leading individuals in various international league tables.

Finally, being active in the French real estate market for more than 30 years ensures the firm’s strong knowledge of this market including its key players. Knowing who Fairway is going to face within a negotiation is a true advantage and a real benefit for clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate transactions & investments Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Real estate transactions & investments Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu ngabriel@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Real Estate & Corporate Financing David Franco dfranco@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu ngabriel@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles pefonteilles@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Litigation Sabine du Granrut sdugranrut@fway.fr
Real Estate Tax Emmanuel Galifer egalifer@fway.fr
Urban Planning & Projects Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Urban Planning & Projects Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Environment & Sustainable Development Juliette Bril jbril@fway.fr
Urban Planning & Projects Sébastien Séhili (counsel) ssehili@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Franck Denis fdenis@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Franck Denis fdenis@fway.fr
Partners : 10
Associates : 20
allemand
anglais
français
turc

The firm : Fairway, the reference among real estate law firms, acheives fair deals that create long-term value by addressing clients’ challenges and sharing their entrepreneurial spirit.

Fairway was founded on 1 January 2011 by Frédéric Lefébure, Emmanuel Cazin and Pierre Emmanuel Fonteilles, to focus on providing high-quality, cost-effective advice to companies in the real estate industry. The firm has grown rapidly over the past three years, with the selective hiring of senior-level attorneys hand-picked from large French and international law firms. Today, with 10 partners and 20 associates dedicated to the real estate industry, Fairway is undoubtedly the Parisian business law firm with the highest number of lawyers dedicated to the real estate industry.

The firm’s strategy is to meet sophisticated clients’ demands for excellence, commercial knowledge of their industry and a valuable service through dedicated partners assisted by a limited number of closely supervised associates. Clients appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of the team combined with its dedication to the delivery of customised, creative and high-quality services. Fairway provides a variety of services relating to complex real estate transactions, leasing and financing, as well as the structuring and formation of investment funds including regulated funds like OPPCIs.

Fairway has built close relationships with correspondent firms which share the firm’s values of excellence, a client-orientated approach and focus on real estate matters. As the firm is not bound to any global network, it can adapt and specifically choose to work with the most appropriate firm, depending on the matter and the transaction. Clients therefore benefit from Fairway’s experience on large international transactions and have a single point of contact ensuring cross-border operations are managed and operated on in an efficient manner.

The firm’s ability to provide sophisticated tax advice, in addition to substantive real estate advice, is a factor that distinguishes the firm from others in the French market.

Areas of practice: Fairway is a unique law firm in Paris.

Its real estate sector focus, together with its full service range of legal capacities, enables the firm to assist all market players, French and overseas ? financial institutions, investment funds, listed or unlisted real estate investment companies, asset managers, developers and others involved in construction projects, landlords and tenants, business and industrial companies, large corporates and public bodies ? in every phase of real estate industry matters, from tax and transactional structuring to financing and development and crisis management.

Fairway considers there to be two kinds of real estate: (i) real estate seen as a financial product, and (ii) real estate seen as an industrial means. The firm’s expertise covers all legal needs for this dual industry and all its classes of assets (industrial complex, warehouses, offices, shopping centres, residential, hotels, student housing). The firm guides clients in the identification of their needs, the implementation of their investment programmes, from the acquisition of land to construction, (building permits, construction contracts, construction litigation and environmental matters) lettings from the structuring or restructuring of the holding of real estate assests (tax and corporate structuring, financing, joint ventures) to its evolution (tenant eviction processes, reletting, refurbishment, litigation, refinancing) and resale.

Furthermore, the firm’s aim is to benefit from the best expertise in the legal real estate market, in all relevant fields, to be able to offer a true full service to its clients, enabling them to raise specific questions and obtain a rapid and pragmatic answer. The senior partners, and most other partners, are recognised as leading individuals in various international league tables.

Finally, being active in the French real estate market for more than 30 years ensures the firm’s strong knowledge of this market including its key players. Knowing who Fairway is going to face within a negotiation is a true advantage and a real benefit for clients.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Real Estate Transactions & Investments Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Real Estate Transactions & Investments Aubry d'Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Franck Denis fdenis@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Neslihan Gabriel Denizkurdu ngabriel@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Leases, Property Management & Co-ownership Aubry d'Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Real Estate & Corporate Financing David Franco dfranco@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Emmanuel Cazin ecazin@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Franck Denis fdenis@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Neslihan Gabriel Denizkurdu ngabriel@fway.fr
Land Development / Property Development / Construction Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles pefonteilles@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Frédéric Lefébure flefebure@fway.fr
Corporate – Funds – Private Equity Aubry d’Argenlieu adargenlieu@fway.fr
Real Estate Tax Emmanuel Galifer egalifer@fway.fr
Litigation Sabine du Granrut sdugranrut@fway.fr
Environment & Sustainable Development Juliette Bril jbril@fway.fr
Urban Planning & Projects Sébastien Séhili (counsel) ssehili@fway.fr
Number of lawyers : 30
English
French
German
Turkish

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