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Fairway A.A.R.P.I. Offices
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Fairway A.A.R.P.I. > The Legal 500 Rankings
France > Real estate Tier 1Frédéric Lefébure and ‘key figure in the market’ Aubry D’Argenlieu co-head the practice at Fairway A.A.R.P.I., which ably advises its clients on the full spectrum of real estate matters; it has recently assisted its reputable clients on transactional matters such as the acquisition and financing of significant portfolios in the French market. An example of such work being the large-scale acquisition of 567 commercial leases for ALDI, which is the biggest supermarket-related real estate transaction in the past decade in France. Atop its domestic work, the team is also equipped to handle cross-border cases and it often handles matters in collaboration with tax and corporate specialists at the firm. It also has impressive expertise in financing alongside its transactional work, which is partner David Franco‘s specific area of focus. Notably, Sandrine Benaroya joined the team from AYACHE in June of 2021.
Frédéric Lefébure; Aubry d’Argenlieu
Other key lawyers:
Franck Denis; David Franco; Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu; Cloé Teisson; Aurore du Marais; Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles; Nicolas Aynès; Aude Dewilde
‘A very good team spirit amongst the close-knit team, all of whom are well-informed of client files. The team is highly available and there is rigor in the processing of data and feedback.’
‘Franck Denis and Aude Dewilde are business-oriented and are there to find solutions, whilst always keeping in mind the interests of their client. They work in complete transparency with other teams, their budgets are considered and fluidly discussed over the course of matters, to avoid surprises.’
‘Aubry d’Argenlieu is always very available, always attentive and very involved in negotiations.’
‘Frédéric Lefébure is available, business-oriented.’
‘Fairway is characterized by its strong technicality and real knowledge of the real estate market, which allows its clients to benefit from both high-level technical assistance and a resolute business approach.’
‘Aubry d’Argenlieu is distinguished by his synthetic and strategic approach to files and his very detailed knowledge of the market and its challenges; he is a key figure in the market. Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles stands out for his strong corporate technicality and his unfailing involvement in cases.’
‘The team has an ability to support its clients on complex operations and an excellent understanding of relevant issues.’
‘An excellent understanding of the issues; provision of answers and solutions allowing the proper execution of operations; great responsiveness; qualitative exchanges; and very good interaction with counterparties.’
ANRU (AGENCE NATIONALE POUR LA RENOVATION URBAINE)
AXA IM REAL ASSETS
GENERALI REAL ESTATE
GROUPE LES ETINCELLES / ALTITUDE RESORT DEVELOPMENT
HELABA (real estate financing)
HIG CAPITAL SOGARIS (real estate financing)
ICG (Intermediate Capital Group)
LA FRANCAISE AM
LA FRANCAISE REAL ESTATE PARTNERS
MIRABAUD ASSET MANAGEMENT
PERIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT
PRIMONIAL REIM (real estate and real estate financing)
SCOR (Real estate financing)
SOGARIS (real estate financing)
TIKEHAU (real estate and real estate financing)
- Advised Primonial REIM on the transactional and financing aspects of the acquisition of a portfolio of 33 residential facilities for the dependent elderly (EHPAD), the largest EHPAD portfolio transaction of the year.
- Advised ICG in the off-market acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 26 assets, totalling approximately 100,000sqm of distribution space, fully leased to private and public players.
- Assisted AXA Real Estate Investment Managers in connection with the implementation of financings granted to funds managed by Axa Real Estate Investment Managers for a global amount of debt of €575m.
France > Environment Tier 3At Fairway A.A.R.P.I., experienced partner Juliette Bril heads a team with ‘unique expertise in environmental law‘, covering both transactional work and standalone advice on issues from biodiversity to waste and pollution. The firm’s client base includes major multinationals, and the team has particular experience advising on matters relating to data centres.
Other key lawyers:
‘The Fairway service is tailor-made. The size of the team allows this quality of service. Very high reactivity, seriousness, high reliability, high degree of requirement, knowledge, skill, negotiation. Pragmatism, pedagogy, result orientation to find solutions to our ICPE and Environmental Law issues.’
‘Juliette Bril and her team have unique expertise in environmental law in Paris.’
‘Reactivity, excellent environmental knowledge, intelligence of contracting in the spirit of being able to conclude deals.’
‘Juliette Bril and Sophie Gaide are very involved, available and have an excellent understanding of environmental law issues. Their responsiveness is very appreciated during the negotiations of mergers and acquisitions operations.’
‘Legal team with a very good knowledge of environmental subjects linked to industrial or logistic use.’
‘Very high reactivity, very serious, high reliability, high degree of knowledge, competence, negotiation. Juliette Bril is very pragmatic, educational, and always has a solution to ICPE problems. She is result-oriented, gets to the bottom of things, and perfect in her role! The material is difficult and Juliette’s expertise is a major asset. There is no weak point.’
Stellantis (former PSA group)
Nidec Leroy Somer
ADIM (Vinci Construction’s affiliate)
Générale du Solaire
Axa real estate
Aviva Investors Real Estate
- Advised VGP NV, a Belgian real estate investment fund, in the acquisition of former industrial sites to develop logistic and industrial activities in Petite Couronne.
- Advised McDonald’s on the implementation of the Environmental Regulation on waste and reusable materials in its restaurants in France.
- Advised Cloud HQ on the acquisition of plots of land to develop a data centre in Lisses and in the issuance of ICPE operating permits and buildings permits.
France > Tax Tier 5
‘Professionalism. Sympathy. Reactivity. Quality of advice. Pro-activity.’
‘We had the opportunity to work with Emmanuel Galifer on a dispute with the tax authorities regarding property taxation. Beyond his in-depth knowledge of tax law, Galifer was able to put in place an effective strategy that made it possible to advance the file in the context of various negotiations with the administration.’
‘Very professional and very responsive team’.
‘Availability. Responsiveness. Very pleasant. Optimized fees. Conclusion: the perfect combination’.
‘Emmanuel Galifer knows how to transmit his analyzes with great clarity.’
‘Emmanuel Galifer is a very accessible lawyer, relevant, serious and always available in case of urgent question. Strong sense of service. Reassures the customer by finding appropriate solutions.’
‘A real team spirit and cohesion. It is reassuring to know that the information flows in a coherent way from us to the firm and vice versa.’
‘Emmanuel Galifer is always available, knows how to assess risks and put them into context.’
JC DECAUX HOLDING
AG2R LA MONDIALE
AXA REAL ESTATE
PRIMEVEST CAPITAL PARTNERS
GROUPE LES ETINCELLES
- Advised ICG on the off-market acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 26 assets.
- Advising Les Etincelles on acquiring 100% of the shares of a French company, owning multiple hotels.
- Advising on the development of the biggest data centre in France to be located in Lisses near Paris.
Fairway A.A.R.P.I. > Firm Profile
Firm overview: Fairway is a French business law firm established in 2011 with a sector-specific approach to real estate. However, the firm covers a field of practices including corporate, M&A, restructuring and litigation. The 36-lawyers firm covers the complete range of expertise on the real estate market, spanning investment, development, leasing, environment, town planning, asset management, transaction, restructuring, tax, litigation and property financing know-how. Among these lawyers, 25 of them are involved in corporate/M&A, restructuring, corporate tax and litigation.
Main areas of practice
8 partners, 18 fee-earners
Fairway real estate lawyers joined the firm aiming at focusing on providing high-quality, cost-effective advice to companies in the real estate industry. Today, the firm is one of the leaders in France. Its real estate sector focus, together with its full service range of legal skills (investment, transaction, finance, tax, construction, environment, town planning, leases, asset management, etc.), enable the firm to assist all market players, both French and International (financial institutions, investment companies, investment funds, family offices, asset managers, developers and others involved in construction projects, landlords and tenants, business and industrial companies, large corporate and public bodies), in every phase of real estate matters.
Contact: Frédéric Lefébure
Contact: Aubry d’Argenlieu
4 partners, 11 fee-earners
Fairway’s corporate team is a partner of choice for many investors and investment management companies in their core trade (structuring, investments, management and arbitration) but also for industrial companies operating in extremely diverse sectors such as the mass retail sector, the automotive industry, the healthcare sector, telecommunications and the media, etc. This practice covers both the real estate industry and traditional corporate / M&A (industry sectors, private equity transactions, etc.).
Contact: Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles
Contact: Sandrine Benaroya
1 partner, 3 fee-earners
Fairway assists French and international clients, including financial institutions, investment funds, key players of the real estate industry as well as industrial and service companies from diverse sectors, in all the phases of financial restructuring processes and insolvency proceedings. From renegotiating financial contracts to more complex restructurings as part of confidential or insolvency proceedings, Fairway offers its legal expertise, its experience acquired while handling major restructuring cases and its perfect knowledge of the other professionals regularly involved in restructuring matters (judicial administrators, trustees, financial advisers and auditors, interim managers, etc.).
Contact: Matthieu Barthélemy
Dispute and resolution
2 partners, 4 fee-earners
Fairway’s litigation team assists and represents its clients for the resolution of their disputes, either in relation to civil or commercial litigation, or through alternative dispute resolution modes (contractual or judicially conducted mediation, arbitration). Attentive to its clients’ needs and thanks to its disciplined and cross-functional approach, Fairway’s litigation team is able to offer pragmatic solutions in support of their development and of the defense of their interests.
Contact: Sabine du Granrut
1 partner, 2 fee-earners
Fairway’s tax team is specialised in real estate and corporate/M&A tax. Working closely with all the other lawyers of the firm, the tax team advises French and international clients on a broad range of matters and is involved in complex transactions (M&A, private equity, restructuring, investment funds and real estate transactions).
Contact: Emmanuel Galifer
Chairman: Frédéric Lefébure
Managing partners: Aubry d’Argenlieu & Frédéric Lefébure
Number of partners: 12
Number of lawyers: 27
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish
|Managing partner (real estate)||Frédéric Leféburefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Managing partner (real estate)||Aubry d’Argenlieuemail@example.com|
|Partner (finance)||David Francofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner (corporate / M&A)||Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteillesemail@example.com|
|Partner (environment)||Juliette Brilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner (real estate)||Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurduemail@example.com|
|Partner (real estate)||Franck Denisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner (real estate tax)||Emmanuel Galiferemail@example.com|
|Partner (restructuring)||Matthieu Barthélemyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner (litigation)||Sabine du Granrutemail@example.com|
|Partner (corporate / M&A)||Sandrine Benaroyafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner (litigation, commercial contracts)||Nicolas Aynèsemail@example.com|
|Mr Nicolas Aynes||Nicolas Aynès assists and represents clients for the resolution of their disputes,…||View Profile|
|Mr Matthieu Barthélemy||Matthieu joined Fairway as a partner in September 2020 in order to…||View Profile|
|Maitre Sandrine Benaroya||Sandrine Benaroya, a specialist in M&A and LBO – Private Equity transactions,…||View Profile|
|Ms Juliette Bril||Juliette Bril is in charge of the firm’s environmental law department. Bilingual…||View Profile|
|Mr Franck Denis||Franck was co-opted as partner in July 2019. He is essentially involved…||View Profile|
|Mr Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles||With over 20 years of experience and a solid base of both…||View Profile|
|Mr David Franco||David Franco is specialized in financing and restructuring transactions, mainly focusing on…||View Profile|
|Ms Neslihan Gabriel-Denizkurdu||Neslihan has joined Fairway as a Partner in January 2018. She specializes…||View Profile|
|Mr Emmanuel Galifer||Emmanuel Galifer’s expertise in real estate tax matters allows him to assist…||View Profile|
|Mr Frédéric Lefébure||Frédéric Lefébure’s main activity focuses on real estate acquisitions (portfolio, real estate…||View Profile|
|Cécile Peyronnet||Of counsel||View Profile|
|Sébastien Sehili-Franceschini||Counsel||View Profile|
|Cloé Teisson||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Aubry d'Argenlieu||Aubry d’Argenlieu joined Fairway as a Partner, in June 2012. He has…||View Profile|
|Mr Aubry d'Argenlieu||Aubry joined Fairway as a Partner, in June 2012. He is particularly…||View Profile|
|Mr Aubry d'Argenlieu||Aubry joined Fairway as a Partner, in June 2012. He is particularly…||View Profile|
|Ms Sabine du Granrut||Sabine du Granrut has extensive experience in commercial and real estate litigation…||View Profile|
|Mrs Aurore du Marais||Aurore du Marais is counsel at Fairway. She specializes in the fields…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresPartners : 12 Lawyers : 27
LanguagesFrench German English Turkish
OtherContacts : Aubry d’Argenlieu (firstname.lastname@example.org), Frédéric Lefébure (email@example.com)
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