Pascal Schmitz > Dentons > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
5 BOULEVARD MALESHERBES
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Real Estate

Position

Pascal Schmitz, a partner in Dentons Paris office, heads both Europe and Paris Real Estate groups.

As a renowned property investment lawyer, Pascal has developed a strategic expertise in corporate real estate and in investment transactions (acquisitions and disposals, M&A) as well as in acquisition financing, joint ventures and in structuring investments including negotiating financing, partnership agreements and structuring funds.

In addition, he also has extensive experience in all areas of property management, such as commercial leases, development agreements and construction law.

Pascal advises German, French, European and US investment funds on transactions throughout France and Europe.

Career

Real Estate Partner, Dentons (2018 – present)
Real Estate Partner, King & Spalding, Paris (2012 – 2018)
Real Estate Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2002 – 2012)

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995
Member of the Urban Land Institute’s French Chapter

Education

Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), 1990, Postgraduate degree, Real Estate Law
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris I), 1989, Master’s Degree, Business Law

Lawyer Rankings

France > Real estate

Dentons’ practice covers the full range of property work. Practice head Pascal Schmitz and his team advise international funds on investment transactions, including recent transactions involving office, retail and hotel assets. Véronique Lagarde focuses on property development work. She has recently advised on several large-scale logistic assets projects; such as assisting investor and landlord Argan with the negotiation of built-to-suite lease agreements. Third key member Maxime Simonnet also advises on property lease and development matters. Counsel Audrey Arnaut-Lacombe, tax experts Gianluca Calisti and of counsel Jérôme Le Berre, and banking and finance expert Jean-Marc Allix also contribute.

Paris > Immobilier

Dentons traite une large gamme de dossiers dans le domaine immobilier. Pascal Schmitz , qui dirige la pratique, conseille des fonds internationaux dans des opérations d’investissement, portant sur des actifs de bureaux, de commerce et d’hôtellerie.  Véronique Lagarde est une spécialiste du développement et de la promotion immobilière. Elle est récemment intervenue dans plusieurs projets de grande envergure concernant des actifs logistiques; elle a ainsi assisté Argan dans la négociation de contrats de baux avec un grand acteur de l’e-commerce. Maxime Simonnet traite aussi des dossiers de baux commerciaux et de développement immobilier. Enfin, la counsel  Audrey Arnaut-Lacombe, les avocats fiscalistes Gianluca Calisti et Jérôme Le Berre (of counsel) et le spécialiste du financement Jean-Marc Allix apportent leurs contributions.