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Chairman: Frédéric Lefébure Managing Partners: Aubry d’Argenlieu & Frédéric Lefébure
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 25
Languages: English, French, German, Turkish

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:

Real Estate:

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
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Aubry d’Argenlieu
Email: [email protected]

M&A - Corporate:
4 partners, 8 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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

Dispute & 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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]