Managing Partners: Jean-Jacques Raquin, Serge Tatar
Number of partners: 17
Number of lawyers: 60
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Persian, Spanish
Lacourte Raquin Tatar was established in 2013. With more than 60 qualified lawyers and legal practitioners, of whom 17 are partners, the firm is organized around three major areas of expertise: mergers & acquisitions, real property transactions and tax. These practices are enhanced by the lawyers’ recognised expertise in public, planning and environment law, financing and regulatory, asset management and litigation. All lawyers perfectly know their clients’ sectors and are able to handle any complex issues arising, both on a national level and international level. Clients include institutions, industrial and financial groups, and investment funds. The firm’s notable clients are BNP Paribas Real Estate, Aermont (formerly Perella Weinberg), Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, VINCI Immobilier, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Orange, SNCF/Eurostar/Thalys, Eiffage, Gecina, Kaufman & Broad, Amundi Immobilier, AXA Reim, Westbrook among others. The overriding objective of the firm is to offer its clients a high-quality service that is adapted to their specific expectations.
Main Areas of Practice:
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s strong experience in both French and cross-border corporate/M&A allows the M&A team to advise its clients in all their strategic operations, joint ventures and external growth. The M&A practice focuses on transactional matters such as legal and tax structuring of transactions; acquisitions and disposals of groups of companies and assets; joint ventures and agreements between shareholders; company reorganisations; private equity, venture capital, companies’ turnarounds; corporate aspects of real estate collective investment funds (OPCI & SCPI); corporate law and specific governance issues; and disputes between shareholders and post-acquisition; securities law and capital market transactions.
Contacts: Serge Tatar, Nicolas Jüllich, Renaud Rossa, Guillaume Roche
Real Estate Transactions:
The firm possesses expertise in all aspects of real estate for both traditional and complex transactions and operations relating to offices, shops, logistics, hotels, residential buildings, health establishments, institutions, investment funds, real estate companies and developers, both in an advisory role and for litigation purposes. The practice focuses on investment and disinvestment; partnership between investors, developers and users; property rights, land management, securities and leases; development and construction; town planning; and regulated and unregulated real estate investment funds.
Contacts: Jean-Jacques Raquin, Cyrille Bailly, Emilie Capron, Damien Grosse, Vincent Guinot, Cédric Bonnet, Guillaume Jeannet, Alexis Le Liepvre, Irène Cottaris
The firm assists public and private French and international clients, including industrial groups, property companies, REITs and developers, institutional investors and private equity funds, on tax aspects of complex transactions, joint-ventures or reorganisations as well as in the context of tax litigations.
Contacts: Jean-Yves Charriau, Julien Souyeaux, David Sorel
The firm’s public law team assists and represents state and local entities such as French provinces and cities, real estate developers and investors, industries, banks and constructors in all the fields of public law including in the context of litigation before French administrative courts. The team is particularly active in issues related to complex contract engineering, public ownership of land, city planning and zoning, administrative authorisations, environmental law and renewable energy law.
Contacts: Vincent Guinot, Damien Grosse
Financing & Regulatory:
The firm advises arrangers, lenders, debt funds, insurance companies and financial institutions on the setting-up of a wide variety of financial instruments and products. The firm assists lenders and investors to structure and implement their financing. The practice also focuses on structuring of financial vehicles and investment funds (AIF, ULITS, other AIF), asset management and financial regulation.
Contacts: Cédric Bonnet, Damien Luqué, Emilie Capron
The firm assists companies, banks and insurance firms at all stages of a dispute, from the analysis of risks and their prevention. It represents clients before state courts. The practice includes: commercial litigation; real estate disputes; post-acquisition and shareholders’ disputes; restructuring of debts.
Contacts: Alexis Le Liepvre, Jean-Jacques Raquin