Stéphane has significant experience in real estate transactions. He advises and assists investors and corporate clients in the acquisition and disposal of single and multi-asset real estate portfolios.

In particular, Stéphane assists his clients with respect to:

  • share deals: acquisitions/disposal of companies holding real estate assets/portfolios;
  • implementation of real estate joint-ventures and of asset management agreements;
  • sale & lease back operations;
  • for asset deals: drafting of preparatory agreements (avant-contrats), management of the relationships with the notary and supervision of the drafting of the notarized deeds during the negotiation phase.

In addition to his corporate real estate practice, Stéphane has established a robust expertise on commercial lease agreements (drafting, negotiation, renewal, grouping of sites, reinstatement matters, leases of off-plan real estate properties (baux en état futur d’achèvement), etc.) for both investors and occupiers for all types of assets (e.g. offices, commercial premises, hotels, shopping centres, light industrial parks, etc.), and more generally speaking on all corporate occupier and investors strategy matters, which allowed him to acquire a strong understanding of the real estate market and of associated legal issues, which he uses efficiently to assist his clients in the framework of real estate M&A transactions.

Stéphane also has a strong knowledge of the retail and hospitality sector (acquisitions/disposal of companies, fonds de commerce (business as a going concern) and droit au bail (leasehold right), for domestic and international clients).

Stéphane has written several press articles on real estate and corporate topics, and is a member of the “commercial leases subcommittee” of the Paris Bar association. He is ranked among the top French lawyers for real estate transactions and lease matters (Option Droit & Affaires and Decideurs Immobilier 2014-2015-2016).

Stéphane holds a postgraduate degree in business and tax law (University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne – 2004) and graduated from the Paris Bar School in 2005.

Work

US investment fund

Advised a US investment fund on the legal aspects of the acquisition, via two joint-ventures with a local partner, of five light industrial parks.

French restaurant chain

Advised a French restaurant chain in the context of a sale & lease back operation.

French and international corporate occupiers

Advised a large number of French and international corporate occupiers on the drafting and negotiation of lease agreements, renewal/early termination, negotiation/grouping of sites/reinstatement matters.

UK apartment hotel company

Advised a UK apartment hotel company on the drafting and negotiation of commercial lease agreements on off-plan buildings (bail commercial en l'état futur d'achèvement).

A French food company

Advised a French food company on the drafting and negotiation of a commercial lease agreement on an off-plan manufacturing plant (bail commercial en l'état futur d'achèvement).

A Dutch investment fund

Advised a Dutch investment fund on the legal aspects of the disposal of a shopping center.

An international retailer

Advised an international retailer on the acquisition of a leasehold right in central Paris and negotiation of a new commercial lease.

UK investment fund

Advised a UK investment fund on the disposal of five real estate companies (to different purchasers).

French insurance company

Advised a French insurance company on the acquisition of a building located in the Paris golden triangle (share deal).

French listed RE company

Advised a French listed RE company on the acquisition of a building located in the Paris golden triangle (share deal).