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Chambers Europe France – 2017 Edition – Real Estate

Chambers Europe France - 2017 Edition - Real Estate

Chambers Europe France - 2017 Edition

Real Estate - Band 3: "Visible team providing full-service real estate advice. Lawyers advise on acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets, mergers and acquisitions, transactions structurings, leases and property development. Also covers environmental law and the tax aspects of transactions. Strengths Clients appreciate the complete real estate support provided by the practice, saying "The team is expert and multidisciplinary. They are deal makers and the associates are very available." Further clients highlighted it as a "solid and experienced team with high-quality knowledge."

Legal 500 EMEA – 2016 Edition – Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition - Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition

Mergers & Acquisitions - Tier 3: “Lacourte Raquin Tatar combines ‘very high professionalism, efficiency and unmatched responsiveness’. The 12-lawyer team stands out for its in-depth knowledge of regulated sectors, where it routinely handles high-value work. The practice has ‘high-level expertise in the transport sector’ and recently assisted longstanding client SNCF Mobilités in the context of the restructuring of Eurostar. Orange is also a key client. Practice head Serge Tatar is highly regarded. The ‘extremely brilliant’ Renaud Rossa is the other key name in the practice; Nicolas Jüllich and Cyrille Bailly are also names to note.”

Legal 500 EMEA – 2016 Edition – Real Estate

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition - Real Estate

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition

Real estate: Tier 2 : “Lacourte Raquin Tatar’s comprehensive 20-lawyer team has an impressive client base spanning leading French and international funds, investors and developers such as Unibail-Rodamco and Hines. Highlights included advising Oxford Properties on the financing and acquisition of an office building in Paris and acting for AXA Investment Managers on the signing of a long-term lease agreement in the Majunga tower. The highly experienced Thierry Lacourte and Jean-Jacques Raquin lead the practice, in which Cyrille Bailly, Emilie Capron, Damien Grosse, Alexis Le Lièpvre and Cédric Bonnet are also key figures.”

Chambers Europe France – 2017 Edition – Mergers & Acquisitions

Chambers Europe France - 2017 Edition - Mergers & Acquisitions

Chambers Europe France - 2017 Edition

Mergers & Acquisitions : High-end Capabilities : Band 4 : "Wide-ranging expertise encompassing joint ventures, reorganisations, shareholder disputes and private equity transactions. Assists a number of well-known clients." Strengths "The team is strong, reactive and cohesive." "Very professional and client-oriented."

Legal 500 EMEA – 2016 Edition – Tax

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition - Tax

Legal 500 EMEA - 2016 Edition

Tax - Tier 4:  “Lacourte Raquin Tatar produces ‘high-quality work and expertise’. The five-lawyer team is especially strong in the property sector and advises on complex M&A and restructuring issues. Vinci Immobilier, Allianz and SNCF are clients.”

NEWS

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised M.C.S. & Associés for the acquisition of the receivables management and collection activities carried on by Crédit Immobilier de France on its sites in Toulouse and Poitiers. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar is adding three new partners, one counsel from the Paris-based practices of Allen & Overy and Gide. The firm has also appointed three of its associates to counsel positions. These recruitments and promotions will further strengthen the firm’s Tax and Real Estate Transactions practices. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised SFL on the acquisition of the SMA group historical head office located in Paris (75015), 112-122 avenue Emile Zola, developing a surface area of circa 21,000 sqm and valued at EUR 165 millions.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised BNP Paribas Real Estate in the framework of the sale in future state of completion of the future Novartis headquarters to the South Korean investor, Korea Investment & Securities (KIS). Located in Rueil-Malmaison (92), this building represents a surface area of 42,200 sq.m, with an accommodation capacity of 2 800 persons. The building will meet high environmental expectations with the ambition of obtaining the HQE “exceptional” certificate, the BREEAM “excellent” certificate and the Effinergie+ label. Construction of the building began in May 2016 with an expected delivery in December 2018.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Orange in the context of the merger between its subsidiary Côte d’Ivoire Télécom, a company with public financial participation, main fixed telephony services provider, and its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, leading mobile operator in Ivory Coast (press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Vinci Immobilier, developper, for the signature of the final agreements (land lease, development and BEFA) for the construction of an hotel Inside by Meliá in the vicinity of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. The 11 400 m2 hotel will accomodate 267 rooms including 12 suites. Opening is planned 1st Q 2019.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Frey, a listed real estate investment company in compartment B of Euronext Paris, in the framework of the acquisition of 100% of the shares of a SPV owning a retail park developing a GLA surface area of 18,000 sq.m., and valued to EUR 56 millions (taxes excluded).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised the OPCI composed by Swiss Life REIM in the acquisition of nearly 20% of Cargo, new unlisted estate fund dedicated to the Carrefour group’s logistic. (Press release)

 

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Orange in the context of the acquisition of Maïa and LinkSI, holding companies of Lexsi group, European leader of cybersecurity specialized in Threat Intelligence Services. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Poste Immo for the signature of a lease in future state of completion (BEFA) with AG2R La Mondiale (as landlord) for a lease regarding an office development of 42,000 sq.m. in Paris (future head office of Groupe La Poste).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Poste Immo for the signature of a lease in future state of completion (BEFA) with Elegancia Hotels, GLT-Kong and Novaxia grouping for a firm duration of 12 years, regarding the project of an hotel, rue du Louvre, Paris (75001). The hotel will accommodate 80 rooms and 2 restaurants, totaling 6,000 sq.m.  located on the upper floor of the ‘rue du Louvre’ historical post-office. (32,000 sq.m.). (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised BNP Paribas Real Estate for the signature of a lease in future state of completion (BEFA) with Novartis Pharma for a firm duration of 12 years, regarding an office development of 43,000 sq.m. in Rueil Malmaison (Paris region), to install the head office of Novartis Pharma. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised UBS on the Alto Tower real estate project development, for 51.000m² office space in the Paris business district of La Défense and afterwards in relation to the sale of the project company to a subsidiary of Tamweelview European Holdings (100% owned by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (Adia)). (BusinessImmo)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Orange in the context of its plan to acquire Millicom’s subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tigo DRC. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has received two honors during the 16th edition of « Les Trophées du droit » (French Legal Awards Ceremony): the first one for its Real Estate Team in the Transaction and Financing category and the second as « Team to watch » for its M&A team in the Large to Jumbo-Cap category.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised PW Real Assets on the sale of the OPCI indirectly owning “Les Miroirs” office tower located in La Défense, currently leased to Saint-Gobain, to a club deal organized by Primonial Reim and composed of institutional investors. (ImmoWeek)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Amundi Immobilier on the 1.35 billion euros acquisition of the health portfolio of Gecina by a club deal composed of institutional investors including Primonial, a fund managed by Amundi Immobilier, Suravenir and Aviva.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised EDF Invest for the entry into an innovative partnership agreement with Eiffage and AG Real Estate aiming at purchasing, renovating and restructuring real estate assets in Paris and the Ile de France Region. (Le Figaro / ImmoWeek / BusinessImmo)

Lacourte Tatar advised Altarea Cogedim in the framework of the acquisition (subject to conditions precedent) of 100% of the shares of Pitch Promotion, being one of the major players within the French real estate development market (with a turnover amounting to EUR 300 millions as at its last financial year). Option Droit & Affaires / LJA

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Orange in the context of the reorganization of the shareholding of SoftAtHome, software company, delivering leading connectivity, as well as pay TV and digital services for operator devices in the home: exit of Sagemcom; entry of Swisscom and recasting of the shareholders’ agreements between OrangeSwisscom and Etisalat. (Press release)

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Tikehau Investment Management on the acquisition from Hammerson and the financing, on behalf of OPCI Tikehau Retail Properties II, all of the co-ownership lots in the shopping center Bercy 2 located 4, Place de l’Europe, in Charenton-le-Pont (94). The ensemble, consisting of 70 stores, is developing 35,200 sq. m. (ImmoWeek).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Heineken Entreprise Company for the signature of a promise to sale concerning an industrial land of approximately 4.5 hectares, which corresponds to the old brewery called “Fischer“, at the South entrance of Schiltigheim (67). The reconversion project of the site, which will be carried out by Altarea Cogedim – winner of a private invitation to tender – will create a new surface area of approximately 61,700 sqm (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Technicolor on French law matters with respect to a partnership established with Sony for a joint exploitation of their patents for digital television and their monitors screens (Technicolor)

The book “The real estate mutual funds (OPCI) – Legal regime“, written by Emilie Capron, Partner, published by RB Edition, has just been awarded the prize of the legal book of the banking industry during the 2015 edition of the exhibition “Place au Droit“. The book was competing with five other writings in the bank selection. The award ceremony took place last Friday, September 25 in Nancy, on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the exhibition jointly organized by the Regional Chamber of Notaries of Lorraine, the Bar Council of Lorraine, the French Banking Federation and the Nancy law Faculty.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar had entered seven lawyers at the start of the 8th edition of the race “Les Foulées de l’Immobilier”, organised by the Master 246 Management of the real estate (“Management de l’immobilier”) from Paris Dauphine University. Anne-Laure Gauthier, associate in the Public Law team of the firm won the race! All the members of the firm warmly congratulate her.

On 4 June 2015, during the 15th edition of the Trophées du Droit, Lacourte Raquin Tatar received the Rising Team Award in Urban Planning Law.

In partnership with Dalloz and the “Actualité juridique du droit administratif” (AJDA) law review, Vincent Guinot – public-law partner – in the will take part on 22 June 2015 to a conference on the latest developments of the French urban and commercial planning laws, together with the professor Yves Jégouzo (Professor emeritus at the Sorbonne law school – Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Philippe Schmit (in charge of the urban planning legal issues at ACDF, Assembly of French Local Authorities) and Bertand Boullé (founding President of Mall & Market – Vice-President of the CNCC, French National Council of Shopping Centres).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Castel Group on the acquisition of 49,9% of the share capital of Sumol+Compal Marcas, which concentrates the operational activity of Sumol+Compal SA in Portugal and operates also as a holding company of the business in Africa and holds stakes in the Sumol+Compal companies operating in Angola and Mozambique. Sumol+Compal SA is the leading company in the fruit juice and soft drink industry in Portugal and is notably distributor of Pepsi-Cola in Portugal.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised SNCF on the transformation of Thalys as a fully integrated railway company (negotiations between shareholders and follow up of the transformation of Thalys as a fully integrated railway company) (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Orange on the acquisition of the shareholdings of Thales (22%) and Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (33%) in Cloudwatt, Orange then holding 100% of the equity of Cloudwatt (press release).

The « 2015 Commented Urban Planning Code » (« Code de l’urbanisme commenté 2015 »), written by Vincent Guinot -public-law partner-, will be published in April 2015 (Editions Berger-Levrault).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised SNCF in the context of the reorganization of the shareholder structure of Eurostar, of which SNCF holds 55% of the share capital (negotiation of agreements between shareholders and follow-up of the sale process of the UK Government’s stake) (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Oxford Properties Group, the real estate branch of Omers, pension funds for municipal employees of Ontario, on the acquisition of the office building with an area of over 20,000 sq.m., fully leased to RFF, located 92 avenue of France in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, from a joint venture between GLL Real Estate and Real Estate GmbH Union, funded by CACIB

The book « Les organismes de placement collectif immobilier (OPCI), Régime juridique », written by Emilie Capron, partner in the team real estate, was published on December 31, 2014 (Editions Revue Bank, 177 pages): Revue Banque.

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised BNP Paribas Real Estate in the framework of the sale in future state of completion of the building named Ecowest, located in Levallois-Perret, to SCI White River C Levallois. The delivery of the building, representing an office surface area of 58,000 sq.m., is scheduled in April 2017. The building is partially let to L’Oréal over which will occupy a surface area of 39,000 sq.m. (Business Immo).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Viparis in the context of the setting up of a joint venture with GL Events for the operation of Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild (Venues In Paris).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Unibail-Rodamco on the bid Neo 1 for the development of « Mall of Europe » according to which Unibail-Rodamco has been selected by the city of Brussels with its partners Besix and CFE as co-developer of the project (550 M€ investment) (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Proparco, a development finance institution majority-owned by Agence Française de Développement, in the context of its share capital increase in cash of c. 200 M€. (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised OPCI Delta Loisirs Evasion (an OPCI managed by BNP Paribas REIM) for the investment exceeding 190 M€ completed, in partnership with Eurosic, Caisse des dépôts et consignations and CNP Assurances, in the leisure equipments of the first tranch of  Villages Nature, a real estate developement designed by Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs to be delivered in 2016 (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar has advised Altarea Cogedim on the acquisition of a 55% interest in Histoire & Patrimoine (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Vinci Immobilier in the context of the acquisition of a majority stake in Ovelia Group, which develops and operates services residences for seniors in city centers (Vinci Immobilier press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised Perella Weinberg Real Estate on its acquisition of the real estate complex « Les Miroirs A & B » and the corresponding financing and leasing (press release).

Lacourte Raquin Tatar advised SNCF on the creator of common railway company with SNCB in order to consolidate their interests in Thalys (press release).