David Sorel mainly advises listed companies, institutional investors and French and international investment funds in connection with M&A and investment transactions. He also assists clients in restructuring transactions and joint ventures.
Rankings: Best Lawyers (ranked), Chambers Europe (ranked as up and coming), Legal 500 (ranked as Next generation Lawyer), IFLR 1000 (ranked).
MAJOR RECENT PROJECTS
- Counsel to Gecina on the lease 80% of the premises in L1ve by Boston Consulting Group, located at 75 avenue de la Grande Armée, in Paris
- advised BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas’ group, in the signing of an agreement leading to a commercial and capitalistic alliance, notably through a joint venture company named BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, which will be 51% owned by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 49% by 3 Step IT (June 2019)
- advised Ivanhoé Cambridge SICAV-SIF on the launch of ICAWOOD, a fund managed by ICAMAP dedicated to the development of low-carbon new generation offices in Paris (February 2019).
- advised Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM) on the acquisition, on behalf of two residential pan-European German real estate funds, from A Plus Finance, of a real estate portfolio named « Seniority », composed of six senior housing residences (January 2019).
- advised Credit.fr, a subsidiary company of Tikehau Capital, on the acquisitions of 100% of the share capital of Homunity.fr, an internet crowdfunding platform specialized in connecting investors with real-estate developers (January 2019).
- advised Ivanhoé Cambridge on the acquisition of Cap Ampère, an office campus of nearly 90,000 sq.m spread over several buildings in the Saint-Denis Pleyel district and sold by (November 2018).
- advised Unibail-Rodamco on the structuring of its acquisition of Westfield Corporation (June 2018).
David Sorel worked at Ernst & Young (2004-2006) before joining CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre, and then Allen & Overy in 2010. He joined Lacourte Raquin Tatar in 2017 as a partner in the Tax Practice.
A lawyer since 2005, he earned a post-graduate degree (DEA) in tax law from the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas and a second post-graduate degree (DESS) in international taxation from the Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas in partnership with the French business school, HEC.
7th edition of the Global Legal Insights (GLI) guide about Corporate Tax.
Chapter about France co-written with Laura Bernardini.
Editions 2020 – Up and Coming : Clients say that David Sorel is “a great tax adviser with very strong technical skills.” He specialises in advising clients on the tax structuring aspects of real estate transactions. He is praised for his “deep understanding of real estate tax issues and economic mechanisms.”