Jean-Yves Charriau

Jean-Yves Charriau
36, rue Beaujon, 75008 Paris
+ 33 1 58 54 40 00
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Languages : French, English

As a tax practitioner recognized for his involvement in a number of complex transactions, Jean-Yves Charriau has developed extensive expertise in the real estate sector. He advises listed companies, industrial groups, private equity funds, French and foreign institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.

  • Counsel of Angelo Gordon and S2i Partners on the refurbishment then the disposal of a building located 86 rue de Courcelles, Paris, through a share deal.
  • Counsel of Tishman Speyer on the acquisition of the “Espace Lumière” building located in Boulogne Billancourt, from a fund managed by Invesco real Estate.
  • Counsel of Groupama Immobilier for the signature of a BEFA and a CPI for the construction of The Link, futur headquarter of Total in La Défense.
  • Counsel to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for the creation of a strategic partnership for the acquisition of a portfolio of five French shopping centers worth 2 billion euros.
  • Swiss Life Asset Managers France for the signature of promises to sale of the Engie’s future world headquarters, at La Garenne-Colombes.
  • Advising Unibail-Rodamco on the acquisition of Westfield;
  • Advising Blackrock on the structuring of an investment fund in France and the realisation of various real estate investments;
  • Advising JP Morgan Asset Management on the structuring of the EO IV fund, the acquisition of the Colisée Garden and the Osmose properties and the disposal of various assets;
  • Advising Twenty Two Real Estate and Scaprim on the sale of the Corelog portfolio of seven logistic assets;
  • Advising Aermont on the structuring of an alternative investment real estate fund in France;
  • Advising Westbrook on the structuring of the acquisition of several investments in France;
  • Advising Ivanhoe Cambridge on the setting of a joint venture with Natixis Assurance for the holding of the Duo Towers (by the way of an OPPCI);
  • Advising Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in connection with the sale of the Capital 8 building complex, the Ariane Tower and the Majunga Tower;
  • Advising the OPPCIs (organismes de placement professionnel collectif Immobilier) held by Sogecap, Predica, AXA and BNPP Cardif in restructuring their ownership in French REIT Carmila;
  • Advising sovereign wealth funds on the structuring of various investments in France in the real estate and private equity sectors.

After beginning his career at a French firm, Jean-Yves Charriau worked with the law firm of Ernst & Young between 1994 and 2003 (as a partner since 2001), where he practiced in the New York office from 1998 until 2000 in the International Tax Services Group. He later joined CMS Francis Lefebvre, then Allen & Overy LLP in 2010. Jean-Yves joined Lacourte Raquin Tatar in May 2017.


Admitted to the Paris bar since 1994
Magistère de juriste d’affaires (post-graduate degree) – Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (1990)
Master’s degree (DESS) in corporate and tax law – Paris II Panthéon-Assas University (1990).


Chambers Europe France, 2019 Edition 
Tax : Band 1 – Individual Ranking:Jean-Yves Charriau offers masterful expertise in the real estate taxation field, and is regularly mandated by prestigious corporate and financial clients. (…) Clients describe him as “a go-to person when it comes to French real estate taxation”.

Legal 500, France, 2018 Edition
Tax : Leading Individual – Hall of Fame: “Jean-Yves Charriau is one of the best tax lawyers on the market, especially in the real estate taxation field.”

Jean-Yves often lectures at tax conferences and is a member of the fiscal working group of the French property federation (FSIF).


Chambers Europe

  • TaxEditions 2020 – Band 1/3 : Sources agree that Jean-Yves Charriau “really deserves his place in the hall of fame of real estate tax partners.” He frequently advises domestic and international investment funds and asset managers on a range of real estate taxation mandates. “He’s my number one when I’m being asked for a real estate tax lawyer,” reports one client.