Lacourte Raquin Tatar firm and partners is ranked as one of the best in International legal directories such as Chambers & Partners Europe, Legal 500, Legal 500 Paris.
Chambers Europe 2018
Corporate/M&A, high-end capability: Band 3 – Firm ranking
Demonstrates solid capabilities in the corporate field. Frequently handles matters involving Sub-Saharan Africa. Wide-ranging expertise encompassing joint ventures, reorganisations, shareholder disputes and private equity transactions. Has noteworthy expertise in real estate deals.
One interviewee explains: “They make themselves available to the client, provide good advice and know the market practices.” This source also appreciates the fact they “think outside of the box and fight for the client’s interests”.
Tax: Band 4 – Firm ranking
New addition to the rankings, advising large corporations and investment funds on the tax aspects of corporate transactions. Strong focus on real estate taxation matters. Often works in close collaboration with the firm’s M&A and real estate practices.
Clients appreciate that the lawyers are “technically skilled, responsive and creative”.
Real Estate: Band 2 – Firm ranking
Climbs the rankings this year following excellent market feedback. Visible team providing full-service real estate advice. Lawyers advise on acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets, mergers and acquisitions, transaction structurings, leases and property development. »
One client highlights the team’s “clear understanding of the situation,” as well as its “business-oriented approach”.
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 :
Bank and Finance: Tier 3 – Firm ranking
At boutique firm Lacourte Raquin Tatar, the ‘brilliant team’ acts mostly for clients in the infrastructure, transport, real estate and telecoms sectors. Practice head Serge Tatar, who ‘combines legal and financial knowledge’, Renaud Rossa, who has ‘a rigorous and creative’ approach, and Nicolas Jüllich handle acquisition and partnership deals, as well as corporate reorganisations. The group’s domestic practice is particularly strong, but it also advises on cross-border matters, often involving African jurisdictions.
Real Estate: Tier 2 – Firm ranking
Lacourte Raquin Tatar provides ‘very good quality of services’ thanks to a large team that can provide a complete range of expertise and who is backed up by corporate, public law, finance and leading tax complementary skills. The firm advises a prominent client base made up of leading French and international property funds on top investment and property development transactions. The practice also advises on large office and commercial lease negotiations. ‘Brilliant’ practice head Jean-Jacques Raquin is one of the market’s most sought-after advisers and has ‘a very good knowledge of the market’. Cyrille Bailly is another key contact in the practice, while the ‘reliable and conscientious’ Emilie Capron, Damien Grosse and Nicolas Jüllich are highly recommended. The ‘highly responsive’ and ‘business-oriented’ Alexis Le Lièpvre is recommended for property, lease and construction litigation. The firm also further strengthened its practice with the hire of Guillaume Jeannet and leading property tax specialist Jean-Yves Charriau.
Tax: Tier 3 – Firm ranking
In 2017, Lacourte Raquin Tatar strongly enhanced its practice by hiring a five-lawyer group from Allen & Overy LLP, which ranks among the market’s most sought-after teams for property tax advice and includes the highly regarded Jean-Yves Charriau and David Sorel. The new eight-strong team is a reference for property tax transactions and is entrusted by the market’s largest property players to advise on top transactions. It recently assisted four life insurance companies as investors with Carmila’s IPO, Vinci Immobilier with Monaco’s Testimonio II property project, and Ivanhoe Cambridge with the emblematic Duo Towers project in Paris.
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