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Real Estate & Construction

France

Real estate law is structurally complex owing to the variety of disciplines it covers (construction law, urban planning law, property law, legislation concerning third-party neighbours, contract law, the law of obligations and taxation) and is constantly evolving (Pinel law, reform of contract law, reform of the law of obligations, new urban planning rules introduced by the Macron law, etc.). While optimisation of real estate assets is a crucial objective amidst growing financialisation, the complexity of regulations and case law means that these issues require an increasingly expert approach. The rise in the number of disputes observed indicates that increasingly rigorous preparation is required by existing operators, whether in relation to the planned procedure, the content of written documents—particularly if they are contractual—or the type of actions to carry out and the approach to be taken with regard to them.
Whether you are a bank, an investor or a property company, an SME or a large user company, a developer, an intermediary or an operator in the sector, we will support you at every stage of the real estate investment, occupancy or site operation.

Our experts in real estate law offer general or specific support in all aspects of your real estate projects: sales and acquisitions of buildings (industrial, commercial and residential buildings, land, leisure facilities, hotels, whether already built or in the planning stages, and individual or grouped assets); construction and development (construction contracts, contracting authority assistance, contracting authority delegation, project management, property development, construction leases and off-plan leases); leases (advice and disputes relating to commercial leases—negotiation, fixing of rent on renewal, eviction, termination, completion of works, civil law leases, exceptional leases, professional leases and residential leases); urban planning (advice and disputes in terms of national and local urban planning rules, building permits, taxes and contributions, commercial planning, approvals and fees specific to the Greater Paris region); environment and sustainable development (pollution and facilities classified for the protection of the environment, audits of the location of real estate assets and operating sites, problems associated with the Grenelle environmental regulations, green leases); expropriation (advice and disputes concerning public utility declarations, procedure and fixing of compensation payable to owners of real estate assets and commercial or industrial operators); co-ownership (advice and disputes relating to co-ownership); real estate professions (advice and disputes relating to property administrators and problems associated with the Hoguet law); financing of real estate projects (legal and tax aspects); property taxation (tax optimisation of investment structures—SIIC regime, etc., taxation on property transactions); local taxes before, during and after works (built and non-built land taxes, annual tax on offices, commercial and storage premises in the Greater Paris region, regional economic contribution); real estate VAT (property transactions, development, property traders) and transactions concerning companies operating in the real estate sector.
In each of these fields, they offer audits of the administrative and legal situation, advice, assistance with negotiations and the conclusion of agreements and contracts, as well as management of disputes before civil and administrative courts.
Our multi-disciplinary approach, which combines the various areas of expertise required on a case-by-case basis, allows us to offer you comprehensive assistance, from planning your projects to their completion.

« What the team is known for Reliable team specialising in construction, commercial leasing and town planning. Advises on construction contracts as well as representing clients in related disputes. Major leasehold transactions for luxury goods brands are another feature of the practice as are property acquisitions in the hotel sector. Renowned tax team leads assistance with real estate tax issues »Chambers Europe 2015
Significant clients: Nexity Immobilier, Fauchon, Honeywell, Oséo, Bouygues Immobilier.

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