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Aline Divo

Partner
Member of the Supervisory Board

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English

Aline Divo is a partner in the Real Estate Legal Department. She works in real estate law and in particular in the following areas: commercial leases, hotel leases, off-plan leases, building leases, business leases, transfers of lease rights, sales of operating assets, property sales, property development contracts, delegated project management contracts. She provides advice, drafts legal documents and acts in disputes.

She has been advising both French and international clients for nearly 20 years. For 5 years, she has been a lecturer on the “Property Law” Master's degree course at the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and in the Paris Bar School, teaching commercial leases. She is part of the editorial team of Francis Lefebvre's Commercial Leases and Property Management Handbook. She was a member of the Hauts-de-Seine departmental Bar Council from 2013 to 2015. For several years she has been listed in the Chambers Europe rankings.

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"Aline Divo and her team are experts in real estate law and demonstrate speed, efficiency and availability."

Legal 500 EMEA Real Estate 2022

"Aline Divo’s technical expertise and situational intelligence make her an outstanding negotiator in commercial leases. It is a pleasure to work with her and her responsive and dynamic team."

Legal 500 EMEA Real Estate 2021

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Client Testimonial
“Aline Divo’s technical expertise and situational intelligence make her an outstanding negotiator in commercial leases. It is a pleasure to work with her and her responsive and dynamic team.”

The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Relevant experience

  • Lecturer in commercial leases, Paris Bar School (EFB) (2010-2012)
  • Lecturer in commercial leases, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005-2010)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of Hauts-de-Seine Bar Council (2013-2015)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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Education

  • Diploma in Property Law, RNCP National Registry of Professional Certifications (2002)
  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (1997)
  • Post-graduate degree (DJCE), University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1996)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Corporate Law and Taxation, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas – Leiden University (1996)
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13/04/2022
LEG­AL 500 EMEA 2022
The 2022 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France...
02/11/2021
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised Zehnder Group
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised Zehnder Group, a lis­ted com­pany spe­cial­iz­ing in vent­il­a­tion, cool­ing, heat­ing and air puri­fic­a­tion, on the ac­quis­i­tion of a 75% ma­jor­ity stake in Cala­dair In­ter­na­tion­al, a...
14/10/2021
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­vised Usleep
AEW, on be­half of Dis­tri­pole Dourges II, has signed a com­mer­cial lease agree­ment with Usleep France, for a ware­house of ap­prox­im­ately 12,000 m² loc­ated in Dourges (in the south of Lille), as part of...
22/03/2021
The evic­tion in­dem­nity due in the case of non-re­new­al of com­mer­cial lease...
Un­der French law, on the ex­piry of a com­mer­cial lease agree­ment, a ten­ant be­ne­fits, sub­ject to cer­tain con­di­tions, from a stat­utory right to re­new such lease agree­ment. Hence, a land­lord can­not re­fuse...
01/02/2021
Elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures in real es­tate doc­u­ments in France
1. Which doc­u­ments can use an elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture and take leg­al ef­fect? Gen­er­ally, an elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture can be used for all com­mer­cial Real Es­tate doc­u­ments (with a few ex­cep­tions). This in­cludes:Sale...
06/10/2020
Com­mer­cial real es­tate: a re­mind­er of why land­lords should keep evid­ence...
Since the Pinel law No. 2014-626 dated 18 June 2014 was en­acted, every com­mer­cial lease agree­ment entered or re­newed as of 1st Septem­ber 2014, must provide a pre­cise in­vent­ory of the cat­egor­ies of charges...
28/07/2020
Leg­al 500 Par­is 2020: our law firm’s rank­ings
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 Par­is guide is avail­able. We thank our cli­ents for their trust and sup­port!This year, our firm is ranked in 20 ex­pert­ise, in­clud­ing: 4 in Tier 1: Tax; Em­ploy­ment; Se­cur­it­isa­tion...
07/07/2020
Build­ing law and reg­u­la­tion in France dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. Is there con­struc­tion-rel­ev­ant COV­ID-19 reg­u­la­tion? From the out­set, it shall be stressed that, for the time be­ing and as of 26 March 2020, there are no prop­er reg­u­la­tions (of whatever nature) ad­dress­ing...
17/06/2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of rent­al agree­ments in France dur­ing Cov­id-19
Up­dated on 31.03.2020 1. Is a less­ee eli­gible for rent re­duc­tion due to a sig­ni­fic­ant de­cline in foot­fall and con­sequently its turnover as a res­ult of COV­ID-19? Not in prin­ciple. Un­der the cur­rent le­gis­la­tion...
04/05/2020
CMS ad­vising Apollo
A team from the CMS net­work ad­vised Apollo Glob­al Man­age­ment, Inc. on the ac­quis­i­tion of a sub­stan­tial por­tion of SPX FLOW, Inc.’s former Power and En­ergy re­port­able seg­ment.Un­der the terms of the pur­chase...
22/04/2020
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2020
The 2020 edi­tion of the Leg­al 500 EMEA guide is out. We would par­tic­u­larly like to thank our cli­ents for put­ting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 4 in...
16/07/2019
CMS ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive on ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques
A CMS team cov­er­ing 11 jur­is­dic­tions, to­geth­er with Col­gate's US ad­visers, ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive in its ca. EUR 1.5bn ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques.Ori­gin­ally foun­ded in France...