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Aline Divo

Member of the Supervisory Board

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
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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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.”

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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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  • Mémento Gestion Immobilière 2018, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre
  • Mémento Baux Commerciaux 2017/2018, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre
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  • 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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22 March 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...
06 October 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...
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...
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...
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...
06 April 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...
31 March 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...
15 July 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...
CMS ad­vises Col­gate-Pal­molive
CMS team cov­er­ing 11 jur­is­dic­tions ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive, in its about EUR 1.5 bil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques, premi­um anti-aging skin care brand fo­cused primar­ily on fa­cial...
CMS Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Avocats ad­vises Whirl­pool
Gazeley, an in­vestor and de­veloper of lo­gist­ics ware­houses and dis­tri­bu­tion fa­cil­it­ies, re­cently signed a new lease with the ap­pli­ance man­u­fac­turer Whirl­pool for a 40,482m² lo­gist­ics ware­house loc­ated...
28 May 2019
Com­mer­cial real es­tate in France: how long can a ten­ant be held li­able...
The “Cour de cas­sa­tion” – the highest court in the French ju­di­ciary – has is­sued on 11 April 2019 an im­port­ant rul­ing on the joint and sev­er­al guar­an­tee between the as­signor and the as­sign­ee...
Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019
The 2019 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 firms’ rank­ings in France, Al­ger­ia and Mo­rocco France 5 in...