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Aline Divo


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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Real Estate

Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Construction & Real Estate

Expert Guides 2019

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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Etat des lieux sur les locations meublées de courte durée : définition et contrôle - Gazette du Palais (17 et 18 mai 2013) 
  • Changement d'usage des locaux : les fondamentaux juridiques et pratiques - Gazette du Palais (Février 2012) 
  • Les dangers de la rénovation d’un bien immobilier par un vendeur particulier - Gazette du Palais (Février 2011)
  • Le bail vert : une réforme en phase de finalisation - Lettre de l’Immobilier - Option Finance (Septembre 2010)
  • Connexions entre crédit-bail immobilier et statut des baux commerciaux - Lettre de l’Immobilier - Option Finance (Novembre 2010)
  • Sous-location et renonciation du sous-locataire au droit direct au renouvellement : attention aux clauses trompeuses - Lettre de l'Immobilier - Option Finance (Septembre 2008)
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