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Arnaud Valverde


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

Arnaud is an Associate in our Real Estate practice.

He specialises in all aspects of real estate work, acting for both French and International developers, investors, property management companies and corporate end-users on national and cross-border transactions. He has experience across the full spectrum of real estate transactions: acquisitions and disposals, property management, joint ventures, lease agreements and construction.

Arnaud joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in September 2015.

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Real Estate Law

L500 EMEA Real Estate 2022

Construction Law

L500 EMEA Real Estate 2022

"The CMS Francis Lefebvre team sets itself apart from other firms because the team demonstrates speed, efficiency, availability and expertise. In addition, it has a precise knowledge of our sector of activity."

L500 EMEA Real Estate 2022

Relevant experience

  • Intern – Real estate department - Ashurt LLP (2015)
  • Intern - Corporate department - BSA Ahmad Bin - Hezeem & Associates LLP (2014)
  • In-house lawyer – Kaufman & Broad (2012)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Hauts-de-Seine Bar Association (2015)
  • Chartered Surveyor - Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) (2020)
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  • Commercial real estate: a reminder of why landlords should keep evidence of all service charges and taxes  - cms-lawnow.com (October 2020)
  • Commercial real estate in France: how long can a tenant be held liable under a lease after its assignment? - cms-lawnow.com (May 2019)
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  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France) (2015)
  • Master degree in Real Estate and Construction Law, University of Perpignan (2012)
  • Master degree in International Law, University of Strasbourg (2010)
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Res­id­en­tial sec­tor: rent con­trol on ini­tial rent levels and list­ings
In the res­id­en­tial sec­tor, a con­trol sys­tem on ini­tial rent levels was in­tro­duced by the so-called “ALUR” Law No. 2014-266 dated 24 March 2014. It was how­ever a fail­ure since ad­min­is­trat­ive courts...
A right of way gran­ted for over 30 years does not cre­ate ac­quis­it­ive pre­scrip­tion...
Un­der French law, ac­quis­it­ive pre­scrip­tion (so-called “usu­ca­pi­on”) is es­sen­tially a leg­al concept en­abling an oc­cu­pi­er to ac­quire a prop­erty by the ef­fect of pos­ses­sion dur­ing a cer­tain peri­od of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...