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24 February 2017 at 09:41 BST

Freshfields Paris real estate team heads for Jones Day

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's entire Paris real estate team has defected to Jones Day.

Iakov Kaninin

The team comprising of four lawyers is led by partner Erwan Le Douce-Bercot who had headed the Freshfields’ Paris team. Le Douce-Bercot who focuses on property transactions, commercial leases and real estate litigation joins Jones Day as its head of real estate in France.He is joined at the firm by three associates - Solene Maulard, Flavia Poujade and Alix Pallier.

Strategic addition

Le Douce-Bercot, Maulard and Poujade joined Freshfields in 2013 from French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, while Pallier joined the firm in 2016.Sophie Hagege, Jones Day’s Paris head, said that this was a very strategic and timely addition while David Roberts, a leading London real estate partner at Jones Day, said that the team brought ‘broad, multinational experience’ to its real estate practice in Paris.

Valuable resource

“Their demonstrated ability to structure major transactions, negotiate lease agreements, deal with any real estate-related litigation, and advise clients in every area of real estate, will be a valuable resource for our clients in Paris’s competitive property market and across Europe, ” added Mr Roberts.

Source: Legal Week


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