Real Estate Transactions

Offering pragmatic and efficient solutions to your complex real estate projects

Archers’ Real Estate Transactions department covers all areas of real estate transactions relating to the transfer of real estate companies and real estate assets, but also to the management of these assets.

Our lawyers are particularly renowned for the quality of their expertise, and for their considerable experience of deals and complex transactions. Their approach takes into account the practical constraints which are specific to each project.

Our lawyers provide legal assistance throughout all stages of an investment’s life cycle, by advising investors upon the acquisition or sale of real estate assets, or during the holding period for rental, asset management, construction, renovation or extension aspects.

Our team has in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and we offer our clients a full range of services, to help them see their transactions through to a successful end.

They often intervene upstream, offering their clients tailored made solutions, facilitated by their in-depth knowledge of the real estate sector and its key market operators.

The experience they have acquired in other legal or financial sectors, but also their holistic approach to real estate matters enables our lawyers to propose innovative schemes and to anticipate any valuation issues regarding the real estate assets. They are also greatly appreciated for their negotiation skills, and their sense of initiative at finding the best possible compromise between parties.

Our team never loses sight of tax aspects, and works in close collaboration with our tax department.

Our team provides advice to a wide variety of real estate market operators, French and foreign alike: institutional investors or specialized operators, insurance companies, property companies, investment funds or sovereign funds.

Our team’s practice focuses essentially on the following areas:

Transfers of real estate assets

  • Structuring and optimising acquisition or disposal strategies for real estate assets or rights, or for real estate companies
  • Acquisition or disposal of real estate assets or rights, or of real estate companies (due diligence, negotiation and drafting of documentation post-acquisition advisory services)
  • Sale & leaseback transactions

Corporate real estate

  • Setting up of real estate vehicles (e.g. SCI, OPPCIs etc)
  • Structuring of partnerships
  • Drafting and negotiation of shareholders’ agreements or partnership contracts

Leases & asset management

  • Drafting and negotiation of leases (civil leases, commercial leases, professional leases, etc.)
  • Drafting and negotiation of property management, asset management and leasing agreements

Construction & property development

  • Sale in state of future completion (VEFA)
  • Drafting and negotiation of construction agreements (e.g. turnkey contracts, project management agreements , works contracts)
  • Follow-up and assistance to clients during their construction process

Real estate tax

  • Maximizing tax efficiency for acquisitions, holding and disposal of property and real estate rights
  • Taxation of SIICs (REITs)
  • Advising foreign investors on real estate investments in France

Real Estate Transactions team:

Paul-Henri de Cabissole

Arnaud Moutet

Jean-Maurice Gaillard