The firm Who are we?

As experienced lawyers, we use our know-how to support the development of your company and build tomorrow's business together.

Our business law firm is a leader in its areas of expertise: mergers and acquisitions, real estate and taxation. In addition to these areas of expertise, we have recognized skills in public law, urban planning, financing, financial regulation and asset management, and litigation.
Our 85 lawyers, including 23 partners and 4 counsels, are very involved in each matter. In addition to their legal skills, they have a perfect knowledge of your business sectors. Our firm is committed to provide you with solutions, with conviction and enthusiasm and in complete independence. We promote ethics and commit ourselves to long-term collaborations under the seal of trust with the objective of adapting to the needs of your business.


Committed lawyers

We associate our development with your ambition.

You are institutional investors, large industrial or financial groups, companies or investment funds, portfolio management companies, French and foreign. Major and innovative players, we accompany you in particular in the real estate – construction sector, renewable energies, transportation, telecoms, healthcare, asset management, financial services, and banking and insurance.

International A strong

Lacourte Raquin Tatar is regularly involved in matters with an international dimension and relies on its privileged relationship with independent and renowned law firms in Germany, Belgium, Spain, Central Europe, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Italy, as well as a network of correspondents in Africa.


Legal 500
EMEA 2023

  1. Real Estate Tier 1 – Firm ranking

    Jean-Jacques Raquin is at the helm of the real estate practice at Lacourte Raquin Tatar. The team has a wide-ranging expertise in the area, with a particular focus in advising on high-profile share deal acquisitions involving high-values in Paris. Further, the practice regularly advises its notable clients on negotiations and contractual regulations regarding sale and leaseback transactions, negotiations and formalities. Partner Cyrille Bailly leads on many of the strongest acquisitions being advised on by the team, a strong example of this standout work saw him advise Oxford Properties on the share-deal sale of the Metronome building, in Paris. ‘Guillaume Jeannet , ‘a big name in the Parisian market‘, and the ‘extremely versatile’ Emilie Capron are key specialist members of the offering, as is Chloé Thiéblemont.

  2. Real Estate Leading individual

    Cyrille Bailly is ranked as Leading Individual in Real Estate.
    Emilie Capron is ranked as Leading Individual In Real Estate.

  3. Real Estate Hall of Fame

    Jean-Jacques Raquin is ranked as Hall Of Fame in Real Estate.

  4. Real Estate Next Generation Partners

    Guillaume Jeannet is ranked as Next Generation Partner in Real Estate.

  5. Real Estate Finance Leading individual

    Chloé Thiéblemont is ranked as Leading Individual in Real Estate Finance.

  6. Bank regulatory Tier 2 – Firm ranking

    Led by experienced trio Cédric Bonnet, Chloé Thiéblemont and regulatory specialist Damien Luqué, the banking and finance team at Lacourte Raquin Tatar has experience of regulatory issues, advising financial institutions, insurers, investment managers, real estate developers and corporates in such sectors as luxury goods on a broad range of matters. Its recent workload includes assisting with investment services, banking regulations, marketing of financial products, AML and activities in the fintech space.

  7. Bank Regulatory Next Generation Partners

    Damien Luqué is ranked as Next Generation Partner in Real Estate.

  8. Administrative and
    public law Tier 3 – Firm ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar combines strong urban planning and public law contract expertise. Building on the firm’s strong real estate practice, the public law team advises leading developers on public and mainly private real estate projects, consisting of major office, residential, commercial and industrial buildings, urban rehabilitation and development projects; Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier have excellent expertise in that area. In Benoît Neveu, the firm also has strong capabilities in the field of public procurement contract and infrastructure projects, which notably includes litigation. Xavier de Lesquen also contributes.

  9. Administrative and
    public law Leading Individuals

    Benoît Neveu is ranked as Leading Individual in Administrative and public law.

  10. Administrative and
    public law Leading Individuals

    Vincent Guinot is ranked as Leading Individual in Administrative and public law : Urban Planning.

  11. Mergers and
    acquisitions Tier 3 - Firm Raking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar has recently overseen high-calibre transactions within the banking and finance, transport/infrastructure and real estate sectors, among others. The department is led by Serge Tatar, who is likewise adept within the beverage and infrastructure fields and runs a workload spanning M&A, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and cross-border deals from both an inbound and outbound perspective; he is supported by Nicolas Jüllich, well-versed in spin-offs and demergers, as well as Renaud Rossa whose track record includes deals throughout Europe and Africa. Guillaume Roche rounds off the four-partner team, counting the corporate governance of listed companies among his key fields of expertise.

  12. Tax Tier 3 - Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar's tax team has a stellar reputation for real estate tax. It advises many leading property investment funds and developers on large asset and portfolio deals, spanning office buildings, towers, shopping malls, hospitality and logistics assets. The team also handles fund structuring work and advises on M&A and private equity deals outside the real estate sector. The highly regarded Jean-Yves Charriau co-heads the practice alongside Julien Souyeaux and David Sorel. Counsel Sophie Duboy-Maurel also contributes.

  13. Property Tax Leading Individuals

    Julien Souyeaux is ranked as Leading individual in Property Tax.

  14. Property Tax Next Generation Partners

    David Sorel is ranked as Next Generation Partner in Porperty Tax.

  15. Tax Hall of Fame

    Jean-Yves Charriau is ranked as Hall of Fame in Tax.

  16. Private Equity:
    Fund formation Tier 4- Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar's financial services and asset management practice advises clients on the full spectrum of funds matters, as well as regulatory issues such as internal governance and compliance matters. Practice head Damien Luqué regularly advises credit institutions, asset management companies, and institutional investors on the structuring of both alternative and mutual funds, as well as other collective investment schemes.


  1. Real Estate Band 2 – Firm ranking

    What the team is known for: Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a strong real estate team which provides full-service advice. Lawyers in the practice act on acquisitions, disposals of real estate assets and construction mandates. The law firm represents French and international clients including property developers, asset managers and investment funds.

    Strengths: "The firm is always very responsive and available," says one client, who highlights that "the firm is by our side day and night."

  2. Tax Band 4 - Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar has a solid team advising large corporations and investment funds on the tax aspects of corporate transactions, with a strong focus on real estate taxation matters. The team often works in close collaboration with the firm's M&A and real estate practices. The law firm is also well placed to represent clients in tax-related litigation.

    "We chose the firm for its knowledge of our group, the flexibility of the partners and its ability to manage complex matters," explains one client.

  3. Corporate/M&A Band 6 - Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar demonstrates solid capabilities in the corporate field. The law firm frequently handles matters involving African jurisdictions. Its wide-ranging expertise encompasses joint ventures, acquisitions and reorganisations. The team boasts noteworthy expertise in real estate deals. The clients benefit from the close collaboration with the firm's tax department. The lawyers advise companies across a variety of sectors, including TMT, banking, and food and drink.

    One client comments: "They are easy to work with and are very good lawyers."