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 75 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 2022

  1. Real Estate Tier 1 – Firm ranking

    As a leader in real estate transactions, Lacourte often acts as counsel for some of the world’s largest investment managers. Renowned for its ‘excellent knowledge of the business sector, the market, and its challenges’, the team has advised on some of the largest transactions in real estate in the last year. Jean-Jacques Raquin leads the practice; Emilie Capron and Cyrille Bailly stand out for their respective expertise in real estate investment and the corporate aspects of RE. Guillaume Jeannet is ‘proactive, pragmatic and commercial’ and is lauded for going above and beyond for each client.

  2. Real Estate Finance Leading individual

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

  3. Bank regulatory Tier 2 – Firm ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar’s banking and finance team is co-led by Damien Luqué and specialises in asset management, financial regulatory matters and fintech-related regulatory work. Credit institutions, MiFID firms, portfolio management companies, and other regulated entities seek out the firm's expertise. Damien Luqué is the head of the practice.

  4. Administrative and
    public law Tier 3 – Firm ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar considerably enhanced its public law practice in 2021 by adding to new experienced partners. Urban planning expert Xavier de Lesquen, a former member of the Conseil d’Etat, arrived and bolstered the already very established practice of Vincent Guinot and counsel Anne-Laure Gauthier. The trio assists leading property developers with their high-profile projects […]. Increasingly, the practice is also active in the environment and energy sectors. The second hire, Benoît Neveu adds new high-level public procurement contracts and public business law expertise […].

  5. Mergers and
    acquisitions Tier 3 - Firm Raking

    Hailed for its ‘consistently high-quality work’, Parisian firm Lacourte Raquin Tatar frequently handles standout transactions in the transport and infrastructure, beverage, professional services, real estate, banking and finance sectors. Team head Serge Tatar is the key point of contact for M&A and joint venture transactions in addition to strategic partnerships and alliances; his team is often engaged on matters throughout Europe and Africa, from both an inbound and outbound perspective, and is also well placed to support on capital market, corporate governance and reorganisation matters.

  6. Private Equity:
    Fund formation Tier 3 - Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar's financial services and asset management team works with the real estate, corporate and tax departments to cover a full range of investment funds mandates. Its work covers the formation of private equity funds, alternative investment funds, mutual funds and other collective investment vehicles, as well as advice on regulatory issues. The practice is led by Damien Luqué.

  7. Tax Tier 4 - Firm Ranking

    Lacourte Raquin Tatar houses one of France’s leading tax teams for real estate tax work. The group, which works on a stand-alone basis or alongside the firm’s excellent property practice, acts for a prestigious client base of leading international and French investors. It is retained to handle high-end real estate transactional work on the French market, advising on asset, partnership and other corporate and transactional matters. […] Jean-Yves Charriau is a real legend in the market. Julien Souyeaux and David Sorel are also excellent references.


  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. Real Estate: Finance Band 3 - Individual ranking

    Chloé Thiéblemont handles a varied caseload of construction and acquisition financings pertaining to office buildings, hotels and logistics portfolios. Her client list includes French and international banks and real estate investment funds.

  3. 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.

  4. 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."

  5. Planning Spotlight table

    Vincent Guinot is a highly regarded practitioner, frequently advising on urban planning authorisations and related audits, as well as town planning regulations, building permits and planning disputes. Clients praise him for being "reactive, efficient, available, pragmatic and creative."