Jones Day welcomes Erwan Le Douce-Bercot and real estate team to Paris Office


The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has joined the Firm's Real Estate Practice as a partner in its Paris Office and will lead the real estate team in France. Mr. Le Douce-Bercot will be joined at Jones Day by associates Flavia Poujade, Solène Maulard, and Alix Pallier.

A practicing attorney for 20 years, Mr. Le Douce-Bercot advises clients on every aspect of real estate law, including property acquisitions and disposals, real estate developments, lease agreements, and real estate litigation. In addition to his France-based clients, he assists investors from the UK, the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East.

"This is a very strategic and timely addition, and is further evidence of the commitment Jones Day is making to giving our clients access to some of the most accomplished legal talent in the region," said Sophie Hagège, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Paris Office. "Erwan and his team bring extensive transaction and litigation experience that will enhance our ability to represent clients in intricate real estate matters. We are very happy they are joining Jones Day."

Mr. Le Douce-Bercot joins a dynamic practice that is already very active in the Paris real estate market. As a group, the Paris Real Estate Practice consistently works on matters with the Firm's Tax, Banking & Finance, Fund Formation, Environmental Health & Safety, and Public Law Practices, and Jones Day attorneys Carol Khoury and Catherine Mintégui have extensive experience in international transactions, construction, and lease agreements.

Mr. Le Douce-Bercot is recognized among the most prominent real estate lawyers in France by several publications and directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, and Who's Who Legal.

New associates Flavia Poujade, Solène Maulard, and Alix Pallier bring to Jones Day experience with real estate transactions, leases, construction, litigation, and town planning. All three associates are members of the Paris Bar and are fluent in French and English.

"Erwan and the new associates bring broad, multinational experience to our already very strong Real Estate Practice in Paris," said David Roberts, a London partner and a leader of Jones Day's Real Estate Practice. "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."