Real Estate & Retail

The Real Estate team advises clients in connection with the purchase or sale of real estate and real estate portfolios. We also advise in connection with, and draft and negotiate, leases and property management agreements. We have significant experience in the hospitality sector and in the issues connection with shopping centres.The Retail team advises in connection with dealership, selective distribution, supply, agency and franchising.

The team drafts general conditions of purchase and sale for clients, including large retailers, and advises in relation to consumer law issues and e-commerce compliance, with particular focus on privacy and data transfer.The team consists of a total of ten French, English and Italian lawyers, who also have a significant expertise in the Fashion & Luxury sector. The team has advised in relation to the opening of flag ship stores, outlets, high street stores and stores located in shopping centres.
The quality of our work in this sector was recognised with the award to Enrico Castaldi as Lawyer of the Year 2018 Fashion & Luxury - Legal Community Corporate Awards.

Relevant Cases

  • Advised international investors in connection with the purchase and enhancement of important trophy assets in the hospitality sector in Italy  
  • Advised a Russian investor in connection with the purchase of a property for hotel development  
  • Advised a US listed fund in connection with transactions related to a real estate development  
  • Advised an Asian developer in relation to the development and management of a hotel  
  • Advised in connection with the contractual documentation for the opening of an outlet  
  • Advised a French multinational in the tourism sector in relation to the sale of a resort and the opening of a new resort in Italy  
  • Advised a French group in the children's wear sector in relation to the opening of several stores in Italy
  • Advised in connection with the acquisition of two major outlet centres in Italy
  • Advised a French subsidiary of a Swiss group in the domestic appliances sector in connection with the drafting of commercial sales contracts and compliance with consumer protection legislation
  • Advised an Italian automotive group in connection with dealership agreements and the management of after-sales services  
  • Advised an Italian wellness group to ensure compliance with consumer protection rules in relation to its telephone sales activities  
  • Advised an Italian group specializing in stockings in the development of its distribution network in France with the opening of over a hundred stores  
  • Advised an Italian furniture and interior design group in connection with the opening of flagship stores in Paris and London  
  • Advised an Italian fashion group in relation to the development of its French retail network  
  • Advised a French prêt-à-porter group in connection with the opening of its flagship store in Portofino  
  • Advised several luxury, prêt à porter and design brands in connection with the opening of their stores in Paris, Cannes and Saint Tropez