Lefèvre Pelletier & associés a reçu le Trophée d’or de la meilleure équipe spécialisée en « Opérations Immobilières, Transactions et financement » de la 12ème édition des Trophées du Droit & Contentieux.

Ce prix, décerné par un jury composé de directeurs juridiques de renom, a été remis jeudi 29 novembre par le groupe Leaders League, éditeur du magazine Décideurs.

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés est classé parmi les meilleurs cabinets d'avocats d'affaire en France dans l'édition 2014 de l'annuaire professionnel Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa.


L'édition 2014 du Legal 500 Europe Middle East & Africa nomme le cabinet Lefèvre Pelletier & associés dans 14 catégories en France :

  • Administrative and public law: 4ème rang

Within Administrative and public law, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a forth tier firm.

Olivier Ortega heads Lefèvre Pelletier & associés practice, which has specialist expertise in energy efficiency and building matters. The firm also represents clients in urban law disputes and also handles some PPP work.

  • Banking and Finance: 4ème rang

Within Banking and finance, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms¨

  • Construction: 1er rang


Within Construction, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a first tier firm.

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés advises clients such as AG2R La Mondiale on construction projects and also takes on related litigation. The firm assisted Unibail-Rodamco with the negotiation of construction agreements regarding the Trinity Tower at La Défense. The team also has a market-leading practice regarding green buildings. Olivia Michaud heads the team, which also includes Philippe Lefèvre.

  • Dispute Resolution - Commercial litigation: 4ème rang
  • Dispute Resolution - White-collar crime: 4ème rang


Within Dispute resolution : white-collar crime, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms¨ 

  • Employment : 3ème rang

Within Employment, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a third tier firm.

Françoise Pelletier heads Lefèvre Pelletier & associés ‘efficient and available' team, which has recently advised on site closures and collective redundancies. Health issues in the workplace and litigation are also areas of expertise. Monika Seidel-Moreau is also recommended.

  • Environment : 1ème rang

Within Environment, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a first tier firm.

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés considerably enhanced its capabilities by hiring a recognised seven-lawyer team from Winston & Strawn, led by highly regarded expert Vincent Sol and Frédérique Chaillou, who has ‘great skill'. The team has extensive experience in industrial site issues and recently assisted Rio Tinto Alcan with the sale of aluminium wire production activities. Véronique Lagarde and Philippe Pelletier advise on green construction matters.

  • Insurance: 3ème rang
Within Insurance, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms¨.  

  • Intellectual Property: 5ème rang

Within full-service, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms¨.

  • IT, Telecoms and the internet : 5e rang

Within IT, Telecoms and the internet, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms".
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: 6ème rang


Within Mergers and acquisitions, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms¨


  • Project finance and energy : 3ème rang 


Within Project finance and energy (energy), Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as "other recommended firms"


  • Real Estate: 1ème rang


Within Real Estate, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a first tier firm.

Lefèvre Pelletier & associés' full-service practice advises key players such as La Française REM and recently assisted GE Capital Real Estate with the sale of the Pont de Sèvres Towers. Marie-Odile Vaissié heads the practice, which also includes Denis Chardigny, Antonia Raccat, who has ‘a perfect knowledge of the sector'; Philippe Lefèvre; and Olivia Michaud. Pascaline Déchelette-Tolot is also recommended for white-collar crime matters and the ‘solution-oriented' Nicolas Mordaunt-Crook represents asset management funds.
  • Tax: 6ème rang 

Within Tax, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is ranked as ¨other recommended firms

Les bureaux du Maghreb sont également classés :


  • Corporate and M&A : 1ème rang


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés' Vincent Lunel and Fatima-Zohra Bouchemia are ‘very well known for corporate and M&A work and have a reputation for quality work on big deals'. Clients include international energy companies and industrial enterprises.


  • Banking and finance : 2ème rang


At Lefèvre Pelletier & associés, Algiers-based Vincent Lunel and Paris-based Alain Gauvin provide ‘very efficient' service to leading French banks and global corporates. 


  • Dispute resolution : 2ème rang


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla and Vincent Lunel advise Algerian and international companies on commercial disputes and arbitration.

Vincent Lunel est distingué en tant que « leading individuals » en Banking and Finance et Foreign firms.


  • Tourism and real estate : 3ème rang


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is recommended for its expertise in Moroccan capital markets regulatory matters, and advises CDG Capital on all of its capital markets transactions. Alain Gauvin is ‘knowledgeable' and ‘responsive'.


  • Corporate and M&A : 3ème rang


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés advised a French catering company on its acquisition of a Moroccan business. Romain Berthon is recommended.


  • Banking, finance and capital markets: 1er rang


Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is recommended for its expertise in Moroccan capital markets regulatory matters, and advises CDG Capital on all of its capital markets transactions. Alain Gauvin is ‘knowledgeable' and ‘responsive'.



    Chambers and Partners Europe classe les meilleurs avocats et cabinets d'affaire par pays européens. Les pays du Maghreb et de l'Asie sont eux classés dans le Chambers and Partners Global.

    En 2014, le guide Chambers and Partners Europe recommande Lefèvre Pelletier & associés dans 5 practices et nomme 10 associés du cabinet.


    • Real Estate : 2ème rang

    Within Real Estate, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a 2d band  firm.


    THE FIRM : Sizeable team advising asset managers, investors, funds, real estate companies and developers in connection with leases, construction, investments and financing. Also noted for its real estate expertise in the areas of sustainable development and environmental law.

    Sources say : "An excellent firm that's very close to its clients, understanding their needs and defending their interests."
    "The technical and negotiation skills of the lawyers are a real strength of this firm."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Firm co-founder Philippe Pelletier has significant experience of advising clients on a range of real estate matters and is described by one source as "a big name in this area."His practice includes assisting with investments, leases, asset management, disposals and sustainable development.
    Antonia Raccat receives praise from clients: "She's very business-oriented and was proactive in negotiations, strongly defending our interests." She advises clients on complex disposals and acquisitions of assets and often acts for financial institutions.
    Marie-Odile Vaissié heads the firm's real estate department. She has notable expertise in development, construction and the negotiation of commercial leases. She is described by one interviewee as "a high-level specialist in the field of lease negotiation in France; she's excellent on the technical aspects."

    Recommandations individuelles :

    -Philippe Pelletier (Real Estate - Band 2)

    -Antonia Raccat (Real Estate - Band 4)

    -Marie-Odile Vaissié (Real Estate - Band 4)

    • Insurance : 3ème rang

    Within Insurance, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a 3d band firm.

    THE FIRM : Covers both litigation and non-contentious insurance matters. Expertise in financial risks including fraud and the liability of financial institutions, directors and brokers. Advises insurers, claims managers and policy underwriters on drafting, distribution and the analysis and management of claims. Also defends insurers and industrial clients in coverage disputes and liability claims. Industrial risk proceedings are another strength.

    Sources say: "The firm was recommended to us and has not disappointed; it is sensitive to the fact that we approach things from an English perspective."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Séverine Hotellier has a good reputation for industrial risk cases and is complimented for her client service. "She is very efficient and prompt in coming back to me and provides direct insight into the French legal system," says a client.
    Practice head Marie-Christine Peyroux advises domestic and foreign insurance companies on coverage, fraud and professional liability cases. She also assists with policy drafting and amending foreign policies so that they comply with French law.

    Recommandations individuelles :

    -Séverinne Hotellier (Insurance - Band 3)

    -Marie-Christine Peyroux (Insurance - Band 3)

    • Employment : 4ème rang

    Within Employment, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a 4th band firm.

    THE FIRM : A skilled team that advises on a variety of employment issues ranging from M&A to occupational health. Assists with reorganisations, transfer of undertakings, job protection plans and employee savings schemes. Particular experience advising clients on managing liability for psychosocial risks and occupational accidents. Multi-jurisdictional employment matters facing foreign clients are another area of expertise.

    Sources say: "The team is very responsive, listens carefully and is willing to investigate alternative solutions."
    "It provides practical solutions and has a very good understanding of the issues facing our company."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS: Practice head Françoise Pelletier moves up the table after winning over clients with her attentive service and expertise. "She knows French labour law inside out; I feel completely at ease following her advice," confides a source.

Recommandation individuelle :

    -Françoise Pelletier (Employment - Band 3)

    • Environment : 1errang

    Within Environment, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a 1st band  firm.

    THE FIRM : Significantly strengthened by recent hires, this team has expertise in all key areas of environmental law. Areas of focus include facilities management, waste and pollution, industrial sites and the sustainable development of real estate assets. Lawyers also assist clients with transactional matters and administrative procedures.

    Sources say: "The team provides rigorous legal analysis, considers the political aspects of files, respects deadlines, is always available and anticipates the needs of the client."
    "This team is one of the best, if not the best, for environmental law in France."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Vincent Sol co-heads the firm's department for industrial environmental law and real estate sustainable development, and is admired by peers and clients alike for his long-standing experience and significant expertise in this area. In the words of one interviewee: "He's a point of reference for many stakeholders in the domain of environmental law, the authorities included, and he's one of the first names you would give as an expert in this area."

Recommandation individuelle :

- Vincent Sol (Environment - Band 1)

  • Dispute Resolution (Litigation): Highly Regarded 1er rang
  • Within Dispute Resolution, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a 1st band firm.

    THE FIRM : Well regarded for commercial disputes involving domestic clients. Offers particular expertise in professional civil liability, industrial risk and financial litigation.

    Sources say : "The service is very good and the team is incredibly available. You don't have to chase the lawyers - they send documents ahead of time and are a great support."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Practice head Xavier Clédat climbs the rankings following strong market feedback:"He's extremely rigorous and knows litigation procedures inside out. He's a safe pair of hands."
    Associate Nicolas Aynes is a new addition to the rankings, following positive client feedback highlighting his business sense. "He's brilliant. You can tell he's going to go far," praises one source.

    Recommandation individuelle :

    - Xavier Clédat (Dispute Resolution/Litigation - Band 4)

    - Nicolas Aynes (Dispute Resolution/Litigation - Associates to watch)


  • Banking & Finance
  • Recommandation individuelle :

    - Nicolas Mordaunt-Crook (Banking & Finance - Spotlight Table)


            LPA’s ability to serve international clients, whether US or UK-based, is well recognised on the market. Several partners and associates have joined from top-tier US and UK law firms. Some partners are qualified to practise in New York or England. The firm’s multi-cultural approach and language skills have won it new clients from diverse locations, including Japan, China, India and Algeria in addition to several EU countries. Over the years LPA has developed close but non-exclusive working relationships with major law firms throughout the world. Today, it can offer a network of highly specialised legal teams to assist clients in their multi-jurisdiction development with a one-stop approach. The firm is also a member of the WSG professional network.

            • ALGERIA, Corporate/ Commercial, Foreign Legal Consultants: 2ème rang

            This ten-strong local team handles a high volume of foreign investment matters and M&A transactions, with a focus on the infrastructure, oil and gas and banking sectors. The firm also has a disputes arm in Algiers which acts for both domestic clients and the subsidiaries of international companies. Notable clients include Alstom Transport, BNP Paribas and Citibank. Vincent Lunel heads the firm's Algerian practice, dividing his time between Paris and Algiers. He regularly represents foreign clients in connection with their investments in Algeria.

          • MOROCCO, General Business Law, Foreign Legal Consultants : 3ème rang
          • This firm is well regarded for its activity in the banking and finance sector. It frequently represents local and international banks, and recently advised the African Development Bank on the structuring, negotiation and drafting of a USD250 million loan to Morocco's Office Cherifien des Phosphates. The firm continues to develop its real estate practice and is increasingly active in general corporate and M&A work. Alain Gauvin focuses on banking and finance, capital markets and regulatory matters.

            Recommandation individuelle :

          • ALGÉRIE: Vincent Lunel et Alain Gauvin maintiennent respectivement leur classement en Band 1 dans la catégorie « Corporate/Commercial » et « Foreign Experts : Based Abroad ».
          • ARMÉNIE: Evelyne Bagdassarian est classée en qualité de « Foreign Experts : Based Abroad » dans la catégorie « General Business Law » en Arménie.
          • FRANCE: Silke Nadolni et Monika Seidel-Moreau sont classées en tant que « Foreign Expert » dans la catégorie « Corporate/M&A ».
            Evelyne Bagdassarian est qualifiée en tant que «Foreign Expert» dans la catégorie «Tax» en France pour l'Arménie.
            Xavier Clédat est classé en Band 4 dans la catégorie « Dispute Resolution ».
          • GERMANY: Silke Nadolni et Monika Seidel Moreau sont qualifiées en tant qu' « Expert Based Abroad » dans la catégorie « Corporate/M&A ».
          • MAROC: Alain Gauvin maintient son classement en Band 1 au Maroc et en qualité de "Foreign experts : Based abroad"




                        Hélène CLOËZ, Jacques-Henry de BOURMONT, Philippe LEFEVRE, Silke NADOLNI, Philippe PELLETIER et Marie-Odile VAISSIE sont membres de la RICS.

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                        Au plan international, la certification délivrée par la RICS est l'assurance d'un professionnalisme et l'adhésion à des règles éthiques.