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

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 2013, le guide Chambers and Partners Europe recommande Lefèvre Pelletier & associés dans 5 practices et nomme 9 associés du cabinet.

    En 2013, le guide Chambers and Partners Global recommande Lefèvre Pelletier & associés en Algérie, Maroc et Chine et nomme 2 associés du cabinet.


    • Real Estate : 2ème rang

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


    THE FIRM : This sizeable ten-partner practice provides a 'one-stop shop' service to its clients. The firm's extensive expertise covers areas such as construction, zoning, environment, development and asset management. Its client list includes illustrious names such as Unibail-Rodamco, GE Real Estate, AEW Europe and Invesco.

    Sources say : "We are comfortable and confident in the firm." "What distinguishes it is that it always brings the right partner to the table at the right time."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Senior statesman Philippe Lefèvre remains one of the most respected lawyers in the real estate field.  Philippe Pelletier continues to work with the French government on urban planning and co-ownership reforms. One interviewee asserts: "He has knowledge of all real estate issues in France."  Marie-Odile Vaissié is a trusted practitioner, and one client notes: "When I have specific and complex questions, I know she will be able to deal with them." Antonia Raccat ascends the rankings this year on the back of strong market feedback. She is known for her litigation skills and clients say she is "excellent." (2012: ranking Up and Coming).

    Recommandations individuelles :

    -Philippe Lefèvre (Senior Statesmen)

    -Philippe Pelletier (Rang 2)

    -Antonia Raccat (Rang 4)

    -Marie-Odile Vaissié (Rang 4)

    • Insurance : 2ème rang

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


    THE FIRM : Clients value this team for its ability to co-operate seamlessly with Lefèvre Pelletier's other practices and international partner firms. It has in-depth expertise of industrial and financial risk. The group mostly represents insurance companies, providing advice and litigation services to policy underwriters and claims managers. It assists them with policy drafting, claims analysis and legal defence. The firm has also developed particular expertise in the handling of large serial claims. It works with both French and English-speaking companies. 

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Clients value Severine Hotellier Delage's  tenacity and sector expertise. Interviewees say: "I trust her because she is a fighter." "She is well known in the industry, one of the names you think of for insurance work." She specialises in industrial risk litigation for French insurance clients.

    Practice head Marie-Christine Peyroux is regarded as "very easy to work with, very able – a hard worker with a good technical understanding of insurance." She focuses on professional and financial risk, the liability of banks and brokers, and risk management. She regularly advises international insurance companies.

    Recommandations individuelles :

    -Séverinne Hotellier (Rang 3)

    -Marie-Christine Peyroux (Rang 3)

    • Employment : 4ème rang

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

    THE FIRM : This well-regarded independent remains a solid choice for clients seeking counsel on a variety of employment matters. It is active in many sectors including real estate, finance, insurance, telecoms and luxury goods. The team often works in collaboration with the firm's M&A, real estate and tax departments to provide a one-stop service.

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Françoise Pelletier is lauded for her skill in both contentious and non-contentious matters. She has developed a notable specialisation in health and safety risks in the workplace.

    Recommandation individuelle :

    -Françoise Pelletier (Rang 4)

    • Environment : 3ème rang


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

    THE FIRM : This full-service law firm regularly offers environmental advice to major market players. The bulk of its workload is connected to renewable energy and real estate. Of late it has been increasingly active in solar energy, land pollution and sustainable building, where it won notable mandates from clients seeking to obtain green building certification. Highlights include representing GDF SUEZ in litigation connected to a sale of polluted land. Other key clients include Nexity and Poste Immo.

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Head of the environment and sustainable development department Veronique Lagarde is the key contact for this practice.

    Vincent Sol wins effusive praise from all corners. His leading role in the firm's major matters makes him well known on the market and a huge name in environmental law.

    • Dispute Resolution (itigation): 4ème rang

    Within Dispute Resolution, Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is a fourth band firm.

    THE FIRM : This newcomer to the rankings recently boosted its practice with the recruitment of department head Xavier Clédat and key partner Severine Hotellier. Its areas of expertise include commercial litigation, financial and white-collar crime litigation. The group regularly advises major French blue-chip clients before the civil and criminal courts.

    Sources say : "One of the advantages of the firm is that we have access to the full range of services it offers, whilst still maintaining a personal relationship with the partner."

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Xavier Clédat comes highly recommended for his customer-oriented approach. One interviewee observes: "He's conscientious, accessible and extremely reactive."


    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 firm is rated for its significant experience of Algerian affairs. It is noted for its strength in the financial services sector and advises on matters such as asset financing, refinancing and restructuring deals. In addition, the firm acts on construction, infrastructure and real estate agreements, joint venture transactions and M&A deals. It is praised for its knowledge of the local banking regulations, ability to serve international companies and cost-effective approach. Notable clients include ArcelorMittal, Citibank and BNP Paribas. Vincent Lunel is the head of the practice, and impresses with his knowledge of the Algerian legal market. "He is very efficient, extremely professional and very dedicated," say sources.

    MOROCCO, General Business Law, Foreign Legal Consultants : 2ème rang

    This firm has expertise in the banking, finance and capital markets sectors, and works closely with many international and local banks, particularly in relation to structured finance and the refinancing of micro-finance institutions. The team also works on M&A involving financial institutions. Clients include Attijariwafa Bank, Crédit Agricole du Maroc and Citibank.

    KEY INDIVIDUALS : Alain Gauvin is the lead lawyer for the firm and clients laud his international standards. He is also very active on the firm's most important Algeria work.

    Recommandation individuelle :

    - Alain Gauvin (Maroc Band 1)
    - Vincent Lunel (Algérie Band 1)

    CHINE, Capital Markets (International Firms) (Foreign Experts)

    Paul - Emmanuel Benachi of Lefèvre Pelletier & associés is based in the firm's China office and regularly advises French and international clients on capital markets and investment matters in the region.



     PLC Which Lawyer

    Le guide PLC Which Lawyer 2012 nomme Lefèvre Pelletier & associés dans 9 catégories et 8 associés sont recommandés :
    • Corporate Real Estate: 2 ème rang - Highly recommended firms

    Recommandations individuelles :

    - Denis CHARDIGNY

    - Philippe LEFEVRE

    - Philippe PELLETIER

    - Marie-Odile VAISSIE

    • Construction: 1er rang - Leading firms

    Recommandations individuelles :

    - Denis CHARDIGNY

    - Philippe LEFEVRE

    - Olivia MICHAUD

    - Marie-Odile VAISSIE

    • Labour and employee benefits: 4 ème rang - Recognised firms

    Recommandation individuelle :

    - Françoise PELLETIER

    • Tax: 3 ème rang - Recommended firms
    • Corporate M&A: 4 ème rang - Recognised firms
    • Insurance: 4 ème rang- Recognised firms

    Recommandation individuelle :

    - Marie-Christine PEYROUX

    • Private Client: 4 ème rang - Recognised firms
    • Dispute resolution: 4 ème rang - Recognised firms
    • Environnement : 3 ème rang - Recommended firms

    Recommandation individuelle :

    -Véronique LAGARDE

    Lefèvre Pelletier & associés a été choisi en tant que meilleur cabinet d'avocats en Droit Immobilier pour l'année 2010 par Global Law Expert.




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

    La RICS, organisation professionnelle internationale compte plus de 100 000 membres répartis dans 146 pays et représente les professionnels des secteurs de l'immobilier, de la construction, de l'expertise et de l'environnement dans le monde entier. 

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