Hélène Cloëz


Hélène Cloëz
Paris Bar
French, English
Paris Tél : +33 (0)1 53 23 25 44

Hélène Cloëz, MRICS, is a partner involved in urban planning and development law

Hélène counsels and litigates on behalf of private operators (promoters, developers, investors) and public authorities in development projects (business estate concessions and implementation procedures), administrative and urban planning authorizations (permits, prior declarations, regulations concerning buildings open to the public, local urban planning regulations, commercial urban planning (follow-up and litigation concerning applications of investigation and control agents), for all types of assets, including offices, housing, hotels, industry and energy assets.

She also assists her clients with issues concerning land ownership, divisions, expropriations, pre-emptions and public domain rights. She supports her clients in urban planning taxation e.g. tax on office creation -, property development tax, etc.

Hélène Cloëz is a member of the board of directors and responsible for a professional group: urban planning and property promotion for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). She is the author of a number of publications and teaches urban planning law within the framework of the specialist Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Property Management (MUI) and the Master’s Degree in Property Management offered by the French business school ESSEC.


  • Best Lawyers in France: individually ranked in Public Law
  • Chambers Europe (France):
    – individually ranked (Band 1) in Planning
    – Planning (Band 2)
    – Real Estate (Band 3)
  • Legal 500 EMEA (France):
    – individually ranked (Leading Individual) in Urban planning
    – Real Estate (Tier 2)
    – Administrative & Public Law (Tier 3)
  • Le Point:
    – Real Estate (5 stars)
    – Public law (4 stars)
    – Urban planning (4 stars) (2023)
  • Décideurs:
    – Urban commercial planning (Leading)
    – Real estate development (Leading)
    – Urban planning (Leading)
    – Classified installations for environmental protection, polluted sites and soil, industrial wastelands (Leading)
    – Land management (Leading)
    – Tax law – Urban planning (Leading)
    – Local authority & mixed economy (Excellent)
    – Public domain (Excellent)
    – Administrative contracts and related litigation (Excellent)
    – Market regulation (Excellent)