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), urban planning authorisations (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.

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 2023: individually ranked in Public Law
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2022:
    – individually ranked (Leading Individual) in Urban planning
    – Real Estate (Tier 2)
    – Administrative & Public Law (Tier 3)
  • Chambers Europe 2022:
    – Individually ranked (Spotlight Table)
    – Real Estate (Band 3)
  • Décideurs 2022: Urban planning (Leading)
  • Le Point 2022:
    – Real Estate (5 stars)
    – Urban planning (5 stars)
  • Chartered Surveyor, MRICS
  • Trophées du Droit 2021:
    – Gold Trophy in Urban planning
    – Gold Trophy in Real Estate operations, transactions and financings
  • Décideurs 2021:
    – Real Estate development
    – Classified installations for environmental protection (Leading)
    – Public domain
    – Tax law: Urban planning (Excellent)
    Urban commercial planning (Excellent 1)
    Land management (Excellent 1)
    Local authority and mixed economy (Excellent 2)
    Administrative contracts and related litigation (Excellent 2)