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.


  • Chartered Surveyor, MRICS
  • Best Lawyers in France 2021: ranked individually in Public Law
  • Chambers Europe 2020:
    – classée individuellement (Spotlight Table) en Planning
    – Real Estate
    (Band 3)
  • Legal 500 EMEA 2020:
    – ranked individually (Leading Individual) in Administrative & Public Law : Urban planning
    – Real Estate (Tier 2)
    – Administrative & Public Law (Tier 3)
  • Le Point 2020: recognized in Real Estate among the best law firms in France
  • Décideurs 2020: recognized in
    – real estate development (Outstanding)
    – sites and polluted soils (Outstanding)
    – public domain (Excellent)
    – Local authority and mixed economy (Excellent 2)

    – Administrative contracts and related litigation (Highly recommended)
    – Urban planning tax (Excellent)
    – Land management (Excellent 1)
    – Urban commercial planning (Excellent 2)
    – Urban planning (Excellent 1)
  • Chambers Europe 2019: Public Law (Band 4)
  • Décideurs 2019: recognized in
    – environment litigation (Excellent)
  • Law Trophies 2018: silver trophy in Urban Planning and Development Law