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03 May 2016

Stephenson Harwood opens French real estate practice in Paris


International law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has strengthened its global real estate practice with the appointment of partner Pierre-Nicolas Sanzey who will launch a dedicated real estate department in the French capital.

Pierre-Nicolas, who joins from Herbert Smith Freehills, has over twenty years' experience in the real estate sector. He primarily advises international investors and large French institutions in all aspects of their real estate investment, development and management needs. Pierre-Nicolas specialises in all real estate matters with a particular focus on commercial property, large retail developments, logistics, and hotels.

Pierre-Nicolas' portfolio of notable work includes: advising Resolution Property on the sale of its large retail outlets in Roubaix and Troyes; advising Allianz's acquisition of the retail shopping centre Nice Etoile; and advising Premier Group on the sale of a prime retail and office property along avenue Georges V in Paris.

Commenting on the appointment, CEO Sharon White stated:

"We are excited to welcome Pierre-Nicolas Sanzey to Stephenson Harwood. His arrival further advances our strategy, particularly in Paris. His wealth of expertise adds a new capability to our already successful real estate practice, as well as further enhancing the services we can offer to our clients from our Paris office."

Pierre-Nicolas Sanzey added:

"This is an exceptional opportunity for me and I look forward to benefitting from the clear firm strategy and adding to the firm's capabilities here in Paris. The portfolio of real estate clients at Stephenson Harwood is enviable and the synergies with my practice make for a perfect fit and exciting prospects for growth."



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