Of Counsel

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Carol Khoury advises international investors as well as end-users in the framework of their French and international real estate transactions. She has extensive experience in acquisitions, disposals, and sale-and-leaseback of real estate assets.

Carol also has extensive experience in commercial leases for both investors and end-users.

She advises French and international clients, such as Amadeus, CBRE Global Investment Partners, Hansteen, Henderson Park, IBM, and Sanofi. The major transactions on which she worked recently include the disposition of OPCI Logizola's assets by CBRE Global Investment Partners European Co-Investment Fund and the purchase by Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I of Le Méridien Etoile Hotel, the largest hotel in Paris.

Carol works regularly with lawyers in the Firm's Tax; Private Equity; and Banking, Finance & Securities practices.

Holder of a French notaire diploma, Carol served as a notaire with a French notaire firm from 1992 to 1999.

She is a member of the ULI (Urban Land Institute).


  • Sanofi sold "Biopark by Sanofi" to Evotec SEJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of "Biopark by Sanofi" to Evotec SE.
  • Greystar forms joint venture to launch €1 billion Paris student housing ventureJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in relation to a joint venture for the development of purpose-built student accommodation and young professional accommodation in the Greater Paris region, with an investment capacity of circa €1 billion.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 25% of Cityhold Office Partnership ("CHOP")Jones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its 25% acquisition of the interests in CHOP valued at approximately €625 million from TIAA-CREF (largest U.S. life insurance company) advised by Nuveen Real Estate (an independent subsidiary of TIAA-CREFF) which also provides investment management services to CHOP.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Ares Management purchases four logistics assets in FranceJones Day advised Ares Management, LLC in connection with the purchase from and leaseback to XPO logistics of four (4) logistics assets in France.
  • Sommet Education acquires Ducasse EducationJones Day assisted Sommet Education, a portfolio company of Eurazeo, in its acquisition of a 51% interest in Ducasse Education, a major player in culinary arts and pastry training.
  • Deezer to lease new headquarters in ParisJones Day advised Deezer S.A. in connection with the lease of its new headquarters in Paris.
  • Inside Secure acquires Verimatrix for approximately $145 millionJones Day advised Inside Secure in its all cash acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc. for up to approximately $145 million in cash (including a potential earn-out).
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Findos Investor acquires worldwide business of Röder HTS Höcker GmbHJones Day advised funds managed by Findos Investor in connection with acquisition of the entire worldwide business operations of Röder HTS Höcker GmbH.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) and Virtuo to build €1bn French logistics portfolioJones Day represented CBRE Europe Value Partners 2 (EVP2) in the establishment of its joint venture with Virtuo Industrial Property to purchase, build and rent a circa €1bn portfolio of prime logistics assets in France and the joint venture's acquisition of a seed portfolio consisting of five sites totaling circa 163,000 sqm of buildable area in the Marseille, Lyon and Lille areas.
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Sanofi sells infectious disease unit to EvotecJones Day advised Sanofi in the sale of its infectious disease unit to Evotec AG.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • CBRE Global Investors sells portfolio of twelve dry and cold storage logistics facilities in FranceJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in connection with the sale of a portfolio of twelve dry and cold storage logistics properties located throughout France.
  • David Lloyd Leisure acquires The City Green Sports and Health ClubJones Day advised David Lloyd Leisure Ltd. in its announced acquisition of City Green Sport and Health Club. The deal is due to complete in early March 2018 and it will become the company’s 112th club.
  • La Banque Postale finances wind farm in FranceJones Day represented the group La Banque Postale in connection with the €20 million (US$24.5 million) project financing of a 20 MW wind farm located in France sponsored by EDF EN France, acting through its subsidiary Société du Parc Eolien du Bois de Belfays.
  • Hansteen disposes German and Dutch portfolio for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion)Jones Day advised Hansteen Holdings PLC in the disposal of its German and Dutch property portfolios and real estate management business for €1.28 billion (US$1.4 billion) to entities owned by funds advised by affiliates of The Blackstone Group L.P. and M7 Real Estate (the "Buyer").
  • Yesday SAS negotiates agreement with Icade for "smart maker" concept and lease on plans (BEFA)Jones Day advised Yesday SAS with the negotiation of (i) a partnership agreement with Icade for the implementation of the 'smart maker' concept, and (ii) a lease agreement on plans (BEFA) on 4,400 sq meters of premises in St Denis (Paris suburb), France.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 29 septembre 2016
      Gestion environnementale et commerciale du patrimoine immobilier : Focus sur les apports des lois ALUR et PINEL
    • 18 mars 2010
      Comment sécuriser la cession d'anciens sites industriels, Intersol 2010
    • 8 décembre 2009
      Le cadre juridique général de la procédure de fermeture de sites industriels - La réindustrialisation et la revalorisation des sites industriels : aspects droit social, droit de l'environnement et droit immobilier, 2ème Matinée du Club RSE organisée par Jones Day Paris en partenariat avec
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