Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has over 20 years experience in real estate law, with extensive knowledge in real estate and property company acquisitions and disposals as well as commercial leases and construction law. He leads the Firm's Real Estate Practice in Paris and advises French and international groups on real estate share deals, property transactions, development, and asset management. He also litigates real estate-related cases before First Courts and Courts of Appeal.
Erwan handled many real estate transactions prior to joining Jones Day in 2017, including the acquisition of a pan-European office building portfolio by a major private equity fund and the acquisition and subsequent resale of a portfolio of hotels located in Paris by Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Paris Inn Group.
Erwan has managed major real estate transactions since joining Jones Day, including advising EDF Invest and a co-investor on the acquisition of the 59,000 sq.m "Ecowest" building in Levallois-Perret, Catalyst Capital on the acquisition of the A-City portfolio, and DWS on the acquisition of a logistic platforms portfolio. He is currently handling more than 50 ongoing litigations covering transactions, leasing, and construction law and has worked on numerous leasing transactions for property companies and investment funds and on development projects such as the construction of Médecins Sans Frontières' new head office in Paris.
Erwan is a member of the Greater Paris Investment Agency (Paris-Île-de-France Capitale Économique) and ULI (Urban Land Institute). He is a lecturer on real estate law at Sciences Po, a leading French research university.
The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.
Advised Catalyst Capital on the share deal acquisition of a shopping center, the acquisition of three office buildings, and the rental management of the properties on the outskirts of Paris.
Advised La Française Real Estate Partners on the acquisition, on behalf of a French investor, of a 15,000 sq. meters office building located in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
Advised Colony Capital on the acquisition of a portfolio of office buildings and logistical platforms in Paris.
Advised Lone Star Funds on the rental and asset management of Coeur Défense, the largest office building in Europe.
Advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on the acquisition of Cap Joliette, an office building in Marseille.
Advised Médecins sans Frontières on the acquisition of an office building in Paris.
"An excellent lawyer and a business-oriented negotiator" — The Legal 500 EMEA
- University of Paris V-René Descartes (Postgraduate degree in Law of Civil and Commercial Obligations 1997); Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) (Diploma in Economic and Financial Section 1995)
- Paris Bar
Ranked yearly in Chambers Europe, Legal 500 EMEA, Legal 500 France, and Who's Who Legal
Chambers Europe (2014): is appreciated by clients for his business focus and innovation — "he has an incredible sense of balance between the legal constraints and business needs" and "he always comes up with ideas, solutions and creative proposals"
Legal 500 EMEA (2015): "an excellent lawyer and a business-oriented negotiator"
- French and English