Erwan Le Douce-Bercot has more than 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, in particular with respect to real estate sales, liabilities guarantee, and lease-related disputes.
Erwan has recently managed major real estate transactions, including advising La Française, acting on behalf of a Korean investor, on the acquisition of the 44,000 sq.m Crystal Park building in Neuilly-sur-Seine; EDF Invest and a co-investor on the acquisition of the 59,000 sq.m "Ecowest" building in Levallois-Perret; and Catalyst Capital on the acquisition and disposition of various office buildings located in the Paris area. On the litigation side, he is currently handling more than 50 ongoing legal proceedings covering transactions, leasing, and construction law.
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.
"He has the ability to listen to the clients' needs and to tailor the service to their expectations."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/France, and Who's Who Legal
Legal 500 EMEA (2021): "has a strong team on top of his own expertise"; "highly dedicated and does not hesitate to think out of the box to help his client to take rightly assessed risks thanks to a high-level analysis"; "expertise in real estate; from leases to development to sophisticated contracts"; "also has an excellent litigation practice"
- French and English