ErwanLe Douce-Bercot


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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.


  • Goldman Sachs purchases Paris office, retail building with Immobel SAJones Day acted as co-investor with Immobel SA in the $119 million purchase of a mixed-use property at 277 Rue Saint-Honoré, Paris.
  • Unibail Rodamco Westfield leases space in new Trinity building in La Défense, Paris to Welkin and MerakiJones Day advised Unibail Rodamco Westfield in the negotiation and drafting of a lease with Welkin and Meraki, a provider of flexible working space, renting 3,500 sq.m in the brand new Trinity building in La Défense, Paris.
  • Casino Guichard-Perrachon completes $119 million sale-leaseback of French hypermarket portfolioJones Day advised Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA in its $119 million sale-leaseback of three hypermarket properties located in Southern and Central France from W.P. Carey Inc.
  • Crossbay France acquires logistic asset in Saclay, France and leases it backJones Day advised Crossbay France in the sale and lease-back of a logistic asset located in Saclay, France.
  • MARK Capital Management acquires nine property logistic portfolio in FranceJones Day advised MARK Capital Management Limited in its acquisition of a logistic portfolio of nine real estate assets located in France.
  • La Française Real Estate Managers acquires office building located in Malakoff (92)Jones Day advised La Française Real Estate Managers in the acquisition from Batipart, Covea and the ACM of a real estate complex for office use, located at the foot of metro line 13, boulevard Charles de Gaulle in Malakoff.
  • Amundi Asset Management acquires Tangram office building in Paris suburbJones Day advised Amundi Asset Management in its acquisition of the 14,300 sqm Tangram office building, located in the Paris suburb of Malakoff from London-based InfraRed Capital Partners and Paris-based Hemisphere.
  • 813 Capital IdInvest Partners acquires "Baillage du Roi" located in VersaillesJones Day advised 813 Capital IdInvest Partners on the legal aspects of the structuring, financing and acquisition of the "Baillage du Roi", an historical asset located in Versailles, as well as on the drafting and negotiation of (i) a lease in future state of completion for the operation of a co-living activity and of (ii) construction contracts for the renovation of the asset.
  • LFPI Gestion sold portfolio of 12 hotels in France to Groupe FerréJones Day assisted LFPI Gestion in the sale of Alliance Holding SAS and Alliance Hôtels Développement SAS, two holding companies owned by funds managed by LFPI Gestion and which directly and indirectly own a portfolio of 12 hotels in France, to Groupe Ferré, the leading independent French hotel group.
  • La Francaise Real Estate Managers acquires 44,000 sq.m Crystal Park office property in Neuilly-sur-Seine for €691 millionJones Day advised La Francaise Real Estate Managers in the acquisition and related financing of the 44,000 sq. m Crystal Park office property in Neuilly-sur-Seine for €691 million.
  • La Française Real Estate Partners acquires seven-story Crystal Park office building located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, FranceJones Day advised La Française Real Estate Partners in its €691 million ($755.9 million) acquisition of the seven-story Crystal Park office building located 62-64 boulevard Victor Hugo, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, from listed commercial property investor ICADE.
  • Greystar acquires Acteva Residences ServicesJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of Acteva Residences Services, a company managing student residences in all major French cities.
  • Catalyst Capital France to acquire office building from VINCI in Saint DenisJones Day advised Catalyst Capital France SAS, et al. in connection with the acquisition of an office building from VINCI in future state of completion located in Saint Denis.
  • Investment firm acquires building in Levallois-PerretJones Day advised an investment firm in a joint venture comprised of two investors in the acquisition of a building located in Levallois-Perret.
  • 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.