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Herbert Smith Freehills, the international law firm, has announced that Anne Petitjean will be joining the firm's Real Estate team as a partner. Anne Petitjean will work closely with David Lacaze and the Real Estate team as well as the Project and Finance teams on the regulatory, environmental, and public law aspects of the practice.

Anne specialises in planning and development law – in particular, in proposed developments of shopping centres and other types of property, including industrial sites, offices, hotels and residential assets. Anne also has considerable experience with the establishment of solar and wind power projects. She advises both French and foreign investment funds, and institutional investors and developers on acquisitions of real property portfolios, investments and project management.

"I am pleased to welcome Anne to the firm as a partner. Her stellar experience in planning and development law provides additional advantages to the Firm both in Paris and globally" says Donald Rowlands, Head of real estate practice - UK and EMEA.

"Our objective is to provide full service advice for complex real estate transactions. Anne's expertise will help us deliver the comprehensive assistance expected by our clients as part of our multi-partner Real Estate Group set up in Paris", adds David Lacaze, partner and head of the Paris Real Estate practice.

Anne Petitjean concludes: "The Real Estate practice at Herbert Smith Freehills has an excellent reputation worldwide. I am delighted to join this energetic team, contribute to the firm's development and work with the talented and highly regarded lawyers in the Real Estate, Project and Finance teams in Paris".

With the addition of Anne, the Paris Real Estate practice now includes 2 partners and 4 associates.


About Herbert Smith Freehills

Operating from 27 offices across Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America, Herbert Smith Freehills is at the heart of the new global business landscape providing premium quality, full-service legal advice. The firm provides many of the world’s most important organisations with access to market-leading dispute resolution, projects and transactional legal advice, combined with expertise in a number of global industry sectors, including Banks, Consumer products, Energy, Financial buyers, Infrastructure & Transport, Mining, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, Real estate, TMT and Manufacturing & Industrials.

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