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Paul Hastings Adds Leading Real Estate Partner Jean-Louis Martin and Team to Paris Office

Paris – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Jean-Louis Martin has joined as a partner and head of the real estate department in the Paris office. He brings with him associates Arielle Messawer, David Bensimon, and Quentin Jobard.

Mr. Martin was head of the real estate department of King & Wood Mallesons in Paris, and co-head of the Real Estate European & Middle East sector group.

He specializes in real estate transactions, with a particular focus on acquisitions and sales of assets, portfolios, financing, and formation of real estate funds.  He has extensive knowledge and experience with commercial properties, logistics companies, and real estate operations, and is named one of the leading French real estate lawyers in guides such as Chambers and Legal 500.

His clients include real estate investment funds, institutional investors, sovereign funds, French and international developers, as well as businesses, with their own property leases, sale, and lease-back agreements.

“Jean-Louis is one of the most highly regarded real estate partners in France and is a welcome addition to our leading global practice,” said Seth Zachary, chair of Paul Hastings. “His reputation with clients in the real estate and private equity funds sectors mirrors our own strengths in our European and global offices, and he will expand and enhance the service we can provide to our clients.”

Mr. Martin joins other recent hires in a growing team at Paul Hastings in Paris, including leveraged finance partner Olivier Vermeulen and regulatory and energy partner Sylvain Bergès.

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