Jean-Louis Martin is the Partner in charge of the Real Estate practice of the Paul Hastings Paris office.
Jean-Louis specializes in real estate transactions. He has extensive experience with real estate investments with particular focus on acquisitions and sales of assets, portfolios, and property companies as well as with joint-ventures, or the formation or implementation of complex contractual agreements between investors and real estate operators.
Jean-Louis assists his clients with transactions and development projects involving commercial and logistics real estate assets or shopping centers. He also regularly advises investors on their real estate bank financing needs.
Jean-Louis also advises international real estate investment funds, institutional investors, sovereign funds, developers, and industrial groups in the field of commercial leases, sale & leaseback agreements, construction operations, and development of new operating sites or headquarters.
In addition, Jean-Louis practices in sports law where he has over twenty years of experience. He has acted on major international sports events organized in France or abroad and regularly advises event organizers or professional sports actors.
In particular, he is involved in negotiating marketing contracts with official partners of sporting institution events or competitions and is recognized as a specialist in organizing public tenders and selling television sports broadcasting rights.
Jean-Louis Martin is President of the Legal Committee of the French professional Rugby League.
He is a member of the Paris Bar and is fluent in French and English.
Accolades and Recognitions
"Jean-Louis Martin is described by one peer as 'a good name in real estate' with another calling him 'a skilled lawyer'. He advises on the full range of real estate investment and development projects, with recent work including joint ventures and acquisitions. " -Chambers Europe, Band 2
"Jean-Louis Martin is noted for his expertise on acquisitions and disposals in this sector and also for his experience of structuring real estate funds. He is described by one client as 'a very strong and commercial individual who knows what we want to do and how to deal with us'." -Chambers Europe, Band 2
"The practice is led by the 'greatly experienced' Jean-Louis Martin, who 'goes straight to the point.' " -Legal 500
Jean-Louis graduated from the University of Dijon (Master's degree in Business Law), from the University of Montpellier (DJCE-DESS), and from Columbia University (LL.M.).
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the sale of the company that owns the "Le Jour" office building to Primonial(300 M€)
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the financing by Aareal of the acquisition and redevelopment of the "Espace Lumière" office building (200 M€)
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the acquisition of the company that owns the "Espace Lumière" office building from Invesco(230 M€)
Advised Crédit Agricole (Predica ) in connection with its investment in a real estate investment fund dedicated to development of office buildings (500 M€capital commitments )
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the acquisition of the planned "Nova" building to be developed by Promogerim(105 M€)
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the financing granted by Natixis for the acquisition of the "Nova" building (100 M€)
Advised CBRE Capital Partners /Virtuo (Olympe ) joint-venture in connection with the setting up of a credit line granted by ING for logistics platform development (100 M€)
Advised Virtuo Industrial Property in connection with the formation of a joint-venture with CBRE Capital Partners for logistics platform development (300 M€)
Advised Swiss Life REIM in connection with the joint-venture acquisition with Caisse des Dépôts of 80% of the shares of Foncière Vesta, subsidiary of SNCF Group (1.500 M€)
Advised Foncière Vesta in connection with the financing granted by a syndicate of banks for the "Vesta" refinancing transaction (500 M€)
Advised Fortress and Freo Asset Management in connection with the acquisition and financing of the Albert 1st Tower from Eiffage for its redevelopment (90 M€)
Advised Tishman Speyer in connection with the sale of the company that owns the "Cristalia" office building to a South Korean investor (160 M€)
Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the financing of M7 in its acquisition of a portfolio of light industrial assets (100 M€)
Advised André Balazs Investors in connection with the acquisition in joint-venture of a residential complex to be transformed into a luxury 45-room boutique hotel in Paris (140 M€)
Advised Malakoff Médéric in connection with is co-investment with Ilmarinen in the acquisition of an office building in Luxembourg (89 M€)
Advised Eurazeo Patrimoine in connection with the sale of Eurazeo's majority stake in ANF Immobilier to Icade(200 M€)
Advised CitizenM in connection with the acquisition of an office building on Avenue des Champs-Elysées for conversion into a four-star hotel (100 M€)
Advised Eurazeo Patrimoine in connection with its acquisition of the "Highlight" office building to be developed by Kaufman & Broad(220 M€)
Advised Eurazeo Patrimoine in connection with the financing granted by Natixis regarding the acquisition of the "Highlight" office building (140 M€)
Advised ANF Immobilier in connection with the sale of the "Rue de la République" residential portfolio in Marseille to Primonial(650 M€)
Advised CitizenM in connection with the financing granted by HSBC for the development of a four-star hotel in the Paris Gare de Lyon area (60 M€)
Advised Infrared Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and financing of the "Radio" office building, to be built by Linkcity(50 M€)
Advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch in connection with the financing of Greenoak 's investment in four logistics platforms acquired from Generali(120 M€)
Advised Schroders Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of the "Le Directoire" office building (90 M€)