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International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) announces the arrival of Anne Richier, known for her knowledge of urban planning and development law, as a partner in the firm's Paris Real Estate & Construction Practice. She will be supported by Senior Lawyer Iris Pariset-Hauret.

Anne’s arrival reflects the firm's desire to continue its development in France and to build a strong practice dedicated to the real estate industry.

Anne joins the Real Estate Team led by Henry Ranchon, Pierre Popesco and Laurent Schittenhelm. This team is supported by the skills of other partners in financing (David Blondel), tax (Christine Daric and Olivier Mesmin), environment and renewable energies (Jean-Pierre Delvigne), and corporate (Frédéric Jungels). Combined with other junior lawyers, they form a multidisciplinary group of more than 30 lawyers dedicated to the legal and tax issues of the real estate industry.

"I am delighted that our office is welcoming our 19thpartner. Anne’s arrival fully meets our ambition to provide clients with a complete service offering – and this is now the case for the Real Estate Practice – by adding urban planning and development to the existing skills in Investment, Funding, Tax and Environment," said Olivier Mesmin, co-managing partner of the Paris office.

Anne has developed deep experience in public real estate law, both in advisory and litigation matters. In particular, she is involved in setting up complex real estate transactions and deals relating to regulatory and operational urban planning, regulations applying to commercial development, office approval or establishments open to the public, including expropriation or pre-emption procedures. She also advises a wide range of clients on the acquisition, financing, or management of classified facilities or polluted sites. She will co-develop this practice with the Environment & Renewable Energy Team led by Partner Jean-Pierre Delvigne.

"Anne's arrival and the excellence of her background will enable us to meet the growing demand of our French and international clients and to assist them with all of their real estate projects," adds Henry Ranchon, partner in charge of the Real Estate Team in Paris.

"I am very enthusiastic about joining the BCLP Real Estate Team, which I have had the opportunity to work with on a number of cases and whose reputation for excellence is well established. The firm's strength in real estate in France and abroad is a real asset for clients. In addition, the firm's dynamic development in France over the past two years was a decisive factor in my choice. It is extremely motivating to be involved in such a project," concludes Anne.

About Anne Richier

A lawyer since 2004, Anne Richier began her career with Orrick Rambaud Martel (2004-2007), where she developed her knowledge in local authority law, as well as in litigation and consultancy in urban planning and development. In 2007, she joined De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (2007-2022) and became counsel in 2017. She strengthened her skills in urban planning and development law, as well as in classified installations for the protection of the environment.

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2004, Anne is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institute of Public Business Law of the EFB-Université Paris XI.

About Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

With over 1,275 lawyers in 30 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP is a fully integrated global law firm that provides clients with connected legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it. The firm is known for its relationship-driven, collaborative culture, diverse legal experience and industry-shaping innovation and offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world.

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