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David Gérard

David Gérard


David Gérard

David advises on all aspects of real estate law. He specialises in corporate real estate, including portfolio, high-profile and complex real estate transactions, as well as real estate private equity, including the formation of real estate funds, joint-ventures and partnerships. His practice also extends to asset, property and development management, with a particular focus on the Property Technology and Energy sectors.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Paris – Panthéon Assas (Maîtrise Droit des affaires) 2007
  • University of Paris – Panthéon Sorbonne (Master 2 Droit des affaires et de l'économie), 2008
  • University of Paris – Panthéon Sorbonne (Master 2 Droit bancaire et financier), 2009
  • Gide Loyrette Nouel 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2014

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Paris Bar

Awards and citations

  • David Gérard is ranked as one of the 'Rising Stars' for the practice.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2023, Real Estate - France
  • David Gérard is ranked as "Rising Star". David Gérard is a particularly strong counsel in the team, noted for his ‘professional qualities’. ‘I particularly recommend Alexandre Couturier and David Gérard for their relational and professional qualities. Always available and strong deal-makers.’
    Legal 500 2023
  • David Gérard (Up and Coming for Real Estate) enters the rankings this year on the back of positive market feedback. He handles portfolio acquisitions, investments and joint venture creation.
    "He is good in transactional matters and understands things quickly."
    Chambers Europe 2023, Real Estate - France
  • "I would like to particularly mention counsel David Gérard, who is very calm and particularly valuable and precise in the advice he gives."
    Legal 500 2022