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Clifford Chance
Alexandre Lagarrigue

Alexandre Lagarrigue


Alexandre Lagarrigue

Alexandre Lagarrigue specialises in the tax aspects of LBOs, M&A transactions and group reorganisations.

Alexandre also specialises in the tax aspects of property investments, tax structuring of real estate investment funds and property portfolio restructuring.

Alexandre contributes to various French and international publications.

Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • University of Burgundy (D.E.S.S. in tax law) 1992
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1994
  • Admitted as an avocat in Paris 1995
  • Partner since 2003

Awards and citations

  • Alexandre Lagarrigue offers expertise on a range of tax matters and regularly advises clients on the tax aspects of corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions. He is also sought after for his skilled handling of the tax elements of property investments. "Alexandre is a great asset in real estate matters," confirms a source.
    Chambers Europe 2020, Tax - France
  • "Clifford Chance’s ‘excellent’ eight-lawyer team stands out for its ‘high professionalism and availability’. The practice recently advised on high-profile infrastructure M&A transactions through its assistance to Engie with the $2bn sale of its upstream LNG business to Total. It also acted alongside PAI Partners on the €1.15bn LBO on Asmodée. The team also stands out for its ‘strong experience and knowledge of the real estate industry’ where it shows ‘great ability to execute a transaction and anticipate solutions’. It was recently involved in some of the market’s largest investment transactions and handled a number of matters for Primonial, which it notably assisted with its 50% equity investment in a German healthcare asset portfolio owned by Medical Properties Trust. The team is also a leading reference for pan-European real estate fund structuring and assisted Ardian France with the creation of its first real estate fund. Rexel, Axel Springer, Altarea Cogedim and AEW Ciloger are also clients. Co-heads Eric Davoudet and Alexandre Lagarrigue, who ‘combines technical proficiency, imagination and very good judgement’, rank among the best in their fields and counsel Jitka Susankova is also noted."
    Legal 500 EMEA 2019, Tax - France
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue is noted by clients for his "excellent technical skills and availability." He advises industrial clients, real estate operators and investments funds on transaction taxation and tax structuring. His notable mandates include acting for PAI Partners on the EUR1.15 billion LBO of the Asmodée group.
    Chambers Europe 2019, Tax - France
    Chambers Europe 2019, Tax: Real Estate - France - France
  • "Clifford Chance’s 13-lawyer team combines top M&A, property and fund structuring tax expertise and advises many leading French and international financial institutions, investment funds and corporations. Highlights included advising CACEIS on the restructuring of its European activities, GE Capital on the sale of GE Money Bank, Ardian France on the structuring of its first real estate fund, and Carlyle Group on the sale of the future Grand Central building in Paris. The practice also handles sensitive litigation and tax investigations. Eric Davoudet and Alexandre Lagarrigue are strong advisers. Counsels Jitka Susankova and Britta Hardeck are other names to note."
    Legal 500 EMEA 2018, Tax - France
  • "Alexandre Lagarrigue advises French and international clients on the tax aspects of M&A and LBO transactions. He is also experienced in real estate matters. Interviewees describe him as "a deal maker" and report: He is hard-working, rigorous and aware of the clients' constraints."
    Chambers Europe 2018, Tax - France
  • "Clifford Chance provides ‘good responsiveness and accurate analysis’. The ten-lawyer team has strong M&A, LBO and property tax expertise, including knowledge of property funds. Highlights included advising GE on the sale of GE Money Bank and acting for Asian investors on the acquisition of Sofitel Le Faubourg hotel in Paris. The practice also handles tax litigation. Alexandre Lagarrigue is recommended along with the ‘adaptable and responsive’ Eric Davoudet."
    Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Tax - France
  • "Clifford Chance has strong experience of advising leading investment funds on the structuring and fundraising of a wide range of funds, including private equity and private debt funds. The practice assisted Montefiore with the creation of a fourth LBO fund and acted for Bpifrance Investissement on the creation of a fund to invest in French funds which focus on distressed investments. Xavier Comaills is a market-leading figure. Counsel Tiana Rambatomanga is a rising star and tax experts Alexandre Lagarrigue and Eric Davoudet are other names to note."
    Legal 500 EMEA 2017, Fund Formation - France
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue is recommended for his work on restructuring matters. He specialises in the areas of M&A, LBO and real estate. He is also noted for his expertise in real estate fund formation. Sources describe him as "innovative and responsive."
    Chambers Europe 2017, Tax - France
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue combines expertise in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts with experience in real estate matters. He frequently assists clients with the restructuring of real estate portfolios as well as the formation of real estate investment funds. He is praised for his analytical skills, rigorous approach and manner of presenting arguments to the court. He is also noted for being "creative."
    Chambers Europe 2016, Tax - France
  • "Clifford Chance provides ‘a very high level of expertise and efficiency’. The 13-lawyer team is especially strong in the M&A and property fields. It assisted Airbus with the creation of the Airbus Safran Launchers joint venture. The practice is also active in taxation relating to the banking and financial services sector, and also handles litigation. Large corporations and investment funds are clients. Practice head Eric Davoudet has ‘very good technical skills’ and ‘a great strategic vision’. Alexandre Lagarrigue and Anne Lemercier are also recommended".
    Legal 500 EMEA 2016, Tax - France
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue is praised by sources, who are impressed that "he takes time to think about a matter deeply to ensure that he always provides the best advice."
    Chambers Global 2015, Tax - France
  • "Alexandre Lagarrigue handles the tax aspects of major transactions. Key areas of activity include M&A, restructuring, LBOs and real estate transactions."
    Chambers Europe 2014, Tax / Real Estate
  • Clifford Chance’s 11-lawyer team has a leading transactional practice and recently advised a consortium on the acquisition of TIGF from Total. Property tax is also a strong area of expertise, where the firm represents clients such as Apollo Real Estate and AEW Europe. The firm also handles tax litigation and advises investment funds. Practice head Eric Davoudet ranks among ‘the top experts for transactional tax matters’. Alexandre Lagarrigue is also recommended.
    Legal 500 2014, Tax
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue attracts praise for his "consumer-oriented and responsive" approach. He excels in work relating to real estate and private equity funds.
    Chambers Europe 2013, Tax
  • The other key member is Alexandre Lagarrigue, who is "very competent in French and international tax structuring". The practice is particularly expert in corporate, property, fund formation and employee benefits matters. Highlight included assisting AEW Europe with the merger of three pan-European property investment funds.
    Legal 500 2013, Tax
  • Alexandre Lagarrigue attracts praise for his "consumer-oriented and responsive" approach. He excels in work relating to real estate and private equity funds.
    Chambers Global 2013, Tax
  • "Alexandre Lagarrigue is applauded for his command over property-related tax matters and his private equity tax expertise”.
    Chambers Global 2012, Tax