Brice Engel | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Brice Engel
 Brice Engel

Brice Engel

Partner, Paris

T +33 1 55 04 15 46

T +33 1 55 04 15 15

E bengel@whitecase.com

“He has strong communication skills and the ability to drive negotiations in the right direction.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Overview

Brice focuses on mergers and Acquisitions and real estate law, and has worked at both White & Case's Paris and New York offices.

He regularly advises investment funds, real estate groups and institutional investors, notably on the acquisition, development and financing of retail and office properties in Europe.

His clients benefit from his experience within the hospitality industry, acting both on behalf of the owner and the operator.

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar

Education

  • Post graduate (DESS) in Business Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • MBA, ESSEC

Languages

  • French
  • English

Experience

Klépierre, 2015

Representation of Klépierre, a leading shopping center property company in Europe that is listed on the CAC index of France's 40 leading companies by market value, on its €528 million acquisition of Oslo City from DNB group through its subsidiary Steen & Strøm.

Assisting Klépierre in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with Wereldhave on the disposal of a portfolio of nine shopping centers located in the Netherlands for a total consideration of 770 million euros.

Advising Klépierre, one of  the major European player in retail property market, on the acquisition of Plenilunio shopping center in Madrid from an entity 100% indirectly owned by the Orion European Real Estate Fund III C.V, for an amount of €375 million.

CBRE, 2015

Advising CBRE in connection with the €1,3 billion sale of ten commercial centers in France and in Belgium, previously owned by CBRE Retail Property Fund France Belgium (RPFFB), to a consortium comprising China Investment Corporation and AEW.

Unibail-Rodamco, 2014

Advising Unibail-Rodamco on the signing of a long-term lease agreement with AXA IM for the first 18 floors of the Majunga tower in the business area of La Défense.

Katara Hospitality, 2014

Brice represented Katara Hospitality in its acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in key European cities.

Klépierre, 2014

Brice provided Klépierre with representation regarding its proposed disposal of a portfolio of 127 retail galleries, to a consortium led by Carrefour and capitalized by institutional investors, in a deal worth €2.0 billion.

Steen & Strøm, 2014

He represented Steen & Strøm in its sale of five shopping centres in Sweden for SEK3.25 billion (€358 million) to the listed real estate unit of the Olav Thon Group.

Klépierre, 2013

Brice provided representation to Klépierre in its buyout of Icade’s 50% stake in the Odysseum shopping and leisure centre in Montpellier.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 Europe 2012-2016

Real Estate – France

Ranked by Chambers Europe 2016

Real Estate – France