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 Anne Petitjean
 Anne Petitjean

Anne Petitjean

Counsel, Paris

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Anne Petitjean is a Counsel in the Paris Real Estate Group. Prior to joining White & Case, she worked in a leading French law firm concentrating on real estate law where she mainly focused on town planning and urban development law. She was involved in construction transactions (statutory and contractual set-up operations of urban development, management and drafting documents relating to town planning issues, assistance in connection with the instruction and audit of building permits, follow-up of expropriation and preemption procedures).

Ms. Petitjean focuses on the implementation and development of shopping mall projects, and the construction of various types of real estate assets (industrial sites, offices, hotels and residential properties, public facilities). She also advises investors (French or foreign investment funds or listed real estate companies) and French institutions in relation to acquisitions and transfers of real estate portfolios.

She is also experienced in transactions relating to public domain occupation, where she advised on urban development transactions in the public maritime domain, which consisted of the realization of real estate works in the public domain, in particular in the autonomous ports of Marseille and Le Havre.

She has recently been involved in renewable energy projects (wind farms and solar) and is experienced in key stages of such projects (grid access; power purchase agreements; real estate including leases; purchase and easements; town planning; and construction issues).

Bars and Courts

  • Paris Bar


  • Institut de Droit Public des Affaires
  • DESS, Contentieux de Droit Public, Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
  • DEA Droit Public Général, Université de Poitiers


  • French
  • English


AEW Europe, 2016

Anne was part of the team who advised AEW Europe on the acquisition of the Primavera portfolio from Grosvenor, of two shopping centres located in Marseille and Châlons-en-Champagne for a total value of € 188 million.

SARIHV's sale of 100,000 sqm in Issy-les-Moulineaux, 2016

Anne represented SARIHV (subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts) in the sale of the site previously used for the Orange Centre National d'Etude des Télécommunications (CNET) in Issy-les-Moulineaux (100,000 sqm), to Altarea Cogedim, the developer/investor for the "Issy Coeur de Ville" city center project.

Renovation of the Ritz Hotel Limited, 2013-2015

Anne advised the Ritz Hotel on the renovation  of the hotel located at Place Vendôme. This included development matters, such as the issuance of required consent (building permits and public domain occupancy on Place Vendôme), the negotiation and drafting of construction agreements with Bouygues, and the works expertise ("référé préventif").

Acquisition of a five-star hotel in Paris, 2014

Anne represented an investor from the Middle East on their acquisition of a five-star hotel in Paris.

Acquisition of the Carlton in Cannes, 2014

Anne advised Katara Hospitality, the Qatar-based global owner, developer and operator of hotels, on the acquisition of luxury Intercontinental properties in Europe, including the acquisition of the Carlton in Cannes.

Reorganisation of Starwood Luxury hotel division, 2014

Anne advised Starwood (Groupe du Louvre) on the reorganisation of its luxury hotel division.

€2 billion shopping mall portfolio sale, 2013

Anne provided counsel  to Klépierre, a leading shopping center property company in Europe, on town planning issues, and on its sale of a portfolio of 127 retail galleries to a consortium led by Carrefour and capitalized by institutional investors at €2 billion.

Wind farms projects, 2013-2014

Anne advised HSH Nordbank on the project financing of two acquisitions, on the construction and operation of wind farms, one from Nordex, and one from H2AIR, both acquired by ESPF Nr. 3 Austria Beteiligungs Gmbh.

Sale and lease back of 32 hotels, 2011

Advising Louvre Hotel Group, subsidiary of Société du Louvre, on the sale of 32 hotels Campanile to Predica and Foncière des Murs (Sale & lease back).

Speaking Engagements

"The preemptive rights on real estate transactions" (Comment gérer les droits de préemption dans les transactions immobilières ?), 2015:
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"The environmental responsibility of companies" (la responsabilité environnementale des sociétés), 2013:
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"The impacts of the net surface area reform" (La réforme de la surface de plancher : quels impacts ?), 2013:
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"What will the thermic regulation reform change regarding property asset?" (La réglementation thermique 2012 – RT 2012: quels enjeux sur votre patrimoine immobilier?), 2013:
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"Solar and wind farm projects, how to prepare and secure?" (Projets solaires et éoliens, comment préparer et sécuriser vos projets?), 2013:
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  • Global Renewable Energy Guide, 2015
  • The boom of the wind sector: towards a necessary control of the legal stakes (Le boom de la filière éolienne: vers une nécessaire maîtrise des enjeux juridiques), Le Magazine des Affaires, March 2008