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

“Well regarded for his expertise in real estate. He is very knowledgeable of sales and acquisitions of real estate portfolios in Europe.”

Chambers Europe 2017

Overview

Brice Engel specializes in mergers and acquisitions and real estate law, and has worked at both the White & Case Paris and White & Case New York offices.

He regularly advises investment funds, real estate groups and institutional investors, on the acquisition, development and financing of retail and office properties in Europe. He has also gained significant experience in transactions 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 €233 million acquisition of shopping mall (2017)

Representation of Klépierre in its €233 million acquisition of Nueva Condomina, the leading shopping mall in the region of Murcia, Spain.

Meyer Bergman €100 million acquisition of French portfolio (2017)

Representation of Meyer Bergman, a European real estate investment and fund management firm, in the acquisition of a portfolio of 38 French properties through one of its pan-European funds. The portfolio, comprising high street properties, retail parks, mixed-use properties and shopping galleries, was acquired from institutional investors for more than €100 million.

AEW €188 million acquisition of Primavera portfolio (2016)

Representation of 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.

Klépierre €235 million sale of stake in shopping centres (2016)

Representation of Klépierre on the sale by its controlled subsidiary, Steen & Strøm, of its stake in two shopping centers: 49.9 percent of Åsane Storsenter in Bergen, Norway and 100 percent of Torp Köpcentrum in Uddevalla, Sweden, for a total consideration of €235 million euros.

Klépierre €528 million acquisition of Oslo City (2015)

Representation of Klépierre in 2015, 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.

Klépierre sale of nine shopping centers (2015)

Representation of Klépierre in 2015 on the negotiation of an agreement with Wereldhave regarding the sale of a portfolio of nine shopping centers located in the Netherlands for a total consideration of €770 million.

Klépierre €375 million acquisition of Plenilunio (2015)

Representation of Klépierre in 2015, one of the major European players in retail property market, on the acquisition of Plenilunio shopping center in Madrid from an entity 100 percent indirectly owned by the Orion European Real Estate Fund III C.V, for an amount of €375 million.

CBRE sale of ten commercial centers (2015)

Representation of CBRE in 2015 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 lease agreement with AXA (2014)

Representation of Unibail-Rodamco in 2014 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 acquisition of five luxury properties (2014)

Representation of Katara Hospitality in 2014 on its acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in key European cities.

Klépierre sale of portfolio of 127 retail galleries (2014)

Representation of Klépierre in 2014 in its proposed disposal of a portfolio of 127 retail galleries, to a consortium led by Carrefour and capitalized by institutional investors, for €2.0 billion.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 Europe since 2012

Real Estate – France

Ranked by Chambers Europe 2017

Real Estate – France