Brice Engel

Partner, Paris


“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


Brice Engel is Co-Head of the Real Estate practice in White & Case Paris. Brice 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.

Brice also lectures on the Master 2 programme of the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, and at the Université de Picardie, on the subject of mergers and acquisitions.

Bars and Courts
Post graduate (DESS) in Business Law
University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas


Mercedes-Benz (2023)
Advised Mercedes-Benz on the cooperation agreement for its strategic partnership with energy company E.ON for the establishment and operation of the new Europe-wide Mercedes-Benz charging network, which enables fast, safe and environmentally friendly charging of electric vehicles.

Icade Santé (2023)
Representation of healthcare property investor Icade Santé and its minority shareholders Predica, Sogecap and BNP Paribas Cardif on the sale of Icade's stake in Icade Santé to European real estate asset management platform Primonial REIM.

Mark III Holdings BV (MARK) (2022)
Representation of Mark III Holdings BV (MARK), a subsidiary of MARK Capital Management (formerly known as Meyer Bergman), on the sale of Pershing Hall, a flagship mixed-use development in Paris' Golden Triangle, to Allianz Vie.

Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) (2021)
Representation of Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, on its sale of a portfolio of 11 European data centers to Ascendas Reit, a CapitaLand sponsored REIT, for €569 million, approximately US$680 million.

THOM Group (2021)
Representation of THOM Group, a leader in affordable jewellery throughout Europe, on the acquisition out of bankruptcy of the French jewellery brand Agatha Group, made together with Renaissance Luxury Group through its subsidiary Altesse.

Aéma Groupe (2021)
Representation of Aéma Groupe, a leading French mutual insurer formed through the combination of Macif Group and Aésio Mutuelle, on entry into exclusive negotiations with Aviva, one of the leading insurers in Europe, to acquire Aviva France for €3.2 billion.

Korian (2021)
Representation of Korian, the leading European care services group for elderly and vulnerable people, on its entry into exclusive negotiations with Colisée to sell 21 facilities and Vivalto Vie to sell 11 facilities.

Meyer Bergman on sale of commercial assets (2019)
Advised Meyer Bergman, a private real estate investment management company, in connection with the sale of 27 commercial assets to Paref Gestion on behalf of SCPI Novapierre 1, for 94.5 million euros.

Oaktree Capital Management on sale of a portfolio of student housing (2019)
Advised Oaktree Capital Management in connection with the potential sale of a sizeable portfolio of student housing in France.

Immo Invest sale of Apple building for €600 million (2018)
Represented Immo Invest, EPI Group, in the sale of the Apple building, 114 Champs-Élysées, to Hines France, for €600 million.

BNP Paribas acquisition of Fontenay SCI (2018)
Advised SCPI Accimmo-Pierre, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas REIM, in the acquisition of Fontenay SCI, who holds a building Périgare C located in Fontenay-sous-Bois (Val-de-Marne), France, which is 12,000 meters squared. The building is rented to the Office Français de Protection desRéfugiés et Apatrides (OFPRA).

Klépierre disposal of shopping malls in Czech Republic and Hugary (2018)
Representation of Klépierre on the disposal of retails malls in the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Meyer Bergman acquisition of Pershing Hall (2018)
Representation of Meyer Bergman on the acquisition and renovation of luxury hotel, Pershing Hall. 

United Al Saqer Group acquisition of W Hotel (2018)
Representation of the United Al Saqer Group in its acquisition and renovation of the W Hotel. 

Klépierre €212.2 million disposal of shopping mall (2018) 
Representation of Klépierre on the disposal of the Gran Via de Hortaleza retail mall located in Madrid (Spain) to Carmila. The disposal of both retail malls was for a total consideration of €212.2 million.

Ammundi acquisition of Coeur Défense, largest office complex in Europe (2017)
Representation of a consortium of investors led by Amundi Immobilier in connection with the acquisition of the largest European office complex named “Coeur Défense”, in La Défense, owned by Lone Star.

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.

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.

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 Europe since 2012
Real Estate – France

Ranked by Chambers Europe 2017
Real Estate – France