Franck Peter

Partner, Paris


“He is reactive, with an excellent knowledge of the area” (Chambers Europe 2017)


Franck Peter advises both French and international clients on all matters relating to construction and real estate law. His clients include construction companies, real estate developers, private and institutional investors, investment funds and corporate clients. Over a number of years, Franck has built up substantial experience and knowledge across the different domains of real estate law, in areas which are often highly specialized.

Franck frequently advises clients on development transactions and the transfer of different types of property assets. These include offices, hotels and resorts, shopping centers, industrial premises and residential properties. Frank has recently participated in the structuring and the implementation of several major French and European transactions involving the transfer and outsourcing of property assets.

He is regularly called upon to act for clients at different stages of property-related transactions. His experience extends to the acquisition of land and buildings, the development and construction of all types of real estate projects and the leasing and disposal of real estate assets.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Business Law
Université Paris X-Nanterre
Business Law
Université de Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne


Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (2023)
Representation of Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, a private infrastructure investment platform within Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM), on an exclusivity agreement to partner with Altice France to establish the first nationwide independent colocation provider in France through the acquisition of a 70 percent majority stake in UltraEdge, a newly established data center company.

ORPEA Group (2023)
Representation of the ORPEA Group on its accelerated safeguard plan, which was approved by the Nanterre Specialized Commercial Court on July 24, 2023. 

Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group) (2023)
Representation of Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts Group) on its acquisition of a 34 percent stake in JP Energie Environnement (JPee), a French independent producer of renewable energy which has been involved in the development, financing, construction and operation of wind farms and photovoltaic (PV) power stations in France since 2004.

Blantyre Capital Limited (2022)
Representation of Blantyre Capital Limited, a special situations investment firm, on the carve-out of OCV Chambéry France's reinforced glass production activity from Owens Corning, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company that develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing and fiberglass composites. 

Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube) (2022)
Representation of Cube Infrastructure Managers (Cube), a leading European mid-market infrastructure investor, on the acquisition through its Cube Infrastructure Fund III of Trail's majority stake in leading pure-play French municipal waste collection operator Sepur, in partnership with its founder Hervé Matuszewski who will remain a minority shareholder alongside Cube.

L'Oréal (2020)
Representation of L'Oréal in connection with the execution of a 9 years lease contract with Arefim, related to a logistic center of 35000 sqm in Cosmetic Park Orléans, in Boigny sur Bionne.

Prédica and La Française (2020)
Representation of Prédica and La Française in connection with a joint venture agreement entered into with Unibail-Rodamco Westfield in order to set up a new real estate company owning a portfolio of 5 commercial malls (320 800 sqm) previously owned by Unibail-Rodamco Westfield.

Aviva Real Estate Investor (2020)
Representation of Aviva Real Estate Investor in connection with a property development contract with Sogelym Dixence for a residential site composed of three buildings in Levallois-Perret.

Cardif (2020)
Representation of Cardif in connection with lease aspects related to the acquisition of an office building located in Paris, from Ardian.

CDC and ACM (2020)
Representation of CDC and ACM in connection with the acquisition of M57 building from BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Vinci Immobilier (2019)
Representation of Vinci Immobilier, a real estate developer specializing in residential and commercial real estate, for « To Lyon project » in connection with the construction of an outstanding 80,000 sqm real estate program of commercial premises, services and hospitality in the heart of Lyon metropole.

Société Générale Insurance (2018)
Representation of Société Générale Insurance (formerly Sogecap) on the acquisition by Sogecap of 100% of the OPCI Altafund, which holds office premises of 27,000 sqm of floor space in Neuilly-sur-Seine. Winner of the MIPIM Awards 2019 "Best Refurbished Building" category.

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

Cardif, Diversipierre and Sogecap own account equity investment (2018)
Representation of Cardif, Diversipierre and Sogecap, the life insurance companies of BNP Paribas and Société Générale, in relation to their own account equity investment to acquire a portfolio of 6,800+ residential properties located in France.

LaSalle Investment Management €291 million acquisition (2017)
Representation of LaSalle Investment Management in connection with the €291 million acquisition of the shopping centre Place des Halles, in Strasbourg.

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.

CNP Assurances real estate investment fund (2017)
Representation of CNP Assurances, Cardif (BNP Paribas), Malakoff Mederic, Aviva Investors, ERAFP and SMABTP on the setting up of a real estate investment fund.

Amundi Immobilier lease negotiation (2017)
Representation of Amundi Immoblier on the negotiation of a lease to be granted to Naos Group.

AEW €188 million acquisition of Primavera portfolio (2016)
Representation of AEW Europe on the €188 million acquisition of the Primavera portfolio from Grosvenor, of two shopping centres located in Marseille and Châlons-en-Champagne.

Aviva Real Estate Joint-Venture acquisition (2016)
Representation of Aviva Real Estate France (Airef) on a Joint Venture to be formed by Aviva and Assurances du Crédit Mutuel (ACM) to acquire an office building in Rueil-Malmaison.

Cegreal acquisition (2016)
Representation of Cegereal on the acquisition of Campus Hanami in Rueil-Malmaison (30,000 sqm).

SARIHV sale of 100,000 sqm site (2016)
Representation of 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 which has been named developer/investor for the "Issy Coeur de Ville" city center project.

CDC acquisition of Austerlitz Project (2016)
Representation of Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) on its acquisition of the Austerlitz Project from AltaFund, the office investment fund managed by French REIT Altarea Cogedim. The project, designed by Ateliers 2/3/4/, offers immediate access to Austerlitz train station. The program will be delivered at the end of 2017 by the developer, Altarea Cogedim Entreprise. Located on Avenue Pierre Mendes France, the program boasts unique access to many transport networks while developing 14,500 sqm and 45 parking spaces, including 500 sqm of retail space on the ground floor.

STAM Europe acquisition of 21 real estate assets (2016)
Representation of STAM Europe on the acquisition of 21 real assets owned by Paris Properties and Proudreed.

Office building acquisition (2015)
Representation of Crédit Agricole Assurances on the acquisition of an office building owned by Wereldhave.

Acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group (2015)
Representation of LFPI on the acquisition of Alliance Hotel Group from Lone Star. The group includes twelve 3 and 4 star hotels located in Greater Paris as well as key regional cities. With these additional 1,913 rooms, the LFPI Group is able to grow its hotel investment portfolio.

Sale of office property in Greater Paris (2015)
Representation of AEW Europe, as asset manager and Curzon Capital as owner in the sale of an office property located in Greater Paris, to a joint-venture including Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust and the Korean fund IGIS, for an all-in-cost of approximately €90 million.

Sale of 10 shopping malls (2015)
Representation of CBRE on 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.

Sale of Paris Arcueil Real Estate Co (2015)
Representation of Marriott International, Inc., the listed US-based company that operates, franchises, and licenses hotels and corporate housing properties worldwide on the sale of Paris Arcueil Real Estate Co SAS, the France-based operator of public hotels and motels (owning a hotel in Arcueil -outskirts of Paris) to Green Spring Group, the France-based investment holding company having interest in companies engaged in operating public hotels and motels.

Sale of Groupe du Louvre and Louvre Hotels Group (2014)
Representation of Starwood Capital Group on a legal vendor due diligence as part of the €1.3 billion sale of Groupe du Louvre and Louvre Hotels Group to Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Development Co., Ltd.

Acquisition of a European Real Estate Developer (2014)
Representation of French private investors in connection with the acquisition of CODIC International owned by Compagnie Du Bois Sauvage SA, Finaxer SA, Rebelco SA, Mobilière et Immobilière Du Centre SA and Espace & Management.

Sale of the SFR headquarters (2014)
Representation of VINCI Immobilier on the construction, the development and the sale of the SFR headquarters. The project, consisting of four buildings, comprises a total area of 133,000 sqm near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

Sale of 26 budget hotels (2014)
Representation of Foncière LFPI REIM and LFPI on the sale of 26 hotels to Swiss Life REIM. These hotels are mostly operated by the Louvre Hôtels group, the second largest hotel group in Europe, and the owner of hotel brands such as Campanile, Première Classe and Kyriad.

Set up of real estate investment fund (2014)
Representation of six French institutional investors on the setting up of the most important French real estate investment fund dedicated to residential assets, Fonds de logement intermédiaire (FLI). We represented CNP, Cardif (subsidiary of BNP Paribas), Malakoff Mederic, Aviva Investors, ERAFP and SMABTP.

Awards and Recognition

Ranked by Chambers Europe, 2008–2017
Real Estate France

Leading Lawyer, Legal 500 Europe 2017
Real Estate France