Christopher BOINET & Anne EPINAT
Associate Lawyers

Geographical sector: Worldwide

Business sector(s): Legal

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Location: France


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Firm presentation

In Extenso Avocats is the first Paris-based In Extenso inter-professional law firm.

As well as advising on commercial, tax and employment issues, we are also specialised in hospitality and real estate matters.

Our firm already acts for:

  • Hotel and aparthotel owners and operators
  • Hotel franchisors and management companies
  • Real estate and/or hospitality investment funds
  • Private or public hotel investors

We advise on the day-to-day operation of hotels and aparthotels:

  • Drafting and negotiation of franchise agreements, commercial leases, technical management assistance contracts, lease management contracts
  • Assistance with all commercial lease procedures: renewal, revision, execution, eviction
  • Drafting and negotiation of operational and commercial agreements, general conditions of sale
  • Preparation of employment contracts and notices of dismissal, representation at industrial tribunals
  • Assistance at all stages of URSSAF and tax inspections (from litigation before the relevant authorities to appearing in court)

We advise on hotel project development (new-builds/renovations):

  • Assistance with land purchases, building works, building leases, off-plan lease agreements, fixed or variable rent agreements
  • Analysis of legal feasibility (town planning regulations, servitudes and other regulations to be respected during construction or renovation)
  • Tax optimisation strategies

We advise on buying or selling a property:

  • Preparation of legal, tax and employment audits
  • Drafting of memoranda of understanding, sale of shares and business sales agreements, operation closing agreements, guarantees of liabilities
  • Tax optimisation strategies relating to the operation
  • Completion of formalities relating thereto

We advise on project financing:

  • Drafting and negotiation of all types of loan agreements
  • Monitoring guarantee registrations (collateral, mortgages, etc.)
  • Real estate and equipment leases – leaseback operations

We advise on monitoring and restructuring hospitality companies with regard to legal, employment and tax issues:

  • Choice of business structure
  • Share capital increase or reduction operations
  • Capital contribution operations
  • Mergers and demergers – group restructuring
  • Employment law and employment protection legislation