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    18-02-2022

    Eversheds Sutherland welcomes lateral appointment Patrick Gerry

    Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Patrick Gerry as Partner within its Real Estate practice, in Paris. He arrives with three colleagues, significantly growing the firm’s end-to-end real estate capability in Europe.

    The Real Estate and Finance teams in Paris have welcomed these four new appointments, significantly strengthening the team’s depth of practice. Patrick Gerry arrives as Partner, and is joined by Constance Guillaume, Senior Associate; Matthieu Augagneur, Associate; and Nausicaa Marzolf, Senior Paralegal. In addition, the team expects to be further strengthened with additional hires in the near future.

    Patrick arrives from Ashurst, where he was Partner in its real estate department since 2019. Prior to this, he was appointed as Head of Paris Real Estate at Simmons & Simmons in 2012, and had been a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe since 2007. He qualified to the Paris Bar in 2000, and holds a Diplôme Supérieur du Notariat from the University of Paris Panthéon-Assas, a double degree from the University of Pennsylvania (LL.M. Wharton Certificate in Business & Public Policy) and a Master's degree in Islamic Finance from the University of Paris Dauphine.

    He has broad experience across the logistics real estate sub-sector. He specialises in warehouse projects ranging from Class A (50,000 to 180,000 sqm) to urban logistics (500 to 10,000 sqm), and in all aspects of transactions: construction, purchase, sale, financing, tax structuring, portfolio creation and development. He advises large international investment funds and stakeholders across logistics and distribution sector, who are particularly concerned and affected by changes in consumption patterns, and the growth of e-commerce.

    Patrick also stands out for his unique experience in Islamic finance, which he intends to continue to develop in collaboration with the firm's Finance team, growing his practice in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

    Patrick will work alongside Christophe Sciot-Siegrist, Partner and Head of Real Estate (Paris), and Eric Métais, Partner, within Eversheds Sutherland’s Real Estate team in Paris, where he will be the third partner in a team of 10 lawyers whose objective is to become a leading real estate practice in France, Europe and internationally.

    Patrick Gerry, said:

    "I am excited to be joining Eversheds Sutherland, whose global positioning perfectly matches my aspirations and the needs of my clients. On a personal level, I naturally adhere to the collaborative approach and values of the firm, where I am also reunited with Christophe Sciot-Siegrist, with whom I worked at the very beginning of our respective careers. I now intend to bring all my energy and experience to the development of Eversheds Sutherland's offer and brand in the real estate market."

    Rémi Kleiman, Senior Office Partner, Paris, commented:

    "We welcome Patrick Gerry to our real estate team; his arrival further confirms the firm's objective of providing its clients with first-class full service teams whose combination of expertise is unique in the market."

    Gurjit Atwal,  Co-Head of Global Real Estate & Planning, Eversheds Sutherland, said:

    “I am delighted Patrick has joined our global real estate group. As one of the market’s leading real estate lawyers, he brings with him a wealth of experience and enviable reputation across the Real Estate sector. Combining Patrick and his team with our established Paris real estate team, his arrival further enhances the depth of expertise we offer clients in the Sector”.  

    The team’s arrival follows other recent appointments within Eversheds Sutherland’s Paris office, including: Philippe de Guyenro, Partner, Tax (November 2021); Emmanuel Ronco, Partner, IP, Technology and Data Privacy (July 2021); and Sindhura Swaminathan, Partner, Banking and Finance (May 2021). In addition, Paris-based Eric Knai was appointed as Head of M&A (International) in June 2021.

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