K&L Gates Adds Leading Real Estate Lawyer in Paris Office

Paris - Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Edouard Vitry as a Paris partner to head their real estate department. Vitry arrives at K&L Gates from Simmons & Simmons LLP, where he headed their real estate department and is joined in his move by counsel Joanna Klat and associate and Secretary of the Paris Bar Conference 2011 Benjamin Chouai. An experienced commercial real estate lawyer, Vitry advises French and international clients such as real estate funds and companies, banks, and insurance companies on a broad range of real estate matters. These include investments, financings and refinancings, construction, development, leasings, and disputes. A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), he chairs the Dispute Resolution professional group of RICS France and is also the President of the Association des Juristes et Etudiants en Droit Immobilier de Paris II Assas - Real Estate Lawyers Alumni Association. “We are delighted that our growing Paris office is being further expanded by the addition of Edouard and his team,” said Martin Lane, K&L Gates’ Managing Partner, Europe. “Their arrival will contribute to the growth of the Paris office as well as enhance our European real estate practice in a key market.” “I am delighted to join such an entrepreneurial law firm as K&L Gates and to contribute to an already well established real estate practice across the firm’s network,” commented Vitry. In May, K&L Gates’ Paris office will move from its current location on the avenue Raymond Poincaré to a new address at 116 Avenue des Champs Elysées.

K&L Gates Adds Leading Real Estate Lawyer in Paris Office klgates.com klgates.com Wed, Mar 23, 2011