Quartet of new partners at DLA Piper Paris

DLA Piper has annonced the promotion of four Paris-based lawyers to partner, Gabriel Dalarun, Jeanne Dauzier, Romain Guenin and Stephanie Schindler, in the real estate, new technologies, financing and labor law practices, respectively.

Posté le lundi, mai 22 2023
Quartet of new partners at DLA Piper Paris

“With these promotions our firm, which is pursuing its development in a robust and sustainable manner, now has over 160 lawyers in France, including 39 partners, 40% of whom are women,” commented Philippe Danesi, the managing partner of DLA Piper France.

Gabriel Dalarun specializes in complex real-estate, M&A and private equity transactions, in addition to handling the creation of real-estate funds. He principally advises major institutional investors, and French and foreign investment funds active across a range of asset classes, such as logistics, retail, offices and hotels. He acts for clients ion both the buy and sell side of pan-European deals. Dalarun also has a wealth of commercial lease and property management knowledge.

Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2018, he spent seven years in the real-estate practice at Clifford Chance. A member of the Paris Bar since 2011, he has a pair of master’s degrees from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, in business law and in property law.

A new technologies specialist, Jeanne Dauzier advises local and overseas clients on drafting and negotiation of contracts of use and on the supply of IT services. She acts for clients in matters including software integration, cloud computing, application management and outsourcing and is active in regulated sectors, such as banking and insurance. She has a solid track record in digital transformation and artificial intelligence subjects.   

Admitted to practice law in 2011, Jeanne Dauzier has been a fixture of the IP&T team at DLA Piper for the past dozen years. She has a master’s in digital creations from Paris-Sud University.

Romain Guenin’s area of expertise is real-estate and structured financing, which he applies to projects of national, and international, scope. He is particularly appreciated for his skilled handling of complex mortgage-financing arrangements, as well as debt restructuring flair.  

Guenin acts for lenders (banks and building societies, debt funds) and borrowers (sponsors, insurers and other types of institutional investors), advising them on a wide range of financing options linked to real-estate investment projects, such as office buildings, hotels and warehouses. He also assists clients with restructuring financing for their asset portfolios. Furthermore, he capably handles securitization, factoring and other loan-related services.

He began his career at Baker McKenzie in 2011, the year he passed the Bar, before joining his current firm three years later. He has a master’s in private law, and another in corporate law, both from the Sorbonne.

Labor law expert Stephanie Schindler advises French employers and international companies with activities in France in relation to individual and collective labor relations, representing them in and out of court.  

She has a firm grasp of collective redundancy, rationalizations and site closures, and regularly assists clients on putting in place rescue plans and in negotiations with union representatives or government authorities. She is adept at handling the legal aspects of post-merger workforce integration and is regularly called in to manage internal audits arising from staff harassment complaints.

An alumnus of University College London and Paul Cezanne University (Aix-en-Provence), she has been practicing law since 2010. Prior to joining DLA Piper in 2013, she was employed at Clifford Chance.