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Jean-François Trapp

Partner
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Jean-François Trapp is a partner in the Real Estate team of the Baker McKenzie Luxembourg office. He has more than 20 years' experience in Luxembourg law. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a partner in a Luxembourg law firm where he headed the Real Estate department and co-led the Banking & Finance department. In 2007, he co-founded the Luxembourg law firm Roemers Trapp Pautot, a niche firm focusing on the real estate, real assets and infrastructure sectors.

Practice Focus

Jean-François Trapp is a renowned expert in real estate law. He regularly assists clients with real estate transactions both in Luxembourg and abroad. He also provides advice in the fields of tenancy law, construction law, administrative law and environmental law. Jean-François supports and counsels his clients on all aspects of their real estate investments, including the financial and contractual aspects, as well as those related to corporate law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising German real estate investment firm on the restructuring of their joint venture partnership with the former owner of a cornerstone building on Boulevard Royal. This well-known building, on Luxembourg city's most prestigious street, is close to 4.000 square meters and has a complex ownership structure. 
  • Acting as day-to-day counsel for a Luxembourg based fund for the acquisition, letting and disposal of a pan-European portfolio of properties for an aggregate value in excess of  EUR 1 billion, including several Luxembourg single and multi-tenant office properties located in CBD
  • Assisting a family office in the acquisition of a +10,000 sqm multi-tenants office building, including the structuring and the financing of the transaction
  • Assisting an investment firm with the disposal of a 6,000+ sqm office building in Luxembourg CBD held by one of its funds for Middle-East investors
  • Assisting a family office in the acquisition of neighbouring parcels and properties in the context of a future redevelopment
  • Advising a top Belgian real estate developer on the sale of land and of a six-level office building under construction "Arendt 9" located in the sector of Hamm in the city of Luxembourg.
  • Assisting an investment firm with the disposal of a 6,000+ sqm office building in Luxembourg CBD held by one of its funds for Middle-East investors
  • Advising an investment management company and a real estate investment, consultancy and asset management company on the acquisition through a JV partnership with the current owner of a cornerstone building on Boulevard Royal
  • Advised a major bank on the acquisition of the entire share capital of a Luxembourg company being a co-owner of a building located in Luxembourg city centre
  • Advised a top German real estate investment firm on the acquisition of an office building in the very heart of Luxembourg city

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • LuxReal, President, Member of the Executive Board
  • INREV

Admissions

  • Luxembourg (2000)

Education

  • University of Nancy II, France (DESS/DJCE) (1998)

Languages

  • English
  • French