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Paris, 12 February 2021

Almain broadens the scope of its services with a real estate partner and a new regional office

Marjorie Seignette joins Almain as a partner, bringing experience in real estate law, in both transactional and litigation matters.

Her practice is dedicated to real estate law and commercial leases. She is also a property transactions agent.

She assists and advises both French and international clients in their real estate investment, sale, construction, and management matters as well as in the commercialization of their real estate assets. She has developed a first-rank practice in commercial leases, both in transactional and litigation matters.

Marjorie Seignette was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2001. Before joining Almain, she practiced within the M&A department of Landwell in Paris (2000-2004), then within the real estate departments of Gide Loyrette Nouel (2006-2008), Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés and Wragge & Co (2008-2010), and Allen & Overy (2010-2014), before starting her own private practice in 2015. She holds a master’s degree in business law from Université Paris X Nanterre (2000) and an LLM from Georgetown (Washington, D.C., 2005).

““After six years as a sole practitioner, I wanted to work within a team sharing my entrepreneurial mindset. By joining Almain, I am able to propose a full service offer to my clients”, says Marjorie Seignette. “Almain’s partners are people with whom I have had the pleasure to work with in the past and I am delighted to join this dynamic law firm and to develop its real estate practice.”

As part of its growth strategy, Almain has opened an office in Lille.

Maria-Carla Motte-Conti, partner in restructuring and insolvency law, has established the new location because of her professional and personal connections to the region.

“Being close to your clients is essential in my area of law, i.e. distressed companies,” stresses Maria-Carla Motte-Conti. “It allows us to better share our clients’ values and to better understand the issues at stake locally. By being on the ground, we can give tailored advice and assistance.”

Almain is an independent law firm created in 2015. It is composed of eight partners (Cécile Davanne-Mortreux, Jérôme Debost, Rita Eid, Thomas Fleinert-Jensen, Marc Lempérière, Maria-Carla Motte-Conti, Edgard Nguyen and Marjorie Seignette) offering services in economic law, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, intellectual property, information technology, data protection, labour law, corporate law, restructuring/insovency law and real estate law.

The law firm is recognized as a leading law firm in Legal 500, Le Point - Statista and Option Droit & Affaires.