International rankings for 2022: our lawyers’ excellence recognised!

Legal 500 EMEA ranks us as a Top Tier firm (Band 1) in Real Estate, Band 3 in Environment and Band 5 in Tax.

Our partners Aubry d’Argenlieu (Hall of Fame, Real Estate), Frédéric Lefébure (Leading Individual, Real Estate), David Franco (Leading Individual, Real Estate Finance) and Franck Denis (Next Generation Partner, Real Estate) are also honoured in the latest ranking.

What Legal 500 says about us:

Dedicated to real estate with one of the largest teams in Paris, Fairway A.A.R.P.I. provides a wide range of expertise related to complex real estate transactions, leasing, real estate financing, and the structuring and formation of investment funds. Co-head of the practice Franck Denis is valued for his in-depth understanding of the business challenges faced by clients. Aubry D’Argenlieu is a ‘true strategist‘ and is respected for taking on complex and challenging matters. Frédéric Lefébure handles the corporate aspects of real estate. David Franco often advises French and international investment funds and leading European credit and financial institutions.

Testimonials :

‘Unique firm of its kind, because it brings together all the expertise related to real estate within a single firm. Great professionalism and perfect execution in all areas.’

‘David Franco (financing): expert in the field and now surrounded by a large team of associates. Aubry d ‘Argenlieu and Emmanuel Galifer are also remarkable.’

‘Aubry d’Argenlieu: a true strategist, a key figure in the real estate industry. Pierre-Emmanuel Fonteilles: a fine technician, responsive and pragmatic who invests himself personally in the files.’

The strong points: High responsiveness, very serious, high reliability, knowledge, competence, negotiation skills.’

‘Juliette Bril is very pragmatic, an educator, and always has a solution to our ICPE issues. She is a benchmark in environmental law. She is result-oriented, gets to the bottom of things and I consider her perfect in her role! The subject is difficult and Juliette’s expertise is a major asset. There is no weak point.’

‘The FAIRWAY team has great environmental expertise in our industrial land issues, and knows how to support us by proposing an adequate drafting of contracts preserving our interests and protecting us.’


Chambers Europe ranks us Band 2 in real estate. Our partners Frédéric Lefébure (Band 2 – real estate), Aubry d’Argenlieu (Band 3 – real estate), David Franco (Band 4 – real estate financing), Emmanuel Galifer (Band 3 – real estate tax) and Juliette Bril (Band 4 – environment) also feature in the latest ranking.

What Chambers says about us :

Fairway offers a reputable real estate practice covering all aspects of real estate including M&A, leases and litigation. The team boasts particular expertise in real estate financing, representing a broad range of clients, including listed and non-listed real estate companies, investment funds and insurance companies. Lawyers in the practice are experienced in hospitality and office real estate matters.
One client describes a “very good team with brilliant practitioners aiming to make deals and solve issues in a quick and efficient way.”
Testimonial :
“They are business-oriented lawyers,” says another client.
Aubry D’Argenlieu advises corporates and investors on acquisitions and lease negotiations. “He is a very charismatic lawyer,” says one client, adding: “He is a very sharp negotiator, always thinks outside the box and is often two steps ahead of all others.”
Clients say David Franco is “very sharp, business-oriented, available and friendly.” He assists with the financing of major real estate transactions.
Frédéric Lefébure acts on a range of complex transactions involving retail and mixed use assets. His clients include prominent real estate investors and developers.
Juliette Bril of Fairway enters the rankings for the first time this year. She advises on industrial site contamination and remediation matters. She also assists with renewable energy and waste-related mandates. Clients say: “She is always constructive, very efficient, responsive, quickly understands our problems and provides appropriate legal solutions.”
Emmanuel Galifer regularly advises on the tax aspects of real estate acquisitions as well as property investments and cross-border portfolios. He is described by one client as being “reachable, responsive, precise and reassuring.”