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    Commercial leases are complex contracts, subject to a number of mandatory provisions of the French Commercial Code and constantly evolving case law.

    We support our clients in all negotiations, from the drafting of the initial lease to its eventual renewal.

    We master all the rules and issues involved in this operation:

    – principles governing the allocation of charges between lessor and lessee,

    – rent review and control rules (three-yearly review or changes on renewal, capping/uncapping).

    We advise and litigate on behalf of both lessor and lessee.

    We also assist our clients in the event of the succession of two tenants on a commercial lease, in drafting the deed of transfer of the right to lease and, if necessary, the authorizations to be obtained from the lessor.

    We also assist our clients with the following issues:

    – the right to renew the lease and its possible despecialization,

    – the risks of modifying or removing rent ceilings,

    – allocation of charges between lessor and lessee.

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