Xavier Jancène


Xavier specialises in all types of complex domestic and cross-border real estate transactions ranging from acquisitions, disposals and joint-ventures to major lettings and high end developments. 
Xavier acts predominantly for international investors including sovereign funds, global asset managers and corporates in relation to all major asset classes (offices, retail, hospitality, logistics or other alternative assets). "Recommended". Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Real Estate) "Very attentive to his clients." Legal 500 EMEA "Xavier Jancène is very committed and client-minded. He is a dealmaker." Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (REAL ESTATE)


Representative matters

Schroders, the global investment manager, on its acquisition of Algonquin Management Partners, a pan-European hotels investment and management group.

Colony Capital on its acquisition, alongside with sovereign fund Public Investment Fund, GIF and institutional investors Amundi and Predica, of c. 55% of AccorInvest, legal entity gathering AccorHotels real estate activities.

CBRE GI on the sale and leaseback to Société Générale of a prime office building located 132-134 rue de Réaumur, Paris.

Ivanhoé Cambridge since 2013 on the development of the Duo Towers (105,000sqm), designed by star architect Jean Nouvel which will be the first towers erected in Paris since the Tower Montparnasse (1974) located in the quartier Bruneseau (Rive Gauche in Paris).

Published Work

  • "l'OPCI, un véhicule Tout-Terrain ?", Réflexions Immobilières, no.65, 2013
Xavier Jancène is ‘a top performer, very attentive to clients’ needs’.
Legal 500 EMEA, France, Real Estate
Recognition for the JP Morgan Asset Management transaction.
TOP 20 Real Estate transactions, PropertyEU, December 2018


  • Recommended in Legal 500 EMEA, France, 2018



Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1999


Graduate Degree, Business Law, University of Paris X Nanterre, 1996
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