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Stéphane Illouz

Stéphane Illouz


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  • ESSEC Business School, MBA
  • Master of Laws
  • University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Paris


  • French
  • English
  • Spanish

Stéphane Illouz concentrates his practice in real estate, serving in a leadership position for those lawyers in the Real Estate group in the Paris office. However, he also serves clients with issues and needs concerning their real estate matters that overlap into the finance, environmental and energy sections as well. Stéphane intervenes in various areas such as acquisitions of companies and real estate assets, restructuring and reorganization in the real estate sector, real estate finance, setting up of vehicles and funds owning real estate and distressed debts, international investments and disinvestments, legal assistance to real estate asset management companies and developers, property, construction, leases, environmental law issues applied to real estate and construction matters, co-ownership, pre-litigation, real estate litigation. Prior to joining Reed Smith, he was a Partner of a prominent French law firm that specialized in real estate law.

Stéphane also advises his clients on energy and natural resources matters with respect to the implementation and operation of wind and solar farms, as well as on environmental law issues related to polluted sites or classified installations. He has extensive experience in transactions involving both real estate and corporate aspects, real estate finance and restructuring in the real estate sector. Stéphane has further experience in work outs regarding complex financings.

Stéphane is recommended by The Legal 500 for his “excellent expertise and judicious advice”. In addition, the EME Real Estate team is recommended for corporate real estate, asset management and French real estate funds matters.

Chambers Directory said this on the team: "Direct and pragmatic, this team goes the extra mile for its clients...They consistently deliver on workload, deadlines and fee expectations."

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2004 - De Pardieu – Paris Law Firm, Partner
  • 2000 - Lacourte – Paris Law Firm, Partner
  • 1994 - Lacourte – Paris Law Firm, Associate
  • 1993 - OKLA International – Founder – Publishing of games to learn foreign languages
  • 1991 - Flemings Corporate Finance – Analyst