Before joining Addleshaw Goddard, Edouard has been a partner with K&L Gates (9 years), Simmons & Simmons (5 years) and an associate at Richards Butler (now Reed Smith) (4 years) where he headed their real estate group after spending 8 years with major French law firms

Edouard Vitry, a partner in the firm’s Paris office, has more than 30 years of experience in real estate. He advises on all commercial real estate matters, with a particular focus on investment, finance, construction, real estate development and commercial leases. He has experience in all types of real estate work including due diligence, sale and purchase process, securitisation, drafting and negotiating contracts and leases, property disputes and ADR

Edouard acts for international and French clients including real estate funds, asset managers, developers, banks, builders, real estate companies, landlords, occupiers and insurance companies

Edouard's experience includes:

  • Advising global interconnection and a data center company on the French real estate matters relating to an 80:20 joint venture agreement with a Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund to develop six hyperscale data centers in Europe for more than US$1 billion
  • Advising an investment fund manager specialising in industrial assets related to seven French logistics assets acquisition for EUR 175 million from a real estate asset manager.
  • Advising on the British Normandy Memorial project, to be built overlooking Gold Beach in Ver-sur-Mer (Calvados) where the D-Day landings took place on 6th June 1944 which commemorates the British military services and members of the civilian services who lost their lives in the Normandy Campaign, will record the names of the 23,000 men and women who died under British command
  • Advising an investment firm based in Hong-Kong on the purchase of a luxury hotel in Paris from one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds for 344m €
  • Advising a cooperative universal banking and insurance group and a funding institution on the financing of the largest youth hotel in France developed by an investment company
  • Post-Master degree  in real estate and construction law - University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (1991)
  • Post-Master degree in private law - University of Paris XII (1992)
  • French (native)
  • English
  • Edouard Vitry leads an "always reactive team with an excellent mastering of skills and knowledge"; "straight forward" and delivering "outstanding work" Legal 500
  • Edouard Vitry has been ranked by Best Lawyers (editions 2022, 2023, 2024) "The Best Lawyers in France" for real estate in the following categories: real estate litigation, project finance and development practice and construction law. 
  • Les baux commerciaux et le Covid-19 – Carrefour du droit 2020
  • Covid - 19 : Real estate contract law in France – Real estate hub - March 2020
  • L’art de la médiation immobilière - MAPIC 2017 – RICS
  • RICS cross-borders conference in Lyon 2017  - Construction law
  • Mediation and real estate contracts in France 2017 - Expert Guides - Legal Media Group
  • Conférence La médiation dans l’immobilier, vous connaissez? 2016  - CDCI / RICS / CMAP
  • Tenancy law in Switzerland vs law in France2015 - 1eres rencontres binationales RICS France-Suisse
  • French commercial leases: a new and unwelcome complexity – Expert Guides 2015
  • Loi PINEL sur les baux commerciaux : DBX CONSEIL tente d'y voir clair ...2015
  • Comment mieux gérer les immeubles et maîtriser les coûts d’investissement et d’exploitation ? 2014 - Conseil de l'Immobilier de l'Etat
  • L’aménagement contractuel des clauses d’indexation des baux commerciaux : jusqu’où peut-on aller ? 2013 L’Observateur de l’immobilier du Crédit Foncier