Karine Abbou


























Karine was admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995. After several years working for Klein-Goddard (KGA) and Richards Butler (Reed Smith) where she became partner in 2004, she took part in the creation of Ascott Associés.

She holds a Master degree in Corporate and Tax law (Paris II) and an advanced degree in Commercial law (Paris I).


Practice Areas :

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions 
  • Real estate investments and leases
  • Commercial and trade agreements (franchise and distribution agreements)


Notable Work :

  • Legal advisor to several private investment funds and foreign investors for the acquisition of real estate portfolios in France. Setting-up of joint venture arrangements between groups of investors in and outside France. Monitoring of legal and tax audits. Advising and negotiation for financings
  • Legal advisor to an international hotel group. Implementation of debt refinancing and corporate restructurings. Setting up hotels agreements (franchise and management agreements)
  • Legal advisor to several industrial groups companies’ for acquisitions in France including takeovers within insolvency proceedings
  • Legal advisor for French hedge funds and managers for several equity investments and LBO operation
  • Legal advisor to a UK private investment fund for the acquisition of a real estate portfolio in France (value: € 90,000,000)
  • Legal advisor to a French group providing temporary personnel resources for the implementation of a national restructuring project
  • Prevention and resolution of conflicts between shareholders


Languages :

  • French
  • English