An efficient and operational expert, with a very detailed knowledge of all the legal issues, current and projected, around social housing, with an excellent knowledge of its actors. Such is in a few characters the portrait of Sophie Imbault.
Lawyer at the Paris Bar since 2015, Sophie Imbault is a graduate of the Master 2 in in-depth public law from Panthéon-Assas University. She exercises with Earth Avocats for six years alongside Florence David, Head of the firm’s Care division.
Sophie Imbault acquired a extensive expertise in general public law and corporate law specifically focused on the Social Housing sector. She thus advises social landlords, particularly in the context of restructuring resulting from the ELAN law (reconciliation, mergers, creation of coordination companies, etc.) and, more generally, internal restructuring operations and external growth of these players, making firm a leader in this market. An expertise that it brings both to professional federations in the sector, as well as to institutional and private players (ETI, OPH, social housing company or SEM, private promoters linked to the sector). A unique support offer on the market.
Especially since Sophie Imbault also intervenes for the institutional organization of landlords (distribution of skills between authorities, relations with local authorities or shareholders, structuring of housing allocation commissions, etc.), support vis- vis-à-vis the supervisory authorities, financing operations specific to the sector and the diversification of their activities via structural and/or contractual arrangements.
“This new step is testimony to a common trust and the desire to strengthen the firm’s position as a major player in the social housing sector. The firm offers an ideal setting, with a culture of excellence and strong synergies with other practices,” says Sophie Imbault.
With the appointment of Sophie Imbault, Earth Avocats confirms its leading position in the social housing sector. An offer that naturally complements the service offer of the firm and the Care division, which already have recognized excellence in supporting projects of general interest.
“For our firm, the association of Sophie Imbault is a mark of recognition of all her expertise. She represents a major asset for the future of Earth Avocats, which thus extends the field of expertise of its Care division.», explains Yves-René Guillou, managing partner of Earth Avocats.