Laurence Defontaine is a partner in the Real Estate & Property Management department of Bignon Lebray since 2001.

Laurence Defontaine advises real estate professionals on matters relating to various types of real estate assets, with a particular expertise in the management of corporate buildings and shopping centres (including rental and property management of co-ownerships). Her practice also covers all legal aspects surrounding the restructuring and refurbishing of office buildings, warehouses and collective housing.

Laurence has extensive experience and a highly regarded practice in the field of commercial leases, both in advisory and litigious roles.

In 2023, Laurence was referenced in Le Point in Property Law and recognized as a Best Lawyer, and in 2022 in Option Droit & Affaires in international arbitration.

Did you know ?

  • Laurence is a member of the Sciences Po alumni association


  • Graduated from Sciences Po, Paris, in economy and finance
  • Graduated from the IDA (Institute of Business Law), University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • Master’s degree in Business Law and Tax Law, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas


  • French
  • English