CASTIGLIONE NOTAIRES is composed of six senior partners and 40 staff members, half of whom are notary graduates.
The Practice is organised into clusters under the direction of one or more notaries, offering each customer optimal service and advice.
CASTIGLIONE NOTAIRES has surrounded itself with a very extensive network of experts and partners (university academics, accountants, lawyers, tax specialists, auctioneers, etc.) with whom it works on more specific issues.
The priority for Castiglione Notaires is to offer an irreproachable service to all its customers. All work is handled in depth and in the interests of the individual customer or company.
Having joined the Practice in 1986 and a partner since 1994, Hugues de Braquilanges supports families in the management of assets at all stages of their lives.
A Practice Senior Partner, he strives to ensure the transmission of the values received from his predecessors to Practice staff. Together with the new skills of his young associates, these values ensure that Castiglione Notaires combines the best of tradition and innovation.
Catherine Lambert is a graduate of the University of Law of Paris II Assas. After an early career in a notarial practice in the Paris region, she joined Castiglione Notaires in rue de Castiglione in 1990, becoming a notary partner in 2001.
She supports a French and international private clientele on:
• real estate sales and acquisition transactions
• estate planning issues for private or professional wealth
• the settlement of French-related international successions or divorces.
Catherine Lambert is a member of the UK-based Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and speaks at conferences in France and abroad in English (conferences at the Law Society or for STEP in London).
A partner since 2001, Marc Cagniart supports both individual customers and an institutional clientele. He works with both French and foreign customers, in particular German.
His areas of intervention are: real estate law, development, associations (voluntary and NGO sector) law, financing, renewable energies, family law, private international law.
He was one of the rapporteurs of the French Notaries’ Congress in 2005, dealing with the emergence of European law in family law. He then took charge of the national communication for the 2015 Congress of Notaries in the field of legal security.
He was President of the 2019 Congress in Brussels on the notarial practice of private international law.
He is a member of the Institut d’Études Juridiques du Conseil Supérieur du Notariat (Institute of Legal Practices of the High Council of French Notariat), and is the French notary point of contact for the European Judicial Network on civil and commercial matters.
His activities have enabled him to develop a network of correspondents in many countries.
Notary partner since 2006, Brigitte Marchay holds a DESS (French post-graduate diploma) and a Higher Diploma, both in notarial law.
After several internships in the Practice as of 1991, Brigitte Marchay joined CASTIGLIONE NOTAIRES full time in 1994 at the end of her law studies at the University of PARIS II – ASSAS.
She was able to gain all necessary career experience and skills at Castiglione Notaires.
She works on behalf of individual clients by supporting them during the major asset management stages of their lives (family and real estate law). She also works with finance (banking law) and construction (real estate developers) professionals.
Pierre-Edouard Forestier joined the Practice on graduation in 2012. He specialises in urban planning law to assist public institutions and local authorities. His knowledge of public law and construction law allows him to deal with planning and development cases, from their initial stages to final construction by the builder.
He also advises private operators and real estate companies in the structuring, refinancing and arbitrage of their assets.
Pierre-Edouard Forestier also has a Masters in Rural Law (Master II) from the University of Poitiers.
A graduate of Paris-Dauphine University, Quentin d’Escayrac returned to Castiglione Notaires in 2017 after acquiring solid knowledge in the inheritance law department of another Parisian firm.
Quentin d’Escayrac advises clients on family law, countryside law and private property.