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The process of buying our first property in France was somewhat daunting. However, Loic’s professionalism and responsiveness made this a smooth and stress-free experience. We would highly recommend the use of his services.

Andy & Lindsey (Chelmsford) – January 2018

Purchase of an apartment in Anglet (Pays Basque)

Loic helped with the purchase of my ski apartment in France. He is friendly, professional and a real pleasure to deal with. He also helped with various miscellaneous queries after the purchase. I would definitely recommend him to anyone for his services.

David (London) – December 2017

Purchase of a ski apartment in Flaine

After trying to get a refund of my social charges from the sale of my French holiday home with no luck at all, I had the good fortune to contact Loic Raboteau and his team. They dealt with all the legalities with the utmost speed and efficiency to its conclusion. I cannot fault them or thank them enough and would highly recommend. 

Ray (Scunthorpe) – December 2017


French social charges | Tax claim

Loic has been a real pleasure to deal with. He has been timely, friendly and professional throughout the process of purchasing a ski apartment. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone thinking of purchasing in France. 

Graham (Beckenham, Kent) – August 2017

French ski apartment in Les Gets

We have used Loic at Francophile Legal Consulting to assist us with purchasing a Leaseback apartment in France. His service has been professional and informative, communication and replies clear concise and timely. As we purchased off-plan the whole process has taken 2 years so not a quick one! We do not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone, he will remove all your stresses so you can just look forward to your new home.

Chris & Candice (Milton Keynes) – January 2017

French leaseback in La Plagne

Many thanks for all your help with our purchase. We would never have made it through to the end without your assistance!

Jocelyn & Saskya (Oxford) – November 2016

Ski apartment in Tignes

We purchased our apartment in Chamonix, France in 2000 and decided to sell it in 2015 with a reasonably significant profit.  We were advised by our estate agent in Chamonix that in addition to the expected Capital Gains Tax assessment to be paid, that a further assessment for French Social Tax would also be raised.  We later learned that the European Court of Justice had ruled it was contrary to European Law for such taxes to be retained for owners who resided in other EU Member states.  However, we were advised at the time of the sale that the tax had to be paid and then reclaimed from the French Government.  We therefore investigate in the UK whether it would be better to use a UK based advisor or a French based advisor.  Our research led us to the Legal Consulting firm Francophile Legal Consulting, who we contacted and discussed our situation with Loic Raboteau, International Legal Advisor and Director.  He advised that we would need to provide appropriate information and once a claim had been submitted and accepted, a refund would be made a few months later.  This proved to be 100% accurate and we are now delighted to have received full refund of the Social Taxes that had been paid.  The services we have received from Loic Raboteau have been excellent with clear explanations and excellent service.

David & Mary (Sevenoaks) – October 2016

French social charges | Tax refund

Mr Raboteau was extremely helpful during the purchase process of my apartment in Chamonix, France. Living in Brazil, I needed a lawyer who could understand the French legislation and that spoke English as well! The job included reviewing of all contracts, amendments, sketches, etc, as well as a complete analysis of the taxes involved, both for the present time as well as for the future, when my kids will inherit the property. I can easily say that without Mr Raboteau’s help, my family would not have the opportunity and privilege to enjoy our so enjoyable ski vacations.

José (Sao Paulo) – September 2016

Apartment in Chamonix

Very happy with the service from Loic at Francophile, alway reacted quickly to any issues raised.

Michael (London) – April 2016

Aborted French property purchase | refund of deposit

We engaged the services of Loic Raboteau at Francophile Legal Consulting to help guide us through the process of purchasing a leaseback ski apartment in the French Alps. What initially seemed like a daunting prospect was made simple and worry free as a result of the support, advice and guidance received from Loic, and for which we were very grateful. I would very much recommend the services provided by Francophile Legal Consulting to anyone thinking of embarking on a similar journey.

Justin & Debbie (Southampton) – January 2016


Leaseback ski apartment in the French Alps

We recently completed the purchase of a French leaseback ski apartment. I am very grateful to Loic for providing timely and professional guidance throughout the process. It meant that we were always comfortable with what we were doing and signing. I would happily recommend Loic for similar transactions.

Paul & Anne (Gloucestershire) – October 2015

French leaseback ski apartment

Thanks for your efforts and efficient service on this transaction.

Tom & Katherine (London) – June 2015

French property purchase

In relation to the purchase of our French leaseback property Loic was extremely helpful, professional and efficient.  The process as well as the detail was always explained very clearly and our queries were always dealt with promptly and to our satisfaction.  As a result we felt very confident that we had sufficient understanding of all relevant matters and the transaction ran smoothly and without stress.  I would happily recommend Loic to anyone seeking to undertake a similar transaction.

Simon and Sarah (Hertfordshire) – May 2015

French leaseback property

Legal services are provided at a very high professional level. The Combination of 3 jurisdictions (UK, France, Cyprus) was not a problem for Francophile Legal Consulting during the purchase of my ski property in France. I will turn to Mr. Raboteau and his team next time I request legal services in the covered countries. Highly recommended from my side.

David (Cyprus) – Nov 2014

High Professional Level

We have purchased an MGM leaseback apartment in a ski resort in France. As part of the process, we needed to sign a power of attorney to enable documents to be signed on our behalf in France . We were recommended to use Loic Raboteau of Francophile Legal Consulting. We found him excellent – extremely knowledgeable, highly professional and very efficient.

Mr and Mrs Simpson (London) – Oct 2014

French Power of Attorney

Loic made my purchase of a property in France simple & straightforward from start to finish. He was a pleasure to work with, extremely knowledgeable and available and responsive when needed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for future business

Chris (London) Sep 2014

Purchase of a property in France

Loic Raboteau is a strong, practical and reliable lawyer for international property transactions. He supported us with an opportunity in France and his service was always prompt, informative and to the point. He is very easy to work with and his guidance helped us no end

Mr & Mrs Budge (South Yorkshire) – July 2014

Strong, practical and reliable French lawyer

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    Francophile Legal Consulting Ltd
    25 North Row, Mayfair, London, W1K 6DJ

    Call: +44 (0) 203 356 9742