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France: Private Client 2017

We list 14 lawyers for their expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals and family offices on matters relating to tax efficiency, estates and trusts, and issues of wealth and inheritance.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Line-Alexa Glotin UGGC Avocats, Paris
2. Jérôme Barré Franklin, Paris

International tax heavyweight CMS BUREAU FRANCIS LEFEBVRE doubles its listings from last year with four lawyers included in the following pages.
Pierre-Jean Douvier is an international law expert and advises clients on family office, regulatory and immigration aspects and tax issues.
Olivier de Saint Chaffray specialises in wealth and estate planning and is “a great lawyer who has strong experience in the field”.
Bruno Gouthière is regarded as a leading tax lawyer in the private client space. One peer remarks, “He is absolutely excellent. He wrote the book on international tax matters”.
Luc Jaillais specialises in direct taxation. One respondent says, “He gives good-quality advice and is a great navigator”.

TIRARD NAUDIN achieves two recommendations for its work in the private client space.
Maryse Naudin is widely acknowledged as one of the country’s leading authorities on cross-border tax issues, advising numerous high net worth individuals on such matters.
Jean-Marc Tirard is a pre-eminent figure in the private client space and is recognised for his expertise in French and international tax matters for both individuals and commercial entities.

At UGGC AVOCATS, Line-Alexa Glotin focuses on international tax and has significant experience in representing private clients at a national and cross-border level. She is considered “an exceptional lawyer and a shrewd strategist”.

At FRANKLIN, the “outstanding” Jérôme Barré leads the wealth management and corporate tax practice and advises both national and cross-border clients where his expertise is highly sought after.

At CABINET BORNHAUSER, Marc Bornhauser is recognised as a leading authority on tax law relating to private client matters. One respondent says, “He is highly professional and extremely prominent in the domestic market.”

DE GAULLE FLEURANCE & ASSOCIÉS sees the “superb and well-regarded” Gilbert Ladreyt recommended. He is a market leader who regularly advises private clients on tax-related issues.

At SEKRI VALENTIN ZERROUK, Jérôme Assouline is recognised for his experience advising clients on the full range of private client issues, including trusts and estates. He also assists private clients with tax and transactional issues.

TRIPET CABINET’s François Tripet is recognised as a leading tax expert with extensive experience assisting international private clients structure and manage their estates and trusts. Sources consider him “a good lawyer who fights hard for his clients”.

Marc Vaslin at VASLIN ASSOCIÉS has over two decades of experience advising high net worth individuals and families on both contentious and non-contentious tax issues. One respondent says, “He is a great lawyer and is dedicated to his clients.”

At WHITE & CASE, Alexandre Ippolito is a respected practitioner known for advising private clients on matters of estate planning, restructuring and disposal operations.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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