Bruno joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre as an equity partner in 2001. He specialises in international taxation, with a particular focus on transfer pricing matters. As such, he heads the CMS transfer pricing group that operates within the tax practice. The support of the integrated team of 10-plus economists is invaluable when assisting clients in this matter.
He has 16 years’ experience in the government service, where he was in charge of international tax affairs (negotiation of tax treaties with foreign countries, OECD and EU work, and competent authority). He is the former co-chairman of the OECD forum on harmful tax practices (1996 to 2001). He has been the chairman of the EU joint forum on transfer pricing since 2002; he is also a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), and chairs the scientific committee of its French branch. He is a member of the Institute of Tax Lawyers (IACF), and the chairman of the tax committee of the Club des Juristes.
Bruno is the author of a report to the French government on tax security in France published in 2004, and co-author of two other reports to the French government: one on intangible assets (2006) and one on how to improve the commentary on French tax law (2010). He also co-authored a chapter on rulings in a book on French tax procedures (published in 2005 and updated in 2008) and a book on transfer pricing in France (edited by Editions Francis Lefebvre, 2010). He authored the France chapter in Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution, published in 2011, and the chapter on MAP article 25 of the OECD Treaty Model in Modèle de convention fiscal OCDE concernant le revenu et la fortune, published in 2013. He regularly publishes articles on international tax matters in French and international publications.
After graduating in political sciences from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in 1979, Bruno completed his education with a master’s degree in corporate and tax law at the University of Paris II (Assas) before entering the ENA.
A French native speaker, he is fluent in English.
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