Bruno Gibert joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre as an equity partner in 2001. He specialises in international taxation, with a particular focus on transfer pricing matters. On this last domain, he heads the transfer pricing group the CMS network has put in place within the tax practice.
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 used to be co-chairman of the OECD forum on harmful tax practices (1996 to 2001). 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 the IFA French branch. He is a member of the IACF (Institute of tax lawyers), and the chairman of the tax committee of the Club des Juristes.
He is the author of a report to the French government on tax security in France 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 is also the co-author of the chapter on rulings of a book on French tax procedures (published in 2005 and updated in 2008), a book on transfer pricing in France (Ed F Lefebvre, 2010), the author of the chapter on France of the book Transfer Pricing and Dispute Resolution published in 2011, and of the chapter on the mutual agreement procedure of a book on the OECD Model Convention (Ed Francis Lefebvre 2014). He regularly publishes articles on international tax matters in French and international publications.
After graduating in political sciences at the IEP Paris (Sciences-Po) in 1979, Bruno Gibert completed his education with a Masters in corporate and tax law at the University of Paris II (Assas) before entering the ENA.
He is fluent in French and English.
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