France: Private Client 2018

This year we highlight 16 practitioners in the French market who stand out for their excellent work advising high-net-worth individuals and families on estate planning, trusts, transactions and wills.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Jérôme Barré Franklin, Paris
2. Jean-Marc Tirard Tirard Naudin, Paris
3. Luc Jaillais CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Neuilly-sur-Seine

CMS FRANCIS LEFEBVRE sees four standout practitioners recognised this year for their impressive private client work.
Luc Jaillais is “an excellent specialist” and a highly respected name in the French market. He has over 20 years’ experience advising private clients on international asset planning and private equity taxation matters.
Pierre-Jean Douvier is renowned among peers for his top-tier work advising private clients on regulatory, tax and immigration matters.

Boutique firm TIRARD NAUDIN performs well this year with two practitioners achieving nominations for their outstanding private client work.
Jean-Marc Tirard is a highly distinguished name in the market, with over 40 years’ experience advising both domestic and international clients. He is recognised for his particular expertise on tax planning for high-net-worth individuals.
Maryse Naudin is a well-recognised figure in the private client field who stands out for her adept handling of matters relating to French property acquisitions by foreign investors.

At FRANKLIN, Jérôme Barré is a first-rate practitioner who draws high praise for his wealth of experience on issues concerning family business restructuring and succession planning.

At DE GAULLE FLEURANCE & ASSOCIÉS, Gilbert Ladreyt is “excellent in the litigation field” and is a practitioner sources “would definitely recommend” for his expert handling of acquisitions, real estate taxation and equity transactions for private clients.

Founding partner Marc Bornhauser of CABINET BORNHAUSER is “very well known in the French market” according to commentators who commend his specialist knowledge of areas including tax litigation and optimisation.

TRIPET CABINET’s François Tripet is “well known for his expertise regarding trusts”, according to sources who also commend his work advising clients on issues including patrimonial trusts and separation disputes.

At SEKRI VALENTIN ZERROUK, Jérôme Assouline “has a good reputation in the international tax space”, with sources also highlighting his “good knowledge of the trust field”.

Marc Vaslin at VASLIN ASSOCIÉS is an excellent practitioner who enjoys “a very strong reputation in the private client field” according to commentators. He is regularly engaged in advising families and individuals on the transmission of businesses, tax planning and foreign trust issues.

At ARKWOOD AVOCATS, founding partner Stephanie Auferil is highly regarded by respondents for her strong expertise when it comes to international wealth structuring and tax matters.

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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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