France: Corporate Tax 2019

Here we highlight 53 lawyers who draw praise for their outstanding expertise in issues such as transfer pricing, international disputes and corporate restructuring.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Vincent Agulhon Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Paris
2. Pierre-Henri Durand  Bredin Prat, Paris 
3. Bruno Gibert CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Neuilly-sur-Seine
4. Philippe Derouin  Philippe Derouin, Paris
5. Michel Collet  CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Neuilly-sur-Seine
6. Stéphane Gelin  CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, Neuilly-sur-Seine

CMS Francis Lefebvre is a leading firm in the area with 13 lawyers identified as experts.
Bruno Gibert is a gifted lawyer who is known for his considerable experience in complex corporate tax matters with a focus on transfer pricing and asset valuation.
Michel Collet is an impressive practitioner who acts for a variety of private and institutional clients in complex cross-border taxation matters.
Stéphane Gelin has decades of experience in the market. He is highlighted for his excellent work in transfer pricing as sources note he is "one of the top three in the area".
Stéphane Austry is an expert in contentious matters, prompting sources to describe him as "one of the top five practitioners for corporate tax litigation".
Edouard Milhac focuses on sophisticated corporate tax matters in his practice, regularly acting for clients when it comes to high-level international restructurings.
Daniel Gutmann is a highly talented lawyer who has strong expertise in EU regulatory regimes. His experience spans working with a range of clients, including state authorities and corporations.
Bruno Gouthière has extensive experience in the market gained over more than 30 years of acting in sophisticated corporate tax proceedings.
Agnès de l’Estoile-Campi stands out for her stellar cross-border work in corporate taxation, transfer pricing and employee movement, with notable experience working in the Latin American region.
Julien Saïac is well versed in international finance and taxation, distinguishing himself as a go-to source for cross-border work.
François Rontani dedicates himself to offering clients expert advice in corporate tax matters, displaying expertise in issues ranging from disputes to corporate restructuring.

Bredin Prat sees five individuals recognised here.
Pierre-Henri Durand excels in complex corporate tax matters, standing out for his expert advisory and contentious work in cross-border proceedings. 
Sébastien de Monès is a go-to practitioner in domestic and international tax matters. He regularly acts on a range of issues including M&A, private equity and real estate transactions.
Julien Gayral is a devoted tax practitioner, known for his work assisting clients on a plethora of issues that range from cross-border transactions to high-stakes dispute resolution. 

Latham & Watkins is home to two practitioners.
Xavier Renard has an impressive practice with a broad client base, advising companies, funds and institutions in transactional tax matters.
Olivia Rauch-Ravisé leverages her deep experience in corporate tax matters when acting for clients in high-value international transactions across a variety of sectors.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton also achieves two listings here.
Anne-Sophie Coustel is a very knowledgeable practitioner who is held in high esteem for her work on corporate reorganisations and M&A taxation matters.
Gilles Entraygues has vast experience in the market and is widely respected for his strong expertise in corporate tax matters.

Vincent Agulhon of Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier focuses his practice on cross-border transactional tax matters. He provides clients with a profound ability on a range of issues relating to investment, reorganisations and personal taxation.

Independent practitioner Philippe Derouin is a long-standing expert in the market who has decades of experience in corporate tax matters. His wide-ranging expertise encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters.

Gauthier Blanluet from Sullivan & Cromwell enjoys an enviable reputation in the corporate tax market for his work expertly acting for clients in transactional tax matters.

Marie-Hélène Raffin of Willkie Farr & Gallagher is an experienced practitioner with significant expertise in matters such as corporate reorganisations and cross-border taxation.

Allard de Waal at Paul Hastings is an invaluable source regarding tax implications of multi-jurisdictional transactions and investment. He also provides expert support for clients in tax disputes and audits.

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