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Tax Lawyers

As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 180 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical back up teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multidisciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, transfer pricing, e-commerce, investment funds, tax planning and financing. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences. If you are involved in a dispute, we can undertake a high level intervention with tax authorities, ensuring the best outcome for your business.

Quotes from clients : "What the team is known for: its exceptional tax practice capable of handling every aspect of tax law, including transfer pricing, VAT issues and real estate tax, as well as the tax aspects of M&A transactions and litigation. The team is on top of all the latest developments in the area thanks to its department constantly monitoring the market. Also able to advise clients on tax issues relating to emerging markets due to lawyers specialised in this area" Chambers Europe 2017

"They are specialists. They have a very good knowledge of tax mechanisms and good relations with the administrations." Chambers Europe 2017

"CMS is able to combine general taxation advice with specialist service in practically every niche area. Benefiting from very large resources (over 60 partners and 135 associates), the firm serves many leading CAC 40 group" Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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Edouard Milhac
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Edouard Milhac is a partner in CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats's International Tax Group. Having joined the company in 1990, from 1994 to 2000 Edouard practised in the New York office of CMS Francis...
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Thomas Laumiere
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Thomas Laumière joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2006, having completed a VIE placement at the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats office in New York in 2005.
 Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Part­ner
Chairman of the Executive Board - Chairman of the Executive Committee CMS
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Germany, Frankfurt
Pierre-Sébastien Thill is an expert in international taxation. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since July 2016. He was the managing partner of CMS F...
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Christian Peyrou
Part­ner
Joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats on October 1, 1985
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Julien Saiac
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Julien has been a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2009. He was posted in the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats New York for two years before joining the International Taxation Department in...
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Johann Roc'h
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Johann Roc’h is a Partner in international taxation. He advises clients on all tax issues related to mergers and acquisitions, intragroup reorganizations, real estate investments and financial p...
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Martine Ebrard-Grellety
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Martine Ebrard-Grellety joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986 and was made partner in 1998. Martine specialises in direct taxation.
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Richard Foissac
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Richard Foissac is an expert in direct taxes, and mainly handles cases in the following subject areas: corporation tax for French and international listed and non-listed companies, personal income...
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Arnaud Gerardin
Part­ner
Strasbourg Managing Partner
France, Strasbourg
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Member of the Hauts-de-Seine BarArnaud joined the Tax Department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2003 and is currently managing the office in Strasbourg.
Bruno Gibert
Bruno Gibert
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Bruno Gibert joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats as an equity partner in 2001. He specialises in international taxation, more specifically in transfer pricing matters. In the latter field, he heads ...