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Lawyers for taxation of the non-profit and public sector (taxation of not-for-profit organisations and charities)

Increasing economic pressure, the reform of the welfare state, growing numbers of civil society initiatives, the expansion of digital technology and the extraordinary opportunities it brings, the proliferation of corporate citizen initiatives: recent socio-economic trends explain and emphasise the increasing importance of the non-profit sector.
As a key player in this sector, you are subject to special tax arrangements, which have to be applied carefully and which are potentially disadvantageous, given the challenges you face. Whether it is a matter of VAT, payroll tax, taxation of profits or local taxation, these days you are confronted with issues that demand an in-depth expert knowledge, which has to be continually updated.

With extensive experience founded on collaboration with key stakeholders in the non-profit sector (sporting, social, cultural and educational organisations, charities, etc.), our firm will help you prevent and manage fiscal risks, while taking into consideration your specific circumstances and those of the non-profit domain in which you operate, whether this involves recognition by the tax authorities of the non-profit nature of your business, implementation of sector-specific rules or help in the transition to full or partial taxation of your activities.
Our lawyers will support you with taking preventative measures, during tax audits, litigation and with lobbying before the national and European authorities.

Drawing on the cooperation of our specialist lawyers with their complementary expertise, our global, multi-disciplinary approach enables us to fully understand each one of your concerns. Our know-how, nurtured by more than 90 years’ practice and widely recognised by the tax authorities, means that we can provide you with the guidance you need to make your strategic and tactical decisions with the utmost legal certainty.

Conscious of the implications of their advice and keenly aware of the challenges you face, our lawyers are committed to offering you practical and perennial solutions that are perfectly suited to your particular needs. For each project, we will assemble the perfect team to meet your specific goals, led by one of our partners, who will be both your go-to contact and your guarantee of the quality of our services.

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Philippe Donneaud
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Philippe Donneaud started his career in the Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, which he joined in 1995 and where he has been a partner since 2007. He covers all aspects of direct...
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Stéphane Bouvier
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Stéphane Bouvier joined CMS CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats's Tax Department in January 2003 and became Partner in 2017. Stéphane deals with matters relating to restructuring operations and to French a...
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Hubert Bresson
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Hubert Bresson has been working in the Direct Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 1985. He became a partner in 1996. Hubert provides assistance and advice to companies, public ...
François Lacroix
François Lacroix
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
François Lacroix joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1980. He became a partner in 1998. François specialises in corporate direct taxation and deals more specifically with restructurings and me...
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Philippe Zoubritzky
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Philippe Zoubritzky, a direct taxation specialist, is a lawyer at the Hauts-de-Seine bar and a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. For more than thirty years, he has been assisting a number of...
Christophe Leclère
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Christophe Leclère joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2007. He specialises in direct taxation, assisting clients with aspects of the taxation of corporate groups, mainly with regard to r...
Anne Grousset
Anne Grousset
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Anne Grousset specialises in VAT and Indirect Taxation. A lawyer at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 1983, and partner since 1998, she co-manages the VAT team and the European VAT team. Anne ...
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Philippe Tournes
Part­ner
Member of the Supervisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Philippe is a partner in the VAT department at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. He joined the firm in 1985 and became a partner in 1997. Philippe advises major property and banking companies on VAT...
Stéphanie Riou-Bernard
Stéphanie Riou-Bernard
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Stéphanie Riou-Bernard has been a lawyer in the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats Direct Taxation Department since 2009. She has experience and significant expertise in the fields of audit and tax ...