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Audit, litigation and criminal tax lawyers

Tax audits that are increasingly frequent and increasingly strict, even in their cross-border aspects, the proliferation of tax standards, the ever-growing numbers of fiscal and regulatory obligations and the increasingly judicial nature of tax procedures pose greater risks to companies, entrepreneurs and private individuals. Our specialist audit, litigation and criminal tax lawyers will offer you advice and assistance on preparing for an audit, as well as with every step of your dealings with the tax authorities, including any appearance you may have to make before any domestic or European administrative, judicial or criminal bodies.

Our expert lawyers work in close collaboration with the firm’s other teams specialising in transfer pricing, company law or competition law, amongst others. Whenever they need to, they can also draw on the CMS network and our international partners, so that you benefit from a global technical expertise. We are there to help you in advance of any audit procedures, to ensure your practices comply with the regulations in force, throughout the audit to facilitate your relationship with the tax authorities, and once the audit is complete, we will assist you with any litigation and settle any disputes you have, including any criminal tax matters. Our know-how, nurtured by more than 90 years’ practice, combines with an in-depth understanding of your issues, and of changes in the legal landscape, to provide you with the best and most secure safeguards for all relevant concerns.

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Jean-Charles Benois
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean-Charles Benois works in company and company group taxation as well as on transaction and Private Equity taxation, particularly tax structuring. He also assists private persons, shareholders and directors...
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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 large...
Leclère Christophe
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 restructuring,...
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Nicolas Riou
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Nicolas is a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats specialising in direct taxes. He assists French and foreign multinational groups in the implementation and management of their tax policies. He notably...
Philippe Grousset
Philippe Grousset
Part­ner
Member of the Management Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Philippe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986 and became a partner in 1998. He is an expert in direct taxation, specialising in corporation tax, personal income tax, real estate and finance tax...
Gerner Frédéric
Frédéric Gerner
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Frédéric is a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats specialising in direct taxes. He handles all aspects of company taxation. Frederic has developed specific expertise in reorganisations, tax consolidation...
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Michel Collet
Part­ner
Avocat Associé
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Michel specialises in international taxation. He has worked in the UK, USA and France.He assists investment funds, banks, public and private companies in the structuring and implementation of cross-border...
Cathy Goarant-Maraglia
Cathy Goarant-Moraglia
Part­ner
Member of the Supervisory Board
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cathy joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1995, and became a partner in 2006. Her practice covers business taxation for enterprises and local authorities, minimum contribution based on value-added,...
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Laurent Hepp
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Laurent specialises both in corporate taxation and company group taxation. He advises companies and investment funds, with particular experience in the tax structuring of M&A and private equity transactions....
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Stéphane Gelin
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Tax Group
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Stéphane Gelin is Head of the CMS Tax Group. In this position, he leads an international team of 400 tax lawyers.Stéphane specialises in international taxation and transfer pricing. He has advised French...