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The implementation of BEPS measures to tackle base erosion and profit shifting, the proliferation of tax regulations, rulings handed down by the European Court of Justice and domestic supreme courts, such as the French Conseil d’État, the introduction of new transparency rules: at a time when use of tax revenue is a critical issue for any country, reform is on the increase and tax systems in France and abroad are proving more complex than ever. This ever-changing environment, which offers great opportunity along with its restrictions, presents a dual challenge for your company. You must comply with current and future developments with absolute confidence, and put in place an appropriate tax strategy. With more than 200 lawyers who have both extensive experience and a thorough understanding of the challenges you face, our tax practice can provide support in all these areas.

Whether you are an SME or a large group, whether you operate in France or abroad, we are here to offer help and advice on any aspect of your tax strategy, regardless of your business sector. Our expertise encompasses various disciplines: general corporate taxation of private and public companies; taxation of settlements and restructuring operations; group taxation; financial taxation; taxation of property; transfer pricing; the application of tax treaties; indirect taxation, VAT, customs duties; local taxation; alternative forms of remuneration (stock options, incentive plans, etc.); audits, litigation and criminal tax law.

Our global, multi-disciplinary approach draws upon cooperation with specialist lawyers in France and abroad, whose complementary expertise combines to offer you a comprehensive solution. Our know-how, nurtured by more than 90 years in practice and widely recognised by domestic and international tax authorities, means that we can provide you with the guidance you need to make your strategic and tactical decisions with the utmost confidence. Conscious of the decisive nature of the issues in question and of the implications of their advice, our lawyers are committed to offering you practical and perennial solutions that are perfectly suited to your own specific goals. For each project, we will assemble the perfect team to meet your specific needs, 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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25/06/2020
DAC 6: New de­cision of the Coun­cil of the EU
Fur­ther to the pro­pos­al is­sued by the Com­mis­sion a few weeks ago, and fol­low­ing the ap­prov­al by the EU Par­lia­ment on 19 June, the Coun­cil of the EU has ad­op­ted on 24 June 2020 the re­vi­sion of the dir­ect­ive...
12/05/2020
DAC 6/MDR: most wel­come guidelines is­sued
The European Com­mis­sion has just pro­posed to post­pone the dead­lines to re­port cross-bor­der tax ar­range­ments by three months. Should this pro­pos­al be ad­op­ted, cross-bor­der ar­range­ments whose first step...
11/05/2020
DAC 6 Dir­ect­ive and cov­id-19
The European Com­mis­sion pub­lished on 8 May 2020 a pro­pos­al for a dir­ect­ive aim­ing at de­fer­ring for three months the dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion re­lated to cer­tain cross-bor­der ar­range­ments be­cause of the...
06/04/2020
Cov­id-19: post­pone­ment of tax dead­lines
The French Gov­ern­ment has de­cided on March 13, 2020 to grant de­fer­ral for cer­tain tax pay­ments to al­le­vi­ate the bur­den of en­ter­prises fa­cing the Cov­id-19 crisis. For dis­tressed com­pan­ies, re­bates on tax...
27/09/2018
Fin­ance Bill for 2019 re­leased
On 24 Septem­ber 2018, the French gov­ern­ment presen­ted the Fin­ance Bill for 2019. You will find be­low its main tax meas­ures. Re­form of the French tax con­sol­id­a­tion sys­tem and cap­it­al gains rules for equity...
30/01/2018
Bit­coin tax­a­tion in France
An un­pre­ced­en­ted fin­an­cial phe­nomen­on, vari­ations in the price of bit­coin raise many ques­tions about the tax treat­ment of profits and losses gen­er­ated by in­vestors.Bit­coin is a vir­tu­al cur­rency (or crypto­cur­rency)...
15/03/2017
Shar­ing eco­nomy: new ob­lig­a­tions im­posed by France on on­line plat­forms
Faced with the rap­id growth of the shar­ing eco­nomy, French au­thor­it­ies have been ex­amin­ing the equal treat­ment of play­ers in the tra­di­tion­al eco­nomy and those in the shar­ing eco­nomy with re­gard to tax...
18 July 2016
Grupo RLD, Miguérès Moulin and CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ad­visors to...
Grupo RLD, Miguérès Moulin and CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre are ad­vising the French and Span­ish bed­ding lead­er, the Pikolin group, in its stra­tegic al­li­ance with Stein­hoff In­ter­na­tion­al, Europe's second...
12/01/2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre co-opts five new part­ners
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre an­nounces the ap­point­ment of five new part­ners, in­clud­ing Al­ex­an­dre Bas­tos (Re­struc­tur­ing – In­solv­ency), Jean-Fabrice Brun (Lit­ig­a­tion & Ar­bit­ra­tion), Olivi­er Kuhn (Lit­ig­a­tion...
04/11/2015
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre and Clif­ford Chance ad­vise Vi­talia as part...
On 30 Oc­to­ber 2015, the Vedici and Vi­talia groups merged to cre­ate the second largest private hos­pit­al com­pany in France. At the same time Vedici pur­chased the Vi­talia Group, with Vedici out­sourcing part...
16/10/2015
Cap­it­al gains on SCI stock – what is the cur­rent state of play?
No trans­ac­tion in­volving a real-es­tate as­set can be fi­nal­ised without the seller­'s tax status be­ing taken in­to ac­count. This is par­tic­u­larly the case in the event of the sale of an as­set held by a non-trad­ing...
16/10/2015
Equity hold­ers in real-es­tate com­pan­ies, pre­pare for ex­emp­tion on sale...
A re­cent court rul­ing by the Su­preme tax Court (10 April 2015, no. 367015) provides a re­mind­er that private in­di­vidu­als who sell shares in real-es­tate com­pan­ies not sub­ject to cor­por­a­tion tax may some­times...