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CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre elects six new partners

23/06/2010

Corporate:

Jean-Robert Bousquet, aged 35, started his career at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre’s Berlin office in 1999. He then spent five years at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Paris and New York) before joining the Corporate Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 2006. He is a graduate from EM Lyon (1996). He also holds a post-graduate diploma in finance and accounting and a post-graduate diploma in business law from Strasbourg (1998).

He advises on mergers and acquisitions, including in particular international deals, stock exchange law, private equity and restructurings.

Employment & Pensions:

Vincent Delage, aged 39, joined the Employment Law Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1999 after spending two years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers (now called Landwell & Partners). He holds a Master’s in private law with a specialisation in employment law (University of Paris I, 1995) and a post-graduate diploma in employment law and social security law (University of Paris I, 1996). He was admitted to the bar in 1997 and obtained a specialised diploma in employment law in 2002. He mainly advises and defends companies in relation to employment law and, in particular, deals with matters relating to company restructurings and collective negotiations in companies and groups.

He is also a part-time lecturer for the Master’s/post-graduate diploma in employment relations law and practices at the University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas.

Tax:

Arnaud Donguy, aged 43, joined the Taxation Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1993. He is a graduate from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a Master’s in international private law (University of Paris II - Assas, 1989) and a post-graduate diploma in financial institution management (University of Paris IX - Dauphine, 1990).

He specialises in taxation and mainly deals with issues relating to taxation of groups of companies, in particular in the scope of restructurings, mergers & acquisitions and tax integration. He also advises clients in relation to tax inspections and litigation.

Tax:

Arnaud Gerardin, aged 42, started his career at ASA-Avocats Associés in 1992. He then joined Landwell & Associés as a partner in 2000 before joining CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre’s Strasbourg office in 2003 which he heads. He holds a post-graduate diploma in business law and taxation (1991) and a post-graduate diploma in finance and accounting from Strasbourg. He is admitted to the Strasbourg bar (1995) and specialises in taxation.

He mainly advises on direct taxation and, in particular, taxation of groups of companies. He also assists clients with tax inspections. In addition, he lectures on taxation for the post-graduate diploma in finance and accounting at Strasbourg and Nancy.

Employment & Pensions:

Rodolphe Olivier, aged 40, joined the Employment Law Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1997 after having worked for two and a half years at Cabinet Barthélémy. He holds a Master’s in business law (Dijon Faculty of Law – 1992) and a post-graduate diploma in employment relations law and practices (University of Montpellier - 1993). He is mainly involved in litigation in relation to disputes pending before the employment and social security tribunals. He lectures for the post-graduate diploma in employment relations law and practices at the University of Panthéon-Assas, Paris II.

He also teaches at the Vocational Regional Training Centre for Lawyers at Versailles and runs a course for Employment Tribunal members. He wrote a book entitled “Appointment of Trade Union Delegates – Litigation Aspects” published by Editions Litec Professionnels.

Public Law:

François Tenailleau, aged 38, joined the Real Estate and Public Law Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1998. He holds a post-graduate diploma in public law (Town planning, development, public works, Paris I, 1996) and graduated from Institut de Droit Public des Affaires (Paris XI-EFB, 1998). He advises on public business law and, in particular, on public contracts and outsourcing public services, public-private partnerships, public land, development, government subsidies and semi-public companies. He heads the Public-Private Partnerships team at the firm and in CMS’s Infrastructure and Project Finance group.

He lectures for the post-graduate diploma in real estate (Paris X – Nanterre). He wrote instructions on public-private partnership contracts for Jurisclasseur Collectivités Territoriales.

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre now has 97 partners and 450 lawyers.


For further information, please contact :

CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre

Florence Jouffroy / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 32
Laetitia Mostowski / Tel: +33 1 47 38 40 74

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