CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre’s partners appointed the members of the firm’s Supervisory Board for a term of three years during the Ordinary General Meeting of 29 June 2009: François Charpail, Richard Foissac, François Hellio, Laurent Marquet de Vasselot and Jacqueline Sollier.
This new Board appointed Richard Foissac as Chairman and Jacqueline Sollier as Vice-Chairman. They shall sit alongside Philippe Grousset and Philippe Tournès whose term of office shall expire in June 2010.
Richard Foissac, Partner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Richard Foissac joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1988 and was elected partner in 1998. He holds a post-graduate diploma in business law (Montpellier). He specializes in direct taxation and provides advice on corporate and personal taxation. In particular, he deals with tax issues relating to real estate and financial transactions and group restructurings. He also specializes in tax litigation. He is a lecturer on tax law at the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis. He is a member of the Institute of Tax Lawyers (Institut des Avocats Conseils Fiscaux) and the French Association of Corporate Lawyers (Association Française des Avocats Conseils d'Entreprises). He has published many articles in the economic and financial press and specialized tax press.
Jacqueline Sollier, Partner, Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Jacqueline Sollier joined the Direct Taxation Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1982 and was elected partner in 1996. She holds a post-graduate diploma in applied taxation (Paris V, 1980) and a post-graduate diploma in business law (Paris V, 1981). She specializes in direct taxation and particularly deals with matters relating to taxation of groups, notably in the scope of restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, tax integration and for the real estate sector. She is a member of the French Association of Corporate Lawyers, the Institute of Tax Lawyers and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). She has published many articles and, in particular: "The application of the theory of intangibility is open to criticism: an adjustment regarding the puchase price of a fixed asset incorrectly recorded in relation to the first financial year which is not time-barred”.
François Charpail, Partner
François Charpail joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1984 and was elected partner in 1990. He is a graduate from the National School of Taxation (Ecole Nationale des Impôts) and holds a masters in economics from the University of Paris X (1976). He has worked as a tax inspector. He specializes in advising on tax matters relating to companies and groups, in particular, in the scope of the tax structuring of mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings, tax management of groups and assistance in litigation proceedings, as well as taxation relating to real estate and financial matters. He is a member of the French Association of Corporate Lawyers and the Institute of Tax Lawyers.
François Hellio, Partner
François Hellio joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1990 and was elected partner in 2001. He holds a master of law from the University of Paris I (1992) and graduated from HEC (1988). He specializes in international taxation. He was seconded to the Berlin office from 1992 to 1998 before joining the international taxation team in the Paris office. He advises companies on cross-border transactions and individuals on international taxation on personal assets. He lectures at the University of Strasbourg and the University of Vienna and has written various articles on international taxation in French and German publications (Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe, Internationales Steuerrecht, Syndicus) and jointly wrote the book entitled Steuern in Frankreich (2002, Verlag Dr.Otto Schmidt, Köln) with Pierre-Sébastien Thill. He is a member of the Institute of Tax Lawyers and the French Association of Corporate Lawyers. He coordinates the Franco-German working group’s activities at CMS.
Laurent Marquet de Vasselot, Partner
Laurent Marquet de Vasselot joined the Employment Law Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1991 and was elected partner in 1998. He is a graduate from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris, civil service section (1984), holds a post-graduate diploma in employment law from the University of Paris Panthéon - Assas, Paris II (1985). Moreover, he is a doctor of law. He worked as corporate counsel for an international group from 1985 to 1991. Given his expertise and practice of employment law for over 20 years, he has regularly advised large companies and institutions in particular on employment policy and the implementation of restructuring plans and defended their interests before the courts. He is a member of the Bar Counsel, lectures at the University of Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and is a member of the French Association of Corporate Lawyers. He has written many works which have notably been published in the Revue de jurisprudence sociale, Editions Francis Lefebvre, International Labor Law Report, Editions Liaisons and L.G.D.J.
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