Employment law: Raphaël Bordier, aged 37, joined the Employment Law Department at CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1996. He holds a master’s degree in business law (Paris X - 1993), a corporate legal advisor’s diploma and a post-graduate diploma in corporate law (Cergy-Pontoise – 1994). He was also awarded a professional certificate specializing in employment law (Montpellier – 1994) and passed the Versailles bar examination in 1997. He works in an advisory and litigation capacity on employment law and social welfare law matters.
International taxation: Pierre Dedieu, aged 35, joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1999. He is an ESSEC graduate (1996), holds a post-graduate diploma in business law and a corporate legal advisor’s diploma (Strasbourg – 1997), and was awarded a certificate in tax law from the University of Montpellier in the same year. He also passed the bar examination in 1998. He works in the International Taxation Department and specializes in matters relating to international restructuring operations, real estate investments, cross-border transactions (investment income, leasing, hybrid transactions), international mobility and transfer pricing.
Taxation /Direct taxation: Christophe Frionnet, aged 37, joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1997. He holds a post-graduate diploma in taxation and company management (Paris IX – Dauphine, 1995) and a master’s degree in business law (Paris II - Panthéon Assas, 1994). He is also a graduate from the Business Law Institute, University of Paris II (1994). He has also been lecturing on real estate taxation at the University of Paris I. He specializes in direct taxation and, in particular, matters relating to taxation of groups of companies and non-profit-making organisations, wealth tax and real estate taxation. He assists companies with restructuring operations and tax litigation. Moreover, he deals with company takeovers and LBO (or LMBO) transactions and also regularly handles tax aspects relating to employee savings issues and the implementation of employee shareholding plans by French and foreign groups.
Africa/Corporate law: Pierre Marly, aged 38, joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 2004. He holds a master’s degree in business law (University of Bordeaux IV), a corporate legal advisor’s diploma, a post-graduate diploma in business law and taxation (University of Poitiers, 1995), a certificate specializing in economic law (first place student, Montpellier) and a post-graduate diploma in EU business law (University of Deusto - Bilbao/Spain, 1994). He started his career with HSD Ernst & Young in Paris, then worked in the firm’s office in Libreville (1996-1998) and finally in Abidjan (1999-2003). He exclusively deals with international transactions relating to Africa. He has been practising as a lawyer since 1996 and has gained extensive experience advising companies carrying out cross-border investments in Africa. At this stage, he has developped expertise mainly relating to OHADA corporate law, contract law, company law and legal and tax advice for international investments and operations (drafting international commercial contracts, privatisation and restructuring operations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, investment structuring, public-private partnerships, etc.).
Company law: Jean-François Marquaire, aged 49, held several senior staff and operational management positions for large companies in the power and industrial sector throughout the world before joining CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 2006. He holds a post-graduate diploma in business law (Business Law Institute of Aix-Marseille), a senior management degree (HEC) and an executive finance degree (INSEAD). He specializes in international investments and operations, company law, mergers and acquisitions, international commercial contract law, including public-private partnerships, tax law and real estate law. He is currently a Partner and Joint Director of CMS in Moscow.
International taxation: Julien Saïac, aged 36, joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 1998. He is an HEC graduate (1995), holds a post-graduate diploma in business law and taxation from University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (1996) and passed the Versailles bar examination in 1996. After a two-year secondment at the New York office, he joined the International Taxation Department where he particularly deals with matters relating to international restructuring operations, real estate investments and transfer pricing.
Contracts and regulations/Financial services: Jérôme Sutour, aged 37, joined CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre in 2007 with responsibility for the development of the financial services activity. He holds a post-graduate diploma, a master’s degree and a corporate legal advisor’s diploma (Montpellier – 1995). He passed the bar examination in 1995 and gained a Master of Laws (Boalt Hall - Berkeley) in 1997. He started his career at Linklaters in 1997 specializing in financial law and stock exchange law and joined Simmons & Simmons in 2000 where he was promoted to Head of Financial Services. The guide France Asterias 2008 listed him as a specialist lawyer in hedge funds. He specializes in banking and financial law, including in particular structuring, managing mutual funds and investment funds, and financial and stock exchange regulations.
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre now has 95 partners and a total of 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