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François Hellio

François Hellio

Partner

CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
Cedex
France
Languages French, English, German

François Hellio has over twenty-five years' professional experience and is involved in all aspects of international taxation, particularly in transfer pricing and litigation.

Having spent more than six years in the Berlin office, he has developed an expertise in Franco-German taxation. His publications focus mainly on this expertise. He is the author of reference works on French taxation in Germany and numerous articles on taxation both in France and Germany.

His clients are mainly French and foreign listed corporate groups or family businesses.

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Key partner: For international taxation, François Hellio who are "both admirable for international matters and able to provide a straightforward analysis of nested rules applicable in several countries"

Legal 500 EMEA 2016

Key partner: François Hellio et est "de remarquables conseils pour le traitement des sujets internationaux dont les analyses vont droit au but"

Legal 500 Paris 2016

Leading lawyer in tax

LMG Expert Guides, 2016

Foreign Expert : Germany | François Hellio
François Hellio speaks French, German and English and has specific expertise in the German tax market. He advises on international acquisitions, restructuring and transfer pricing matters.

Chambers Global - 2015

Key partner: "The firm has very strong expertise in international taxation and transfer pricing through ... François Hellio"

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2015

Relevant experience

  • Bureau Francis Lefebvre Berlin (1992-1998)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board (2009-2012)
  • Teaches at the University of Strasbourg
  • Speaker at the University of Vienna on the International Taxation LLM
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Education

  • HEC Business School (1988)
  • Post-graduate diploma in Law, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (1992)
  • Specialisation in Tax Law
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Memberships

  • Member of IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers)
  • Member of IFA (International Fiscal Association)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
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Publications

  • Französische Sanierungsstrategien für Tochtergesellschaften, co-author - IWB 17/2020
  • Das französische Finanzgesetz 2020 - Überblick über die bedeutendsten neuen Steuervorschriften für deutsche Investoren, co-author - IWB 11/2020
  • L’Allemagne face au Covid-19 - Panorama des mesures adoptées, co-author – CMS Law (04/2020)
  • Die Besteuerung der deutschen GmbH & Co. KG in Frankreich, co-author - IWB 6/2020
  • Allemagne : chronique de l'année 2019, co-auteur - Revue de Droit fiscal n°12 (03/2020)
  • Le traitement fiscal en France des sociétés en commandite allemandes (GmbH & Co. KG) : de nouvelles précisions, co-author – Option Finance n°1546 (02/2020)
  • Update zum französischen Finanzgesetz 2019, co-author - IWB 9/2019
  • Latest news in French Taxation : when the going gets tough, will the tough  get going ?, co-author – Bloomberg Tax / BNA (04/2019)
  • Allemagne : chronique de l'année 2018, co-author - Revue de Droit fiscal n°10 (03/2019)
  • Die wichtigsten Änderungen im französischen Steuerrecht für 2019, co-author – IWB 22/2018
  • Das Ferienhaus in Frankreich - Implikationen für deutsche Steuerpflichtige, co-author – IWB-EV (08/2018)
  • Du nouveau pour le franco-allemand - la naissance de l'Académie de Paris - PARIS BERLIN n°141 (04/2018)
  • Die französische Genossenschaft. Eine rechtliche und steuerliche Untersuchung, co-author - IWB 16/2018
  • Allemagne : chronique de l'année 2017, co-author - Revue de Droit fiscal n°9 (mars 2018)
  • Festlegung der Kostenbasis im Rahmen der Kostenaufschlagsmethode – IWB 6/2017
  • La nouvelle loi fiscale sur les transmissions d’entreprises en Allemagne est-elle conforme à la constitution ? - Lexplicite (24/02/2017)
  • Fiscalité allemande : les nouveaux développements - Option Finance ( 13/02/2017)
  • Allemagne : Structuration de fonds - Option Finances, (20/06/016)
  • Iran : opportunités et défis d’un nouveau marché (magazine Option Finance, (29/03/2016)
  • Levée de l’embargo en Iran : il faut intégrer la fiscalité dans vos projets
  • Réforme du droit des successions allemand applicable aux entreprises - Bulletin économique du CIRAC, (décembre 2015)
  • Les limites de l’inflation fiscale en France - Revue ParisBerlin (janvier-février 2015)
  • Avenant à la convention franco-allemande : un traitement des plus-values modifié- - Option Finance, (27/04/2015) 
  • Réalisation, avec Alain Herrmann et Alexandra Rohmert d’un chapitre consacré à la société européenne en droit français - Handbuch der Europäischen Aktiengesellschaft, concernant les Societas Europea – édition 2015
  • Co-auteur du chapitre de la fiscalité française dans un livre publié en Allemagne sur les aspects Internationaux des Sociétés Europaea (SE), Jannott/Frodermann (CF Müller-Verlag, 2014)
  • Les potentialités de la convergence fiscale franco-allemande (Deutsch-Französisches Grübunch Zur Steuerpolitik) - revue ParisBerlin (Mars 2012)
  • Co-auteur du chapitre consacré à la France de l’ouvrage de fiscalité internationale de référence en Allemagne - Mennel-Förster (Editions NWB 2012)
  • Dossiers Internationaux : Allemagne, co-auteur - Editions Francis Lefebvre (2004)
  • Steuern in Frankreich, co-auteur - Velag Dr.Otto Schmidt Köln (2002)
  • Divers articles sur la fiscalité internationales dans les revues françaises et allemandes (Internationale Wirtschaftsbriefe, Internationales Steuerrecht, Option Finance, Feuillet Rapide Francis Lefebvre)
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