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Jean-Charles Benois

Partner

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

Jean-Charles Benois joined CMS Francis Lefebvre in 2012 (and was co-opted as a partner in 2019). He is involved in tax law, and in particular in company group taxation as well as in transactional and Private Equity taxation. He also assists private persons, shareholders and directors, in their personal and asset taxation affairs.

Jean-Charles Benois assists his clients as a tax advisor, but also in the context of tax controversies before the tax authorities and/or tax courts.

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Tax, Up and Coming

Chambers Europe 2023

Best Lawyer, Tax Law

Best Lawyers 2024

Relevant experience

  • Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, Paris, France (January 2006-September 2009 and July 2010-2012) and New-York, USA (2009-2010)
  • Trainer at Francis Lefebvre Training for the module "Tax techniques for LBOs" (2014-present)

Relevant operations

  • Biogroup, Tax assistance in the context of the acquisition of the Oriade-Noviale group, July 2021
  • Biogroup, Assistance in the context of the acquisition of the Belgian group CMaA-Medina, November 2020
  • Labelys, Assistance in the context of the reorganization of the group shareholding structure and for the simultaneous acquisition of the Spanish entity Satergraf, January 2021
  • Rubis Terminal, Tax assistance in the context of the acquisition of the Spanish group Tepsa, November 2020 novembre 2020
  • Lumibird, Tax assistance in the context of the acquisition of the Australian group Ellex Medical’s laser and ultrasound businesses, July 2020
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Publications

  • « CSR and taxes: taxation is not only about money », with Johann ROC’H, La lettre des fusions-acquisitions et du private equity, June 2021
  • « Publication de fiches pratiques sur le taux d’intérêt intragroupe : le changement dans la continuité », avec Benoît FOUCHER, La lettre des fusions-acquisitions et du private equity, Mars 2021
  • « Les fiches méthodologiques sur les taux d’intérêt intragroupe : vers une sécurité fiscale accrue ? », avec Benoît FOUCHER, Option Finance, Mars 2021
  • « Structuration des financements d’acquisition : panorama des contraintes fiscales à anticiper et des bons réflexes à adopter », avec Jean-Hugues DE LA BERGE et Chloé HERBET, La lettre du financement, Février 2021
  • « De l’oxygène pour les locataires, du soutien pour les foncières : plusieurs aménagements bienvenus en la matière », avec Vincent FORESTIER, Option finance, 4 mai 2020
  • « Commissions de frais de dossier sur octroi de crédit : quand le fiscal chasse le comptable… », Option finance, 20 janvier 2020
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Education

  • HEC Business School, Grande Ecole program, specialization in International Legal and Tax Strategy (2001-2005)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) Business Law and Taxation, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne (2005)
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20/06/2023
CMS Francis Lefebvre advised IDIA Capital Investissement and Crédit Agricole...
CMS Francis Lefebvre advised IDIA Capital Investissement and Crédit Agricole Régions Investissement on the acquisition of a minority stake in Dammann Frères. CMS Francis Lefebvre has advised IDIA Capital...
13/04/2023
LEGAL 500 EMEA 2023
The 2023 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA guide is out. We would particularly like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us! Our law firm’s rankings in France France 2 in Tier 1 : Derivatives...
16/03/2023
Chambers Europe 2023
The 2023 edition of Chambers & Partners Europe guide has been published. We would particularly like to thank our clients for putting their trust in us! Our firm’s rankings Banking & Finance: Financial...
10/09/2021
CSR and taxes: taxation is not only about money
At first glance, taxation and corporate social responsibility (CSR) appear to be distant fields, antinomic even. Yet they have come together over the past two years to form two sides of the same coin...
12/11/2020
CMS, Allen & Overy, Latham & Watkins, Degroof Petercam, EY and Rothschild...
Biogroup has acquired the CMA-Medina group, the leader in medical biology in Belgium.This first acquisition outside France will allow Biogroup to create a European player positioned to pursue its expansion...
21/01/2019
International Private Equity Market (IPEM) 2020
From 28 to 30 January 2020, more than 1,600 key players in Private Equity are expected in Cannes for 3 days of networking, connection with each other, exchanges and business meetings. Discover our private...
15/01/2019
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats co-opts seven new partners
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats announces the co-optation of seven new part­ners: Ben­oît Bailly, Jean-Charles Benois, Mathieu Daudé, Bruno Dondero, Christophe Leclère, Arnaud Reygrobellet, and Nicolas...
10/12/2018
Acquisition of Sopral by Parquest Capital
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats advised the lenders in relation to the acquisition by Parquest Capital of a majority stake in Sopral, a company specialising in the formulation, production and marketing in...
21/09/2017
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises the Caravelle Group on the Acquisition...
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre acted as legal and tax advisor to the Caravelle group on the acquisition of the Tiama group.This acquisition, in the form of a tertiary LBO for the Tiama group, came at the...
19/09/2017
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises Nexstage on its investments in The...
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advised NextStage on its joint investment alongside the family team of entrepreneurs from Steel Shed Solutions to accelerate development of the digital platform selling kit...
27/07/2017
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises Sermeta Group on its refinancing
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advised the Sermeta group on all tax aspects arising from the refinancing of its existing bank debt.This has allowed Sermeta, the world leader in the design and production...
24/07/2017
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre advises purchasers of the 3GS Group on restructuring...
CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre acted as tax advisor to the purchasers of the G3S Alyzia group, particularly in relation to the tax structuring of the acquisition. The transaction followed the decision to...