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Nicolas Riou


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

Nicolas is a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats specialising in direct taxes. He assists French and foreign multinational groups in the implementation and management of their tax policies. He notably advises them for their acquisitions and restructuring operations, and represents them in their interactions with the French tax authorities, especially during tax audits, and in connections with tax disputes before French courts.

He also advises executives with respect to their personal tax issues.

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Relevant experience

  • Lecturer at Edhec Business School since 2001
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  • Edhec Business School, Lille (1998)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation, University of Paris XI (1999)
  • CAPA (post-graduate legal qualification required to practise as a solicitor or barrister in France), (2000)
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  • Member of the IACF (Institute of Tax Lawyers)
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  • Qualification fiscale de titres de participation : comment démontrer l’utilité ? – Option Finance (27 juin 2016) 
  • L’avenir des règles françaises de limitation de la déduction des intérêts au regard du droit européen – Option Finance(28 novembre 2016)
  • Méthode à l’avancement : des précisions utiles – Option Finance le (20 novembre 2017)
  • Extension de la jurisprudence « Raffypack » aux opérations d’apport de titres à valeur minorée : quel impact pour les groupes intégrés ? – Option Finance le (14 mai 2018)
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15 July 2019
CMS ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive on ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques
A CMS team cov­er­ing 11 jur­is­dic­tions, to­geth­er with Col­gate's US ad­visers, ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive in its ca. EUR 1.5bn ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques.Ori­gin­ally foun­ded in France...
CMS ad­vises Col­gate-Pal­molive
CMS team cov­er­ing 11 jur­is­dic­tions ad­vised Col­gate-Pal­molive, in its about EUR 1.5 bil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of Labor­atoires Filorga Cos­métiques, premi­um anti-aging skin care brand fo­cused primar­ily on fa­cial...
15 January 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...