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Pierre-Jean Douvier


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

Pierre-Jean Douvier specialises in international law. He co-manages the International team. His four main areas of expertise are:
- advice to private clients (family office, legal, regulatory, immigration law, tax issues, asset protection, restructuring of wealth, wealth transfer techniques and trusts/foundations with respect to civil law, succession, international tax litigation and tax audits, etc).
- property law (from both the legal and tax perspectives): purchase, restructuring/investment, management – mainly for families.
- Monaco: corporate, regulatory and tax law.
- transfer pricing/permanent establishment/effective management of entities.

For 8 years, he was the only expert in European and international law registered with the French courts.

Pierre-Jean Douvier joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1986. He is based in Monaco, where he is an international taxation adviser."

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Relevant experience

  • Coopers & Lybrand (1981-1984)
  • Ernst & Whinney (1984-1986)
  • Lecturer at the University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas 
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  • Post-graduate degree (DEA) in Corporate Law, University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas (1981)
  • ESLSCA.(applied commercial science school) (1979)
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  • Member of IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
  • Member of IFA (International Fiscal Association)
  • Member of IBA (International Bar Association)
  • Member of UIA (International Association of Lawyers)
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  • Les prix de transfert, co-auteur - Editions Francis Lefebvre (Juin 2008)
  • Tax regime of stable entities - IBFD (2002) Tax regime of partnerships - IBDF (2002)
  • International operations, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (2002)
  • Legal an Tax guide to Monaco - Editions Francis Lefebvre (3° Edition 1998)
  • Tax law in international relations - Pedone (1996) 20 cases of international taxation - Litec (1996)
  • Accounts management, co-author - Editions Francis Lefebvre (1998)
  • Summary on conglomerates, co-auteur - Editions Francis Lefebvre (2001-2002) 
  • Head of the international tax column - the Revue pratique du commerce international (R.P.C.I.)
  • Correspondent for the periodical "The Bulletin", Amsterdam (IBFD)
  • Editor for the ransfer Princing Journal (IBFD)
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