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Pierre-Sébastien Thill

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Chairman of the Executive Board - Chairman of the Executive Committee CMS

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

Pierre-Sébastien Thill is an expert in international taxation. He has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since July 2016. He was the managing partner of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats's New York office from 1994 to 1997. He was a member of the firm's Management Board from 2000 to 2004 and served as Chairman of the Management Board from 2004 to 2012. He was also Chairman of the CMS Executive Committee from 2003 to 2008 and a member of the Executive Committee from 2008 to 2012.

Pierre-Sébastien has specialised in international taxation for 28 years, acting as an international tax partner in the firm. He co-managed the International Taxation Department comprising 15 partners and 30 associates. He regularly provides advice to international groups, focusing particularly on issues relating to M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and the structuring of investment funds.

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  • Chairman of Management Board (2004-2012)
  • Member of Management Board (2000-2004)
  • Member of CMS Executive Committee (2008-2012)
  • Chairman of CMS Executive Committee (2003-2008)
  • Managing partner, with Carina Levintoff, of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats's New York office (March 1994 to July 1997)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Commission pour la Libération de la Croissance Française (Commission on Growth), chaired by Jacques Attali (2007)
  • 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 the Institut de l'Entreprise (Enterprise Institute) Advisory Council
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Education

  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Corporate Law, post-graduate degree (DJCE) in Corporate Legal Advice, University of Aix-Marseille (1983)
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07/10/2019
CMS ex­pands in Africa
Frank­furt, 7 Oc­to­ber 2019. CMS an­nounces that RM Part­ners and Daly & In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates, based in South Africa and Kenya re­spect­ively, have today joined the lead­ing glob­al law firm. Go­ing for­ward, they...
18/06/2019
CMS AP­POINTS NEW CHAIR­MAN AND STRENGTHENS GLOB­AL MAN­AGE­MENT STRUC­TURE
CMS an­nounces glob­al rev­en­ues of EUR 1.36bn­New Chair­man ap­poin­ted and glob­al man­age­ment struc­ture strengthene­d­Frank­furt, 18 June 2019.  CMS, the lead­ing glob­al law firm, today an­nounces rev­en­ues for...
30/10/2017
Cre­ation of Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre e-Com­pli­ance
Par­is, 30 Oc­to­ber 2017 – Law firm CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre, Edi­tions Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre and Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Form­a­tion form a stra­tegic part­ner­ship in the field of leg­al and tax com­pli­ance by cre­at­ing...
27/02/2017
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre enters in­to part­ner­ship with the PSL Dauphine...
Stu­dents at Par­is-Dauphine and PSL will be­ne­fit from the ex­per­i­ence and sup­port of law­yers from a pres­ti­gi­ous law firm.Par­is, 27 Feb­ru­ary 2017 - Law firm CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre today an­nounced its...
22/06/2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­points its new Man­age­ment Board
On 15 June 2016, CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre's Part­ner­ship Coun­cil ap­poin­ted a new Man­age­ment Board com­posed of four part­ners: Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill, Laurent Mar­quet de Vas­selot, Phil­ippe Grous­set and...
22/06/2016
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­points its new Man­age­ment Board
On 15 June 2016, CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre's Part­ner­ship Coun­cil ap­poin­ted a new Man­age­ment Board com­posed of four part­ners: Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill, Laurent Mar­quet de Vas­selot, Phil­ippe Grous­set and...
09/07/2013
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­points three new mem­bers to its Su­per­vis­ory...
At the or­din­ary gen­er­al meet­ing of 25 June 2013, the part­ners of CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­poin­ted three new mem­bers to the firm­'s Su­per­vis­ory Board for a three-year term: Ant­oine Gendr­eau, Phil­ippe...
20/09/2012
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Ly­on elects its new Ex­ec­ut­ive Board
At the last Gen­er­al Meet­ing, the part­ners of CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre Ly­on elec­ted the mem­bers of the firm’s Ex­ec­ut­ive Board, for a three-year term. Jean-Phil­ippe Clé­ment (Cor­por­ate Law), François...
28/06/2012
CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­points new Su­per­vis­ory Board
At their Share hold­er’s Meet­ing of 21 June 2012, the part­ners of CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre ap­poin­ted Jean Guilmoto, Laurent Hepp, Nic­olas de Sev­in and Pierre-Sé­bas­tien Thill to the Su­per­vis­ory Board...
15/02/2011
CMS man­age­ment changes
Chair­man Cor­neli­us Brandi re-ap­poin­ted for four-year term, Dir­ect­or of Op­er­a­tions Mat­thew Gor­man pro­moted to Ex­ec­ut­ive Dir­ect­or (14 Feb­ru­ary 2011) – CMS an­nounces that Cor­neli­us Brandi’s term as Chair­man...
10/12/2008
CMS mer­ger in Mo­scow to cre­ate a lead­ing Rus­si­an leg­al ser­vices pro­vider
The firms, CMS Bur­eau Fran­cis Le­fe­b­vre, CMS Camer­on McK­enna and CMS Hasche Sigle will merge their Mo­scow op­er­a­tions to­geth­er and op­er­ate un­der the name CMS, as of 1 Janu­ary 2009. The CMS struc­ture and...