Tax Lawyers

As local and international tax regulations become more prescriptive, dealing with them in a cross-border context presents you with a significant challenge. The number and complexity of tax investigations conducted by authorities is rapidly escalating and the need for tax adjustments is rising accordingly. Our 180 tax lawyers are supported by strong technical back up teams that identify developments in tax law and policy affecting your business. This multidisciplinary approach helps you develop robust structures that maximise tax effectiveness in alignment with your commercial strategy.

Whether you are a financial institution, multinational, fund, investor or high net worth individual, we understand your business and the tax pressures you face. Our teams work together across Europe in the key areas affecting your business including VAT, transfer pricing, e-commerce, investment funds, tax planning and financing. The right tax advice can make a material difference to transaction costs and, in some cases, avert serious consequences. If you are involved in a dispute, we can undertake a high level intervention with tax authorities, ensuring the best outcome for your business.

Quotes from clients : "What the team is known for: its exceptional tax practice capable of handling every aspect of tax law, including transfer pricing, VAT issues and real estate tax, as well as the tax aspects of M&A transactions and litigation. The team is on top of all the latest developments in the area thanks to its department constantly monitoring the market. Also able to advise clients on tax issues relating to emerging markets due to lawyers specialised in this area" Chambers Europe 2017

"They are specialists. They have a very good knowledge of tax mechanisms and good relations with the administrations." Chambers Europe 2017

"CMS is able to combine general taxation advice with specialist service in practically every niche area. Benefiting from very large resources (over 60 partners and 135 associates), the firm serves many leading CAC 40 group"Legal 500 EMEA 2017

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 Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Pierre-Sébastien Thill
Part­ner
Chairman of the Executive Board - Chairman of the Executive Committee CMS
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
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...
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Stéphane Gelin
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Tax Group
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Stéphane Gelin is Head of the CMS Tax Group. In this position, he leads an international team of 400 tax lawyers.Stéphane specialises in international taxation and transfer pricing. He has advised French...
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Jacqueline Sollier
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jacqueline Sollier joined the Direct Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1982 and became a partner in 1996. Specialised in direct taxation, she is particularly involved in matters...
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Jean-Christophe Sauzey
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean-Christophe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1987 and became a partner in 1999. With an expertise in national and international taxation, he focuses mainly on the following areas: taxation...
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Julien Saiac
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Julien has been a partner at CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats since 2009. He was posted in the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats New York for two years before joining the International Taxation Department in 1998. ...
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François Rontani
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
François Rontani is a partner in the International Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats, which he joined in June 2003. He advises some of the largest French multinational companies on...
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Thomas Laumiere
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Thomas Laumière joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2006, having completed a VIE placement at the CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats office in New York in 2005.
François Lacroix
François Lacroix
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
François Lacroix joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1980. He became a partner in 1998. François specialises in corporate National and international corporate tax lax and deals more specifically...
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Christophe Le Camus
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Christophe joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1990 and became a partner in 2006. An expert in direct taxation, he focuses mainly on issues relating to the taxation of corporate groups.
Pierre Le Roux
Pierre Le Roux
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Pierre Le Roux joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1982 and became a partner in 1994. He has broad experience in private equity investments (venture capital) and the tax consequences of company restructurings...