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 Pierre-Sébastien Thill

Pierre-Sébastien Thill

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

T +33 1 47 38 55 00
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
2 rue Ancelle
92522 Neuilly-sur-Seine
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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Key partner

Legal 500 EMEA 2016-

Key partner

Legal 500 Paris 2016

Leading lawyer in tax

LMG Expert Guides, 2016

Leading Lawyer in admistrative litigation and in Government Contracts

Who's Who Legal 2016 / Administrative and public law - PPP

Relevant experience

  • 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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  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Corporate Law, post-graduate degree (DJCE) in Corporate Legal Advice, University of Aix-Marseille (1983)
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  • 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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  • Steuern in Frankreich, co-auteur - Velag Dr.Otto Schmidt Köln (2002)
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7 October 2019
CMS ex­pands in Africa
CMS an­nounced that RM Part­ners and Daly & In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates, based in South Africa and Kenya re­spect­ively, have joined the lead­ing glob­al law firm. Go­ing for­ward, they will be known as CMS RM Part­ners and CMS Daly In­am­dar Ad­voc­ates.