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Stéphane Gelin

Partner
Member of the Supervisory Board

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

Stéphane specialises in international taxation and transfer pricing. He has advised French and international multinational corporations in this field for nearly thirty years. He has participated in several major projects involving the structuring of global transfer pricing, operational restructuring and the documentation of French and foreign transfer pricing. He offers his clients assistance in French and international tax litigation (specifically competent authority procedures, arbitration procedures and advance pricing agreements). He also advises clients on international financing matters, cross-border restructuring, joint ventures and acquisitions.

Stéphane joined the International Taxation Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre in June 2003 as a partner, having spent sixteen years at Ernst & Young in Paris, where he was the partner responsible for the transfer pricing business, and in New York where he was responsible for the French tax desk.

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Relevant experience

  • HSD Ernst & Young (1987-2003)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Member of IFA (International Fiscal Association)
  • Member of ACE (French Association of Corporate Legal Advisors)
  • Member of IACF (French Institute of Tax Lawyers)
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Education

  • Graduate of the Economics and Finance Department, Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Paris (1986)
  • Master's degree in Business Law and Taxation, University of Paris V - René-Descartes (1983)
  • Post-graduate degree (DESS) in Business Law and Taxation, specialising in Applied Taxation, University of Paris V - René-Descartes (1985)
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