Mr Yves Rutschmann > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS
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Yves Rutschmann, Partner, leads the firm’s Tax team. He specializes in tax aspects of transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructuring) and regularly advises firms and their directors in relation to international transactions.

In parallel, his experience in tax audits and tax litigation enables him to work for both French and foreign companies on a wide range of subjects, stretching from tax raids to priority preliminary rulings on the issue of constitutionality.

Yves Rutschmann is recognized as being particularly skilful in negotiations with the tax authorities, whether the matter at hand relates to a corporate transaction or to one of the various stages of litigation procedures.

Yves Rutschmann has written numerous articles on tax issues and tax consolidation and also gives lectures in tax law at the French business school HEC.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995.


He is a graduate of the business school HEC (1993) and of the University of Paris Law School (Maîtrise and DESS in business law and tax, 1994).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Transactional/corporate tax)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

(Leading individuals: Tax litigation)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

Bredin Prat’s ‘thoughtful, creative, incredibly savvy and experienced tax team is an essential component of the firm’s thriving M&A practice and advises on most of the firm’s high-profile transactions, including assisting Axa with the tax aspects of the acquisition of insurance specialist XL Group. The team’s ‘invaluable‘ advice also covers property and transnational tax matters. In addition, leading French, US and other international corporations and banks turn to the practice for support in dealing with complex tax restructuring and other highly sensitive tax audit and litigation matters. The firm is handling many cases with high financial stakes before the highest French courts. The sizeable practice is led by Yves Rutschmann and includes the highly regarded Sébastien de Monès, Pierre-Henri Durand and Julien Gayral, as well as more junior partners Anne Robert and Jean-Florent Mandelbaum.

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats du marché: Fiscalité transactionnelle et des entreprises)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

(Les grands avocats du marché: Contentieux fiscal)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

Bredin Prat dispose d’une équipe « créative, réfléchie, incroyablement compétente et expérimentée» qui constitue un rouage essentiel de la pratique leader du cabinet en matière de fusions-acquisitions. L’équipe intervient dans les plus grandes opérations du marché traitées par le cabinet ; elle a récemment assisté Axa sur le montage juridique de son acquisition de XL Group. L’équipe, qui fournit de « précieux conseils», apporte également une compétence de haut niveau pour la gestion de dossiers de fiscalité immobilière et internationale. Elle est mandatée par de grands groupes français, américains et internationaux, ainsi que des banques pour gérer des dossiers complexes de restructuration fiscale, ainsi que pour les accompagner lors de contrôles fiscaux et dans le traitement du contentieux. L’équipe est notamment en charge de plusieurs affaires à très forts enjeux financiers, pendantes devant les plus hautes juridictions françaises. La pratique est dirigée par l’excellent Yves Rutschmann. Sont également des membres incontournables au sein de l’équipe: Sébastien de MonèsPierre-Henri Durand et Julien Gayral, ainsi qu’Anne Robert et Jean-Florent Mandelbaum parmi les associés de rang plus junior.