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

Bredin Prat
53 QUAI D'ORSAY
75007 PARIS
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1995.

Education

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

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Les grands avocats du marché: Contentieux fiscal)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

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

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

Bredin Prat dispose d’une expertise sans équivalent en matière de structuration fiscale des opérations de fusions-acquisitions. L’équipe fiscale, qui travaille en adéquation avec la pratique corporate du cabinet, assure la structuration des plus grandes opérations de fusions-acquisitions du marché, et en particulier des deals impliquant des entreprises cotées en bourse. Il a ainsi accompagné PSA Peugeot Citroën dans son projet de fusion avec Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Le cabinet a également conseillé une grande société américaine dans le cadre de sa restructuration fiscale couvrant dix pays. De très nombreuses entreprises françaises et internationales de premier plan sont clientes, ainsi que des fonds de private equity qui font appel au cabinet pour leurs dossiers les plus complexes. Parallèlement, l’équipe traite des litiges fiscaux de haut niveau, soulevant des questions complexes ou engageant d’importants montants financiers. Elle est enfin expérimentée dans le domaine de la fiscalité patrimoniale.  Yves Rutschmann dirige la pratique, à laquelle participent également les très réputés :  Sébastien de MonèsPierre-Henri Durand et Julien Gayral, ainsi que les jeunes associés prometteurs Anne Robert et Jean-Florent MandelbaumMarion Méresse (counsel) mérite également une mention.

France > Tax

(Hall of Fame)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

Bredin Prat’s stellar tax team has first-class expertise in transactional tax. The tax practice frequently works hand in hand with the equally high-profile corporate team and advises on the structuring of the market’s largest public and private transactions. Its client base includes numerous CAC 40 and leading international corporations, as well as leading banks and investment funds. Family offices and private clients also use the firm. The team regularly acts on the market’s most complex and strategic transactions, often of global scale such as assisting PSA (now Stellantis) with its merger with Fiat Chrysler. High-stakes litigation, including disputes challenging tax legislation before courts, is another area of strength. Several tax reassessment cases regarding managers’ incentives or raising key issues such as abuse of law also feature in the caseload. The top-level criminal tax expertise completes the offering. Practice head Yves Rutschmann,  Sébastien de MonèsPierre-Henri Durand and Julien Gayral are all top names on the market. The younger guard led by Anne Robert and Jean-Florent Mandelbaum  is also impressive. Counsels Marion Méresse and Franck Morhain  and Victor Camatta, who made counsel in January 2022, are also recommended.