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

(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.

Paris > Droit fiscal

(Hall of Fame)

Yves RutschmannBredin Prat

L’excellente équipe fiscale de Bredin Prat est l’une des plus réputées du marché en matière de fiscalité transactionnelle. Elle intervient régulièrement aux côtés du pôle corporate (qui est aussi l’un des meilleurs de la place) sur la structuration des plus grandes opérations cotées et non cotées du marché. La base de clientèle comprend de nombreuses entreprises du CAC 40 et de grandes sociétés internationales, ainsi que des banques et des fonds d’investissement. Des family offices et des clients privés font aussi appel à l’expertise fiscale du cabinet. L’équipe fiscale s’illustre régulièrement par son implication dans les opérations les plus complexes et stratégiques du marché, souvent d’envergure mondiale comme l’atteste son accompagnement de PSA (aujourd’hui Stellantis) dans sa fusion avec Fiat Chrysler. L’équipe brille aussi dans la gestion des contentieux fiscaux à forts enjeux, tels que des litiges contestant la législation fiscale en vigueur devant les tribunaux. Elle est aussi en charge de plusieurs dossiers de redressement fiscal sensibles concernant les management-packages de dirigeants ou soulevant des problématiques fiscales importantes, telles que les questions d’abus de droit. Enfin, le cabinet est recommandé pour la gestion des dossiers de droit pénal fiscal de haut niveau. L’équipe comprend des grands noms du marché : le responsable de la pratique  Yves Rutschmann,  Sébastien de MonèsPierre-Henri Durand et Julien Gayral A suivre également, la relève emmenée par Anne Robert et  Jean-Florent Mandelbaum , ainsi que les avocats promus counsel en janvier 2022 : Marion Méresse , Franck Morhain  et Victor Camatta .