Mr Pierre-Henri Durand > Bredin Prat > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

Bredin Prat
53 QUAI D'ORSAY
75007 PARIS
France
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Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Pierre-Henri Durand, Partner, is a member of the Tax team and practises in the field of French and international tax law. He specialises in advising on the tax aspects of transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and corporate restructurings) and also assists clients in connection with tax litigation matters. His practice also includes advising corporate executives in connection with management incentive plans.

He has written numerous articles, regularly speaks at conferences on French and international tax law and gives lectures at the business school HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998

Education

He is a graduate of the business school HEC (1996), the University of Paris XI Sceaux (Maîtrise in Business Law and Tax, 1996) and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (DESS in Business Law and Tax, 1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Paris > Droit fiscal

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

Pierre-Henri DurandBredin 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)

Pierre-Henri DurandBredin 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.