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Bredin Prat
75007 PARIS
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Julien Gayral, 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 domestic and cross-border transactions (mergers and acquisitions, private equity and real estate transactions) and also has extensive experience in handling tax controversy and dispute resolution. He also advises private clients, particularly corporate executives, on their personal tax situations.

He has written numerous articles on tax issues and tax consolidation and also gives lectures in tax law at the French business school HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.

Prior to joining Bredin Prat in 2006, he was with CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (1999-2006). He gives lectures at HEC and the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas.


French, English


Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000.


He is a graduate of the University of Paris XI Sceaux (Maîtrise in business law, 1997), the University of Cergy Pontoise (DESS-DJCE, 1998) and the University of Montpellier (CES in tax law, 1998).

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

(Leading individuals: Transactional/corporate tax)

Julien GayralBredin 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)

Julien GayralBredin 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.