Mr Julien Gayral > 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

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.

Languages

French, English

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2000.

Education

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

Paris > Droit fiscal

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

Julien GayralBredin 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)

Julien GayralBredin 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.