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Bredin Prat

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Brussels, Paris
Bredin Prat, Yves Rutschmann, Paris, FRANCE

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Yves Rutschmann

Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Bredin Prat

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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).



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Yves Rutschmann - Bredin Prat

Within: Tax

Bredin Prat is ‘unique due to its tax partners' outstanding technical skills and unconditional engagement’. The 21-lawyer team ‘listens to its clients, adapts itself to their constraints, finds practical solutions’ and provides ‘a very high level of expertise which is adapted to multinational companies’. The practice handles the full spectrum of tax work: it houses ‘high-level M&A tax professionals’, has ‘exceptional experience in tax audit’, is ‘very knowledgeable in litigation’ and ‘manages very complex matters mixing REIT tax regime corporate and real estate constraints’. The first-rate team advises on the largest listed and non-listed M&A transactions as well as on private equity deals. Recent highlights include assisting Axa with the acquisition of XL; Engie with the sale of its 70% interest in EPI; PSA with the acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall; and Direct Énergie with its purchase by Total. The practice is also representing leading US internet companies, as well as French companies and banks in major tax reassessment cases touching on permanent establishment, corporate tax income and financial scheme issues. It was successful before the Court of Appeal in the high-profile Wildenstein tax fraud case for the eponymous Guy Wildenstein. Practice head Yves Rutschmann ‘delivers exceptional and tailor-made services’. Sébastien de Monès provides 'clear advice’, has ‘an incomparable track record in the French REIT regime, covering all tax aspects of real estate complex transactions’.  Pierre-Henri Durand, who is ‘a high level professional in M&A tax’, ‘is fully committed to his clients', who place 'a very high level of trust’ in him. Julien Gayralis very smart, always provides good suggestions and adds a lot of value in discussions’. Anne Robert is also noted. Jean-Florent Mandelbaum was promoted to the partnership.

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