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Bredin Prat

53 QUAI D'ORSAY, 75007 PARIS, FRANCE
Tel:
Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Email:
Web:
www.bredinprat.com
Brussels, Paris
Bredin Prat, Pierre-Henri Durand, Paris, FRANCE

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Pierre-Henri Durand

Tel:
Work +33 1 44 35 35 35
Email:
Bredin Prat

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

Member

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).


France

Tax

Within: Leading individuals

Pierre-Henri Durand - 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 Gayral ‘is 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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