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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.
15 rue de Laborde
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Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2009, Paul de France joined Gide in November 2020 as a partner in the Tax practice group in Paris. Paul is a transactional tax specialist, particularly as regards the tax structuring of LBO and M&A transactions. He has been involved in a number of major transactions, both on the investor and executive sides, such as Charterhouse with respect to its investments in the Comexposium, Cooper and Sagemcom groups; Eurazeo in the acquisition of Grape Hospitality; and the executive teams in the Rubix (formerly IPH) and But transactions. As Deputy Tax Director of the Casino group (2018-2020), he contributed to the implementation of several real estate disposals (Monoprix), disposals of the R2C, Vindemia and Leader Price subsidiaries, and BPI and Tikehau Capital’s investment in GreenYellow. Paul also assisted in the reorganisation of the group’s scope and operations in Latin America.
Paul de France also held associate roles within Gide, EY’s New York and Paris offices (2010-2013), and then in the tax team of Mayer Brown’s Paris office (2013-2018).


He is a graduate of Paris-Dauphine University (Master’s in Corporate Taxation, 2007) and holds a Diplôme Supérieur de Comptabilité et de Gestion (DSCG, formerly DESCF, 2006). He speaks English and French.

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. houses a very strong tax team and is especially recommended for transactional tax work. Already an established reference for investment funds undertaking large-cap transactions, the tax practice is increasingly acting alongside leading corporations and institutions for their strategic M&A deals. The team is notably advising on a landmark restructuring project in the energy sector. Magali Buchert is the key contact for this part of the practice. The high-level real estate tax practice of Laurent Modave and Bertrand Jouanneau is sought after by leading property investors to advise on the structuring of real estate funds and large property transactions. The tax team also deals with various other matters, including advising on tax financing deals. The versatile Olivier Dauchez advises companies and private clients on strategic advisory and litigation matters. Paul de France joined as a partner in 2020 following an in-house role as head of tax at Casino.

Paris > Droit fiscal

Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. est doté d’une équipe fiscale très solide, particulièrement recommandée en matière de fiscalité transactionnelle. L’équipe fiscale est une référence pour les fonds d’investissement réalisant de larges opérations, et intervient de manière croissante auprès des grandes entreprises pour leurs opérations stratégiques de fusions-acquisitions. Elle est ainsi impliquée dans un projet de restructuration emblématique dans le secteur énergétique. Magali Buchert est recommandée sur ces aspects. Parallèlement, le cabinet affiche un haut niveau d’expertise dans le domaine de la fiscalité immobilière à traversLaurent Modave et Bertrand Jouanneau , à laquelle font appel de grands investisseurs pour la structuration de fonds immobiliers et leurs grandes opérations immobilières. La pratique fiscale couvre enfin de nombreux autres sujets, dont la structuration fiscale des deals de financement.Olivier Dauchez fournit un conseil stratégique aux entreprises et aux personnes privées, y compris en contentieux. Participe aussi à  la pratique,  Paul de France  qui était auparavant directeur fiscal chez Casino jusqu’en 2020.