Firm Profile > Arsene > Paris, France

75008 PARIS

Tax Tier 2

Tax boutique Arsene has an extensive client base that includes leading French, international and multinational companies, real estate players, and start-ups. It has particularly strong expertise in corporate and international tax and transfer pricing, as well as in leveraged buyout (LBO), private equity and property transactions. It also advises on tax restructuring and litigation. The sizeable practice is co-headed by Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres, managing partner Denis Andres and Olivier VergniolleAntoine Glaize heads the transfer pricing practice, François Lugand leads the tax real estate practice, and Roland Schneider is noted for tax disputes. Other key names include property tax expert Franck Llinas, Patrice Corbin de Grandchamp, who handles major social security contribution (Urssaf) issues, and Benoit Bec, who is recommended for transfer pricing work.

Key clients

Oddo BHF




EQT Partners

Auchan / Leroy Merlin



SAP France

Pernod Ricard




Argos Soditic


Air France


Systra SA

Hammerson Plc



Direct Energie (Total)

The firm: Arsene is the first business law firm in France exclusively specialising in tax. A founding member of the Taxand international network (spanning 50 countries, with 400 partners and 2,000 tax advisors), Arsene is independent and not related to any audit or law firm.

Founded in 2004 by Frederic Donnedieu de Vabres and Olivier Vergniolle, Arsene is a true success story. Within ten years, the firm has positioned itself as a credible alternative to Big four firms and is considered a high added value firm by the market. Arsene has reached the size of 100 lawyers and economists among which are 21 high-level partners and achieved more than €40m in annual revenues, making the firm one of the top law firms in France from a turnover standpoint.

Department Name Email Telephone
M&A – private equity Denis Andres
M&A – private equity Frédéric Teper
M&A – private equity Alexandre Rocchi
Customs Marc Brocardi
Energy and environment David Chaumontet
Corporate tax management and strategy Olivier Vergniolle
Corporate tax management and strategy Franck Chaminade
Corporate tax management and strategy Mirouna Verban
Transfer pricing Antoine Glaize
Transfer pricing Vincent Desoubries
Transfer pricing Benoît Bec
Tax audit and litigation Roland Schneider
Tax audit and litigation Nicolas Jacquot
Real estate François Lugand
Real estate Franck Llinas
Real estate Stéphanie Hamis
R&D, research tax credit, IP and innovation funding Alain Recoules
R&D, research tax credit, IP and innovation funding Pierre Marchand
Corporate executives Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres
VAT and indirect taxes Nathalie Habibou
Corporate executives Franck Chaminade
Contributions and local taxes Olivier Vergniolle
Contributions and local taxes Patrice Corbin
Contributions and local taxes Brice Picard
M&A – private equity Brice Picard
Number of lawyers : 2000+ including 400 partners
at this office : 100 including 21 partners
Founding member of Taxand
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