Philippe Lorentz > August Debouzy > Paris, France > Lawyer Profile

August Debouzy
6-8, AVENUE DE MESSINE
75008 PARIS
France

Work Department

Tax

Position

Partner

Career

Philippe Lorentz worked in the tax department of the CEA and of Areva Group before joining Coopers & Lybrand law firm in 1996 (which became PricewaterhouseCoopers) and being promoted to partner in 2002. Philippe Lorentz joined August Debouzy in September 2005 as a partner in charge of the Tax group.   

During the past ten years, he has advised and assisted French and foreign groups in making and optimizing their investments. Philippe Lorentz focuses more specifically on mergers & acquisitions and advises major investment funds in connection with their acquisitions and restructuring. He also assists multiple companies with their negotiations with the French tax authorities.

Languages

French | English

Memberships

Admitted to the Paris bar in 1988

Education

– Postgraduate diploma (DESS) in Tax Law, Paris XII University, 1990

– Master’s degree (Maîtrise) in Private Law and Business Law, Paris XII University, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

France > Tax

August Debouzy‘s well-staffed team handles a broad range of matters, including advising on transactional M&A tax work, assisting with complex tax controversy and restructuring issues, and handling various French and international tax issues and tax planning. The team also provides advice in the area of employees’ shares and managers’ exit tax structuring. The practice is currently representing a major investment fund and several international and French companies in relation to tax audits. Xavier Rohmer and Philippe Lorentz head the team. Clara Ferrari and Emilie Lecomte were named counsel.

Paris > Droit fiscal

August Debouzyprend grand soin de ses clients auprès desquels le cabinet est entièrement dévoué’. L’équipe, qui rassemble une petite douzaine d’avocats, dispose ‘de très bons contacts au sein de l’administration’. Elle assiste des entreprises françaises et internationales, ainsi que des fonds d’investissement dans le cadre d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions et de private equity, de projets de réorganisation fiscale et dans la gestion du contentieux et des contrôles fiscaux. Le cabinet a conseillé Ogury lors de l’acquisition d’AdInCube, ainsi que Staples s’agissant de la réorganisation fiscale du groupe au plan européen. Enfin, l’équipe a obtenu une victoire importante devant la Cour Administrative d’Appel de Paris qui a jugé en faveur de ses clients Covent et Axcel Loisirs concernant le régime de faveur de l’article 210 B 3 et la procédure d’agrément préalable. Xavier Rohmer codirige la pratique aux côtés de Philippe Lorentz qui ‘coopère de manière constructive avec ses collègues étrangers lors de projets transnationaux’.