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August Debouzy
7 rue de Téhéran
75008 Paris

Work Department





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.


French | English


Admitted to the Paris bar in 1988


  • 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 team is proficient in a wide range of areas; spanning transactional tax, transfer pricing and tax restructuring, as well as fund structuring and personal estate and tax planning. The practice assists investment funds and companies. It recently assisted a major hospitality chain with its restructuring in addition to acting for clients facing tax audits from the authorities. The team also advised on the acquisition of a Brazilian entity which raised ‘anti-abuse rules’ concerns. Xavier Rohmer and Philippe Lorentz are in charge.

Paris > Droit fiscal

August Debouzy est en mesure de traiter des problématiques fiscales très variées; fiscalité transactionnelle, prix de transfert, restructuration fiscale, structuration de fonds, fiscalité personnelle. Le cabinet assiste des fonds d’investissement et des entreprises. L’équipe fiscale a récemment conseillé une grande chaîne d’hôtel sur sa restructuration fiscale et a assisté plusieurs clients faisant l’objet de contrôles fiscaux. L’équipe a enfin été impliquée dans une opération d’acquisition d’une entité brésilienne qui a soulevé des questions sensibles concernant les « règles anti-abus ».La pratique est codirigée par  Xavier Rohmer et Philippe Lorentz .