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

Paris > Private equity > LBO

August Debouzy assiste des fonds d’investissement lors d’opérations de LBO ou MBO, ou d’investissement. Argos Wityu, Raise Investissement, Meridiam et Swiss Re figurent dans le portefeuille de clientèle. La pratique est codirigée par Julien Aucomte, Julien Wagmann et les deux associés fiscalistes Xavier Rohmer  et Philippe Lorentz.

Paris > Droit fiscal

August Debouzy dispose d’un solide effectif, qui est en capacité de traiter une gamme variée de dossiers. L’équipe est compétente en matière de fiscalité transactionnelle, et notamment sollicitée pour le montage d’opérations de fusions-acquisitions. Ses interventions couvrent également les dossiers de restructuration fiscale et les contrôles fiscaux sensibles; l’équipe a récemment représenté un fonds d’investissement, ainsi que des entreprises françaises et internationales faisant l’objet de contrôles fiscaux. Le champ d’expertises s’étend enfin à la fiscalité française et internationale, à la fiscalité privée, aux questions d’épargne salariale et à la structuration fiscale des sorties de managers. La pratique est codirigée par un duo réputé, formé de Xavier Rohmer et Philippe Lorentz. Clara Ferrari et Emilie Lecomte ont été promues au rang de counsel.

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.